I am a manager for an AT&T Authorized Retailer, so I was looking for a laptop that was pretty mobile and convenient, had great battery life, good display, etc. I already knew I wanted an Asus, Sony, or Toshiba, just didnt know which model. I compared many models from each brand and decided to go with this model because of the size, features, and price. I was able to get Walmart to honor a special they were running the week before, so I got it shipped for $449. Processor: Intel Core I3 may just be a dual core, but it blows the other dual cores out of the water. This laptop has a great amount of speed and keeps up fine with most gaming. I was able to install Battlefield 3 and run it with no problem at all. Ram: 6GB is plenty of ram running Windows 7 with a lot of multitasking. I don't consider my workload to be anything heavy like 3D CAD or anything of that sort, but I do keep 4-5 windows of custom software and database systems running pretty much all day. His computer handles switching between these programs very nicely. Weight & Size: This was another big reason I chose this computer. The U-Series by Asus is designed to be a little lighter and a little thinner than most laptops. While it isn't as convenient as an Ultrabook, it definitely get the job done without sacrificing things such as a dense HDD or CD/DVD drive. The only Con I have run into so far with what I do would be the Internal speakers. If you're into blasting some great music at home straight from the computer, you will need external speakers which isn't a big deal since my laptop is very stationary at home. I don't listen to music from my PC at work so this didn't bother me much, but it may bother some. If this is you, I would look more into an HP with Beats by Dre built in. My HP laptop internal speakers blow this one away. This is a fantastic laptop for the price. If you are looking for something that will do things similar what I needed, this is the guy for you.
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