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As I stated in the other thread, sheer power is not something you will find in laptops.  Speed means heat and power consumption, both very bad things in a laptop.  And while the machine you pointed out from Acer would run SL, you'll have buyer's remorse in under a day. I personally find desktops to be cheaper, faster, and give better graphics than a laptop because it is not limited by either heat or power consumption.

If you are going to spend some coin, buy a machine that works very well for today and can be expected to work well enough 4 years from now.  Buying a computer that is already underpowered for the task will make you curse it everytime you make a payment.  Better to spend a little more and get a good experience than to spend less and get a rock of a computer that doesn't do what you want.

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As I stated in the other thread, sheer power is not something you will find in laptops.  Speed means heat and power consumption, both very bad things in a laptop.  And while the machine you pointed out from Acer would run SL, you'll have buyer's remorse in under a day. I personally find desktops to be cheaper, faster, and give better graphics than a laptop because it is not limited by either heat or power consumption.

If you are going to spend some coin, buy a machine that works very well for today and can be expected to work well enough 4 years from now.  Buying a computer that is already underpowered for the task will make you curse it everytime you make a payment.  Better to spend a little more and get a good experience than to spend less and get a rock of a computer that doesn't do what you want.

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I have a Samnsung laptop with a Nvidea GeForce GT 330 M and ir runs SL fine  ( any lag is suffered by all Residents lol)

Before I bought it I checked with both Samsung and Linden Lab that it would be OK.   On the negative side my PC will run  hi tech games but not SL  - Radeon 3850 not good enough.

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