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Sufficient processing power for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), advanced photo and video editing, 3D graphics, virtualization software(parallels), file and harddrive encryption
Large amount of memory sufficient for memory intensive applications
Solid state drive provides quick startup, silent operation, faster response compared to conventional harddrive
Medium GPU allows playing most demanding games, but only at low detail settings and resolution, and less demanding games (WoW, Sims3, etc) at high settings and resolution
GPU is not suitable for latest, demanding games (Assassin's creed, Black Ops 2, etc) at high or medium detail settings and resolution
14" screen suitable for portability; not ideal as desktop replacement or gaming
No built-in CD/DVD drive; Reduces weight but watching movies or installing software from CD/DVD will require separate purchase of optical drive
Integrated webcam for video chatting
Processing power might not be sufficient for ultra high requirements such as running simulations
Basic Specs1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-3317U
8 GB DDR3 1333 RAM
3.7 lbs; 14" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
500 GB hard drive
32 GB solid state drive
Intel HD Graphics 4000
 3.85 stars (40 user reviews)
Battery
6000  mAH
Display
14"
1366 x 768
CameraHD 1.0M
Other Specs
3.7 lbs overall weight
13.43" x 9.21" x 0.75"
No CD or DVD drive
Built-in bluetooth
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
Ports
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
Resources
 1 stars (2 user reviews)
UPDATE: Bought this a couple months ago. Initially loved it ...but there is a fatal flaw that renders the laptop uselessness very quickly and that causes it to spontaneously shut down without warning.... Got this from another retailer about a year ago when it came out. I've run Windows 8, Windows 7, Ubuntu, Arch, Sabayon, etc. Very very bad power management bugs causing it to crash on resume from s...
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 4 stars (38 user reviews)
Cons: We've already been through two adaptors. The hard drive just failed and I'm a week outside the 1yr extended warranty I bought when purchased. Big bummer. Wouldn't buy again....Cons: The laptop i...
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A Core i5 processor is a great, mid-range priced processor for people who use their computers frequently and often multi task. Core i5’s offer enough performance to do stuff like video editing and gaming, and more than enough performance to do basic stuff like word processing, internet surfing, and email.
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The i5 features Intel's high performance integrated graphics in the HD 3000/4000. Most users will find the general level of perfomance offered by the i5 to be an attractive option compared to a more expensive i7-equipped system. It is suitable for All-Around performance, multi-tasking, advanced producivity, multimedia, advanced 3D graphics
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The following games list shows all notebook graphic cards (GPUs) sorted by the approximate performance. The fields contain average frames per second (fps) values for each game / setting combination...
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