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codedivine
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Canadians : Decent gaming laptop for $499

Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:19 pm

Found a Gateway NV5922 machine with a Core i3 370M and Mobility Radeon 5650 for only $499.
Other specs: 15.6'' machine with 4GB RAM and Win7 HP 64-bit.
A rep let me play with one. Keyboard and touchpad are crap as expected but I did confirm the specs in device manager. Actually the CPU according to device manager was 380M and not 370M as listed. Even the box said 370M so thats a bonus :D
See here: http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product. ... ct=2510391
 
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Re: Canadians : Decent gaming laptop for $499

Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:00 pm

Some more details:
Battery is 48Wh and graphics are not switchable. So expect poor battery life (say slightly above 2 hours).
 
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Re: Canadians : Decent gaming laptop for $499

Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:28 pm

I won't expect to have a decent laptop at $499. I checked the link, it is $549.
 
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Re: Canadians : Decent gaming laptop for $499

Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:33 pm

tadaone wrote:
I won't expect to have a decent laptop at $499. I checked the link, it is $549.


It was $499 back then on a special. Thus in the hot deals section.
 
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Re: Canadians : Decent gaming laptop for $499

Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:12 pm

"Decent laptop", "gaming", and "$499", in the same sentence.

Pick any two.
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Re: Canadians : Decent gaming laptop for $499

Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:55 pm

morphine wrote:
"Decent laptop", "gaming", and "$499", in the same sentence.

Pick any two.


In this case, I would pick "gaming" and "$549" :)
The mobility radeon 5650 should allow around 720p gaming with medium setting on most games.

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