Asus 15.6" Laptop (i3-330M, 2GB, 320GB, Windows 7, HDMI) £300 @Ebuyer
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Asus 15.6" Laptop (i3-330M, 2GB, 320GB, Windows 7, HDMI) £300 @Ebuyer

£299.80
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Found 22nd Jun 2011
Good make £300 i3-330M laptop. See first post for memory options.

Asus X52F Laptop
Intel Core i3-330 2.13GHz
2GB RAM
320GB HDD
15.6" HD
DVD Writer
Webcam
Windows 7 Home Premium 64

9 Comments

Original Poster

You could assume this has a 2GB stick in it. When you get it run the Crucial memory checker and buy either
crucial.com/uk/…304
or
crucial.com/uk/…304
for £15.69 (not sure about P&P)

I'd be interested to see what people think of this machine as looking for a nice laptop in this price range.

nice find Musicrab :p, ordered one today, tell you what its like tommorrow

nice budget laptop

That's a pretty sweet deal for an i3 - good find and I am very tempted. Extra log on the fire...

Here's a review of the P6100 powered version - notebookcheck.net/Rev…tml

The i3 (330M) version will have more welly, but don't know how the upgraded CPU, chipsets and buses compliment each other in light of the review. The only serious ?'s over this unit are the low screen brightness, glossy screen, keyboard feel and touchpad buttons - all of which I could live with for a £300 first gen i3. Be interested to hear adwozere's appraisal.

P6100 is 2Ghz and 330M is 2.13M.
P6100 has 2 threads, 2 cores and 330M is 4 thread, 2 cores.
Everything else is identical in terms of performance. I would say about 10% difference in multi-threaded apps.

Celeron line of CPUs do not support clock speed change and kill battery very quickly. 330M would result in 30-40% of battery life.

Got new laptop now, looks good sounds great, very very quite, great clear screen , i3 Processor runs mega fast,full keyboard with numbers at the side. facial recognition login is cool.
worth every penny.







Edited by: "adwozere" 24th Jun 2011

Windows Experience Index (with extra 2GB added) Score

Processor- 6.2

Memory (RAM) - 5.9

Graphics - 4.5

Gaming Graphics - 5.1

Primary Hardrive - 5.8

adwozere

Got new laptop now, looks good sounds great, very very quite, great clear … Got new laptop now, looks good sounds great, very very quite, great clear screen , i3 Processor runs mega fast,full keyboard with numbers at the side. facial recognition login is cool.worth every penny.



Sorry I forgot to come back and thank you for the follow-up. Sounds good and I'm sure you'll enjoy that one for a good while.

CTPAHIKK - good points, I hadn't thought to check the architectural and embedded similarities between the P6xxx's and the first gen i3.
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