Can I do better than this laptop for $630?

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  1. davidt1

    davidt1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Alexlightning7 Notebook Enthusiast

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    yes, far better.
    the nvidia 610m is redundent, barely better then integrated. probably worse then a hd 4000.

    can you give more info about what exactly you need. as a home theater, will it be just you? wouldn't you rather have a HDMI? is it going to be for gaming?

    I can't give you it now, but I saw an acer with a gt 540m for 600$
    I also can't seem to find it, but I saw a 630$ laptop with a gt 650m.
     
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    davidricardo86 Notebook Deity

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    Have you considered a notebook powered by an AMD APU? Possibly the Trinity A10-xxxxm or Llano A8-xxxxmx?

    Sent from my SPH-M580 using Tapatalk
     
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    davidt1 Notebook Evangelist

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    No, there will be no gaming. I just use it to record and watch TV shows on a 1080P projector. I have been using a Lenovo X120e for this purpose. It works, but rather slowly. Still I was able to record and edit most of the Olympics events with it. Now it need something about the same size but a little faster.

    Specs needed are:

    More powerful CPU and GPU than the Thinkpad X120e.

    11''--13'' in size.

    at least 1 USB3 port.

    Thank you.
     
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    JonCordova Notebook Consultant

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    Apart from that strange Nvidia 610 graphics card, my question on that Asus was...if there's no DVD drive, why does it weigh 4 pounds?

    It's a cliche to say this, but go to the Lenovo outlet right now. The Thinkpad X220s are on sale for $550, for pete's sake! If you look hard and check back often, you can find one with the IPS screen for the same price.

    If you crave USB 3.0, remember you can put one of these into any x220 and get two USB 3.0 ports almost for free.
     
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    ralchevd Notebook Consultant

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    The ASUS has HDMI output, indeed. I would say it's far good for its price.
     
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    I looked but couldn't one anywhere near that price. Plus I am a little concerned that the graphic card is HD 3000. Isn't that at the low end?
     
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