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Asus Q524UQ model

Msunderstood 5 10 July 2, 2016 at 12:21 PM More Best Buy Deals
began looking to replace my current laptop. Found the "student coupon" for best buy (thanks Slickdeals) and looked through the choices.

My goal was to get the most current features for the least money. I had started out looking around 500-600 budget but the more I researched the more I found I wanted intel over AMD. Two downsides to this model not an SSD HD and no CD but those are fixable down the road.

Best buy has the Asus model Q524UQ for $100 off ($949). I combined with the student coupon (and found an open box) and it is just under 800 including tax. If buying brand new its 800 plus taxes.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-...01&cmp=RMX

Intel i7-6500U
12 gb Memory
15.6 Inch Screen
"Covertible" 360 degree rotate of screen
2 TB SATA HD

Question for techy people: wondering if you think this is the right price range for this system?

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What are you using the machine for?

No SSD in a $1000 laptop is just stupid in 2016. Assuming your going to put one in yourself?
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i think what made is expensive is the rotatable screen. do you really need it?
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i think what made is expensive is the rotatable screen. do you really need it?
Don't need it but they didn't have one w/o the rotational screen in the coupon category.

So I could drop the coupon and get a non rotational or keep coupon and get rotational screen.
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Don't need it but they didn't have one w/o the rotational screen in the coupon category.

So I could drop the coupon and get a non rotational or keep coupon and get rotational screen.
hmmm. your choice. whichever saves you more money. a laptop for $1k should have atleast an ssd.

just looked at the specs of the laptop. pretty decent. another feature you wont probably use is the backlit keyboard.
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Don't need it but they didn't have one w/o the rotational screen in the coupon category.

So I could drop the coupon and get a non rotational or keep coupon and get rotational screen.
Again OP, What are you using the machine for? It will help us determine if it's a good fit for you or not.
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I"m getting this laptop to Replace my old laptop (the upgrade to win 10 was not fun for it).
Powerpoint presentations, photo editing, browsing, work projects. Not for gaming but I want it to last until windows 20/20 comes out. . .

I had bought a laptop from Costco that wasn't good at all. It was 599, with an AMD processor. It couldnt install itunes w/o a lot of tinkering and was slow to download.

I"m getting this laptop to Replace my old laptop (the upgrade to win 10 was not fun for it).
Powerpoint presentations, photo editing, watch some online movies light web design. Not for gaming but I want it to last until windows 20/20).

I had bought a laptop from Costco that wasn't good at all. It was 670 with taxes, an AMD processor, 12gb memory not rotaional screen. It couldnt install itunes w/o a lot of tinkering and was slow to download.

So thinking this model is about $150 more and has all I want and some I do not but worth the extra bang so that it lasts.
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I"m getting this laptop to Replace my old laptop (the upgrade to win 10 was not fun for it).
Powerpoint presentations, photo editing, browsing, work projects. Not for gaming but I want it to last until windows 20/20 comes out. . .

I had bought a laptop from Costco that wasn't good at all. It was 599, with an AMD processor. It couldnt install itunes w/o a lot of tinkering and was slow to download.

I"m getting this laptop to Replace my old laptop (the upgrade to win 10 was not fun for it).
Powerpoint presentations, photo editing, watch some online movies light web design. Not for gaming but I want it to last until windows 20/20).

I had bought a laptop from Costco that wasn't good at all. It was 670 with taxes, an AMD processor, 12gb memory not rotaional screen. It couldnt install itunes w/o a lot of tinkering and was slow to download.

So thinking this model is about $150 more and has all I want and some I do not but worth the extra bang so that it lasts.
If the windows 10 upgrade was not great just format the machine and start fresh. There is a very good chance this will fix your issues.

What your describing isn't a heavy need depending on how intense of photography you do. The laptop you linked to will easily do the trick but I would call it a ok price. It's more power than you need and also much heavier/larger so if you carry it around alot know that. Not having an SSD like we mentioned is pretty unacceptable in my book for that class of machine in 2016. Also just because you buy a more expensive or more high spec machine doesn't mean it will last until 2020.Sounds like you might benefit from some basic computer maintenance knowledge too.
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