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Asus X58L laptop - just £200.00 @ Asda Living

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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
Asus laptop with 15.4inch screen - just £200. This is the one that was £319 at Argos and is now reduced to £269 at Argos - all of which is totally irrelevant as Argos have not had any stock for ever and ever. Grrr.

Anyway (deep breaths, calm, calm) - now being cleared out at the Asda Living store in Bristol (Eastville, opposite Ikea) for just £200. Ticket showed a reduction from £250. Three left on the shelf. Haven't seen these in regular Asda stores so may just be Asda Living where stock moves more slowly.

Only disadvantage of this machine to my mind is no CD/DVD.
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#1
good deal, shame not online. heat though
#2
Are you sure it hasn't got a dvd. Listed as having a dvd + or - burner on argos. Hot deal I'll check my local asda anyway
#3
it has got a dvd/rw my brother got one free with his mobile broadband contract.
#4
please post the spec.
#5
Assuming it's the same as the Argos one with identical brand and model number....
[LIST]
[*]Intel Celeron M575 single core processor.
[*]2 GHz processor speed.
[*]1MB cache.
[*]1GB RAM.[/LIST][LIST]
[*]120GB hard drive.
[*]DVD-RW/+RW DVD drive.[/LIST][LIST]
[*]15.4in screen size.
[*]Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels.[/LIST][LIST]
[*]SIS Mirage 3 graphics card.[/LIST][LIST]
[*]1 Ethernet port.
[*]Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled - b/g/n.[/LIST][LIST]
[*]4 USB ports.
[*]4 in 1 media card reader - media card compatibility; Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro Duo (MS Pro-Duo), Multi Media Card (MMC).[/LIST][LIST]
[*]Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic.
[*]Pre-loaded by the manufacturer with a suite of applications which include; music, photo, movie, business, tuition and gaming software.
[*]Pre-loaded with a trial version of anti-virus security software.
[*]Adobe Acrobat Reader.[/LIST][LIST]
[*]Up to 2.5 hours battery life.
[*]Size (H)3.55, (W) 36.5, (D) 26.4cm.
[*]Weight 2.8kg.[/LIST]
#6
* Intel Celeron M575 single core processor.

* 2 GHz processor speed.

* 1MB cache.

* 1GB RAM.


* 120GB hard drive.

* DVD-RW/+RW DVD drive.


* 15.4in screen size.

* Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels.


* SIS Mirage 3 graphics card.


* 1 Ethernet port.

* Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled - b/g/n.


* 4 USB ports.

* 4 in 1 media card reader - media card compatibility; Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro Duo (MS Pro-Duo), Multi Media Card (MMC).


* Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic.

* Pre-loaded by the manufacturer with a suite of applications which include; music, photo, movie, business, tuition and gaming software.

* Pre-loaded with a trial version of anti-virus security software.

* Adobe Acrobat Reader.


* Up to 2.5 hours battery life.

* Size (H)3.55, (W) 36.5, (D) 26.4cm.

* Weight 2.8kg.
#7
markrfc;6813241
it has got a dvd/rw my brother got one free with his mobile broadband contract.

Dread to think of the total contract term cost versus cost of the laptop :w00t:
#8
thanks will check this out im looking to by 2 for my kids xmas gifts and thought i would only be able to afford a net book for this kind of price so this sounds great to me...bet my store wont have any though..
#9
does anyone know if there's an adsa living store near glasgow, or where i could find out.

Thanks,
#12
This is the worst laptop ive ever had the displeasure of looking at. my neighbor bought one of these the exact same spec last year with Vista on. First thing was it had 1gb of memory and a pants CPU it couldn't run vista it was that bad it was unusable constant egg timer, I put another 1gb of ram in it and it was a bit better but still way to slow.

Next the SD card slot broke the spring went and you couldn't get the cards out. All in all its rubbish the build quality is terrible not what you would expect from Asus its highly underpowered and would be rubbish with XP installed do yourself a favour and spend a bit more or get a netbook because this will be the worst £200 you ever spend.
#13
polly69
First thing was it had 1gb of memory and a pants CPU it couldn't run vista it was that bad it was unusable constant egg timer.


I have an emachines E520 that I keep as a spare with the exact same cpu and 1gb of ram and it runs vista perfectly fine.
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wonder-baby
does anyone know if there's an adsa living store near glasgow, or where i could find out.

Thanks,


at the Glasgow fort , Junction 10 on the M8 near Easterhouse.:thumbsup:
#15
polly69
This is the worst laptop ive ever had the displeasure of looking at. my neighbor bought one of these the exact same spec last year with Vista on. First thing was it had 1gb of memory and a pants CPU it couldn't run vista it was that bad it was unusable constant egg timer, I put another 1gb of ram in it and it was a bit better but still way to slow.

Next the SD card slot broke the spring went and you couldn't get the cards out. All in all its rubbish the build quality is terrible not what you would expect from Asus its highly underpowered and would be rubbish with XP installed do yourself a favour and spend a bit more or get a netbook because this will be the worst £200 you ever spend.


Was it reloaded it to get shot of all the bundled trials etc?

There's nothing wrong with that spec for the money it's a perfectly acceptable processor with 1GB of RAM it will run fine in XP.

As for the SD card slot breaking it's a mechanical part it happens.
#16
waterdragon3344
I have an emachines E520 that I keep as a spare with the exact same cpu and 1gb of ram and it runs vista perfectly fine.

must be vista basic with one program open because ive been on several machines with vista and 1gb of ram and they are absolutely terrible! 2gb doesn't even really run it perfectly fine to be honest, 3gb runs it well, 4gb very well.
#17
Rich44;6815668
There's nothing wrong with that spec for the money it's a perfectly acceptable processor with 1GB of RAM it will run fine in XP.

Will no doubt run Windows 7 better than Vista. They may be comparing it with their super-dooper souped up quad core 16gb desktop which does things in nano seconds.
#18
What else do they sell at these Asda living stores?
#19
waterdragon3344
I have an emachines E520 that I keep as a spare with the exact same cpu and 1gb of ram and it runs vista perfectly fine.


its probly down to grapics chip vista is very that inclined
#20
Cheap as chips, voted hot - thanks!
#21
[FONT=Verdana]Asus X58L review from TechRadar UK's expert reviews of Laptops and netbooks
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/asus-x58l-609781/review

Asus X58L Laptop Review
http://www.laptops.co.uk/models/asus/asus-x58l-review.html

Download Asus X58L Notebook Windows XP Drivers | Get Pc Memory
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Asus X58L Laptop Download Vista to Windows XP Drivers | LAPTOPDRIVERS.NET
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ASUS X58L Downgrade Vista to XP
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Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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#22
[FONT=Verdana]To the members who have purchased this laptop, please can you provide the Asda reference number for it, if it's showing on the packaging - at least that way we can check to see if it's nationwide availability & which stores have them in stock.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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banned#23
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Eez1
What else do they sell at these Asda living stores?


Blobs....:oops:
#24
Eez1;6816007
What else do they sell at these Asda living stores?

Clothes, homewares, TV's, mobile phones, childrens toys, cosmetics etc, and they usually have a cafe in.
#25
200 for a 15" laptop thats not bad.
Will run faster than a netbook with atom as its 2gh celeron.
Sis chip lets it down...forget 3d games as review says it will run OK but that's a lie....even Intel X4500HD can't run games well.....this is a email,internet, office work only laptop.

Def worth 200 but spend another 100 quid a get a netbook like HP311 which has nvidia ion.
#26
had mine for about 3 wks now, no problems whatsoever, I'm really pleased, only use if for internet, rather spend £200 on this than a smaller netbook, fantastic price for what you get
#27
1GB for Vista is not going to give good performance.. if it does at the start with a clean install, it;s only going to get bogged down and become slower and slower. 2GHz Celeron doesn't automatically mean it's better than a different chip with lower GHz. Atoms have hyperthreading which makes them good for running multiple applications, so I'd imagine the performance of the two is very similar, with the Atom using way less power than the Celeron - resulting in longer battery life.

Hard drive is lower than most decent netbooks too.

Don't be fooled into thinking that a laptop is automatically better than a netbook.. if it's size you want, fair enough.. but I never understand people who want bigger, when it comes to portable computers. Plenty of Netbooks have 92% to 100% laptop sized keyboards now. It would make more sense to buy a desktop if it's screen size you're after, not to mention the performance gains you get with a desktop.
#28
Intel Atom n270 1.6ghz is about equal to a single core Celeron 1.2ghz in terms of performance so this is slightly better, but not so much that most people would notice I'd bet. Dual core is a definite improvement and even netbooks are in line to be released with dual core processors.

I agree with the desktop sentiment. A laptop is meant to be a portable computer so good for someone with limited space, little need for a computer, or who needs to move it readily. A netbook is sort of a step up from the PDA's of a few years ago and somewhere between a PDA and a Laptop.

Most netbooks will see double the battery life of this, so if being off the mains any longer than a few hours is important this isn't the one to get.
#29
Just been in to my local asda living and the price showed as £225 instead of £200 but still seems like a good deal considering most lower spec'd netbooks are this price.
#30
I have just bought one from Asda Living in Thurrock.
The graphics is Intel GMA X3100.
Will install Win7 on it now.
Will see it is any faster.

Really cheap, worths all the money. £200 by the way.
#31
rojones1982
Just been in to my local asda living and the price showed as £225 instead of £200 but still seems like a goodhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/editor/separator.gif deal considering most lower spec'd netbooks are this price.


I'll say it again though, there is little to no practical use in having a laptop with ~2 hours of charge time, when you could have a netbook with up to 8 hours, for £240. The cheaper ones can still offer up to around 6 hours. The spec you speak of isn't any better than a good netbook deal either.. the ram is the same, but less effective seeing as Vista is the default OS. The hard drive is smaller and the graphics.. well I'm not sure about them as I havent bothered to look them up, but I havent heard of that chip.. and the one supplied with my netbook runs games like Vice City, Unreal Tournament, perfectly (without having to sit next to a plug socket :p)
#32
waterdragon3344
I have an emachines E520 that I keep as a spare with the exact same cpu and 1gb of ram and it runs vista perfectly fine.


Must be me with my 13 years in the business that cant recognize a bag of scrap, CPU usage goes 100% all the time and its way under powered. They said XP would run on a 128mb of ram and yes it would, but would it be usable Microsoft themselves say bare minimum 1gb of memory if you where running home premium it wouldnt have the power to run the Areo interface and would be disabled.

Go into task manager and just look at your CPU usage and then your ram and i can tell you straight that nearly all of that 1gb of ram will be used up just running the OS leaving 200mb to run you apps and when you do run an app your CPU will be 100% and not just flash up to it it will stay there, do us a favour mate as its a good machine open a rar file and take a print screen of your task manager and let people see what junk it is.
#33
anewman
Will no doubt run Windows 7 better than Vista. They may be comparing it with their super-dooper souped up quad core 16gb desktop which does things in nano seconds.


No I'm comparing it with a dual core Pentium Toshiba with 2gb of memory that's usable, I wouldn't even mention such rubbish in the same sentence as my desktop. It would benefit from windows7 but its still well under powered i think most places had the sense not to sell laptops with such pants specs.This laptop would be better with XP as the OS.

As I've said do yourself a favour get an MSI wind which is the same price and a much better machine. This makes me wonder how this laptop can have the Asus name on it.:thumbsup::w00t:
#34
anewman
Intel Atom n270 1.6ghz is about equal to a single core Celeron 1.2ghz in terms of performance so this is slightly better, but not so much that most people would notice I'd bet. Dual core is a definite improvement and even netbooks are in line to be released with dual core processors.

I agree with the desktop sentiment. A laptop is meant to be a portable computer so good for someone with limited space, little need for a computer, or who needs to move it readily. A netbook is sort of a step up from the PDA's of a few years ago and somewhere between a PDA and a Laptop.

Most netbooks will see double the battery life of this, so if being off the mains any longer than a few hours is important this isn't the one to get.


Msi wind has a overclock button that runs it as 1.9ghz i don't know where you got the idea that its equal to a 1.2ghz celeron because you are very wrong. The celeron has minimal cache memory which really does make it slow as it needs to go to ram to collect data and when there's only 1gb of memory the ram then goes to the HDD then its copied back into ram and then accessed by the CPU and on and on that's what you can expect all the time that's why the egg timers a constant fixture on the screen so in all its about as slow as it gets.

Your comparing a Celeron off a desktop with a Atom not a mobile Celeron by today's standards the Atom is much better if the celeron was the one why don't the netbooks use those and why did Intel spend billions of dollars developing the Atom?
#35
This is priced at MSI wind price and there are pro and cons of each.

THis has better screen and resolution that std netbook.
It has a DVDRW, and better spec on cpu.
If its intel x 1300 then its better than sis chip it states at argos.

I think for 180-200 its worth if can get staff discount. Plus 2 yrs warranty.
#36
polly69;6819544
Msi wind has a overclock button that runs it as 1.9ghz i don't know where you got the idea that its equal to a 1.2ghz celeron because you are very wrong. The celeron has minimal cache memory which really does make it slow as it needs to go to ram to collect data and when there's only 1gb of memory the ram then goes to the HDD then its copied back into ram and then accessed by the CPU and on and on that's what you can expect all the time that's why the egg timers a constant fixture on the screen so in all its about as slow as it gets.


http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Atom+N270+%40+1.60GHz look at the processor directly above it with the same performance level rating. They don't have the exact processor listed, but here's a slower one which is still much faster than the atom http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Celeron+M+530+%40+1.73GHz
#37
I personally like the Asus Eee PC 1005HA range over this.
#38
polly69
Msi wind has a overclock button that runs it as 1.9ghz i don't know where you got the idea that its equal to a 1.2ghz celeron because you are very wrong.

Your comparing a Celeron off a desktop with a Atom not a mobile Celeron by today's standards the Atom is much better if the celeron was the one why don't the netbooks use those and why did Intel spend billions of dollars developing the Atom?


The Atom at 1.6GHz is more or less equivalent to the old school Celeron at 900MHz give or take a bit depending on the task undertaken. If you can get it to overclock and run without crashing, then you might start getting up to the speed of the newer Celeron in this laptop.

As for why Intel spent money on the Atom? Because the Atom was originally destined for embedded devices where low power consumption and heat dissipation were paramount. It was the likes of Asus who discovered a secondary, lucrative market for the Atoms and created what we know as the netbook market. The Atom is certainly a godsend for smaller devices sold on their battery life. You really wouldn't want one on a standard notebook, though, given a choice, unless you only need a glorified oversized netbook.

Why buy this instead of a netbook? Some people have bad eyesight and will not get on with a 9-10" screen, however good its quality may be. Keyboards even at 92% of standard size may be a problem for those with sausage fingers. Laptops are also designed to be transportable. It isn't strictly necessary to run them off the battery at all times. I run my laptops off the mains probably near enough 99% of the time, however I can take them to work with me if needed. Not so easy with a desktop.
#39
The celeron is M version and is 2ghz which would outperform a 1.6 atom.
I would say Win7 would run easy on this so for 250 quid u have a win7 laptop.
#40
levilad
I have just bought one from Asda Living in Thurrock.
The graphics is Intel GMA X3100.
Will install Win7 on it now.
Will see it is any faster.

Really cheap, worths all the money. £200 by the way.


Is it def x3100 as most sites say is sis3
how is win7 running?

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