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*le Newegg link*

Seriously, this seems like such a good deal Quad-core processor, 1GB dedicated GPU, USB 3.0, 7200 RPM hard drive, b/g/n wireless card, gigabit ethernet, and made by glorious ASUS all for $629. The Fusion processor actually beats the lower end i5-2xxx series in the benchmarks too. Only thing I'm not crazy about is the atrocious 1366x768 screen resolution (too low for a 15"!!!) but I'll live with it. Ordering tomorrow
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THE GFX CARD IS DECENT, BUT THE QUAD CORE CLOCKS ARE PRETTY LOW. IT MAY BEAT A I5-2k SERIES MOBILE CHIP IN MULTITHREADED PERFORMANCE BUT FOR SINGLE IPC POWER I BET IT PALES IN COMPARISON.

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If you ask me, that processor should be more than enough guts for a laptop and that graphics card. Not to mention, turbo goes up to 2.3Ghz, so it should even do okay in single threaded stuff. Don't expect to fold any crazy numbers, though.

I like those A-series laptops. I've been eying one for a while, but can't afford/justify a new laptop right now.

Looks like all the 15" are that resolution.
Edited by SectorNine50 - 10/20/11 at 10:00am
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Asus has been stuck on that resolution for a long time now on pretty much all their laptops under 16"
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6650 Sucks. Display sucks. 1.4GHz sucks. Phones are faster lol. jk
     
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Yea, the resolution isn't terrible, but I would try to avoid it if possible.

As for the CPU; frankly it sucks for CPU related tasks, and is well out classed by the modern Intel offerings.

Anandtech review of similarly speced laptop
    
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Asus has been stuck on that resolution for a long time now on pretty much all their laptops under 16"
I can't seem to find any manufacturers that run over 1366x900 until the 17" screen size.
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6650 Sucks. Display sucks. 1.4GHz sucks. Phones are faster lol. jk
and i thought i was a hater, lol
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
I can't seem to find any manufacturers that run over 1366x900 until the 17" screen size.
Umm there are few that do offer that low a resolution screen; don't forget when it comes to newegg's laptops; they are little different then Best Buy. What you need to do is go to Dell/HP/Lenovo's site and then you can configure the laptop with the desired display panel, and other specs.
    
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Personally, i wouldn't order it, the frequency of the processor is to low. I like my i7 on my laptop. 2ghz and turbo to 2.8. It is by far the fastest processor i have had on a laptop. and i also have a nvidia gt 540m. I got mine for $799. I wish my laptop had a 1080p monitor, but i can live with 1366 x 768.
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