The Lenovo for $340 is essentially the same thing, it is a good unit, G or B 570.
1600 Total SSD's handled between two jobs. Plextor M3s, M5s, Intel 320s, Crucial M550/MX100, and Samsung 470/830/840/850s are reliable (1 intel 8MB bug failure, two M5s failures). 3 M4 errors, 1 failure among ~75 of them. Sandforce controlled drives, 13 RMAs among ~200 units.
It comes with a 4 Cell battery. Most standard laptops come with a 6 cell so take that into consideration if battery life is important to you. I was going to buy it but I think I will hold off on this one.
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Yes, it is matte display. I got this connect to my HDTV. It has a HDMI, the sales people at BestBuy said it would work for this. So far no luck. Trying to plug the HDMI from PC to HDTV. PC does not detect HDTV as external monitor. Using 1080p+ HDMI cable. I changed the display to 1360X768, which is suppoted by the TV. Whbat am I doing wrong?
Spend $10 more and get the Lenovo with the same specs over this Asus.
I generally hold Asus in high regards in terms of build quality, but this thing is downright atrocious with the biggest offender being the keyboard. The keyboard just feels cheap and there is a discernible crown in the center of the keyboard on the one I saw on display last night.
OTOH, the Lenovo has vastly superior build quality for a budget laptop and the keyboard alone, is one of the best I've ever seen in a laptop in this price range. It's that good. But don't take my word for it, go read the various threads here comparing the Lenovos that are available (Pentium B950 for $340 and Core i3 for $379).
Not trying to crap in here, but for the money, this just isn't that great of a deal. You can really tell Asus cut costs on this one.
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