How much for a 5 yo ASUS N61JQ laptop?


Jul 27, 2015

Does anyone have an idea of how much I could sell my 5 year-old laptop for (specs below)?
I can't find a single offer for it online, but one appraisal site suggested $331 to $344.
I originally paid $1,475 for it in 2010.

The only problem with it is that the optical driver is dodgy: some DVDs/Blu-Rays work, some don't, and I don't know why.

Otherwise the rest of the computer is in perfect working condition.

ASUS N61JQ-JX014V - 16" HD (1366x768@60Hz)
Intel Core i7 720QM @ 1.60GHz - Clarksfield 45nm
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
4,00 Go RAM Canal-Double DDR3 @ 665 MHz (9-9-9-24)
640GB Western Digital WDC WD6400BEVT-80A0RT0 5400RPM (SATA)
Realtek High Definition Audio
Blu-Ray player/DVD Burner Combo: MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ240AS (Imgburn, VSO Inspector, Nero InfoTool and OptiDriveControl all say it can also burn BD-R and BD-RE disks, but I've never tested)
Wireless (Atheros AR9285): 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth V2.0
1 x Expresscard
1 x headphone jack (the specs say it has S/PDIF output, but I've never tested)
1 x microphone jack
2 x USB 2
1 x USB 3
1 x HDMI
1 x E-Sata
1 x RJ45
1 x VGA/mini D-sub 15 pin connector
Card Reader: Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, SmartMedia, SD (Secure Digital), Multimedia Card, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card, miniSD (mini Secure Digital)

Any ideas would be appreciated, thank you :)


Jul 27, 2015
Hi Barty, thanks for the link. Actually $429.99 is the lowest price for a used one. Does that mean I could try something like $400?

This is the site I was referring to:, you just enter the main specs and it gives you a value.


Jul 27, 2015
Right, well this is better news than I expected. I was beginning to think my laptop would go for zero dollars, lol. Okay so I'll just try and see how it goes. Thank you!


A 5 year old laptop even with an i7 is about $300. I have sold many Lenovo W series with i7 models with Quadro video cards and 8-12 gig of RAM about that age that were over $1,000 when new and they went in the mid to high $200 range, so about $250-280. The BluRay player will add some value, but the fact that it's flaky and the lower 4 gig of RAM will take some value away. I would not expect more than $300 for this. If you can get $400 that is a very good price to get but I doubt it will sell for that unless you double the RAM and replace the drive. Even then it would be very lucky to sell at over $300.
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