Have to buy a new laptop.....which one of the following....???

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karamvir17
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Have to buy a new laptop for school stuff and some light gaming. Please advise out of the following :

1. Asus :
2nd Generation Core i5 - 2450M
Chipset Mobile Intel HM65 Express
2.5 GHz Clock Speed
3 MB Cache
System Memory 4 GB DDR3
GRAPHICS :
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M - 2 GB -DDR3

2. Acer :
2nd Generation Core i5 - 2410M
Chipset Intel HM65 Express
2.3 GHz Clock Speed
3 MB Smart Cache
System Memory 4 GB DDR3
GRAPHICS :
Nvidia GeForce GT 540M - 2GB - DDR3

3. Acer :
2nd Generation Core i5 - 2430M
Chipset Intel HM65 Express
2.4 GHz Clock Speed
3 MB Smart Cache
System Memory 4 GB DDR3
GRAPHICS :
Nvidia GeForce GT 540M - 1GB - DDR3

4. Lenovo :
2nd Generation Core i5 - 2430M
Chipset Intel HM65 Express
2.4 GHz Clock Speed
3 MB Cache
System Memory 4 GB DDR3
GRAPHICS :
Nvidia GeForce GT 540M - 2GB - DDR3

All of the above have 15.6 inch (1366 x 768 Pixel) display.

My max budget is around Rs. 45,000/- which amounts to approx. $900.

I know people are gonna say that these cannot be used in gaming, but I cannot buy a desktop right now and these are my only options. Also do remember that I will be playing games at below 1280 x 720p and not the highest resolution so I think it will suffice.
Also if you have any other laptop in mind (within the same price range of course, please tell me.)
Please Help. Thank You!

Razear
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The ASUS notebook would be the best performer.

Allen86
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For that price you'd think you'd get more RAM

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karamvir17
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I checked and I could only get 4GB of RAM. What I plan to do though is buy one of these and then possibly upgrade it to 6 or 8GB, but that may take me another 2-3 months to save up for it.

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GT 630M is an rebranded GT 540M if I'm not mistaken.

I would go with the Asus one, Asus notebooks have good cooling.

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marijanovic wrote: GT 630M is an rebranded GT 540M if I'm not mistaken.

Not exactly, but the cores are very similar. The 630M includes the new memory controller and is on a smaller die (cooler).

marijanovic wrote: I would go with the Asus one, Asus notebooks have good cooling.

Asus tends to be a great performer. Very well designed and thought out well in overall capabilities, including cooling.

Acer has been a surprise recently, though, and they are really looking at the details as well. I recently purchased a Gateway (Acer manufacture) and found that they had taken the time to reroute cooling ports, and the typical bottom mount grill was gone. It breathes from the side and exhales through the back. Very very well built machine. So Acer is no longer on my "stay away" list, especially given that my wife hasn't killed it yet, and if it was a bad machine, she would have by now!

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Out of the ones you've listed, #1

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