Asus A7k-a1

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  1. ks48

    ks48 Notebook Enthusiast

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    http://www.excaliberpc.com/Asus_A7K.../90NP5A2331142CQL300Y/partinfo-id-583024.html

    for $1249

    Sometimes the direct links to items on that site don't work, so the specs are:

    Processor
    Processor Installed AMD Turion64 X2 TL60 (2.0GHz)
    FSB 1600MHz HyperTransport Bus
    Cache L2 Cache: 512KB x 2
    Chipset ATI RS690 Mobile

    Display
    LCD Display 17.1" WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Color Shine
    Graphic Engine ATI HD2600 DDR3 256MB w/ DirectX 10 support
    Camera 1.3M Pixels High-resolution Webcam

    Memory
    Memory Installed 2GB DDR2 667MHz (1024MB x 2)

    Storage
    Optical Drive 8x Super-Multi DVDRW Dual Layer
    Hard Drive 160GB 5400RPM SATA
    Card Reader 5-in-1 Card Reader (MMC, SD, MS/MS-Pro, and XD)

    Communication
    Wireless LAN 802.11 B/G
    LAN/Fax 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
    Intel High Definition audio modem
    Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR

    Power
    Battery Pack Li-ion 8 cell/3 hrs
    AC Adapter Output: 19 V DC, 4.7 A, 120W
    Input: 100— 240V AC, 50/60Hz universalbr>

    Accessories
    Included Accessories Carrying bag and USB optical mouse
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    My question is...

    Is this a good price for the system? I've pretty much narrowed my search down to this notebook so if you guys don't think its worth the money then please suggest some other notebooks that I could look into for around the same price.


    Also I didn't feel the need to fill out the FAQ since I only want to know if this is a good price or not.

    Thanks
     
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    ks48 Notebook Enthusiast

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    anyone...?
     
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    skywalker Business Notebook FTW!!

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    It's fine as it comes with 17"screen, good GPU and has HDMI + eSATA ports.
    I think it's quite thin for 17" notebook.
     
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    Thanks for the input, more would be appreciated :)
     
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    BHD Notebook Deity

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    you may want a higher resolution for a 17".. don't make the same mistake i did :(
     
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    ks48 Notebook Enthusiast

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    yeah I noticed that. It's the only thing that I've seen about this laptop that I don't like. Is it that big of a deal?

    Also I didn't really want a 17" but its the cheapest thing I could find. I would prefer a 14"-15"

    My budget is $1250 and that includes shipping. I know its kind of low but that is really the max amount I can spend on a laptop and I want it to be pretty decent(like this one) for gaming. Plus I have to order this week or I won't get it in time. So if you know of any laptops for my budget please let me know.
     
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    I guess I'll just fill out the FAQ if it helps...

    1) What is your budget?
    $1250 US but can go over a little bit if needed
    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    14"-15"
    3) Please select your country's flag as a post icon and tell us what country are you buying this in.
    I did it already but its US
    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    I really like ASUS but will buy pretty much anything if it fits my budget.
    5) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?
    Gaming
    6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?
    I will be taking it with me maybe a few times a month so size doesn't really matter to me
    7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
    WoW, most of the steam games, cod2, company of heroes
    8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    doesn't matter
    9) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?
    I don't mind.
    10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
    XP or Vista
    Screen Specifics

    11) Would you prefer standard or widescreen?
    standard
    12) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?
    depends on the size of the screen.
    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
    Don't care
    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    no
    15) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
    this week/probably 2-3 years
    Notebook Components

    16) How much hard drive space do you want; 40GB to 200GB?
    at least 140gb
    17) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD, Blu-Ray or HD-DVD drive?
    DVD
     
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    No doubt, Sager np2090 is one of the popular budget notebooks at this forum. It comes with decent GPU, nvidia 8600GT. yeah go with it and forget Asus A7k.
     
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    thanks for the help skywalker, I will be taking your advice. Placing my order in a few minutes.
     
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