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Windows 7: Am I buying the best laptop for the price?

07 Feb 2013   #1
Jay10

Windows 7
 
 
Am I buying the best laptop for the price?

I'm currently in the process of buying a new laptop, and out of the ones that I've looked at so far, the Asus N56Z seems like the best choice for the price.
I live in Europe so the price is around 1450 in US dollars for that Asus laptop, and I'd prefer not spending more than 1500 US dollars.

So my question is: are there any better laptops at that price?
I know it's a bit difficult to say due to the price difference between the US and Europe, but I would love to hear your thoughts anyway.

Those who have experience with the Asus N56Z are more than welcome to post their opinion about it.

Thanks in advance


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07 Feb 2013   #2
DocteurQui

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 

Hi

If you are looking for a laptop under 1500, I think you should try the N76 (just on the top of the N56), which, of course, have better specs.
For example : Amazon.com: ASUS N76VZ-DS71 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black): Computers & Accessories .
Since it is below your initial price, I guess this is a better investment


Best regards,
DocteurQui
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07 Feb 2013   #3
Jay10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocteurQui View Post
Hi

If you are looking for a laptop under 1500, I think you should try the N76 (just on the top of the N56), which, of course, have better specs.
For example : Amazon.com: ASUS N76VZ-DS71 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black): Computers & Accessories .
Since it is below your initial price, I guess this is a better investment

Best regards,
DocteurQui
I thought about that one, but I prefer a 15.6 inch screen over a 17.3 inch screen, and the N76 doesn't seem that much better. Thanks for your suggestion though
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07 Feb 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If it is this one, it has pretty good specs. But this one is a good alternative. They are both from quality builders.
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07 Feb 2013   #5
JackALope52x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Jay10! The Asus N56Z is a decent laptop, and should be able to handle most things you throw at it. The one thing I would recommend is looking into Used or Refurbished laptops. You can typically find them for 40% - 50% off MSRP and most of them come with warranties too. All my laptops are refurbished and I haven't had a problem with any of them.

I typically like to look at a computer that is out of my price range, then look up to see how much a refurbished one costs. Most of the time it will be in your price range. Hope this helped. Let us know if you have any more questions and what you end up choosing in the end.


Best Regards,
JackALope
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08 Feb 2013   #6
Jay10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If it is this one, it has pretty good specs. But this one is a good alternative. They are both from quality builders.
No, it's the N56Z that I'm talking about. Unfortunately the one from Alienware isn't available where I live.
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08 Feb 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you live in the EU, you can probably order it from Alternate.
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08 Feb 2013   #8
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackALope52x View Post
Hey Jay10! The Asus N56Z is a decent laptop, and should be able to handle most things you throw at it. The one thing I would recommend is looking into Used or Refurbished laptops. You can typically find them for 40% - 50% off MSRP and most of them come with warranties too. All my laptops are refurbished and I haven't had a problem with any of them.

I typically like to look at a computer that is out of my price range, then look up to see how much a refurbished one costs. Most of the time it will be in your price range. Hope this helped. Let us know if you have any more questions and what you end up choosing in the end.


Best Regards,
JackALope
I got my Asus k53e that way, i5, grade A condition. I upgraded the memory and the experience rating had a marked improvment over the factory jazz.
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08 Feb 2013   #9
Jay10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackALope52x View Post
Hey Jay10! The Asus N56Z is a decent laptop, and should be able to handle most things you throw at it. The one thing I would recommend is looking into Used or Refurbished laptops. You can typically find them for 40% - 50% off MSRP and most of them come with warranties too. All my laptops are refurbished and I haven't had a problem with any of them.

I typically like to look at a computer that is out of my price range, then look up to see how much a refurbished one costs. Most of the time it will be in your price range. Hope this helped. Let us know if you have any more questions and what you end up choosing in the end.


Best Regards,
JackALope
Used/refurbished laptops isn't that widespread where I live, and I also prefer a new laptop. Thanks for your advice anyway
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08 Feb 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

Do you use the laptop for gaming? Most consumers would not need Core I7 or 8gb RAM on a laptop otherwise.

That would be a huge waste of money for web browsing, school and office work.

With a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you would not notice the difference for those uses on a $1500 vs a $400 laptop.
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