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Asus VivoBook 15 Laptop: i3-1005G1, 15.6" 1080p, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD EXPIRED

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Staples has Asus VivoBook 15 15.6" Laptop (F512JA-PH31-BAC) on sale for $269.99. Slickdeals Cashback is available for this store. Select Free Store Pickup where stock permits.

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Specs:
  • Intel Core i3-1005G1 Dual-Core 1.2GHz Processor
  • 15.6" 1920x1080
  • 4GB DDR4 Memory
  • 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
  • Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Windows 10 in S Mode
  • Ports:
    • USB 3.2 Type-C
    • USB 3.2
    • USB 2.0
    • HDMI
  • Audio Combo Jack
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BuyMoreChuck asked this question on 02-28-2022 at 09:53 AM
02-28-2022 at 09:53 AM
Depends on your transcoding needs. It would be fine just for hosting the files.
BrokenStr8 asked this question on 02-28-2022 at 09:05 AM
02-28-2022 at 03:26 PM
Yes it is - https://www.memorystock.com/memory/ASUSVivoBook15F512JAPH31BAC.html or see post #67 \l/
kc9hvx asked this question on 02-27-2022 at 10:38 AM
travelkin asked this question on 03-02-2022 at 09:42 AM

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Quote from yoonborr :
One might also consider the Costco HP laptop
https://www.costco.com/hp-14%22-l...93915.html [costco.com]
which has a 2x better CPU, 2x more ram, and 2x larger SSD for an additional cost of $130.
HP & GE products at costco (or anywhere else) are going to be shoddy. Its not worth the warranty/return hassle while paying a 50% premium.
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any staples coupons to sweeten the deal?
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Quote from WenW5757 :
Is it possible to upgrade the SSD?
Yes you can.

https://www.windowscentral.com/up...ivobook-15
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ordered one. Hopefully the screen is not too bad. Have $30 courtesy coupon and $200 GC sitting around for 2 years.
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Can this be used for a cheap Plex server?
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lol, he means the codec. Yes, the laptop should be able to handle it.
Lol no chancellor you were spot on
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Is it possible to upgrade the SSD?
yes it has a m2 slot
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Picked one up a few hours ago. So far, I don't love the trackpad at all. Feels cheap when clicking. As mentioned above, the screen is not the greatest. Speakers are not very loud, but I don't mind that. I'm happy with it considering the price. Just ordered some ram and will upgrade it to 20gb. Happy to answer any questions.

Also, I just upgraded to Windows 11. As someone who has only had macOS for the last decade, I am blown away! Windows 11 is pretty slick!
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Can this be used for a cheap Plex server?
Depends on your transcoding needs. It would be fine just for hosting the files.
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Found a deal for same laptop mostly from micro center , with 12gb ram and 11th gen core i5 and 256gb ssd for $375 open box. Those enough upgrades to warrant the $100 difference?
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Found a deal for same laptop mostly from micro center , with 12gb ram and 11th gen core i5 and 256gb ssd for $375 open box. Those enough upgrades to warrant the $100 difference?
Yes. 11th-gen i5 has twice the cores and can do light gaming with the Iris Xe graphics. Plus more RAM and storage? No-brainer if you're in the market for a budget laptop.
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Found a deal for same laptop mostly from micro center , with 12gb ram and 11th gen core i5 and 256gb ssd for $375 open box. Those enough upgrades to warrant the $100 difference?
Link?
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RAM and drive upgrade video here [youtube.com]
Note the guy says Asus use 3 different length screws in this laptop so you have to remember which screws go where.
I have an Asus TMO router that is still running strong after 7+ years so that is good.
However I once owned an Asus X551CA laptop and that was very difficult to upgrade. The drive is under the keyboard and there is a short ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard. To get to the RAM you have to loosen 10+ screws and remove the motherboard and flip it over. That's what the Youtube video for the Asus X551CA said you had to do so I did not even attempt to upgrade the RAM and used it with 4GB of RAM until I sold it. I wrote an email to Asus support and complained about the design. Again the screws were different lengths and I mixed them up by accident.
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I bought this last year when it was on sale and can confirm the screen is terrible. Washed out with bad viewing angles. Bad enough to make my lazy ass put it back in the box and return it.
thanks, you just saved me a trip to the store & my wallet thanks you
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Nvm..
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