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Your Questions About Macbook Black Specs

Steven asks…

I have A MacBook how much do you think i can sell it for?

Its black had it for 2 1/2 years now its the “08″ one i believe good condition got the keyboard replaced and screen bout 3months ago. So how much do you think i can sell it for planning on getting a new laptop..

steve answers:

Depends on the specs. Guess would be 500-600

Joseph asks…

what is a good laptop for college?

I don’t know much about laptops but I will be starting school in January and I need a better one. The one I have now was my mom’s old Dell. We’ve taken it in several times because the keyboard and mouse never work, and when I take it off the charger it dies within 20 min. Do you know of any black Friday deals? Any help would be appreciated thanks.

steve answers:

First rule of thumb-
Macbooks are not good for college. They have vast software compatibility issues, along with their low price-power ratio. I guess it’s good if you want to look “hip”

I do believe this laptop will be fine for you. It will cost you $770. It is compact with a 13.3 screen, it is spill resistant and has a smart hard drive that protects your data if you drop it, and it has an 8 hour battery life.
It also has good specs-
Intel Core i5- 2410M
4 GBs of Ram
640 GB Hard Drive

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Port%C3%A9g%C3%A9-R835-P56x-13-3-Inch-Magnesium/dp/B004G8QOJS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321724698&sr=8-2

George asks…

How well can my macbook pro play Call of Duty: Black Ops?

I’m using a macbook pro…

Here are the specs:

Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB

Thank you in advanced… also, if you’re able to provide information — how well can the sims 3 run with these specs (like, what type of settings)?’

Thank you!

steve answers:

Man, that will just run like horse.You got one of the best PC available out in the market there.Wish I could get one…

Jenny asks…

will i experience problems in sims 3 with my laptop?

my laptop is a macbook and its dual meaning it can be both mac and windows im planning to download it in my windows will it recieve glitches, lag ,problems etc….??. and will it consume alot of space and will it make my laptop slower??? plsss help me

steve answers:

If you find my answer helpful please choose it as best answer with 5/5 so to answer your question..

You should know some things…

Windows Own Macs ;) lol naa macs are very sexy but im staying true to windows, and game lag depends on about three things, RAM, STORAGE, and CPU…

If you have low RAM…say 512MB, you will likely run into lag
The sims 2 took up almost 3GBs of storage, and i believe sims three will go somewhere around 5GBs so a bigger hard drive would be good..
And lastly the CPU, a cpu can have a high frequency liek 3GHz and still not be that good, it mostly depends on what kind you have, since you did not list specs i can not for sure tell you if you will or will not run into lag, but notebooks usually are good enought to have little to no lag, to find out how much ram you have go to http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/ and accept the terms and download, dont worry it doesent have viruses ive personally used it 1000′s of times, it will look like nothing is happening for a couple seconds, then it will open a new tab once it is dont and show you a bunch of info, now look at this picture:

Where i circled in red is how much ram you have, and the circle in blue is how much you computer can hold, then in the green circle is what type of ram you computer takes, and in black is the type of ur CPU,Now if your ram is 512MBs or under go out and buy some more, I dont reccomment going to walmart of bestbuy to buy more ram because their charges RAPE you, go on craigslist and search for “DDR or DDR2″ or what ever type you have but make sure it everything is right, as u can see mine is DDR PC3200, and if your buying off craigslist or ebay, only par around $10-$15 for a 512mb stick or around $20-$30 for a 1GB, but i can not stress enought to get the right kind, yours will be laptop ram, not desktop.

After you read all this, go to my profile and send me an email with your:
Current amoutn of ram-red
Max Amount of ram-Blue
CPU type-Black
and RAM Type-Green

Laura asks…

Remodeling my room, black furniture, and white electronics?

Hi im currently changing my room around, and have noticed the majority of my furniture is black, Including my black glass desk; which is the main focus of the room. I currently own a white MacBook with white accesories, and am due for new external hard drive, speakers, and possible a new mouse and keyboard. I am really Considering buying all the electronics white, therefore they coincide with my current electronics, it sounds good in my head, (black furniture, white electronics). Do you guys think it’ll look good? Or should I stick with black?

steve answers:

Sounds great to me….. Just make sure to clean the electronics frequently. White tends to show every spec of dirt.

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Your Questions About Gucci Sunglasses

Joseph asks…

How can i tell if a pair of gucci sunglasses are real?

I found a pair of gucci glasses. I just wanted to see if they are real

steve answers:

All Gucci sunglasses are always made in Italy

Look at the logo printed on the inner or outer stem of the sunglasses. Gently scratch it with one of your nails. The logo of real Gucci sunglasses won’t be affected by such a scratch. However, you can scratch the logo of fake sunglasses right off.

Examine the Gucci hardware. Many Gucci sunglasses have a simple or intricate “G” design on either side of the stem, near the lenses. If the “G” looks glued on after the fact, or crooked or flimsily attached, the sunglasses are most likely fake.

Steven asks…

Does the quality of branded sunglasses differ from country to country ?

Is the quality of rayban or Gucci sunglasses sold in India different from Ausralia

steve answers:

Yes, that is if you are talking about Knockoffs or real ones>?

Carol asks…

Where can I buy big sunglasses with a budget of $15?

I bought some big sunglasses, but they broke, and I bought them at a sunglasses shop 3 hours away from my home. I find Gucci Big sunglasses, but they are about $30 at random stores. At gas stations, they have them for about $4, but i know those will break more easily. I’m plain broke, and Ebay won’t help! I need a store where I can order! Anyone?

steve answers:

I bought a pair at Dollar General 8 months ago and paid $3. They are still holding up great and are even polarized! I’ve gotten MANY compliments on them. Happy Shopping! I wear them EVERYDAY!

Betty asks…

how do you tell fake brand sunglasses from real brand ones?

i have these gucci sunglasses and i want to know if theyre real or not
i describe them:black lense with white rim
have gucci sticker and tag attached to them
gucci symbol on side
and gucci is written on the lense

steve answers:

Price basically. If it is too good to be true, than it probably is a knockoff.

Susan asks…

Does anyone know a legitimate online site to buy designer sunglasses?

I want to buy a pair of Gucci sunglasses, but I am not sure if any of the online stores are legitimate….can you guys tell me the names of the sites you have purchased legitimate sunglasses from (that obviously aren’t the brand’s website itself). I was looking at decormyeyes.com and other sites like that. Thanks!!
The particular model I am looking for is 2562….if anyone knows where I can get that pair it would be a lot of help =)

steve answers:

Bluefly.com

theres a huge buzz over that place

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Your Questions About Acer

Betty asks…

Acer Bio Protection?

I need the Acer BIo Protection Program to run my built-in Finger-Print Reader. It accidentally got deleted from my new Laptop….

PLEASE HELP…….

Thanks EVERYONE!

steve answers:

Go to Acer’s website (eg. Acer.com.au) and click on the AcerSupport link. This will take you to their support website and click on Drivers & Downloads.

Then you have to select notebook and the model of your laptop. You should then see a list of all the drivers and downloads for the particular laptop model you have.

Go through the list and you should find Acer Bio-Protection. Just select it and click on Download selected item. Once you have downloaded Acer Bio-Protection unzip it and run it to install the software.

Charles asks…

Samsung or Acer Ultrabook?

I’m choosing between a Samsung and Acer Ultrabooks. The specs are almost the same, but the Samsung price is a bit higher. I have always had a bad image about Acer and always buy Samsung products, but never bought a Samsung computer -which is new product to them. Which brand would you recommend? Thanks in advance!

steve answers:

Acer Or Samsung
That Brand Is Very Difficult To Me Also
You Hate Acer Because Of Its Graphics While Samsung Is Not
My Suggestion Is You Buy Samsung Than Acer

Mary asks…

Acer, bad product?

i heard from a friend that Acer is not as good as TOSHIBA, IBM, VAIO, FUJITSU and HP ‘cos Acer‘s motherboard for Intel are only intel-based (somewhat generic) unlike the aforementioned companies use INTEL motherboards…is this true?

steve answers:

I bought an Acer desktop in October and have since slapped in a 750W PSU, an 8800GTS 512MB G92 video card, 4GB of RAM and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ CPU, and I haven’t had a single issue with this motherboard. You wouldn’t be altering the setup anywheres close to that if you had a laptop, but the motherboard can certainly hold its own against the added strain and has shown not to be garbage IMO.

Every single brand like that has their shortcomings, and from my experience with upgrading this Acer, it has been extremely adaptable and hasn’t forced me to get Acer-specific products. I have nothing bad to say about Acer.

Intel motherboards are nothing that special if you look at the market, there are several brands that are better than Intel. And while Acer isn’t one of them, I’d place them on the same level as far as reliability and functionality goes.

This of course is only judging from my personal experience, as I have used both Intel based systems and acer based systems.

Steven asks…

where is Acer showroom in delhi?

i want 2 buy Acer laptop 6920
pls tell me where is the showroom of acer in delhi

steve answers:

Contact Acer:

Technical & Warranty Support

For Laptop & Consumer PC

· 1-800-11-6677 (Toll free from BSNL/MTNL landlines).
· 1-800-3000-2237 (1-800-3000-ACER, Toll free from Reliance Mobile / Landline. Local call charges applicable for other telecom networks).
· 011-26383170/75 (Standard call charges apply).
· 9901676677 ( SMS service – Send SMS with system serial no & query for call center to revert back)
(Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM)

For Standalone Monitor Commercial PC & Server

· 1-800-11-4100 (Toll free from BSNL/MTNL landlines).
· 1-800-3000-1919 (Toll free from Reliance Mobile/Landline. Local call charges applicable for other telecom networks).
· 011-26186547/48 (Standard call charges apply).

(Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM)

Email:For Sales enquiries: ailintouch_blr@acer.co.in

For Customer Support & warranty related enquiries:

ail_easycare@acer.co.in

Ken asks…

WHICH IS BETTER HP LAPTOP OR ACER?

HP VS. ACER NETBOOK LAPTOP

steve answers:

Acer is generally better for laptops, only because HP is at the bottom of the reliability heap lately

I have a Core i5 Acer that I picked up for $650 on Black Friday last year and it’s had zero issues yet. The best brands to look for are ASUS, Toshiba, and possibly Sony

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Your Questions About 15.6 Laptop Case

Betty asks…

Is the Lenovo Y580 a good laptop?

Right now the laptop is on sale normal $1350 for $850 and i am thinking about purchasing it. I dont want a desktop because i am going to college, I just want to know how good are the graphics, it has a nvidia geforce gtx 660m 2gb and a max resolution of 1366×768.

What kind of graphics would i get out of this laptop for newer games like Battlefield 3, crysis 2, skyrim, and Dishonored?

Would i be able to play the games on ultra graphics?

Thanks!

steve answers:

It depends which model you are looking at. The model you are looking at is not a good choice, and per frank terminology is one of the “bad” versions of the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580, because it is one of the models that comes with the 1366×768 display and not the 1920×1080 display.

1366×768 resolution in a 15.6″ display makes things onscreen large, and 15.6″ displays that have 1366×768 resolution tend to be low-grade LCD panels with very poor image quality due to low contrast. You should make a point to avoid displays like this when it is reasonable to do so, unless you require the larger text for eyesight-related reasons.

The 1920×1080 display in the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 is great, with high contrast, slightly wider viewing angles, and a large multitasking-friendly workspace size that lets you fit a lot onscreen at once (due to the resolution itself). But the reason you need to be looking to get one of the models that comes with the 1920×1080 display (or a different laptop that comes with a display like this) isn’t just because of how good the 1920×1080 display is, it’s also because of how bad the 1366×768 display is.

This rules out the cheaper models, which are not good options in the general case, and should most often be avoided. The 1920×1080 models of the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 are slightly more expensive. If you need to save money by getting a cheaper laptop, then there are plenty of sacrifices less significant than the sacrifice of a 15.6″ 1920×1080 display for a 15.6″ 1366×768 display, that you should make instead by buying an entirely different laptop. For example, the $920 no tax Sager NP6165 comes with a GPU that’s only 10% slower (NVIDIA GT 650M) and a slower CPU (i5-3210M) that will not affect gaming very much because gaming is primarily GPU-bottlenecked, but still comes with a 15.6″ 1920×1080 display. Or, there is the $939 no tax MSI GE60 which comes with an i7-3610QM and 15.6″ 1920×1080 display. Basically: A Core i5 is not a terrible processor, a NVIDIA GT 650M is not a terrible GPU, but a 15.6″ 1366×768 display is a terrible display. You need to be concerned with improving a display that’s pretty bad before you become concerned with improving performance that’s already pretty good.

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Here’s a list of guides to laptops worth considering.

**MSI GE60** (i7-3610QM, NVIDIA GT 650M, 15.6″ 1920×1080 matte display) – **$939 no tax**
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152339
- 17.3″ GE70: Replace the “Item” field in the URL with N82E16834152338 (I can only fit 10 links in a Yahoo Answer)
- You can also find GTX 660M versions, and you can also find these models on Amazon. But note that the NVIDIA GTX 660M is not significantly faster than the NVIDIA GT 650M.

**Sager NP6165** (i5-3210M, NVIDIA GT 650M, 15.6″ 1920×1080 glossy display) – **$920 no tax**
- http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6165-clevo-w150er-p-4344.html?wconfigure=yes
- Select Windows 7 under Operating System if you cannot acquire your own copy for cheaper.
- 17.3″ NP6175: http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6175-clevo-w170er-p-4345.html?wconfigure=yes

**Sager NP6350** (i5-3210M, NVIDIA GTX 660M, 15.6″ 1920×1080 glossy display) – **$999 no tax**
- http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6350-clevo-w350etq-ships-midseptember-p-4897.html?wconfigure=yes
- Select Windows 7 under Operating System if you cannot acquire your own copy for cheaper.
- Recommended: Matte display upgrade.
- Note: the NVIDIA GTX 660M is not significantly faster than a NVIDIA GT 650M. But there are other differences between the NP6165 and NP6350.
- 17.3″ NP6370: http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6370-clevo-w370et-p-4796.html?wconfigure=yes

**Lenovo IdeaPad Y580** (i7-3610QM, NVIDIA GTX 660M, 15.6″ 1920×1080 glossy display) – **$939 + tax**
- Sign up and sign in here: http://shoplenovo.i2.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/na/StdAffinityPortal/en_US/Lenovo:EnterStdAffinity?affinity=barnesnoblegold (Barnes and Noble Gold discount page)
- http://shoplenovo.i2.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/barnesnoblegold/StdAffinityPortal/en_US/config.workflow:ConfigureMtmAsItem?mtm-item=:000001C9:0000717E: (500GB 7200RPM) – $939 + tax
- [Replace the "item" field in the above url with "000001C9:0000717D:" - I can only fit 10 links in a Yahoo Answer] (1TB 5400RPM + 32GB SSD) – $1029 + tax –
- Click the green “Activate eCoupon” button in the cart.
- These models come with the 1920×1080 display. There are other models that come instead with a 1366×768 display, but those models are not recommended unless you need the larger text. 1366×768 resolution in a 15.6″ display makes things onscreen large, and 15.6″ displays that have 1366×768 resolution tend to have very poor image quality due to low contrast.
- Note: the NVIDIA GTX 660M is not significantly faster than a NVIDIA GT 650M.

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Jenny asks…

What is a good school and gaming laptop for $1,000?

Hi, recently i have started college and i need a laptop. I have a budget of around $1,000 and i would like to buy a laptop that i could play games on. The game i mostly play are Total War, Minecraft, fifa 14 and other smaller games. I’m not so picky as to always have settings on ULTRA but i’ll be happy if i could play them on high. I’m also planning on using the laptop for my college classes, since most of them i have to do online homework. I did some research and found the lenovo y510p to be a good laptop for me. However, the laptop at the website does not come with the extra GPU and buying the extra costs around 200 dollars. Is there any other laptop that would be a good option for me? Regarding the battery life, i will be ok if it lasts 3-4 hours since most of the time ima be close to a power outlet.
Thank you in advance.

steve answers:

Tt might be best for you to get a laptop which is more Schoolwork oriented, as in, good screen, top of the line keyboard, extra battery.

IBM has sold, their once upon a time flagship Laptop division called Lenovo to the Chinese government (51% owned), the once unrivaled quality and workmanship has began to slip over the years.
This is becoming more and more evident, with people complaining of problems such as, improperly applied or not applied at all Thermal paste, poor CD/DVD Bezel placement, missing screws and for the Y510p, the cooling solution is by far to weak for the Dual Video cards causing heat issues to throttle the Video card performance within minutes and Very poor Heat producing hardware placement inside of this laptop in particular, This model of laptop is going to be the last nail in Lenovo’s reputation coffin because these problems are becoming rampant.

I work with laptops, 4 years so far and have personally repaired a few of these and can vouch for all of the people who are complaining online, the Missing screws actually bother me the most, its the most basic quality control error, leading me to believe that ALLOT of these very basic and simple but harmful events happen much more often then they should.

I used to work for a very large name brand, if a QC ever got a complaint for the missing screw, they where liable to get “Laid off” indefinitely.

Also, stay away from Dell/Alienware, Im not going to say how I got this information, but all I have to say is, Their RMA department (AKA refurbish/repair) are 95% mailmen and for quality control, you can just forget about.
2, I personally burned my skin and deep muscle about 7 years ago on one of their laptops, which, when one opened the Lid, it covered the heat exhaust, causing the Metal plate to heat up to 90c, I still have a giant bruise on my Leg to this day, hows that for quality control issues?

As for a few examples:
Very high end quality everything, very popular, ATI = King of Multimedia and processing Raw Image data with no competition, also tends to run cooler then a comparable Nvidia GPU, But the downside is, I hear people are having teething problems with the Intel Chipset and windows 8…

Http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B588J6S/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-8&pf_rd_r=1GX050Y1AME3TS1CV24E&pf_rd_t=101pf_rd_p=1726050082&pf_rd_i=565108

For a company that produces 40% of the worlds Flat screens, its disappointing how they don’t use the best screens in their own laptops but instead chose the screens that go into 400$ laptops, being the only flaw, overall its pretty good for a 835$ laptop with dual GPU’s

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-V5-552PG-X809-15-6-inch-Touchscreen-Champagne/dp/B00DKFFLH4/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1394412023&sr=1-2

MSI gaming laptop 200$ over your budget, the CPU is an A10 5750, looks like some one at Amazon made a typo, never the less with MSI you can expect very high end everything including all of the bells and whistles, high quality screen you can never go wrong with quality with their gaming laptops.
The 8970 is the same thing as the new R7 chip, exact same thing just a different brand name.
This is the entry level for High end gaming laptops.

Http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GX60-3BE-240US-9S7-16FK12-240-15-6-Inch/dp/B00DT70G9G/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1394412023&sr=1-5

Then finally ASUS, also known for top of the line gaming laptops and quality, but in this case they have Dual cooling fans for the CPU/GPU, as some one who knows what their talking about, its far more impressive then it seems.
Cheapest one I could find, GTX 765 instead of 780, Still its a GTX chip with Finally, a suitable cooling solution.

Http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/310883444254?lpid=82

Last but not least, Keep in mind, a good screen 1920X1080 and a top quality keyboard is of the most importance to you, a backup battery wont hurt either, as a student.

Mary asks…

What is a good laptop?

I need help on buying the right laptop for all my gaming needs and it needs to have Internet, does anyone have any ideas?

steve answers:

I’m going to suggest a few laptops so that just in case the laptop you want is not available there, you have alternatives. Though, I highly doubt that it’s not going to be available there.

Alienware Area-51 m15x – http://www.alienware.com/products/area-51-m15x-notebook_d.aspx?SysCode=PC-LT-AREA51M15X-AI1&SubCode=SKU-DELL&from=DELLINT:m15xvert&source=DLL0004&disc=1

The Alienware m15x is still probably one of the best portable gaming laptops out there. Its screen size measures 15.4 inches, so it’s portable and still fits your needs. The price is $1,099. Prices may vary.

HP HDX 16t Premium series – http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=Performance+and+entertainment&series_name=HDX16t_series

The screen is just a little bit bigger than the Alienware m17x but still good. This is slightly better than the Alienware m17x. This is truly made for entertainment managing. The nice casing of the laptop is a plus! The price is $1000. Prices may vary.

HP HDX 18t Premium series – http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=Performance+and+entertainment&series_name=HDX18t_series

The HP HDX 18t laptop is 2 inches bigger than the HDX 16t version. It is slightly better than the 16t but it has more features than the 16t. This isn’t so portable because of its size and weight, but that depends on you. The price is $1,300. Prices may vary.

**Asus G50Vt – http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=fdhHRbJtRlOCqy5C

This laptop is mainly for gaming. It has a 15.4″-15.6″ screen (it depends on your preference). The price of this laptop varies because Asus doesn’t show the prices of their laptops on their site but I checked some sites and the price of this laptop doesn’t go over $1,400.

Alienware Area-51 m17x – http://www.alienware.com/products/area-51-m17x-notebook.aspx?SysCode=PC-LT-AREA51M17X-GC&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT

This laptop is one of the best yet. It has Intel’s Core 2 Duo Extreme Mobile processor made specially for gaming.

Upcoming laptops:

Asus G71Gx:

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/08/asus-g71gx-boats-of-geforce-gtx-260m-graphics-other-extravaganc/

http://i.gizmodo.com/5166943/there-is-12gb-of-ram-in-this-asus-g71gx-laptop-desktop-in-a-box

Clevo D900F – http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/03/hands-off-with-core-i7-packin-clevo-d900f/

Those are all the laptops I recommend. I hope this helped.

If you don’t like the laptops I suggested, I suggest getting a laptop with an nVidia graphics card because more games are compatible with nVidia graphics cards than ATI graphics cards.

Joseph asks…

Need help choosing a laptop for under $1000?

I need a laptop that is under 1000 but I am stuck on what laptop to get. All I need it to do is play old games likes Half-Life 2 on Ultra settings and be able to multi-task applications fast, and to have a quick boot up. I don’t want to use CyberPower or anything like that. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

Also, is this something that would be right for me,

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+17.3%26%2334%3B+Pavilion+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive+-+Natural+Silver/5608347.p?id=1218672048561&skuId=5608347#BVRRWidgetID

steve answers:

That laptop (HP M7-1015DX) is not a good option, because it comes with a 17.3″ 1600×900 display and because it comes with only Intel HD 4000 graphics.

1600×900 resolution in a 17.3″ display makes things onscreen large, and 17.3″ displays that have 1600×900 resolution tend to have very poor image quality due to low contrast (black isn’t dark, colors appear washed out). You should make a point to avoid this type of display (17.3″ 1600×900, 15.6″ 1366×768, etc.) when it is reasonable to do so, unless you require the larger text for eyesight-related reasons.

Intel HD 4000 graphics is a very baseline GPU that comes integrated into the processor. It is likely to provide very disappointing game performance. For gaming, you should seek out a decent dedicated GPU.

A note, since I noticed this model comes with a Core i7: It should not be a priority for you to focus on which type of processor you get. Gaming depends far more on GPU power than it does on CPU power, and basic usage will be unaffected by which processor you have. The difference between various available processors will not affect you as much as the difference between various available GPUs (if gaming) and various available displays (in general).

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The Toshiba Satellite S855-S5268 mentioned by user MaX unfortunately isn’t a good option either, because it comes with a low-grade 15.6″ 1366×768 display (which makes things onscreen large, and will have very poor image quality due to low contrast), and because it comes with a mere AMD Radeon 7670M (which can easily be beaten for the price). The main driver of the price of this laptop is that it comes with a Core i7 processor. It should not be a priority to get a Core i7 processor.

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The ASUS R500VD mentioned by user Joe isn’t a good option, for basically the same reasons the Toshiba Satellite S855-S5268 isn’t a good option. It comes with a very poor display (15.6″ 1366×768), a rather underpowered GPU (even slower NVIDIA GT 610M in this case), and its price is unnecessarily driven up by the inclusion of a Core i7 processor.

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An option for a relatively low price is the Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition. It comes with a decent AMD Radeon 7730M and a 15.6″ 1920×1080 display.

**Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition** (i5-3210M, AMD Radeon 7730M, 15.6″ 1920×1080 matte display) – **$749 + tax**
- Models: http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15r-se-7520/pd?~ck=mn&~ck=mn&dgc=BA&cid=251312&lid=4393028&acd=1230915722439813
- Use coupon code VXR688LTJGKQC$

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With even better GPU performance:

**Lenovo IdeaPad Y580** (i7-3610QM, NVIDIA GTX 660M, 15.6″ 1920×1080 glossy display) – **$949 + tax**
- Sign up and sign in here: http://shoplenovo.i2.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/na/StdAffinityPortal/en_US/Lenovo:EnterStdAffinity?affinity=barnesnoblegold (Barnes and Noble Gold discount page)
- http://shoplenovo.i2.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/barnesnoblegold/StdAffinityPortal/en_US/config.workflow:ConfigureMtmAsItem?mtm-item=:000001C9:0000393A: (i7-3610QM, GTX 660M, 15.6″ 1920×1080, 500GB 7200RPM) – $949
- http://shoplenovo.i2.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/barnesnoblegold/StdAffinityPortal/en_US/config.workflow:ConfigureMtmAsItem?mtm-item=:000001C9:00003943: (i7-3610QM, GTX 660M, 15.6″ 1920×1080, 1TB 5400RPM + 32GB SSD for hybrid cache) – $1039
- These models come with the 1920×1080 display. There are other models that come instead with a 1366×768 display, but those models are not recommended unless you need the larger text. 1366×768 resolution in a 15.6″ display makes things onscreen large, and 15.6″ displays that have 1366×768 resolution tend to have very poor image quality due to low contrast.
- Click the green “Activate eCoupon” button in the cart.
- Note: the GTX 660M is not significantly faster than the GT 650M.

**Sager NP6165** (i5-3210M, NVIDIA GT 650M, 15.6″ 1920×1080 glossy display) – **$920 no tax**
- http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6165-clevo-w150er-p-4344.html?wconfigure=yes
- Select Windows 7 under Operating System if you cannot acquire your own copy for cheaper.
- 17.3″ version: www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6175-clevo-w170er-p-4345.html?wconfigure=yes

**Sager NP6370** (i5-3210M, NVIDIA GTX 660M, 17.3″ 1920×1080 glossy display) – **$1027 no tax**
- http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6370-clevo-w370et-p-4796.html?wconfigure=yes
- Select Windows 7 under Operating System if you cannot acquire your own copy for cheaper.
- Recommended: Matte display option.
- Note: the GTX 660M is not significantly faster than the GT 650M.

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Michael asks…

What is a good laptop to buy?

Well im looking into getting a new laptop, for school work, internet, downloading music/movies and making cd’s, also i am gonan use it for recording stuff with the webcam, or a capture card. I was thinking of a Dell XPS or a Sony Vaio but im not that computer smart. I want one that is durable and will last at least 4 years and also i want good customer support.

And i mite play some games on it but not to big but small games, and It cant be to expensive $1400 is MAX my mo wants to spend….

steve answers:

I’m going to suggest a few laptops so that just in case the laptop you want is not available there, you have alternatives. Though, I highly doubt that it’s not going to be available there.

Alienware Area-51 m15x – http://www.alienware.com/products/area-51-m15x-notebook_d.aspx?SysCode=PC-LT-AREA51M15X-AI1&SubCode=SKU-DELL&from=DELLINT:m15xvert&source=DLL0004&disc=1

The Alienware m15x is still probably one of the best portable gaming laptops out there. Its screen size measures 15.4 inches, so it’s portable and still fits your needs. The price is $1,099. Prices may vary.

HP HDX 16t Premium series – http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=Performance+and+entertainment&series_name=HDX16t_series

The screen is just a little bit bigger than the Alienware m17x but still good. This is slightly better than the Alienware m17x. This is truly made for entertainment managing. The nice casing of the laptop is a plus! The price is $1000. Prices may vary.

HP HDX 18t Premium series – http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=Performance+and+entertainment&series_name=HDX18t_series

The HP HDX 18t laptop is 2 inches bigger than the HDX 16t version. It is slightly better than the 16t but it has more features than the 16t. This isn’t so portable because of its size and weight, but that depends on you. The price is $1,300. Prices may vary.

**Asus G50Vt – http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=fdhHRbJtRlOCqy5C

This laptop is mainly for gaming. It has a 15.4″-15.6″ screen (it depends on your preference). The price of this laptop varies because Asus doesn’t show the prices of their laptops on their site but I checked some sites and the price of this laptop doesn’t go over $1,400.

Those are all the laptops I recommend. I hope this helped.

The Sony Vaio laptops weren’t good enough to fit your needs and the Sony Vaio AW series went over your budget.

The lowest preference of each Dell XPS laptops would fit your budget but the highest preference of each Dell XPS laptops go over you budget, so I didn’t recommend Dell laptops anymore. The graphics cards of the XPS laptops were also a bit outdated.

If you don’t like the laptops I suggested, I suggest getting a laptop with an nVidia graphics card because more games are compatible with nVidia graphics cards than ATI graphics cards.

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Your Questions About Translate

David asks…

How much it is to translate documents in Malaysia?

How much it is to translate documents in Malaysia?
how much per page. (for microsoft word, and power point)
I just want to know the estimation fee to translate documents .

steve answers:

No one knows: it may be free,depending on who you go to, RM5.00 page…..RM10…..RM50 ? You have to negotiate. Simple documents are cheap…..Highly technical documents requiring specialized knowledge to translate properly may be much higher…..

Sandra asks…

How do i implement translate method java?

So i have to make my own translate method for x and y. And i dont know how to start. All i know is it needs to take either a positive or negative number. ANy help?

steve answers:

It depends how the x and y will be represented. Is it represented as an object with member variables x and y or as integers x and y ?

If you’re using an object:

public CoordinatesObject translate(CoordinatesObject pCoord) {

pCoord.x = (change it however you want)
pCoord.y = (change it however you want)

return pCoord;
}

otherwise those integers better be global variables:

int x;
int y;

public static void main(String args[]) {
x = 1;
y = 2;

translate(x, y);
}

public void translate(int x1, int y1) {
x1 = (do whatever)
y1 = (do whatever)

x = x1;
y = y1;
}

Steven asks…

How to translate a Japanese PSP game to English?

I recently got Monster Hunters Portable 2 G in Japan and it’s awesome. I was just wondering if I could some how translate it to English.

I’ve tried going into Options but that doesn’t work. I have Monster Hunters Freedom Unite (I bought in America) and if i go into Options then i can change the language.

How can I translate a Japanese Monster Hunters Portable 2 G to English?

Thanks

steve answers:

->I have 2 suggestions if what you said about it having nothing on the Options:

1. Study Japanese. Yeah, I know it’s hard but there’s an easier way but costs more.

2. Buy the english version. There’s just simply no way that you just pop some application in your PSP and instantly translate everything to english… So, that’s it…

Sorry but I just can’t see any other way. And if you plan on buying a new one, try selling it on some site or something like that.

Hope I helped!!! ^^

Ken asks…

How can I translate a foreign facebook page into English?

I have 2 friends on Facebook who are from Austria, and of course their pages are in German so I can’t understand them. Do you know how to translate foreign Facebook pages into English? Tried SYSTRAN and Windows Live Translator but they didn’t work.

steve answers:

Normally go right at the bottom of the page and on the left it says (im guessing) “Austrian” and then click and select english.. All the normal generic things will translate into english or any language you pick while comments and things like that will remain in their original language

:D

(check your own facebook and you will see on the bottom left of the page English (US) )

I hope that helped!

Lisa asks…

How to change google translate language settings?

I realised that only my google translate is in a diffrent language(korean i think) how can i change it?

steve answers:

Try entering here: http://translate.google.rs/#auto|en|

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