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ASUS Laptop X401-RGN4 Intel Pentium B970 (2.3 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD 14.0
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: It's a laptop so its portable. It was cheap. I like the color and design. Have been able to run Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 and various Linux flavours. Usb 3.0. HDMI out. Good Display. Nice web cam. Decent amount of RAM and Storage. 4 hour battery life. Not heavy. Doesn't overheat.

Cons: Non-upgradeable--poor even for a laptop. Not a desktop...so not really a performance beast or game machine. Touch pad is touchy sometimes, like most laptops. Ethernet cables are difficult to remove once plugged in due to the design. Really, it would be great if I could put more RAM and an SSD in this.

Other Thoughts: Maybe I will call ASUS about RAM and SSD options for this laptop. 1080p via HDMI 720p via built in display, could be a pro or a con. Not too familiar with Laptops or Notebooks or Tablets or Smartphones and what not.

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MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Lots of expandability. UEFI bios. Came with 8GB memory. Good for overclocking. Rock solid stable.

Cons: non

Other Thoughts: Using 32GB of RAM and a FX-8350 @4.7GHZ. Just sidegraded from dual 6950's to a 770 GTX with plans to add another next month.

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Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cheap RAM. Works great in my build. Low profile

Cons: Doesn't like to OC

Other Thoughts: 8GB came free with my MSI GD80 mobo. Running 32GBs now. Paired with an FX-8350 and a 770 GTX (adding a 2nd soon).

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Bret V.'s Profile

Display Name: Bret V.

Date Joined: 10/21/07

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 01/18/08
  • Last Review: 09/25/16
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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