ACER AS5338 Please help

I know nothing about computers so need advice.Am looking for something for my teen to do corespondence school work,gaming,watch dvds,play cds etc on.Would this computer be suitable?Thanks in advance.

geek_grace324, Nov 11, 10:20 pm

hhmmm acer.

geek_gibler, Nov 11, 10:22 pm

ok is that good or bad?

geek_grace324, Nov 11, 10:24 pm

Acer = shoddy. Only buy if you get at half price and don't expect to last more than 2-3 years. ASUS and Toshiba are the most reliable laptops (on average).

geek_r.g.nixon, Nov 11, 10:30 pm

Ok thanks.So what sort of thing should I look for?As in memory etc

geek_grace324, Nov 11, 10:43 pm

Depends. What sort of games? Laptops are not ideal for any of the latest "install from CD" games... but OK for web-based games.

geek_r.g.nixon, Nov 11, 10:53 pm

Just web based games.

geek_grace324, Nov 11, 10:54 pm

Any Toshiba or Asus with at least 256mb of dedicated graphics and minimum of 4gig of ram , 320 gig hard-drive and preferable a I3/5 etc CPU and wireless N if possible .

geek_blenheim-trader, Nov 11, 10:59 pm

Thanks for the help.Hard when you arnt very computer savy.Just trying to get the best for her without spending a fortune.

geek_grace324, Nov 12, 10:36 pm