I'm just wondering how good of a deal this used laptop is by today's standards.
Here are my questions: - How good is this used laptop by today's standards?
- Is this laptop worth $500 even today?
- Will this laptop still be able to play modern games at medium/high settings @ 1366 x 768 (or even 1600 x 900)?
The CPU is pretty good, but modern SB and IB cpus will be better.
For $500 US Dollars it is a fair deal.
Yeah, the laptop I'm using right now has the same Core 2 Duo P8700, but with just an Intel GMA 4500MHD IGP and 2.87GB of DDR2 RAM, so playing games on my current laptop is a terrible experience at best.
I'm wondering if the Core 2 Duo P8700 will pull the rest of the hardware down, or is it still a decent CPU (even by today's standards?) Like I said, playing games on my laptop with that CPU is a terrible experience, but that's probably got to do with the crappy Intel GMA IGP, so I wouldn't really know what the Core 2 Duo P8700 would be capable of in terms of gaming, especially when paired with a dedicated GPU.
I know ASUS make fantastic gaming laptops, and I've been trying to look for a budget gaming laptop for quite some time now, and the best thing I can find for around the same price as this ASUS laptop would be a laptop with a Sandy Bridge CPU and the Intel HD 3000 IGP. For about $350 more I can get a laptop with an Intel Core i7-3520M (dual-core w/hyperthreading at 2.9GHz - 3.6GHZ turbo) and a GT 630 2GB dedicated GPU with 6GB of RAM, but like I said, that's $350 more than this ASUS used laptop.
Well the GPU on the desktop will beat out the mobile 260 quite a bit, but the Pentium D CPUs are pretty poor for any modern game. Personally, $500 is the highest reasonable amount I would pay for the laptop, especially because it doesn't have a warranty anymore.
Yeah, I can't find that exact model anywhere at the moment. However, I found laptops that had the same or similar hardware inside for between $700-$850. Is it worth an extra $200-$350 to get a laptop with that kind of hardware inside as opposed to spending $500 on the ASUS laptop? I don't know...