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ASUS X550LB-NH52 Notebook Intel Core i5 4200U (1.60GHz) 8GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 15.6" Windows 8 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5 4200U (1.60GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 750GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • DL DVD+/-RW/CD-RW

Pros:

runs perfectly with openSuse linux 13.1. No issues whatsoever.

Cons:

Windows 8. (a bummer that such garbage is included in the cost of this laptop).

Other Thoughts:

After charging and verifying that the machine booted, I pulled out the hardrive, installed a corsair force 3 SSD that I had sitting around and put in the OpenSuse install disc. everything went swimmingly. 2 reboots and a lengthy update later and I was streaming music and watching movies. I am able to use the special function keys to control, eg the volume, I can plug laptop into a monitor via the hdmi plug without any trouble, and use my wireless mouse and keyboard without any driver install. In addition, while my initial downloads were through rj45 jack, the wireless setup was as painless as I've ever experienced. Linux has arrived. Dump 8 and go for it.

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  • Luke O.
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week


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