expect to get an integrated GPU at this price!
-yeah, but better get an A-Series not an E-Series if it's an AMD APU. If he can have an i7 for £400 then it's a good deal [or stolen].
It can't but it's unlikely you'll have a CPU that can actually make use of more than about 6Gb (absolute max) in a £350 lappy
Explain yourself man! You cannot have too much RAM Also - what about a £400+ one?
If you're talking about short stroking then yes. Otherwise, all laptops are likely to have a 5,000rpm drive. Again, HDD speed isn't likely to be much of a bottleneck in this system.
Seeing as the drives are all the same physical size, the more they hold, the denser that data is stored on the disc - so per rotation more data passes the head leading to faster sequential transfer rates. Seek times are more of an issue, but like with RAM more never hurts. More RAM also caches the drives contents, so reducing HDD lag.
Drive speed IS the bottleneck in these systems, that's why SSD's exist, why a Samsung Chromebook feels fast and also why more RAM is so damn important.
That Acer you linked to looks good. If the OP would rather trade a little general purpose speed for a little better games ability, then get an AMD-chipped one with a new A4 or A6 CPU [budget willing]
The defence rests [mostly 'cos it's too hot to do anything else]