Originally Posted by Poseidon
I should get $500 back from my laptop. Maybe a wee bit more.
They basically put it on a giftcard if I want to choose my own laptop (rather than them going "This is the equivalent of the one you had. Here."), so I pay the difference PLUS a new warranty so if I happen to kill it, I just repeat this process.
I would prefer to pay as little as possible. These numbers are WITH the money back from my Toshiba's warranty.
I would only have to pay $150 for the Asus, plus a $250 warranty. $400 total. Maybe a bit less.
I would pay almost $300 for the Vaio, plus a $270 warranty. $570 total, which is pushing it.
Asus is a very reliable company. They have been establishing themselves as a all around business/gaming/leisure computer company for a few years now. I have an Asus desktop, and I don't regret buying it at all. Same for Asus notebooks. Well worth the value, and also very very reliable.
In comparison to a VAIO, Asus has as much reliability, just for a lower price. Maybe not as much power, but to me, VAIO's are a bit overrated unless you need extreme power to just type a Word doc.
If you're looking at a notebook for leisure and school work, stick to a Dual Core, with about 2-4GB DDR2(or 3) RAM, and about 250-500GB HD. If you are going to watch a lot of videos, or do graphic design or game, I would be looking at a Asus with an AMD graphics card(not bottom of the barrel).