Hey guys, I have been searching for a laptop for months now, but everytime I find a good one. It goes out of stock and discontinued. I would like it to be able to do some gaming but not heaps. So really something with a decent graphics card. All the ones I have seen dont have dedicated graphics. Any reply appreciated. Thanks
It's had to find a brand new laptop with dedicated graphic card at your budget especially if you're in Australia. Electronics seems to be at a higher price here mate. However I am buying computer parts at either Landmark Computers or PCCaseGear. Just visit the websites and you may find the laptop you are looking for. THe Toshiba Satellite Pro C50 may fit your budget but it doesn't have a dedicated GPU. However with casual gaming, I think the HD 4400 graphics can suffice at low settings.
This HP laptop has a quad core 2.1GHz Processor, and integrated graphics a bit better than the GT 620M. It is better for gaming because it has a quad core processor as apposed to the dual core on the Acer, and the graphics on this one are a bit better.
Alternatively, if you are able to purchase off of Walmart.com, you can get this HP laptop with an A10-5750M which is better than the A8-5550M in the previous suggestion. The graphics on the A10 are somewhere in between a 635M and a 640M, making the GPU better than the 620M equivalent in the A8. Also it has a quad core 2.5GHz processor as apposed to the quad core 2.1GHz on the A8. (walmart says 3.5GHz, its a typo)
I know I just dont want to spend too much. Thanks for the reccomendation. Ive found this one, it is a refurbished but its seems really good for the money. I dont really care for the touchscreen but guess its an added bonus.
Well this seems to be perfect fit for your budget. With $600 you could find a lot better refurbished laptops. You might even find MSI gaming laptops with that budget but if you're happy with ACER then it's a pretty good buy as well. Just hope that you won't have issues on battery and overheating.
In the end I did buy the acer and it arrived and there is nothing wrong with it except the dvd drive gets stuck a little bit. But it came with cables and everything, Im happy with this buy it does run out of battery a bit quick but thats fine. Thanks for everyones replies.