- Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3610QM (2.30 GHz)
- 6 GB Memory 500 GB HDD
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
- 1366 x 768
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
- 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Processor, graphics card, keyboard, touchpad scroll bar, stays cool, looks nice.
Hard drive makes a soft, quiet clicking kind of sound. Usb 2.0 ports are on the right side, not the left. screen resolution is low for this class of laptop. Battery life is mediocre. (the last 2 cons I can live with, as they are brought on by the CPU/GPU and low price, respectively)
I bought this for engineering college and cad, and I didn't want to bust the budget. This laptop has the best specs for the price ($779), and I did a ton of research and googling to shop around. The shiny finish is classy, in my opinion, though it gets smudged easily. The keyboard is awesome to type on, the scroll bar on the right side of the touchpad is handy. I ran CATIA, a high end cad program, on this and it runs flawlessly. No complaints about performance.
I wish the USB 2.0 ports were on the left side, because if I have anything in them, they get in the way when I use a mouse. The resolution is low for this class, but I really don't mind it because I haven't been spoiled with 1080p laptop screens prior to this purchase.
Something that concerns me slightly is that the hard drive started making a quiet clicking sound. Kind of like a dying hard drive o.O but not nearly as loud. Anyone else hear this on theirs? Not sure if it's normal.
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