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Acer Laptop Aspire V3-771G-9875 Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3610QM (2.30 GHz) 6 GB Memory 750 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 17.3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: .i7 CPU
.650M graphics card runs nearly everything you throw at it (I'm running Witcher 2 on High with zero hiccups)
.Wonderful keyboard (feel and response is top notch, hard getting used to an accessible numpad)
.17" screen is crystal clear.

Cons: .Dead pixel on screen that can sometimes be glaringly obvious.
.Finger-print magnet
.Sound seems a little hushed at times.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a ~5 year old HP laptop and it's like I came out of a cave. This thing is more than I thought it'd be. It runs quiet and I've had yet to experience serious heat (Witcher 2 can put it through its paces but it's never too hot). For someone with a budget, I can't see how you wouldn't go with this machine. Compared to similarly spec'd laptops, this thing is miles cheaper than what is available.

DIAMOND Stealth Radeon 9250 DirectX 8 S9250PCI256SB 256MB 128-Bit DDR PCI Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I bought this in order to replace my on-board video and there is a HUGE amount of difference. It can run Half-Life 2 on High but there is some slowdown when you venture outside for too long. Put it on Med. settings, looks just as good and performs alot better. CS:S can be run on nearly all High while getting 30-35 FPS.

Cons: The drivers! The Omega drivers are really good but they aren't Microsoft signed so some games won't accept it. Stick with the Catalyst 6.04 version (I think), works alot better and it's digitally signed.

Other Thoughts: You'll need to have a min. 350 watt PSU to run the card smoothly. Also, here is a fan as well as a heatsink which helps it run very cool. If all you have is PCI, I'd recommend this over the Geforce 5500.

CORSAIR 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS1GBKIT400
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Excellent memory
-Low price
-Works great when concerning games

Cons: -None so far, great product

Other Thoughts: I upgraded from 256 MB to this 1GB RAM and there is a very noticable difference. Boot runs faster, programs load faster, this is just a great piece of RAM.


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Display Name: Sean V.

Date Joined: 02/26/06

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 04/29/06
  • Last Review: 09/22/12
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