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sharpshooter
08-29-2011, 17:04
I need a laptop for typical college student use and light work duty for around $500. How does this look for $479 from a major brand?

15.6" display
HD LED backlit 1366x768
Intel Core i5 processor
3MB cache L3 2.3GHz speed
6-cell lithium-ion battery
4GB RAM DDR3
500GB hard drive (5400rpm)
UMA graphics
DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Double layer
Media card reader
Ethernet LAN/wireless
3USB 2.0 ports
HDMI output
Windows 7 Home Premium

DoubleWide
08-29-2011, 18:38
Looks good for a $500 laptop

Drjones
08-29-2011, 19:33
Pretty nice. Not a smoking deal, but a solid machine at a fair price.

wct097
08-29-2011, 20:08
Depends on what generation the i5 processor is. If it's first gen, I'd say it's a bit overpriced.

sharpshooter
08-29-2011, 20:39
It's a new computer from a major retailer. How do I determine if it's 2nd generation? The specs sheet doesn't say.

sharpshooter
08-29-2011, 20:47
It's 2nd gen. I think I'll buy it. Looks like a solid platform for the price.

Pierre!
08-29-2011, 22:42
It's 2nd gen. I think I'll buy it. Looks like a solid platform for the price.

Where did you find it? Got a daughter looking for a notebook for her and her new husband...

Hope it's not Best Buy... :rofl:

wct097
08-30-2011, 06:16
It's a new computer from a major retailer. How do I determine if it's 2nd generation? The specs sheet doesn't say.

Generally it'll give you a processor number. I think the 2nd gens had a four digit number after the letter. You can always look it up.

It's 2nd gen. I think I'll buy it. Looks like a solid platform for the price.

If it's an HP, be aware that they're exiting the PC market. I'd be very wary of buying an HP. If you're buying it from Best Buy, make sure you get one that they haven't opened. They like to open the box, muck with the computer, run your 'one time use' software, create recovery disks, then extort you for $100-150 for their time.

sharpshooter
08-30-2011, 18:37
It's at Best Buy.

ASUS K53E-BBR9
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ASUS+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Brown+Suit/2906406.p?id=1218362797990&skuId=2906406

Glock 1
09-06-2011, 06:51
Its a good computer for 500. I have several HP laptops and a couple Asus. I like the Asus. They don't put alot of bloatware on theres. i5 is a decent processor too.

Good reviews, those who left bad reviews are people who are blaming the laptop for their own computer illiteracy.