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|01-01-2012 10:40 AM|
For $120 difference I was seriously considering this. But for a $72 difference, I'll get the one with blu-ray I think. It does have a slightly bigger drive (640 vs 500) and slightly more ram (6gb vs 4gb), but that may be moot since I wanted to upgrade ram anyway.
I think fate has made a decision for me. Unless I see something awesome in the newspaper ads today...
I wonder why I can't find a 17" A8 though. That is puzzling.
|12-31-2011 08:16 PM|
Thanks burticus. Thats an amazing oversight on the spec from Acer...
Anyway, re $30 price raise, I wonder if its worth contacting Amazon to see if they will honor the older price? One of the reviewers mentioned that they got it for the lower price so you have some precedence.
|12-31-2011 08:04 PM|
|David36||Went up $30|
|12-31-2011 07:55 PM|
Dammit, no blu-ray again. And this is $120 cheaper than the other A8 with blu-ray I am looking at. I have an external one but still, something extra to haul around. What to do....
|12-31-2011 05:02 PM|
This looks like a mega deal, but as I do more digging, I'm getting more confused on weather this is dual or quad core.
AS5560-Sb613 which the post links to is a dual core according to Amazon and Acersinfo.
AS5560-Sb6653 appears to be a quad core model, an A6 rather than A8 mind you.
Thoughts? Would suck to buy this and turn out to be a dual.... But I guess I could return it.
/edit, actually most of what I do will be video rendering\editing and I'm not sure if even at this price point the quad core could redeem this....
Seems like sandy bridge/quick sync is the way to go? I use Sony Vegas mostly.
|12-24-2011 10:58 AM|
this seems nice too for 400 but i already got one in amazon less ram but better processor.
i got 2 laptops for xmas and really confused about prices but finally i got 2 for 760$
|12-24-2011 08:03 AM|
K10STAT Overclocker info
It has 4 cores working together at 1.5ghz (1.5x4=6ghz average), but you can overclock the APUs to all work around 2GHZ each and create a turbo between 2.4 to 2.6 ghz--I have mine set something like that--usually 1.7 to 1.9ghz and turbo 2.4ghz.
So it will atleast feel like the sandy bridge INTEL chips most times, but those Intel chips will still perform faster on very CPU number crunching intensive tasks (compression or decompressing files, encoding video, photoshop processing, etc) regardless of overclocking on APUs.
Q: Why would anyone go for these AMD Apus if they can just get the Intel chips?
A: Because of the better graphic performance from a 6620g or 6520g integrated graphics over Intel HD3000 integrated graphics, plus price is usually cheaper. It isn't a very very wide margin of difference, because Intel graphics have also improved in the past 2 years. But every bit of graphic performance is important for any casual "PC gaming". If you're never going to play demanding PC games, then go for the Intel i3 or i5 cpus-much better choice for serious work with still the ability to play some PC games at low settings.
|12-24-2011 03:58 AM|
|wjjiang1990||only 1.5ghz with a turbocore?? nah i am not going to pull this trigger|
|12-23-2011 10:11 PM|
It's not a matter of who is better, but whether any of them are sufficient.
The magic number is 60 fps. None of them hit this number so this makes them inadequate for gaming... be it casual or not.
|12-23-2011 05:52 PM|
Thumbs up and reps for OP! Best deal ever posted for a low priced but very capable gaming laptop.
|12-23-2011 12:20 PM|
|12-23-2011 11:42 AM|
By the way, when I said "Radeon HD 6620 integrated memory" in my post, I meant "integrated graphics." Brain fart. Fixed for future reference.
|12-23-2011 08:35 AM|
|12-23-2011 08:31 AM|
Thanks we plan to use it for typical tasks, browsing, watching movies, light image processing and some word processing.
Is there is difference in build quality between ASUS and ACER?
Appreciate the help.
|12-23-2011 08:17 AM|
|games_user||It's not $429.99 any more. The price has increased to $459.99.|
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