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ASUS X555DA-AS11 15 Inch Full-HD AMD A10 Quad Core Laptop with Windows 10, 256GB SSD Black & Silver $399.00 on eBay

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ASUS X555DA-AS11 15 Inch Full-HD AMD A10 Quad Core Laptop with Windows 10, 256GB SSD Black & Silver $399.00 on eBay.

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No ram?
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Would someone who knows computers better than I do please tell me how this one rates next to this one?
http://slickdeals.net/f/8990579-acer-aspire-e5-575-51gg-15-6-full-hd-laptop-core-i5-6200u-8gb-ram-500gb-hdd-390-free-shipping-ebay-daily-deal#comments

I decided against the Acer after reading professional reviews saying the keyboard was mushy and the screen is dim with washed out colors. I don't need a huge harddrive, so the SSD is preferable. And the matte display is a definite plus. I prefer an optical drive, but thats not a deal breaker. I'd really love for someone knowledgeable to compare the two processors. I know the RAM on the Acer is better, being DDR 4.

I would greatly appreciate knowledgeable and/or experienced (with this exact unit) opinions. Thank you
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Pretty nice laptop, the 1080p screen and SSD really make it a well balanced system.

Unfortunately the A10-8700p is not all it's cracked up to be. On paper it sounds like a great chip. Quad core, decent GPU, and a variable TDP to save battery when you need it. The problem is that nearly every OEM has locked the TDP of these chips to around 15w to avoid beefing up the cooling system. This doesn't really effect most daily tasks, but when you are trying to play a game, the APU can't go 100% on the CPU and GPU side at the same time and performance suffers. AMD wised up with the 9000 series and just came out with separate SKUs (for ~15w and ~30w) so that people would know exactly what they were getting.

Overall, a solid performer that is unfortunately hamstrung from being a viable gaming system. Sure it will play games, and it will play many older games quite well, but it will absolutely struggle in most newer titles even at the lowest possible settings.
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it is hard to find an AMD laptop with a 1080P screen. Good deal.
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Pretty nice laptop, the 1080p screen and SSD really make it a well balanced system.

Unfortunately the A10-8700p is not all it's cracked up to be. On paper it sounds like a great chip. Quad core, decent GPU, and a variable TDP to save battery when you need it. The problem is that nearly every OEM has locked the TDP of these chips to around 15w to avoid beefing up the cooling system. This doesn't really effect most daily tasks, but when you are trying to play a game, the APU can't go 100% on the CPU and GPU side at the same time and performance suffers. AMD wised up with the 9000 series and just came out with separate SKUs (for ~15w and ~30w) so that people would know exactly what they were getting.

Overall, a solid performer that is unfortunately hamstrung from being a viable gaming system. Sure it will play games, and it will play many older games quite well, but it will absolutely struggle in most newer titles even at the lowest possible settings.
it's a shame they still PRICE them like it's a performance laptop though..
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Quote from hilltopper06 View Post :
Pretty nice laptop, the 1080p screen and SSD really make it a well balanced system.

Unfortunately the A10-8700p is not all it's cracked up to be. On paper it sounds like a great chip. Quad core, decent GPU, and a variable TDP to save battery when you need it. The problem is that nearly every OEM has locked the TDP of these chips to around 15w to avoid beefing up the cooling system. This doesn't really effect most daily tasks, but when you are trying to play a game, the APU can't go 100% on the CPU and GPU side at the same time and performance suffers. AMD wised up with the 9000 series and just came out with separate SKUs (for ~15w and ~30w) so that people would know exactly what they were getting.

Overall, a solid performer that is unfortunately hamstrung from being a viable gaming system. Sure it will play games, and it will play many older games quite well, but it will absolutely struggle in most newer titles even at the lowest possible settings.
Looks like the deal is over, but if you are familiar with this or very similar units from ASUS, what do you think of the build quality, ie the sturdiness of the case, feel of the keys, etc? I'm not a gamer so what you were talking about wouldn't be an issue for me. The build quality, however, is important to me. And I don't mind if a unit weighs a little more in favor of it being solidly built.


They have plenty in stock, ,as shown on their site. They just don't want to see more at this price.
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it's a shame they still PRICE them like it's a performance laptop though..
Yeah, something like this should be $325 by now
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Yeah, something like this should be $325 by now
I think they treat every laptop with a ssd drive in them LIKE diamonds and gold..
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I think they treat every laptop with a ssd drive in them LIKE diamonds and gold..
SSDs prices have dropped considerably lately, as have regular harddrives. They should pass that on. On their site, where they have plenty available (it says there is a limit of 5 per customer ), you get a choice between that SSD or a 1 TB regular drive. Not sure if that changes the price though.

What gets me most is the almost universal cheapening of body quality (casing, keyboard). I know it's in favor of weight, but how about someone like me who doesn't mind a little more weight in favor of a more solid body and better keyboard? It's one of the main reasons I've been milking my OLD Vostro 1500 so long. It's a dinosaur and I'm long overdue for a new one, but boy is it solid and has a great keyboard and matte screen.

And why is this one of the few laptops I've seen with a matte screen? Do most people really like glossy ones?
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SSDs prices have dropped considerably lately, as have regular harddrives. They should pass that on. On their site, where they have plenty available (it says there is a limit of 5 per customer ), you get a choice between that SSD or a 1 TB regular drive. Not sure if that changes the price though.

What gets me most is the almost universal cheapening of body quality (casing, keyboard). I know it's in favor of weight, but how about someone like me who doesn't mind a little more weight in favor of a more solid body and better keyboard? It's one of the main reasons I've been milking my OLD Vostro 1500 so long. It's a dinosaur and I'm long overdue for a new one, but boy is it solid and has a great keyboard and matte screen.

And why is this one of the few laptops I've seen with a matte screen? Do most people really like glossy ones?
Dell makes a rugged line of which you have one.. some of the gaming laptops with lighted mechanical keyboard are build tough, but YMMV..
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Dell makes a rugged line of which you have one.. some of the gaming laptops with lighted mechanical keyboard are build tough, but YMMV..
Mine is a "small business" variety, as you apparently know. Does Dell still make similar laptops? Do they still have a small business side? If so, what is the price range for basic units and what are they called?

I'm not looking for a gaming laptop, just a basic one, preferably with a 1080 screen and SSD
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Looks like the deal is over, but if you are familiar with this or very similar units from ASUS, what do you think of the build quality, ie the sturdiness of the case, feel of the keys, etc? I'm not a gamer so what you were talking about wouldn't be an issue for me. The build quality, however, is important to me. And I don't mind if a unit weighs a little more in favor of it being solidly built.


They have plenty in stock, ,as shown on their site. They just don't want to see more at this price.
ASUS makes pretty solid notebooks. Their low-end units are hard plastics with a faux brushed metal finish. I haven't had too many negative experiences with them falling apart, but they will flex a bit. Unless you are really hard on your tech, something like this will last you a good while. I am not a fan of the price on this model (I agree with others that $250-$375 would make it more compelling), but it certainly isn't a bad deal at $399 (obviously enough people felt it was a good deal because it sold out at the sale price). Happy hunting!
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