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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 1 decade ago

Is this a decent computer for the price?

I'm looking at buying a laptop. Is this a good deal/good computer? Is it suitable for playing games like Sims 2?

Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack I

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T5750)

Processor Speed 2.0GHz/Bus speed 667MHz

Chipset Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5750 (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 667MHz FSB)

Memory 4GB DDR2 System Memory/2MB L2 Cache

Hard Drive 250GB

Optical Drive DVD SuperMulti Drive (incl. DVD burner)

Digital Media Reader 6-in-1 memory card supports Secure Digital, xD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMedia Card & MultiMedia Card Plus

Input/Output 4 USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard/54 slot, VGA, Infrared port, PC card

Graphics/Video Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

384MB video memory (shared)

Sound/Audio 2 built in speakers

Acer Tuba CineBass Booster

Dolby® certified surround sound system

Fax/Modem Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n Wireless LAN

Keyboard/Mouse 88-/89-key keyboard with inverted T cursor layout, 2.5mm (min) key travel

Embedded numeric keypad

Touchpad pointing device with Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Reader

Display Acer 16" High Definition CineCrystalWXGA (1366 x 768) TFT LCD; 16:9 aspect ration; 8ms high-definition response time

Webcam Built in webcam/mic

Software Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) and Service Pack 1

Microsoft Works 8.5 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial

3 year warranty

Price: $1000 Cdn

Update:

thanks for all your answers - obviously I would be using this computer for all my home computing needs as well as word processing for work. I don't really play games, but would like to - my current computer is way too old and slow to support sims 2. I also publish sheet music which I know will work fine on this computer - thanks again!

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    First off, the system requirements for the SIms 2 are as follows:

    If you have a T&L capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM then you need at least:

    * 800 MHz processor or better

    * 256 MB RAM if Windows Vista, XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000

    * At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space

    If you have a non-T&L capable video card (an Intel Extreme Graphics or a Radeon 7000/VE Series) then you need at least:

    * 2.0 GHz processor or better

    * 256 MB RAM if Windows Vista, XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 2000

    * At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space

    That's from thesims2.com http://thesims2.ea.com/help/detail.php?help_id=21

    Is it a good computer for the price? Only you can decide that. In my opinion, it is far more computer than you need, for what you say you would like to use it for.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes.

    There is only Service Pack 1.

    SP2 is not out for Vista yet.

  • 4 years ago

    as long as the processer is above 2.4 GHz, the ram above two GB, and the graphics card about 512 MB, then you're good.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think hell yes.

    I would update your service pack to 2 or later if posible.Decent storage capacity

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes

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