The deal: ASUS K50IN-SX295V: Best specs for a basic notebook - $777.00
If you're looking for a good basic notebook, this ASUS from the Good
Guys has pretty good specs for the price. In fact, it's rare to find
the combo of 4GBs of RAM, 500GB hard disk and reasonable processor like
a Pentium Dual Core T4400 under $800. This price bracket normally
offers up machines with 2GBs of RAM and 320GB hard drives. The ASUS's Pentium
Dual Core CPU was Intel's previous generation "value" processor, a role
now taken over by the Core i3, which is now starting to dominate in
notebooks in the $800-$1,000 price range, with a couple of Core i3
-powered notebooks even dropping into the $700-799 price band. What
does this mean for consumers? In order for Pentium Dual Core-powered notebooks to
remain attractive against the Core i3 onslaught, vendors are upgrading
the other components, and this ASUS is
a classic example, with its 4GBs of RAM and 500GB hard drive (and standard stuff like DVD writer and Windows 7 Home Premium). It's
almost an allrounder notebook, except that it does not have a discrete
graphics card. Its Nvidia GeForce G 102M integrated card borrows memory from the main system but can help the
main processor decode HD video and is able to play simple games at
low detail. While this notebook won't run serious games or do
serious HD video editing, it has the specs to do pretty much everything else in the home or office.
This deal is available until 15th Feb 2010.
Where to buy it
The Good Guys
Available until 15th Feb 2010
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