Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G 15.6" - intel i5 - 4GB RAM - 1GB ATI 5650 - 500GB HDD - Bluray  £499.97 @ Saveonlaptops

Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G 15.6" - intel i5 - 4GB RAM - 1GB ATI 5650 - 500GB HDD - Bluray £499.97 @ Saveonlaptops

Found 15th Nov 2011
Hi! Bought this laptop for myself the other day and noticed a similar deal doing rather well and as this seemed to stack up rather well against it, I thought it deserved a post of it's own. Especially as this includes a rather beefy graphics card. Edit this post as you see fit as I'm not particularly well versed at all this.

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-460M Dual Core (2.53GHz, 3MB Cache, with Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz)
Screen 15.6" (Acer CineCrystal, 1366x768 HD, High Brightness)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
RAM 4GB (DDR3 1066MHZ)
Hard Drive 500GB
Optical Drive Blu-Ray (Blu-Ray HD Play back + DVD-RW & CD-RW)
Graphics Dedicated (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with 1GB Dedicated RAM)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam with Microphone
Card Reader 5-in-1 card reader (SD//MS/MS-Pro/MMC/xD-Picture card™)
USB Ports 3x USB 2.0 ports
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 3.0+HS
Speakers Dolby Home Theater True 5.1 Sound with Cinebass Booster
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
E-sata 1x eSATA Port
Warranty 12 Months Acer Collect & Return
Battery Life 2-3 Hours (up to 3 hours with power management)
Weight 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.95 Kg)
Finger Print Reader Finger Print Reader
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Seems good. Would this be any good for a bit of light gaming like Sims 3 and Civ 5?
I'd expect so. It's not a high-end card but it will pretty much run any game on medium settings and most games on high or ultra if you take off the Anti-Aliasing settings. From video's I've seen with this set up you can run Battlefield 3 without AA on ultra at around 30FPS, not the 80FPS people seem to love, but pretty impressive for a fairly low cost system.
Played Skyrim on High at around 50-60 FPS
Looks like a very good deal! (Still £1000 in eBuyer)

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