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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+750GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/2043071.p?id=1218306948909&skuId=2043071


Would This be worth getting for the price listed??
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Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor(Sandy Bridge)
4GB DDR3 memory
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive
15.6" LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display
With 1366 x 768
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post #2 of 11
yes.
post #3 of 11
I don't fall for Best Buy, they rip people off by charging things they shouldn't be that high. Like video cards for example. Go walk in and you'll realize you can get it for cheaper at Newegg or Walmart merchandise. Best Buy is a greedy company.
post #4 of 11
The screen is kind of low rez... but I would say yes.
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post #5 of 11
The low resolution screen is a downside and an upside. For a 15" display, 1366x768 will not have any difference really over 1920x1080 in game. And since it's a lower resolution, most games will run better. However, using Windows and such it's much better with a larger resolution.
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post #6 of 11
What will it be used for? gaming? if so heres a better one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152231
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post #7 of 11
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yes, primary use is mostly gaming,the msi one you posted doesnt have sandy bridge though:cool:, also hows the 5870m compared to the 460m?? and for the resolution, itll be fine ive been using my moms samsung r580 which has the same resolution,it isnt great but itll do, and more fps in games is a plus!biggrin.gif
Edited by tweaker123 - 4/1/11 at 1:17am
    
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post #8 of 11
I researched 460m vs 5870m and it seems the 5870m gives out quite a few more fps.
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post #9 of 11
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One more question whats the gtx 460m and 5870m desktop equivalent??
    
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3;12956081 
I don't fall for Best Buy, they rip people off by charging things they shouldn't be that high. Like video cards for example. Go walk in and you'll realize you can get it for cheaper at Newegg or Walmart merchandise. Best Buy is a greedy company.

Or you could go into a best buy and pricematch like I tell all my customers and friends to do. Why would you buy something online and wait a week or two for it to get in when many Best Buy's will be glad to give it to you at the same price just to keep you as a customer? They aren't greedy, they are a business that has overhead they have to consider, and the convenience and service aspect of it makes it well worth it for many people.

And on topic, yes its an awesome laptop for the price, you should get some great performance out of it...I used to have Best Guy's G51 model from a couple years back, with the P7350 and the GTX 260 and it ran awesome...but with my experience in Best Buy, that series likes to hover around the 999.99 price point, so I wouldn't be surprised if within the next month it goes on sale. Unless you're in a rush, what I would do is wait a couple weeks til they have it for a better price.
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