Nifty Cheap Laptop!
I puchased this laptop from eBuyer about a year ago now and it came with 2gb Ram, 160gb hard drive which is different to specified on this page. However, it is a brilliant Windows Vista Premium laptop. Very stong and durable. I have dropped it three times now and it remains alive much to my shock each time I have dropped it off my desk onto a wood floor! Once with the screen wide open, it survived without any damage whatsoever and this has impressed me. I think it's been bodybuilding its very strong! The only fault I have had with it is the charger, earlier today I had to order a replacement as mine has came loose and dosent work! I'm now on my work laptop which I reviewed the other day!
On the Asus laptop I run more demanding programmes such as Photoshop, Fireworks and Vidoe Editing programmes, it seems to cope well but if you have one open with another you can notice the difference in speed. But that is expected with the type of programmes I am running. The battery life isnt great, I manage to get about a hour and thirty mins out of it, I could expect more.
The price of this laptop is brilliant, I paid £350 a year ago so I expect it has came down in price now!
Overall this is a excellent laptop and I am very very impressed.
Purchased this laptop through eBuyer a month ago. It came next day delivery. It is a nice size. Feels and looks well made, isn't at all flimsy. Beautiful large bright screen. It has a duel core 1.6ghz processor which is very fast. I use the laptop alot, especially for gaming and it doesn't perform bad at all (Although Vista hogs alot of the avaliable RAM) Mine came with 2GB RAM, 128MB shared graphics and 150GB hard drive. I did have a slight problem where, what I think..was one of the fans had developed a fault as it began making quite a bit of noise when it came on. I contacted Asus as the laptop comes with a standard 2 year guarentee, they organized to come pick the laptop up and take it off for repair with no problems. Turned out I didn't need to send it off as there was no problem, and hasn't been thus far. (Touch wood!) It's just nice to know if a fault ever did develop, there would be no problem getting it sorted.
I use it fine for games (although not on max settings) perfect for browsing, watching movies, doing work on. The wireless is perfect, it has never dropped signal once. Battery life is quite good although I use it plugged in most the time.
Overall, great laptop. Very good specs, very good price. I recommend it.