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Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home SP1 64-bit
CPU: AMD V120 Champlain 45nm Technology 2.20GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 540MHz
Motherboard: Acer Aspire 5251 (Socket S1G4)
Graphics: Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
HDD: 244GB Hitachi
Optical Drives: Matshita DVD-Ram
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio
 
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Jack said:
Looks good. How much did you pay for this setup ?
Actually it is just a cheap laptop that came stock with this other then the ram. It originally had 2 gig of ram instead of 4.
This model will run you a little over $300, and when times are tight like they are now, not a bad deal considering.
I wiped all the bloatware that comes pre-installed, and made this system light, and fast.
 

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thewolfsmith72 said:
Jack said:
Looks good. How much did you pay for this setup ?
This model will run you a little over $300, and when times are tight like they are now, not a bad deal considering.
Very true. It's more than enough for most activities.Do you play any games on it?
 

Valentin N

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if this is your office and surf laptop then it will be enough but I strongly suggest strong laptop (500-700 is a good price). if you ever want to buy more powerful then tell and I will help :) I can say that tigerdirect.com and neweggs.com are good places.
 
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Jack said:
thewolfsmith72 said:
Jack said:
Looks good. How much did you pay for this setup ?
This model will run you a little over $300, and when times are tight like they are now, not a bad deal considering.
Very true. It's more than enough for most activities.Do you play any games on it?
I do not mess with games or apps at all actually.. I mostly do research with it, occasionally I watch videos, and a movie.. For which this is more then enough to do all that on! :D

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Valentin N said:
if this is your office and surf laptop then it will be enough but I strongly suggest strong laptop (500-700 is a good price). if you ever want to buy more powerful then tell and I will help :) I can say that tigerdirect.com and neweggs.com are good places.
Thank you for the offer, will keep it in mind, as i am always looking to move up and beyond! This one wont last forever..;)
 

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jamescv7 said:
From your specification, its very good indeed.
for what use? office and surfing? then yes but nothing less; the cpu is a single core and the ATI 4250 is a IGP, in otherwords an onboard gpu.
 
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Valentin N said:
jamescv7 said:
From your specification, its very good indeed.
for what use? office and surfing? then yes but nothing less; the cpu is a single core and the ATI 4250 is a IGP, in otherwords an onboard gpu.
This is true to a point! although not intended for high end gaming, it can hold its own with the single core, and the ATI 4250, is upgradeable, the ATI Catalyst Software Suite, has had numerous upgrades since buying this a year ago. So it can be used for more then just office and surfing...
 

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Acer won't let you come to the gpu or the cpu that easy :(. I have read somewhere that some gpu are not upgradeable.

how do you mean that the ATI 4250 is upgradeable?
 
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The ATI Catalyst Software Suite through AMD's website , contains the driver and controls for the graphics.
I have upgraded the Software Suite 3 times since I have had this laptop in the last year, and each time the graphics have greatly improved.. Take a look at latest fix's on AMD's website.. ATI Catalyst Software Suite 11.6
 
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For those that can not afford an expensive laptop, this is a good way to go! ;) Add a little Ram and update the Software, wipe all the Bloatware, and away you go! :D
 
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Agree 100% with both.. Do wish I had a dual core, but that will be another day and another dollar! ;)
 
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Yesterday, I just reset my laptop to factory settings after doing some testing. I upgraded my graphics (ATI) from (HD4250) to
(HD4200 series).. It is the Catalyst Software Suite 11.6
 

Shadow Death

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Keep in mind Intel will start to release new i series processors and AMD has already begun releasing their APU's for laptops... some of which are beastly laptops for 700-800 range.
 

Valentin N

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Shadow Death said:
Keep in mind Intel will start to release new i series processors and AMD has already begun releasing their APU's for laptops... some of which are beastly laptops for 700-800 range.
APU's are not worth it untill the drivers are better; the the dedicated card only boosts 15% which not that good... for that price you can a good intel quadcore cpu and graphic card.

I would like to see the FX cpu come out and see what prices they land on.

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