First of all, are you really a girl? If yes, hats off, you really have some decent knowledge...
omg when I was finishing with my post (wall of text) power went down... just my luck
I always giggle when I hear something like that... games are my passion... and I started with c-64... so I'm more in my 30 then 20 *cough* so not a girl but old hag
when I'm going home I still like to run with my sister in toy store fighting with lighsaber for example
I read really alot about laptops... brands... etc... to be honest I just bough lenovo for my parents but still with cheap models you can break any I think ... and I also read some ppl that for internet you need i3U because any less will just be bad...
well I read some reviews and I ended with intel celeron 4gb ram and some Intel HD Graphics... first I did was reinstall system with win 10 (clearing system from "trash" programs )... and I must say its running really nice... I can have open alot of tabs with YT etc... I can display 1080p movies on tv (and some 10-16gb mkv files)... and even I played wow on low settings on it well I Am aware that hinges can break in cheap models... but it will be only use in home ( well and I bough it already)... and if it will handle 2 years it's will be good... I think they could buy something better in 2-3 years..
(but It make my giggle when ppl say you need i3u for internet... or someone buying 16gb ram to "speed" comp )
I really hear you... though I can't find much info on that Pavilion... I know vn7-592g with i7 got 4gb on gpu... I don't know if i5 have only 2gb though or if you can choose... I must say I really like that acer... i know look should be some second stuff... but it's not only that... that IPS display is really nice also.. some nice speakers and good keyboard (and black design with red glow is nice )... and that nitro black edition is really not so bad when I read tons of reviews... I know dell have some nice laptops and service also... but I just can't find one to fit my all whims (I don't know if it's correct word for that) and I really know what cons it have... but what I can say... it's like I just want that one really badly
to bad sony abadon laptop devision... I really like sony
for other brands I just can't tell... I bough like 2 years ago some asus memo pad hd 7 (also for my parents) and it's really nice (some good IPS display and it's working really nice) some of my firends say asus is nice lenovo ble... other that hp is bleee and dell is pro... some sayed buy apple... and I was like WTF (I just hate apple with passion lol)... so I was like... ok I will do it myself... I learned about difrence with U, HQ, mobile gpu... well some say apple are best... and I just disagree
that Pavilion is nice... but have some bulky design (to bad that starwars edition dont have better builds... I just love that rusty/cracked look... and still acer have better ram on gpu and normally... and hey I read some ppl have bad luck like yourself with every brand... but still I will considers some options... but that acer... is like love at the first sight