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Open Box new Asus X540LA 15.6" 768P, Core i3-5020U, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVD-RW, USB Type C @ $252 with F/S at eBay with full warranty

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Last Edited by annie930ny June 10, 2016 at 07:08 AM
ebay via BestBuy, is offering Open Box New Asus X540LA 15.6" laptop with 1366 X 768 LED display, Broadwell Core i3-5020U 2.2GHz CPU, 4GB DDR3 Ram, 1TB HDD, DVD-RW, USB Type-C port @ $252 with free shipping or Store Pickup. It comes with full warranty.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Open-Box-...SwuhhXUaI0

SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • 15.6" 1366 X 768 LED Display
  • Intel Broadwell Core i3-5020U 2.2GHz Dual Core processor
  • Intel HD 520 Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz Ram
  • 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
  • 802.11n WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • 100Mbps Ethernet
  • 1 X HDMI, 1 X VGA
  • 1 X USB 3.0, 1 X USB Type C, 1 X USB 2.0
  • DVD-RW
  • 4.41lbs
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1366 x 768 .... Why?

It's dirt cheap, I get that, it's reflected in build quality, processor, graphics, spinning HDD. I get it.

Unless you're desperate for a cheap laptop, I can't see anyone enjoying an awful display they look at for potentially hours every day. It may seem like elitism, but 1366 x 768 is original NES blocky. Like the rest of you, I enjoy a deal. But I'd rather spend a little more and have a display I can tolerate. In a laptop, you can usually change/upgrade the RAM and HDD/SSD if needed or when it's affordable. In a laptop, a sh1tty display isn't worth the price to upgrade. $0.02
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Quote from ign0ramus View Post :
1366 x 768 .... Why?

It's dirt cheap, I get that, it's reflected in build quality, processor, graphics, spinning HDD. I get it.

Unless you're desperate for a cheap laptop, I can't see anyone enjoying an awful display they look at for potentially hours every day. It may seem like elitism, but 1366 x 768 is original NES blocky. Like the rest of you, I enjoy a deal. But I'd rather spend a little more and have a display I can tolerate. In a laptop, you can usually change/upgrade the RAM and HDD/SSD if needed or when it's affordable. In a laptop, a sh1tty display isn't worth the price to upgrade. $0.02
Bro, there are lots of people who needs laptop for their study or day to day work and does and on a budget. For them this laptop is a blessing. And you are complaining too much about Spinning HDD. Show me a deal where SSD are available below $450 and even that is rare.

Core i3-5020U is a pretty decent CPU and can handle all the day to day task with ease.
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Can anyone find the full model number? I want to understand if this has a full featured USB Type C with Power Delivery (PD) or what features it is lacking. Such as whether it is a dual role port, where it can charge or provide power through the same connector. In the OP title/description it mentions USB C but I don't see it in the specs.

Edit, I found the MPN
X540LA-SI30205P

But I don't think it's a full featured Type C, with PD or display port simply because they don't mention it on the Asus website. My guess is it's minimal functionality, 5V only and just to connect ordinary peripherals.
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Bro, there are lots of people who needs laptop for their study or day to day work and does and on a budget. For them this laptop is a blessing. And you are complaining too much about Spinning HDD. Show me a deal where SSD are available below $450 and even that is rare.

Core i3-5020U is a pretty decent CPU and can handle all the day to day task with ease.
what you said. the cpu is decent. I bought my mom a 15 inch laptop with the same resolution, and to be honest i think if she could put it in a higher resolution, she wouldnt want it. It doesnt look as nice at my laptop, but doesnt look like your playing minecraft either.
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Tax in CA... =(
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Quote from ign0ramus View Post :
1366 x 768 .... Why?

It's dirt cheap, I get that, it's reflected in build quality, processor, graphics, spinning HDD. I get it.

Unless you're desperate for a cheap laptop, I can't see anyone enjoying an awful display they look at for potentially hours every day. It may seem like elitism, but 1366 x 768 is original NES blocky. Like the rest of you, I enjoy a deal. But I'd rather spend a little more and have a display I can tolerate. In a laptop, you can usually change/upgrade the RAM and HDD/SSD if needed or when it's affordable. In a laptop, a sh1tty display isn't worth the price to upgrade. $0.02
if you watch cable TV, most programming comes in at 720p and is generally viewed on much larger displays.
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Quote from ign0ramus View Post :
1366 x 768 .... Why?

It's dirt cheap, I get that, it's reflected in build quality, processor, graphics, spinning HDD. I get it.

Unless you're desperate for a cheap laptop, I can't see anyone enjoying an awful display they look at for potentially hours every day. It may seem like elitism, but 1366 x 768 is original NES blocky. Like the rest of you, I enjoy a deal. But I'd rather spend a little more and have a display I can tolerate. In a laptop, you can usually change/upgrade the RAM and HDD/SSD if needed or when it's affordable. In a laptop, a sh1tty display isn't worth the price to upgrade. $0.02
I have a few laptops. I don't understand the hate for a screen with a resolution less than 1080p. Yes I have a couple of laptops with 1080p (one with 3k) and they look nice. However, I have a 15.6" with the same resolution as this laptop. Sure, if you're doing apps with tons of windows like a DAW, CAD, or 3D graphics program, it's inconvenient. But, if you're just surfing the net, answering emails, and using Office as most will likely do with this laptop it's perfectly fine. Most of these lower priced lappies aren't barnburners anyhow, so I doubt anyone would get one to do much more than websurfing and Office.
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I think some prejudice about 720p on laptops come from lower DPI versions which can look blocky.. and I get that but not all laptop 720p are this bare minimum DPI... if the DPI is slightly higher than min it is fine, I only notice a slight improvement between 720p and 1080p and none in 4k even in fast motion @ 15.6in screens this was one of the things I checked when I bought my Acer laptop...
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$229 few days ago
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Quote from ign0ramus View Post :
1366 x 768 is original NES blocky.
Well I see where the screen name comes from...
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Tax in CA... =(
it's best buy...
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Bro, there are lots of people who needs laptop for their study or day to day work and does and on a budget. For them this laptop is a blessing. And you are complaining too much about Spinning HDD. Show me a deal where SSD are available below $450 and even that is rare.

Core i3-5020U is a pretty decent CPU and can handle all the day to day task with ease.
I agree with this completely. I hate the trolls that complain about resolution on a $250 laptop. This screen was adequate 2 years ago and they act like it's black and white
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Quote from ign0ramus View Post :
1366 x 768 .... Why?

It's dirt cheap, I get that, it's reflected in build quality, processor, graphics, spinning HDD. I get it.

Unless you're desperate for a cheap laptop, I can't see anyone enjoying an awful display they look at for potentially hours every day. It may seem like elitism, but 1366 x 768 is original NES blocky. Like the rest of you, I enjoy a deal. But I'd rather spend a little more and have a display I can tolerate. In a laptop, you can usually change/upgrade the RAM and HDD/SSD if needed or when it's affordable. In a laptop, a sh1tty display isn't worth the price to upgrade. $0.02
This is beyond stupid. You're probably watching <1080p on your 50" or more TV but on a laptop it's unacceptable? gtfo.
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Quote from ign0ramus View Post :
1366 x 768 .... Why?

It's dirt cheap, I get that, it's reflected in build quality, processor, graphics, spinning HDD. I get it.

Unless you're desperate for a cheap laptop, I can't see anyone enjoying an awful display they look at for potentially hours every day. It may seem like elitism, but 1366 x 768 is original NES blocky. Like the rest of you, I enjoy a deal. But I'd rather spend a little more and have a display I can tolerate. In a laptop, you can usually change/upgrade the RAM and HDD/SSD if needed or when it's affordable. In a laptop, a sh1tty display isn't worth the price to upgrade. $0.02
I used a computer much like this one for a few years for my full time software development job. I added RAM and swapped in an SSD, at which point I found the performance quite good. The display was, indeed, frustrating due to the limited number of characters I could display on the screen. However, 95% of the time I had it plugged into a larger 1080p monitor so I was fine. I was happy with my setup, since I was on a budget, but if screen real estate / resolution is important then I would definitely not recommended going this route.

You can buy a house in a crappy neighborhood and fix it up... but you'd still have a house in a crappy neighborhood. In other words, consider what you can't change.

Finally, some people don't have good enough vision to appreciate the resolution difference on a 15" screen and they are probably going to set up their fonts to be large anyways. In that case, might as well save the money and get a lower resolution monitor.
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