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Brent J.

Brent J.

Joined on 08/20/01

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ASUS Laptop Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2670QM (2.20GHz) 6GB Memory 640GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit A53SV-EH71
ASUS Laptop Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2670QM (2.20GHz) 6GB Memory 640GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit A53SV-EH71

Pros: Fast. Put a SSD in here and bootup time is about 20 seconds. Runs cool -- with the SSD at least, during the entire setup process (Win 7, drivers, etc) the keyboard and area where palms rest stayed really cool. Keyboard is setup well. I don't hit the wrong key often because they keys are too small or too close together.

Cons: 1 major in my option, 2 small issues. The small ones first: The 'mouse' pad keys are loud. You click them, everybody nearby will know it. The layout of the USB and power connections are far more forward than they should be. Having devices in the USB slots can get in the way of other things, and the connector sticks out very 1-2 inches. The main issue is the monitor is 'grainy'. It looks like a fine screen has been placed over the monitor. This makes images look blurry and dull.

Overall Review: System is quiet, fast, bright, but I'm not sure if I can stand the grainy look. I'll give it a few days and see if this is just something I need to adjust to, but if you are doing some photography work or photo editing on this, you may need something with a better screen.