Opinions on budget ASUS laptop?

AdamantMC

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For a budget of around £500, what is everyone's opinion on this laptop, as you know far more than me!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015OG3MMW/ref=s9_simh_gw_g147_i1_r?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=KS7ADY3BAYDHX59YV8BT&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=867551827&pf_rd_i=desktop

I am looking for one that has good performance for web browsing, video streaming/entertainment, word processing, and the occasional online game, but nothing too major.

Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks in advance.
 

Dustybin

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I personally use a budget Laptop AMD A10-7300 it cost me about £450. First thing I did was buy an SSD which probably took my spend up to £500. It can do light gaming i.e. stuff like XCOM, Left4Dead, CS:GO pretty well and thanks to the SSD it boots and runs pretty fast when I need it.

One thing I quite often do is link it up via remote play to my desktop. I've played a whole range of games perfectly well at 50-60fps on my cheap laptop that way. Including, The Division, GTA V, XCOM 2 and Planetside 2. Streaming isn't quite the same as playing on the desktop PC but it isn't bad running games far better than a lot of the lower end 'gaming' laptops could hope to achieve that way.
 

matthewkeogh50

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Hi,

(assuming it does not have to be ASUS) I think you are over paying for what you want http://www.ebuyer.com/699629-hp-pavillion-15-p264na-laptop-l0e38ea-abu

This will be MORE than enough, I my self use a HP Stream for stuff like this, Its good for all the above I can put it in my bag as it's really light, it has around a 9 hrs battery and it cost me £179

Hope that helped somewhat,
Matt.

EDIT: When you say online game I am assuming something like FB games, if you mean stuff like WOW etc, then don't get the stream the first link will be enough though (the ebuyer one)
 

AdamantMC

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Thanks for the reply!

The laptop looks good it's just is the processor as good as an i5? I care about performance and it needs to be fast! The graphics card looks good though, I'm assuming it's better than integrated!
 

Dustybin

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I personally use a budget Laptop AMD A10-7300 it cost me about £450. First thing I did was buy an SSD which probably took my spend up to £500. It can do light gaming i.e. stuff like XCOM, Left4Dead, CS:GO pretty well and thanks to the SSD it boots and runs pretty fast when I need it.

One thing I quite often do is link it up via remote play to my desktop. I've played a whole range of games perfectly well at 50-60fps on my cheap laptop that way. Including, The Division, GTA V, XCOM 2 and Planetside 2. Streaming isn't quite the same as playing on the desktop PC but it isn't bad running games far better than a lot of the lower end 'gaming' laptops could hope to achieve that way.
 
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