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I currently own a 3.5 year old Acer Aspire 5755G which runs with Windows 7 64-bit and contains following:
- Intel Core i7-2670 QM 2.2 GHz (up to 3.1 GHz)
- NVIDIA GeForce GT540M, up to 4095MB Turbo Cache
- 750 Gb & 8 Gb RAM

I don't own a desktop pc because of my studies and I'm always taking flights here and there.
I use it also for everything, also games.
Lately I don't play anymore because it overheats and it got some problems with Battlefield 4 for example (quality and stuff).

What would you suggest:
- try to open it and clean it or give it to someone to clean it
- buy one of these laptop cooling systems (although I cannot transport it when taking a plane)
- sell it and get a new better one

What are your thoughts?

Your CPU is pretty good, you have a good amount of RAM, but your games aren't going too well because your GPU is just OK. You could clean it and then sell it to someone who will use it for everyday stuff and maybe a little (not hardcore) gaming.

I will try to clean it although I never did something like that and I'm pretty scared to break something or so...
Maybe I got someone who needs a new laptop just for working and everyday stuff. Have some of you got a price idea?

The next point, getting a new one... I know nearly nothing about this so I'm relying on you people ;)
As said, I need a laptop which I always carry with me (traveling, university, ...) to do everyday and work stuff but also be able to play games like Battlefield, Strategy games, and some of the newest games that came out or/and will be coming out.
Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

I would get a can of compressed air and then blow out the dust. A good price would probably be in the $150-250 USD price range, if it would not overheat during everyday tasks.

Well, I would probably recommend a Lenovo. I don't know what your budget is for a gaming laptop, but here are some good choices: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/redux/laptops/grid-facets/#facet-4=2

I'll buy one and work on that problem as soon as my exams are over.
No, not at all. Writing while listening to music, cutting picutres, researching, etc works fine!
Well, this laptop was a gift and did cost like $900 USD. Now that I have to pay it myself I'd got with the motto "The best and cheapest possible" That lasts as long as possible for work and gaming. I don't know, maybe around $700 USD or cheaper? Are there good laptops in that price range?
I've heard of Lenovo, are there other brands who would suit? Or do you like Lenovo the most, also because you own or did own one?