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Promoted 07-23-2016 by SubZero5 at 12:54 PM View Original Post
Best Buy has Asus VivoBook 15.6" Laptop: N3700, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD (X540SA-BPD0602V) on sale for $217.99. Shipping is free. Thanks SiriusBlk

Note, purchase of this laptop also includes a 6-Month Titanium Internet Security Subscription (3 Devices for Mac/Windows) automatically added to cart.

Specs
  • Intel Pentium N3700
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • 15.6" 1366x768 LED Display
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10



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Edited July 23, 2016 at 10:48 AM by TattyBear
Asus VivoBook, 15.6", Pentium, 4GB RAM, 500GB Silver, 768p, Slim for $217.99 (OB: $195.99) + FS (Bestbuy)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-...7400050000

Open Box starting $195.99.

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Product Features
Intel Pentium
15.6" display

Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
Intel® Pentium® mobile processor N3700

Ultra-low-voltage platform. Quad-core processing with Burst Performance technology provides high-efficiency performance for everyday tasks.
4GB system memory for basic multitasking

Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
500GB hard drive for serviceable file storage space

Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos. 5400 rpm spindle speed for standard read/write times.
Cloud support lets you access your files anywhere

Store your photos, videos, documents and other files on Dropbox for secure access across multiple devices. Fees may apply.
Intel® HD Graphics

On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
Weighs 4.41 lbs. and measures 1" thin

Balances portability and screen size, so you get a respectable amount of viewing space without the laptop being too cumbersome for practical portability. 3-cell lithium ion battery.
2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices

Also includes 1 USB 2.0 port to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
HDMI output expands your viewing options

Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer

Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats.
Wireless network connectivity

High-speed wireless LAN built into the screen, so it connects to your network or hotspots on the most common Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.
SuperMulti DVD/CD burner

Reads and writes to a wide variety of media formats, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, DVD-RAM and double-layer DVD.
IceCool design keeps the palm rest comfortable

Heat-producing components and vents are cleverly positioned away from where you place your hands, so the palm rest stays cool to the touch during intensive use or long sessions.
Basic software package included

1 month trial of Microsoft Office 365 Personal.
Additional ports

Headphone/microphone combo jack and VGA port.
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It's mostly the 4gb of ram and the hdd, I had 4gb with an ssd (so paging was involved) and it was painfully slow when you need to write research papers.

After staring at a computer for 5 hours, experiencing that lag in between switching tabs and the constant pop-up from windows telling you "low memory" is not very fun.

Also, if analytics are involved, he will be talking to the task manager on a daily basis. (Happens the most when I was running PM and I had an i5, but it was mostly the ram)

Basically, if he is not a last minute person, then things should be fine, otherwise, I'd spend that extra 60 and a get an i3 to make life a little easier.

6 hours of battery is okay, but I am usually down to less than 15% a few times a week with an 8hr battery.
Airado 9
Get "the great suspender" for chrome, I have like 15 tabs open all the time, and it helps freezes inactive tabs to free up some memory.
Airado 8
Let's summarize for the bulk of people that have no idea what you've written here - you experienced issues with a completely different laptop with completely different specs, running very specific and advanced data analysis software, alongside (assuming here) an word processing program and a web browser to complete your research paper. Your computer slowed down, understandably, under the constraints and relative amount of RAM you had.

I'm not discounting your experience or jumping on you, as I'm sure it was frustrating, and your use case is certainly not uncommon, I feel you're misleading people here, and could have certainly presented your experience very differently. You had a very specific use case, and it's not the experience of the majority of users. This laptop is perfectly fine for students in, say, a liberal arts program like Communication or even the first year or two of a different program. It would be just fine running web, some light video chat, basic office (Google Docs), music, netflix, etc. This is a decently built, nicely spec'd deal for basic computing needs.

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looks OK for browsing, Skype and all. thinking of buying for dad
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n3700 should be good for streaming video to TV..
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Got for a college student
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Quote from MR_FLY_GUY View Post :
Got for a college student
Depending on what he's doing, it could be frustrating for a college student.
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Depending on what he's doing, it could be frustrating for a college student.
? explain.....
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Quote from cargo555 View Post :
? explain.....
Nowadays, College kids are entitled brats who would be embarrassed if they didn't have a MacBook like their friends, so this laptop would cause frustration and embarrassment.

Use a pen and paper to take notes like the rest of us did in school
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? explain.....
It's mostly the 4gb of ram and the hdd, I had 4gb with an ssd (so paging was involved) and it was painfully slow when you need to write research papers.

After staring at a computer for 5 hours, experiencing that lag in between switching tabs and the constant pop-up from windows telling you "low memory" is not very fun.

Also, if analytics are involved, he will be talking to the task manager on a daily basis. (Happens the most when I was running PM and I had an i5, but it was mostly the ram)

Basically, if he is not a last minute person, then things should be fine, otherwise, I'd spend that extra 60 and a get an i3 to make life a little easier.

6 hours of battery is okay, but I am usually down to less than 15% a few times a week with an 8hr battery.
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Quote from Airado View Post :
It's mostly the 4gb of ram and the hdd, I had 4gb with an ssd (so paging was involved) and it was painfully slow when you need to write research papers.

After staring at a computer for 5 hours, experiencing that lag in between switching tabs and the constant pop-up from windows telling you "low memory" is not very fun.

Also, if analytics are involved, he will be talking to the task manager on a daily basis. (Happens the most when I was running PM and I had an i5, but it was mostly the ram)

Basically, if he is not a last minute person, then things should be fine, otherwise, I'd spend that extra 60 and a get an i3 to make life a little easier.

6 hours of battery is okay, but I am usually down to less than 15% a few times a week with an 8hr battery.
Will probably need more ram too. My i5 Surface Pro 4gb suffers with Visual Studio and Chrome :'(
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I see this being a great laptop for an average college student. I am a Psych undergrad student so I dont perform hardcore tasks and most students I know of not studying animation, engineering, etc. have no problem with 4gb's of RAM and a Pentium and above. Lets be honest anyways, most students just use their laptop for researching, LOTS of word processing, and maybe in their spare time streaming videos and this is one of the ways to get away from more student debt and that is by not overpurchasing that i5 or i7 with 16gbs of RAM that you'll never get proper use out of.
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Quote from aznxenon View Post :
Will probably need more ram too. My i5 Surface Pro 4gb suffers with Visual Studio and Chrome :'(
Get "the great suspender" for chrome, I have like 15 tabs open all the time, and it helps freezes inactive tabs to free up some memory.
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Quote from Airado View Post :
(Happens the most when I was running PM and I had an i5, but it was mostly the ram)
6 hours of battery is okay, but I am usually down to less than 15% a few times a week with an 8hr battery.
Let's summarize for the bulk of people that have no idea what you've written here - you experienced issues with a completely different laptop with completely different specs, running very specific and advanced data analysis software, alongside (assuming here) an word processing program and a web browser to complete your research paper. Your computer slowed down, understandably, under the constraints and relative amount of RAM you had.

I'm not discounting your experience or jumping on you, as I'm sure it was frustrating, and your use case is certainly not uncommon, I feel you're misleading people here, and could have certainly presented your experience very differently. You had a very specific use case, and it's not the experience of the majority of users. This laptop is perfectly fine for students in, say, a liberal arts program like Communication or even the first year or two of a different program. It would be just fine running web, some light video chat, basic office (Google Docs), music, netflix, etc. This is a decently built, nicely spec'd deal for basic computing needs.
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Quote from LordZeppelin View Post :
Let's summarize for the bulk of people that have no idea what you've written here - you experienced issues with a completely different laptop with completely different specs, running very specific and advanced data analysis software, alongside (assuming here) an word processing program and a web browser to complete your research paper. Your computer slowed down, understandably, under the constraints and relative amount of RAM you had.

I'm not discounting your experience or jumping on you, as I'm sure it was frustrating, and your use case is certainly not uncommon, I feel you're misleading people here, and could have certainly presented your experience very differently. You had a very specific use case, and it's not the experience of the majority of users. This laptop is perfectly fine for students in, say, a liberal arts program like Communication or even the first year or two of a different program. It would be just fine running web, some light video chat, basic office (Google Docs), music, netflix, etc. This is a decently built, nicely spec'd deal for basic computing needs.
That's why I led with "Depending on what he's doing"

Yes, you are right about the laptop being good for running chromes and watching Netflix. The problem I had was the 4gb of ram being the bottleneck.
When I am doing my papers, I usually have about 20 tabs open to switch in between, which could lead to freezing and force quits. (literally chrome and words)

My point was, while the laptop can do everything, it doesn't have the ability to do it well and may leads to obstacle in the future. Which is good enough for some people. The issue is that after buying a laptop, you are forced to live with it for at least 2 years, so it may be best to spend a little more for a better laptop.

This laptop is great if I am only doing personal things on it like facebooking or netflixing, while the unexpected can happen with no negative consequences (e.g. my parents, who literally only do those things). But I'd rather not take the chance of losing half my work just to save 100 bucks.

It's just trade off between cost, benefit, risk.

Also, PM is not that advance, it's literally process flow, I don't even know why it took soo much ram.
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I'm interested, but the processor looks a little feeble. Anyone know how well it can work with a usb webcam?
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