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Asus K55A-BI5093B Laptop: Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, 15.6" 1366x768 LED, Intel HD 4000, WiFi N, 6-cell, Win 7 Prem EXPIRED

EvilTechie 436 September 9, 2012 at 02:22 AM in Computers (4) More TigerDirect Deals
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Promoted 09-10-2012 at 01:00 AM View Original Post
Update: TigerDirect offers Asus K55A-BI5093B Laptop Bundle (Ultra Defender Notebook Messenger Bag + Gearhead Wireless Optical Nano Mouse) for $379.97 after $50 rebate. Shipping starts at $9.50. Thanks TDMVP73 - Price Increased

TigerDirect has Asus K55A-BI5093B Laptop for $450 - $50 rebate = $400 with free shipping. Offer valid today only. Thanks EvilTechie

Specs
  • Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • 15.6" 1366x768 LED
  • Intel HD 4000 Integrated Graphics
  • DVD Super Multi Burner
  • WiFi N
  • 6-cell Battery
  • Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
Price Research: Our research indicates that Asus K55A-BI5093B Laptop is $200 lower (33% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $600. - yuugotserved

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EDIT: SOLD OUT

just got an email from TigerDirect on:

ASUS K55A Core i5, 4GB, 500GB, 15.6" HD
$399.99 (after MIR. $499.99 before MIR)

starts 9/10 midnight (12AM) and ends on 9/10 11:59PM
or whenever quantity runs out

deal doesnt seem to be live just yet, email is linking to this page which leads to logitech speakers at this moment but it might swap to the laptop soon
DEAL: http://www.tigerdirect.com/sector...he-day.asp


from the look of the picture, specs, and price before MIR, it should be this K55A
Product: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...CatId=4935

here is the email: http://www.tigerdirect.com/email/WEM3255.asp

Quote :
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz Processor; ensures exceptional computing performance
4GB of DDR3 Memory; speeds up your laptops data processing
500GB Hard Disk Drive; offers massive storage space for your important files
DVD Super Multi Burner; lets you play and burn large data in a variety of disc formats
15.6" HD LED Backlit Widescreen Display; delivers visuals in superb HD quality
802.11n Wireless Networking Capability; guarantees seamless web connection
2x USB 3.0 ports
1x USB 2.0 port
1x HDMI 1.4 port

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#31
This machine should be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 [windowsupgradeoffer.com].
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#32
Quote from TDMVP73 View Post :
No, the laptop models aren't quad-core.

The i5's, like the i5-3210M, are dual-core.
Intel Info [intel.com]

Only the i7's are quad-core. To be quad-core, it has to say QM at the end, which stands for Quad-core Mobile.
Intel Processor Naming [intel.com]

For example: i7-3610QM
And even some of the Mobile i7's are Dual-Core.
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#33
Quote from adnan View Post :
And even some of the Mobile i7's are Dual-Core.
As he said, the ones with QM at the end of them are quad-core.
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#34
Quote from TDMVP73 View Post :
No, the laptop models aren't quad-core.

The i5's, like the i5-3210M, are dual-core.
Intel Info [intel.com]

Only the i7's are quad-core. To be quad-core, it has to say QM at the end, which stands for Quad-core Mobile.
Intel Processor Naming [intel.com]

For example: i7-3610QM
thanks for the information.
I wonder what need might there be for a quad core i7 laptop, unless it is paired with an equally substantial discrete video?

I can think of a few, but not many ... video decoding/encoding, perhaps complex aerospace engineering calculations, algorithms...

i also wonder about the processing power of mobile vs. desktop. the mobile versions must be far weaker than their desktop counterparts.
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#35
Quote from duenor View Post :
thanks for the information.
I wonder what need might there be for a quad core i7 laptop, unless it is paired with an equally substantial discrete video?

I can think of a few, but not many ... video decoding/encoding, perhaps complex aerospace engineering calculations, algorithms...

i also wonder about the processing power of mobile vs. desktop. the mobile versions must be far weaker than their desktop counterparts.

Why does the core i5 show 4 processors in the device manager? (Not doubting you guys) just wondering.
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#36
OOPS! Today, TigerDirect sent you a Daily Deal Slasher email promoting an ASUS Core i5 Laptop for just $399 after a mail-in rebate. Unfortunately, the offers promoted in this email will not become available until TOMORROW, Monday, September 10.

We sincerely apologize for this mistake and for the duplicate mailing. Our merchants have worked extremely hard to bring you this incredible offer, and we hope you'll be excited about it. It's available only in limited quantities and is sure to sell-out quickly on Monday.

Again, the ASUS Core i5 Laptop for just $399 will become available, for 24 hours only or until sold-out, TOMORROW, Monday, September 10.
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#37
Quote from JRodWI View Post :
Why does the core i5 show 4 processors in the device manager? (Not doubting you guys) just wondering.
Found out yesterday that windows shows the # of threads and not always cores
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#38
Quote from duenor View Post :
thanks for the information.
I wonder what need might there be for a quad core i7 laptop, unless it is paired with an equally substantial discrete video?

I can think of a few, but not many ... video decoding/encoding, perhaps complex aerospace engineering calculations, algorithms...

i also wonder about the processing power of mobile vs. desktop. the mobile versions must be far weaker than their desktop counterparts.
Quad-core laptops are definitely better at video decoding and encoding, and more data intensive tasks.

One notable difference is that the i5 mobile processors only have 3 MB of Cache, whereas the i7's have 6 MB of cache.

In regarding to your question about comparing mobile and desktop processors.... it's a bit hard since the processor clock-speeds don't always match up. The desktop is always going to outperform a laptop, but the margin has closed considerably.

You could compare a Desktop Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor to a Mobile Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM Processor or the Intel® Core™ i7-3920XM Processor Extreme Edition.

Benchmark Scores (PassMark CPU Mark):
i7-3820QM - 9,246
i7-3920XM - 9,379
i7-3770 - 10,355

Keep in mind that the i7-3770 has 8 MB Cache, and is 700 MHz faster on the low-end, 200 MHz higher on the high-end (turbo-mode) than the i7-3820QM. The i7-3920XM has the same 8 MB cache as the i7-3770, but it's still 500 MHz slower on the low-end and 100 MHz slower on the high-end.

i7-3770 Processor Info [intel.com]
i7-3820QM Processor Info [intel.com]
i7-3920XM Processor Info [intel.com]

i7-3770 Benchmark [cpubenchmark.net]
i7-3820QM Benchmark [cpubenchmark.net]
i7-3920XM Benchmark [cpubenchmark.net]
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#39
So, I was debating getting this laptop for the wife for surfing and basic things...only downsides I can see are lack of BluRay and Bluetooth. Any input and/or advice is appreciated.
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#40
Thank god the MIR is only $50 and not $100. That lowers the amount that the Tiger can screw you.

I live in a taxed state, so no TigerRebateDirect for me.
Tax Info From Their FAQ: Does TigerDirect.com charge sales tax?
TigerDirect.com or one of its affiliates has locations in Florida, Idaho, Texas, North Carolina, South Dakota,Georgia and Illinois the appropriate tax rate is charged for any order shipping to these states.

* Florida, Idaho, Texas, North Carolina, South Dakota,Georgia and Illinois residents are charged according to their state and local tax rate
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#41
Tiger direct has an ASus intel I 5 ( 3 rd gen) 15 inch laptop for 399$ after rebate tomorrow as their 24 hr deal.yummy
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#42
great deal. got the same mail but i am tired of scrolling too much with touchpad using two fingers, i want some high res screens.

Definitely its a slickdeal $399 for an 3rd gen i5 and that also from asus. nod
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#43
TD Eastern time? 9PM Pacific?
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TD Eastern time? 9PM Pacific?
Yes, TD is Eastern which is 9PM Pacific.
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Quote from adnan View Post :
Yes, TD is Eastern which is 9PM Pacific.
thanks. don't want to get screwed on the rebate Big Grin
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