Needed a good computer that is cheap! I am excited to find an Asus i3 at this price with most major features I was looking for. I have been looking for a computer that is reasonably fast, still has a CD drive and all essential ports, is a compact size, and still has windows 7, not 8. I mainly use this computer for internet browsing at home, for graduate course work, and for writing lesson plans, etc. I tried two other computers before trying this one, and sent both of them back. So far, I am happy with this purchase.
I considered Asus because of their leadership in producing motherboards for many of the other computer companies. I like the 14 inch size instead of the 15.6 inch size. Also, do not be fooled by the "brown" color description which doesn't look brown at all. I like the color a lot which looks more like black/charcoal.
So far, the speakers are just fair. But with so many excellent auxillary speakers out there, this is not a problem. Keyboard is good in terms of key construction. I do wish battery life was a little longer. I3 Speed is good with multiple internet windows open at the same time. The only feature I had to sacrifice for price was the 320gb hard drive instead of a 500. I could have gotten the 500gb drive i5 for $398.00, but I would have had to get the bigger screen size, which I did not want. But again with so many data storage options available, I figured I could find solutions if ever I need more gigs.
Remember, this is not a $1000.00 computer. In the $300.00 range, you just can't have it all. But if low price point and features/functionality is your main consideration, then this Asus for only $328.00 might be worth taking a look at.
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