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ASUS W3V Alternatives

by dkokelley / February 5, 2006 1:56 PM PST

Ok so I'm looking to get a college laptop soon. I asked around and decided that I liked the ASUS W3V because of its size (13 inches wide. That's pretty much my requirment for size), the dedicated video card, the built in wireless (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) and the CPU (Pentium M 750). Now what I don't like about it is pretty much the cost. ($1600+). Are there any alternatives to this notebook that are around the same size? I've looked at the other ASUS notebooks and have found that they are also 13 inches wide, thoug a little deeper which is fine. I'm willing to spend less for a slightly larger notebook, but anything over 14 inches wide will probably be too much for carrying around campus. Thanks!

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And why not something 1/2 the price?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2006 9:36 PM PST
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The Compaq v2410 was on sale last week for 749 bucks. It had the usual Turion, dual layer dvd recorder, 512M RAM, wifi, etc. At that price you can put the 850 bucks away to replace it if you bust it.

Bob

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But no dedicated graphics card.
by dkokelley / February 6, 2006 6:33 AM PST

But it does not have a dedicated graphics card. Is there anything similar in size to these two systems but WITH a dedicated graphics card and WITHOUT the high price tag of the ASUS? Thanks for all of your help!

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Go up a few models and..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2006 6:40 AM PST

You may find a dedicated x700 card.

My neighbors have this v2410 but don't play Quake.

Bob

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