The 15.6in Acer Aspire V3-571G is an outstanding all-rounder laptop for $699 at Dick Smith. It has a 2nd generation Intel Core i5, a solid mainstream processor you can find on a large number of mid-range laptops. Complementing it nicely is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M - a very fast mid-range graphics card able to handle many of the modern games at around medium settings. The 750GB of storage provides more than average amount of space for an all-rounder laptop. In short it is a solid mid-range notebook that allows decent modern gaming capacity which usually cost around $800-900.
See a summary of the specs below:
PROCESSOR - The laptop's engine
The Aspire V3-571G features a 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2450M, quite a powerful mid-ranged processor for a budget all-rounder,
GRAPHICS - Control what you see displayed on the screen
It comes with a dedicated graphics card called the NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M with 1GB memory. It's a fast mid-range component and will be able to handle most modern games at low to medium settings.
RAM - The memory used for computation
4GB of RAM is enough to run several programs at once smoothly. This will be sufficient for moderately intensive image and video editing tasks as well.
STORAGE - The long term store for data and programs.
A 750GB hard disk drive is very reasonable, it is able to hold a decent amount of media content along with documents.
The Aspire V3-571G sports a 15.6in (1,366 x 768 resolution) gloss screen. The resolution is average for the screen size.
The Aspire V3-571G is a full-sized laptop. Weighing 2.6kg and 33.2mm thick, it is less portable than average, but it's to be expected for an all-rounder notebook like this. Although it can be moved around, a decent notebook backpack should be considered. This laptop can easily replace your desktop PC.