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tech27
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Hello all you guys, I just wanna have your suggestions and recommendations about this laptop: http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/...../#overview I'm planning to buy a decent laptop for home and school usage that will ensure better productivity on my educational usage. I do some sorts of Computer Programming and other graphics editor software. Will this laptop runs Photoshop and Illustrator CS5? Has anyone used this laptop before? I want to heed for your advise guys if this laptop is good or not. Thanks

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gedstar
Posts: 521

Hi Tech27

That spec would be fine for both Photoshop and Illustrator CS5, although the 14 inch screen may be a bit small. Best to go for the 1GB Graphics card and the i5c core processor.
I run both apps on a AMD Dual core processor and 8GB of Ram without any problem

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tech27
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Yeah that laptop is kinda bit have small screen. Also it has a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M Graphics card and RAM is upgradable to 8GB.. I'm looking for a okay price with good specs and usability laptop because my budget is $500- $700. Maybe you could suggests any alternative laptops that is on my budget range. Thanks!

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gedstar
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Here's one that may suit you, seems to have good reviews and for the spec @ $729.99 it's not bad, maybe some one else can advise you with other options

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6834246492

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tech27
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Great specs, but I'll try to see if that laptop is available here on our local computer shop. Though the price is not actually the same because they charge a lot for a installment plans + the tax in our country. By the way have you ever used Asus laptop before? If yes does Asus laptops are durable ? does it produce heat to much?

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gedstar
Posts: 521

No haven't used Asus before but I believe they are a good manufacturer, so can't say good or bad either way
Best bet is to Google for Asus Laptop reviews

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Here's a good site to start off with,
http://www.notebookreview.com/reviews/

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whs
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Asus is a very reputable manufacturer. I only own a tablet from Asus and that is well made. I would not hesitate to buy an Asus product.

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LadyFitzgerald
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The only Asus product I ever owned was a netbook and, while it was running just fine when I retired it after two years, the wires in the hinge going to the screen were wearing out and I was having trouble getting the screen positioned just right to keep the display from breaking up. I suspect the netbooks aren't as well made as the laptops since Asus does have a good reputation.

One brand I can tell you to stay far, far away from is Acer. Everything I've owned from them (two netbooks, one desktop, one mouse and a keyboard) were pieces of...better suited for making grass grow. Another one is HP. HP is notorious for abandoning products and their customer support is useless as feathers on a frog.

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tech27
Posts: 387

How about this laptop? http://www.acer.com.sg/ac/en/S......RTN02.015 Here's the specs here in our local computer shop,

-Intel Corei3
-1GB Video card
-4GB RAM
-500GB HDD

which one is better compare to that Asus laptop?

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gedstar
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Going by what LadyFitzgerald says about Acer, maybe not such a good choice

"One brand I can tell you to stay far, far away from is Acer. Everything I've owned from them (two netbooks, one desktop, one mouse and a keyboard) were pieces of...better suited for making grass grow"

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gedstar
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I assume you are in Singapore, not sure about the price, but excellent spec

http://sg.asus.com/Notebooks/M.....ifications

List of places to purchase

http://sg.asus.com/Terms_of_Us.....re_To_Buy/

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NSDCars5
Posts: 27

Try this too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6834131393
The quad-core processor is good as some i7's and most i5's (notebook ones), it has dual graphics for better GFX performance and it costs about $700. I use a similar Acer (nah, they're pretty nice) with a slightly lower-end processor, and it runs Photoshop like... well... Bloodhound SSC!

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