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Asus X55DA-WB11 15.6" 768P, A10-8700P, 4GB Ram, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, Win10 Home @ $279 at Walmart with F/S

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Last Edited by annie930ny July 24, 2016 at 06:29 AM
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SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • 15.6" 1366x768 LED Display
  • AMD A10-8700P 1.8GHz (3.2GHz Turbo, 2MB Cache)
  • AMD R6 Graphics (384 SP)
  • 4GB DDR3 1600MHz Ram (12GB Max,4GB onboard, 1 Slot free)
  • 500GB 5400 RPM HDD
  • DVD-RW
  • 802.11n WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 + 1Gbps Ethernet
  • 1x VGA, 1x HDMI
  • 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, SD Crad Reader
  • 37 WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
  • 4.48 lbs.
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Is this that much better (for a first year college student) than the Asus Vivobook for $218 in the other thread?
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Is this that much better (for a first year college student) than the Asus Vivobook for $218 in the other thread?
Yes. The Processor and the integrated Graphics is way more powerful than Pentium N3700.. But I would ask you to get another 4GB or 8GB stick and add it to the laptop. It will not only increase the performance of the normal tasks but also the performance of the integrated graphics, because of enabling Dual Channel memory mode.
In fact you can play most of the games at mid settings with this IGP.
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Yes. The Processor and the integrated Graphics is way more powerful than Pentium N3700.. But I would ask you to get another 4GB or 8GB stick and add it to the laptop. It will not only increase the performance of the normal tasks but also the performance of the integrated graphics, because of enabling Dual Channel memory mode.
In fact you can play most of the games at mid settings with this IGP.
Thanks. But as I said, it's just for a college student, and they're paying for it themselves.
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Thanks. But as I said, it's just for a college student, and they're paying for it themselves.
Still I would ask you to add another 4GB of Ram. It will cost you around 20 bucks. And even for college students, this is better. the other one is basically a 15" Netbook. Good for Surfing Internet and watching movies.
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The deal might be ok..

But the machine is very weak.. you will be frustrated at times.


IMHO, since you need an SSD to go in this anyway.. might as well get a ~$500-600 machine that already has an SSD.. and it'd most likely be intel platform, which is much faster than the A10
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Is this that much better (for a first year college student) than the Asus Vivobook for $218 in the other thread?
I got the Asus for 218 for my nephew's gf. Not fast bit should be fine
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the cpu is pretty weak for the price. most oems configured it to 15w tdp. that makes it a single channel memory, throttling like crazy, and lap burning disaster.
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is it hard to open from back?
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Still I would ask you to add another 4GB of Ram. It will cost you around 20 bucks. And even for college students, this is better. the other one is basically a 15" Netbook. Good for Surfing Internet and watching movies.
What does a first year college student do that is so challenging on a laptop? All they do is research and write papers on Microsoft Word or Excel
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is it hard to open from back?
If my girlfriend is any indication...absolutely.

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What does a first year college student do that is so challenging on a laptop? All they do is research and write papers on Microsoft Word or Excel
I agree with you. Any modern laptop with 4GB of RAM is fine. Half the students would use Google Docs anyway so local processing power barely matters. I will agree with another poster that any computer will run far faster with an SSD.
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If my girlfriend is any indication...absolutely.


I agree with you. Any modern laptop with 4GB of RAM is fine. Half the students would use Google Docs anyway so local processing power barely matters. I will agree with another poster that any computer will run far faster with an SSD.
sigh, as far as i see now only lenovo's entry level laptop provides easy upgrade, meaning two screws to open the back panel
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If my girlfriend is any indication...absolutely.


I agree with you. Any modern laptop with 4GB of RAM is fine. Half the students would use Google Docs anyway so local processing power barely matters. I will agree with another poster that any computer will run far faster with an SSD.
I'm a guy, and it's really easy with another guy.
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AMD A10 is really a good processor and the integrated video controller makes it much better than the Intel units. And an 8GB memory now costs only $25 and a 240 GB SSD goes for $50. So, you can have a very good system for $350.
Typing from an AMD A8 laptop bought 3 years ago but I have upgraded it to 16GB of memory and 240 GB SSD and serves me very well. Of course, I stopped doing any numeric intensive work except for some video editing etc.
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Got this for my father. Now thinking about buying one for me.
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