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|06-17-2012 04:29 PM|
- 1 x USB 3.0 is good
- built-in facial recognition is nice too
- energy star
- webcam is only 0.3MP, it might as well be non-existent (wonder how well the facial recognition will work with a 0.3MP camera, probably either thinks everyone looks like you or you are not you most of the time )
- there are only 2 usb ports total
- hard drive is 5200rpm
|06-17-2012 04:09 PM|
|06-16-2012 09:22 PM|
|daboss1026||Damn. No HDMI is a killer for me.|
|06-16-2012 09:11 PM|
|06-16-2012 09:00 PM|
|06-16-2012 08:58 PM|
|06-16-2012 08:35 PM|
|06-16-2012 08:22 PM|
|daboss1026||Someone please chime in about this one!|
|06-16-2012 08:22 PM|
4-cell battery kills it once again.
Fairly decent deal for those that don't need to be away from the outlet for too long.
This deal comes around every few weeks. Sigh. I'll get my 6-cell soon enough.
|06-16-2012 08:07 PM|
BestBuy --> Asus - 15.6" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Intel core I3 + FS -> $310+tax
Intel® Core™ i3-2330M processor
Features a 3MB L3 cache and 2.2GHz processor speed.
Intel® Core™ i3 processor
Features smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing.
4GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media.
15.6" LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display
With 1366 x 768 resolution delivers intense detail and clarity.
320GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers plenty of storage capacity.
Built-in facial recognition
Enhances security to help protect sensitive information.
For lush images and vivid detail.
Built-in 0.3MP webcam
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.
Multiformat media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO formats.
1 USB 3.0 port and 1 USB 2.0 port
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs 5.8 lbs. and measures just 1.4" thin
For easy portability.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable computing platform for word processing, Web navigation, media storage and more.
Software package included
With Adobe Reader, ASUSDVD v7 and more.
ENERGY STAR qualified
Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
|06-15-2012 08:00 PM|
|06-15-2012 07:54 PM|
Friend just bought one tonight for $226 before taxes at the bb in pembroke pines, fl.
|06-15-2012 07:51 PM|
|06-15-2012 04:20 PM|
Would using a usb hub to connect a keyboard, mouse, and VGA monitor produce a lag of any kind or slow down how fast you could type, enter info, or switch between programs? That would drive me nuts.
Is only two usb ports a really big deal if you can get a usb hub to add more usb connections? They are pretty cheap.
|06-15-2012 04:02 PM|
1. You can take the battery out and run from the AC adapter directly. Just don't let the battery run down too far while in storage, or you'll ruin it. As long as you use it a few times a month on battery its fine to just leave it in.
2. Yes, but RAM is going to be a factor when multitasking. 4GB should be enough but it might not hurt to add more if this laptop can take it since DDR3 is pretty cheap.
3. The HD3000 graphics are pretty good for being integrated as shown by the Windows 7 scores above. This has no HDMI so as long as you don't mind using VGA for your monitor this should be fine. I run dual monitors on mine and it has no issues.
The sandy bridge Asus laptops run pretty cool, a lot better than my old super hot HP. Biggest cons of this laptop are the 4 cell battery which won't last as long on a charge, only 2 USB ports and no HDMI. If you can live with that then its a good deal.
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