I've decided to upgrade my personal computer fleet a bit. My modded-to-all-hell HP desktop is 4 years old, and still going strong, but the only portable computer I had was my Acer netbook. Don't get my wrong, I love the hell out of my netbook, I take it to class with me, and as far as convenience goes, it simply can't be beat. But lately i've been wanting to have a more powerful computer I can cart around and do recording stuff with, as well as do some gaming while not at home or at my desk.
So I picked up an ASUS K72 series laptop for $949. This thing if fucking SWEET!
Core i5 processor @ 2.26ghz
17" LED backlit display @ 1600x900 res
4gb DDR3 1066 ram
Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
ATI HD5470 with 1gb of dedicated ram
Multi-touch mousepad (Something I REALLY missed from my eeePC)
This thing is lightning fast, I really like it. My only issue is the stupid Mac-style chicklet keyboard. I suppose i'll get used to it, but there is a learning curve to it as opposed to my Acer's netbook keyboard, which just felt natural. As I said, I just have to get used to it, as it's certainly not what i'm used to. But it IS nice having a full number pad in addition to the regular keyboard.
Also, having the HDMI out is a ton of fun to mess with, I booted up unreal tournament on my TV just to mess around. It's a really cool feature to have. Plus I can also set it so the HDMI cable is audio out, so I can get digital audio straight to my reciever. Handy when i'm listening to Pandora.
Favorite feature: Facial recognition logon. I have a fingerprint scanner on my desktop, so it's nice to have some quick way to log in without having to put in my password. Not that it's any quicker to log in, I just like being able to sit down and boom i'm logged in.
If I still played WoW i'd load it up here... But I don't need to fall back into that habit again
that facial recognition logon is pretty crazy