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    Smile Getting a new laptop

    I'm going to buy a new laptop since I'm going to college starting september, and as much as I know about hardware and stuff myself, I\d still like to get some opinions from other people. I've got a laptop in mind already which specs I'll post in just a minute. Before that I'd like to mention the use that this will see:

    -General usage for school (Although I'm going to do a course 3D Programming (focused on C++ programming and technical design for games), and it will probably see a little bit more intense usage for school than average.
    -Gaming. Before I've saved enough money for a brand new PC I'm going to be gaming on this laptop (Don't mind the screen size for this matter though, since I'm going to buy a Samsung Syncmaster 2333HD as well to use as TV/Monitor.)
    -Anything else you can imagine to be done on a laptop or PC

    So on to the laptop I had in mind:

    Acer Aspire 7745G-434G1TMN

    - Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
    - Processor frequency: 2260 ~ 2533(turbo) MHz
    - Processor L3 cache: 3072 kB
    - RAM: 4096 MB
    - RAM max.: 4096 MB
    - RAM type: soDIMM (204pin) DDR3
    - Harddisk: 500 GB
    - Harddisk speed: 5400 rpm
    - Harddisk (2nd): 500 GB
    - Harddisk speed (2nd): 5400 rpm
    - Screendiagonal: 17,3'' / 43,9 cm
    - Screentype: Glossy, LED backlight
    - Screenresolutie: 1600 x 900 pixels (HD, 16:9)
    - Videocard: ATI Mobility Radeon HD5650
    - Video memory: 1024 MB, dedicated
    - Sound: HD Audio, advanced integrated speakersystem
    - Built-in webcam 1,3 MP (HD webcam)
    - Built-in microphone

    Connectors:
    - Wireless Network Access: 802.11b/g/n
    - Wired network acces: 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
    - USB ports: 4x USB 2.0
    - External monitor connection: sub-D VGA
    - HDMI output
    - Headset or speakers+microphone
    - S/PDIF (optical) ouput (shared with headphone)
    - Cardreader: 5-in-1
    - Optical drive: DVD±RW (dual layer)
    - Numerical keypad on the right of QWERTY keyboard
    - Integrated mouse: Touchpad

    Software:
    - Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
    - Operating System bit: 64 bit
    - Language(s): multilingual preload, one-time choice: NL or UK or FR

    Battery:
    - Cells: 6
    - Type: Lithium-Ion
    - Maximum duration: Up to 2 hours 30 minutes
    - Shipped recharger: 65 Watt

    Dimensions, weight, colour:
    - Width: 41,0 cm
    - Depth: 28,6 cm
    - Height: 3,5 cm
    - Weight (Including battery): 3,25 kg
    - Colour: Black

    I'd like to see what you guys have to say about this (is it fit for the purposes I mentioned earlier etc.), and if anyone has any tips I'd love to hear them!

    P.S.: Obviously I'm also very interested in how WoW would run on this thing.
    Last edited by Rycul; 2010-07-21 at 11:26 PM.
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    I'm getting a very similar computer from newegg, but its a gateway

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    howmuch does that notebook cost?

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    Are those two 500gb drives in a RAID configuration? That would help since they're only 5400 rpm drives.

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