great experience with all the laptops I own. then again I researched them for a while before purchase
Dell Latitude D610
- 1.6GHz single-core Pentium M, Intel 915GM IGP, 2GB DDR2-533, 160GB HD, XP 32-bit Professional
-2.53GHz dual-core Core 2 Duo Mobile, HD4670 discrete, 4GB DDR2-800, 500GB HD, Win7 64-bit Professional
the Dell's casing is pretty much FUBAR after 5+ years; there's cracks pretty much everywhere. however, it's still a snappy laptop and everything important is intact and functional. It's used around the house nowadays, no more bouncing around in my bookbag all day long
the Asus makes a good LAN machine and fairly decent desktop replacement. Although my desktop (sig rig) isn't exactly powerful by todays standards haha. It stays in my bookbag til I need it, which I'm usually carrying around.
I also troubleshoot and maintain my extended family's laptops as well. a Toshiba Satelite desktop replacement, a souped up Dell Inspiron, and a Dell Studio 15. Once I clean install the OS upon receiving, they've all been chugging happily for a year or more.