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Is a 6Lb. laptopt still reasonable portable?

by barkal_l / April 21, 2009 10:32 AM PDT

I need something that I can carry (travel with) and use on my lap when I need to. I am deciding at this point between an Asus N80 (14.1") and F50sv with similar specs -- P8600/4GB RAM/320GB HD/Nvidia GPU (I'm told the 9650 and GT120 are same/similar) and same price ($1000). Aside from the obvious screen real estate difference, the 14" N80 weighs about 5.7LBs. while the F50 weighs 6.3Lbs. My question is, for the relatively limited amount of portability I need, is the extra half pound or so going to become bothersome?

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Sounds very heavy to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2009 12:14 PM PDT

But it looks like you want a gamer laptop. So it should add a few pounds.

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Function vs. weight
by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / April 23, 2009 1:47 AM PDT

I don?t think, with what you?re looking at, the extra half-pound is going to make all that big of a difference, considering you?re not schlepping it everywhere with you. My laptop is hovering just under 4 pounds, but if you add in the mouse and power supply that I usually travel with, I?m probably closer to 5 lbs. and I barely notice it in my messenger bag.

In short, I think you?re fine here.

Cheers,
Ron
Windows Outreach Team

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That's what I was thinking
by barkal_l / April 23, 2009 2:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Function vs. weight

But wanted to make sure I got some real world feedback (my only previous laptop was a massive Sager 8790 which is way too hot and heavy to use in your lap or have any sort of portability.

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