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ASUS® R541NA Laptop, 15.6" Touchscreen, Intel® Celeron®, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Windows® 10, Blue $230 shipped OFFICE DEPOT

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Last Edited by vietofmars June 27, 2018 at 07:54 AM
https://www.fingerhut.com/product/NN6AT.uts Same exact model number as officedepot. 19 reviews, either 5 stars or 1 star.
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must be 720p w/o checking detail
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other colors same price.
below the 1 and only review on od site:

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I hope the one I received was an exception. Painfully slow. Even removed as much of the pre-installed software as I could. Windows super slow to Startup and streaming media not quality. Thought for sure 8 MB RAM and updated Celeron processor would be adequate for my daughter to take to college. But not this one. Hope better experience by others. But felt I had to report. Now trying to work through the return process which has been surprisingly difficult for this online purchase. I am an Office Depot fan but this has not worked out
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Excellent deal for what you are getting. Reviews around the web are generally positive. Complaints about slow speed seem to arise from bloatware and resolve with appropriate attention. Should be good for average users. A bit heavy, not the longest battery life, not the highest resolution, but the compromises made to reach this price point seem well thought-out. One troubling issue for many will be replacement of the hd with a ssd will be more difficult than hoped for.
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how did they fit a number pad in the keyboard? does that mean the rest of the keyboard keys are really small compared to a regular laptop without a number pad?
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This is what you buy your teenager when you want them to hate you.....and learn that productivity is a slowwwww process. That CPU blows.
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it might be slow but for the price of the this laptop it is an ok deal for a 15.6' laptop with Intel low end processor 8GB ram and 1TB hard drive. Unless you can find a similar laptop with intel core i3 or i5 around the $250 price to beat this deal.
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This is what you buy your teenager when you want them to hate you.....and learn that productivity is a slowwwww process. That CPU blows.
My opinion is that many, many teenagers would be deeply grateful to receive this machine. Not every family has the disposable income to buy a screamer. This laptop, properly updated and streamlined, will be perfectly serviceable for browsing, word processing, spreadsheets, simple graphics and the like. For gaming? No, of course not. As with most things in this world, there are appropriate tools for given tasks. With its limitations understood, this remains an excellent deal.
By the way, this response is written on an old z3775. While significantly inferior to the processor in the offered unit, it performs quite well for the tasks outlined above. I do appreciate more powerful machines. I used them heavily to model future medical outcomes for major healthcare institutions. This involved actuarial analysis of many years of patient data and outcomes, and was heavily data driven. Such machines have their place, but not everyone needs them.
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My opinion is that many, many teenagers would be deeply grateful to receive this machine. Not every family has the disposable income to buy a screamer. This laptop, properly updated and streamlined, will be perfectly serviceable for browsing, word processing, spreadsheets, simple graphics and the like. For gaming? No, of course not. As with most things in this world, there are appropriate tools for given tasks. With its limitations understood, this remains an excellent deal.
By the way, this response is written on an old z3775. While significantly inferior to the processor in the offered unit, it performs quite well for the tasks outlined above. I do appreciate more powerful machines. I used them heavily to model future medical outcomes for major healthcare institutions. This involved actuarial analysis of many years of patient data and outcomes, and was heavily data driven. Such machines have their place, but not everyone needs them.
Disposable income? Screamer? Who's talking about the haves and the have nots? I'm talking about this laptop having a lousy processor. It's lipstick on a pig.

The 1TB and optical are overkill. It's a heavy, poor battery life, crap display, bottlenecked laptop that is akin to having a shiny new car with a 2 cylinder engine. Is it cheap? Yeah, but cheap doesn't equate to being a good deal. If you absolutely need 1TB storage and a touchscreen that doesn't even make sense on a laptop with such low performance then jump on in, but these types of laptops are money wasters when spending the extra $40-$50 will get you less bell and whistle but more happiness in the long run.
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Disposable income? Screamer? Who's talking about the haves and the have nots? I'm talking about this laptop having a lousy processor. It's lipstick on a pig.

The 1TB and optical are overkill. It's a heavy, poor battery life, crap display, bottlenecked laptop that is akin to having a shiny new car with a 2 cylinder engine. Is it cheap? Yeah, but cheap doesn't equate to being a good deal. If you absolutely need 1TB storage and a touchscreen that doesn't even make sense on a laptop with such low performance then jump on in, but these types of laptops are money wasters when spending the extra $40-$50 will get you less bell and whistle but more happiness in the long run.
Allow me to address your points as best I can:
Disposable income is what we use to purchase laptops.
A teenager who hates you for purchasing this is likely a "have."
I referred to an ssd upgrade.
No one said cheap = good deal. Here you have made what is called a "straw-man" argument, a type of logical fallacy.
As I mentioned, I am writing this on a z3775. It is about 4 years old and has 4 gb memory. With this modest hardware, it drives its touchscreen admirably. In fact, this modest machine is what has led me only to consider touchscreen laptops henceforth. I like computers, and presently own and use five of widely varying capability at home. This old machine is highly portable and runs Office quite well. I don't use laptops for gaming, so that is not a consideration for me.
Please post the laptop costing $40 more that you consider superior. I will certainly give it a thumbs-up.
Insofar as processors, cpu.bechmark places the N3450 at 659 out of 1110 presently offered cpu's, placing it generally in the middle of the pack for speed.
In closing, as I noted, with the understanding of the machine's limitations and appropriate re-configuring, this is an excellent deal for a laptop. If you don't know how to clean up bloatware or upgrade to a ssd, it will be less attractive.
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Allow me to address your points as best I can:
Disposable income is what we use to purchase laptops.
A teenager who hates you for purchasing this is likely a "have."
I referred to an ssd upgrade.
No one said cheap = good deal. Here you have made what is called a "straw-man" argument, a type of logical fallacy.
As I mentioned, I am writing this on a z3775. It is about 4 years old and has 4 gb memory. With this modest hardware, it drives its touchscreen admirably. In fact, this modest machine is what has led me only to consider touchscreen laptops henceforth. I like computers, and presently own and use five of widely varying capability at home. This old machine is highly portable and runs Office quite well. I don't use laptops for gaming, so that is not a consideration for me.
Please post the laptop costing $40 more that you consider superior. I will certainly give it a thumbs-up.
Insofar as processors, cpu.bechmark places the N3450 at 659 out of 1110 presently offered cpu's, placing it generally in the middle of the pack for speed.
In closing, as I noted, with the understanding of the machine's limitations and appropriate re-configuring, this is an excellent deal for a laptop. If you don't know how to clean up bloatware or upgrade to a ssd, it will be less attractive.
I didn't even bother reading your reply - it's likely full of something that imbibes you with a sense of knowledge. I'll just leave it at this:

This is Slickdeals and people are savvy to a good deal here. If this thing was even in the ballpark of being a good deal it would be sporting a lot more than a single thumbs up. It's not a good deal for most, but might be for the select few that don't spend their money well.
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RAM is great. Easy to install SSD? Good linux machine? No wireless ac tho.
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I didn't even bother reading your reply - it's likely full of something that imbibes you with a sense of knowledge. I'll just leave it at this:

This is Slickdeals and people are savvy to a good deal here. If this thing was even in the ballpark of being a good deal it would be sporting a lot more than a single thumbs up. It's not a good deal for most, but might be for the select few that don't spend their money well.
I have respectfully disagreed, explained why, and not resorted to insults. I am disappointed to read that you did not review my reply; you might have learned something about logical fallacies. By the way, you used another one in your most recent reply: argumentum ad populum.
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Whenever I see a PC spec, if I see the word "Celeron", I do not look further. Celeron sucks and so much under powered for today's PCs.
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