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Old 05-19-2011, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I really need your help on this one.
I was in my friends computer shop that just opened and I saw this pretty sweet looking laptop, the Asus Aspire 5352-BZ206. I am seriously considering trading in my computer to get this laptop, but I want to make sure I'm doing the right thing. The computer I own now is custom built, and here are all the components;

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case
XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard
Intel Core 2 QUAD Q6600 @ 3.0 GHz (Overclocked)
Xigmatek Dark Knight CPU Cooler
XFX GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
Corsair Dominator DDR3 RAM 4GB (2x2GB) - PC12800
CD/DVD Read/Write - Not sure what brand...
320GB SATA Hard Drive - 7200rpm
Corsair TX650w Power Supply
HT Omega Striker 7.1 Sound Card

If I were to trade my computer in, I would also trade in the following;

Samsung T220 22" LCD Monitor
Razer Lycosa Keyboard

They told me to come back tomorrow and they would have my computer and other things "priced" for me. The laptop I want is $449.99.

So here are my questions.. What would be a fair price for them to offer me for all my stuff (keep in mind, they are a BUSINESS and need to make a profit)? Also, am I downgrading or upgrading? I dont play games anymore, but I am currently playing Crysis 2 when I get bored. Will this laptop be able to handle any games such as Call of Duty or maybe even Crysis 2?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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well the link you priovided lists the same laptop for $70 less. Also, you have a good machine. I do all of my development work on a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo and any games I play. Unless you must have mobility, this is a downgrade in my opinion.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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well i forgot to mention that im starting college in the fall. this is one of the major factors in my decision..
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:54 AM   #4
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honestly, i would not give up that hardware for that laptop. If i were starting college, I'd buy a tiny little laptop or an iPad that I can take to class or to the library or whatnot, but would not give a nice big monitor and full sized desktop.
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That laptop is a POS (imho) and your PC is pretty beast.

buy an Aspire ONE or something for college/uni.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-090-_-Product


Also, it's become fairly apparent to me recently that almost every acer laptop is a POS, so don't spend too much on one.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:19 AM   #6
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That laptop is a POS (imho) and your PC is pretty beast.
This is what I was trying to say, without actually saying it. Thanks Darky!
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This is what I was trying to say, without actually saying it. Thanks Darky!
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But, seriously for a second, going from that PC to that Laptop is like trading an Aston Martin Vantage for a Saxo 1.1
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... like trading an Aston Martin Vantage for a Saxo 1.1
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would it make a difference if I said I only use my "beast" computer for facebook youtube and email?
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Depends, what are you going to school for?
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