Frys has the ASUS X53U-FS11 laptop for $259 available through its stores. It is not something you can order online. You will have to check your store for availability and pick up from your local store.
The good thing about this notebook is that it is a regular notebook with 15.6 inch screen – and comes surprisingly with an HDMI connection. It has webcam as well and decent 320 GB Hard Disk.
Unfortunately, its C-60 processor is just basic one – but still good enough for entry level tasks like email checking, surfing, browsing, document editing. But this is what most of us do 99% of time. The notebook is still better than a tablet in the sense that it comes with regular keyboard and you can run x86 applications. But throw any multitasking program or heavy applications and you will feel the lag. The specification of the processor is as follows.
Table : AMD C-60 Features and Specs
|Core Frequency||1 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2|
|Cache Organization||1 MB L2 + 128 KB L1|
|Turbo Frequency||1.33 GHz|
|TDP Rating||9 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1066|
|Integrated Graphics||Yes, integrated Radeon HD 6290|
The AMD’s E-450 at 1.65 GHz ( dual core) could have been better. But at this price you can not complain. Fry’s often brings the deals and you may like to wait for the right deal if you are looking for a notebook with faster processor.
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