I just recently bought my first laptop yesterday. I didn't have a big budget and I wanted to keep it under $700. To get to the point I ended up with an Asus. Probably not one of the best known brands out there Asus still delivers good quality for an affordable price.
While browsing the internet and Best Buy displays I came across a new Asus Laptop whose look captured my attention first. The Asus G50Vt-X5 comes with a wide range of features at a price that doesn't burn a huge whole in your wallet.
The G50Vt-X5 comes with Intel Centrino 2 processor technology with interrelated Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7450 Intel PM45 chipset, 802.11a/b/g/n network connection and extended battery life capability to let you work better, faster, and longer. If you need to multi-task then the G50Vt-X5 is perfect for you. It comes with 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 memory with a 1066MHz frontside bus, a 3MB L2 cache and 2.13 GHz processor speed giving you blazing fast speed to handel multiple projetcs simultaneously, the Asus also comes with a 320MB SATA hardrive(7200 rpm) for more than enough storage with faster read/write times.
If you like recording movies and what not then you will be pleased to know that the Asus G50Vt-X5 comes with a Multiformat DVD RW /CD-RW drive with double layer support that records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media, it also supports LightScribe direct disc labels using compatible LightScribe media. All that is made even better by the 15.6" WXGA widescreen display with a 1366x768 resolution that brings your games and movies to life! It also features a secondary OLED display that gives you notifications of instant messages or e-mails while playing a game.
Speaking of games, the Asus is definatley equipped for some gaming. Now while it isn't an Alienware, the G50Vt-X5 comes with the NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS graphics card with 512MB of dedicated GDDR 3 graphics memory for a powerful graphics performance and an Azalia audio chip with built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers and an HDMI output for an intense gaming experience.
Some other features include a built-in 1.3 megapixle webcam, facial recognition software, an 8-in-1 media reader, 1 IEEE 1394 port and 4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, built-in 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector, built-in gaming sidelights with color-coded keys for gaming, and Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system.
You get all this and more for the modest price of $999. Overall this computer is great for basically anything you would need. Coming from someone who now has an Asus and loves it, this laptop is definatley worth looking into.
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