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Old 06-24-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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Hey,
I'm heading to university next year and I'm looking for a laptop that can handle a little bit of gaming on the side. The most demanding game I would imagine I would be playing is Battlefield 2.

I've come across 2 pretty good laptops and they're both pretty similar, I just need help deciding which one to pick.

Here they are:
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/21...YE0X.019/Acer/

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...d=EN&dm=DEBUG#
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:59 PM   #2
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Hi, I took a look at your 2 laptop choices, for one I would not go with Acer just because of their technical support alone. Any particular reason you picked such a large screen? The HP out of those two would be your best bet although there are many other brands out there like Asus that could fit your needs.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16834220517
(more cost effective, smaller for school, better warranty, ASUS laptops are some of the best laptops I have ever worked with)
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here are the system requirements for battlefield 2: http://www.ultimate-gamer.com/bf2/bf2.htm

this ones really good but its pretty expensive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220538

or try this one (a little cheaper and in top 5 gaming laptops but baad resolution): http://computershopper.com/laptops/r...101-cz-9-ultra


i would go with this one: http://www.alienware.com/products/m1...de=SKU-DEFAULT (go with this one)
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here are the system requirements for battlefield 2: http://www.ultimate-gamer.com/bf2/bf2.htm

this ones really good but its pretty expensive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220538

or try this one (a little cheaper and in top 5 gaming laptops but baad resolution): http://computershopper.com/laptops/r...101-cz-9-ultra


i would go with this one: http://www.alienware.com/products/m1...de=SKU-DEFAULT (go with this one)
lol alienware

i think everyone on this forum agrees their stuff is ridiculously overpriced
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I would go with the Acer. It uses DDR3 memory, and has the same graphics as the HP but with a slightly slower CPU and a larger screen. It's cheaper too.
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Hi, I took a look at your 2 laptop choices, for one I would not go with Acer just because of their technical support alone. Any particular reason you picked such a large screen? The HP out of those two would be your best bet although there are many other brands out there like Asus that could fit your needs.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16834220517
(more cost effective, smaller for school, better warranty, ASUS laptops are some of the best laptops I have ever worked with)
that screen is just WAY to small
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that screen is just WAY to small
Not really.
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