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Seeking reviews: 2017 ASUS, latest Dell Inspiration Skylake


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#1 bcmo

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:28 PM

Is anyone familiar with this and this model? (As they lack reviews.)

Specifically I'm looking for potential flaws (like audio quality, physical build quality, fan noise and heat level, keyboard and track pad quality, etc.) as the specs alone look great.

Thanks.


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#2 bcmo

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:20 PM

Are these two items in the Asus laptop specs a contradiction?

 

Hard Drive: 256 GB SSD
Hard Drive Interface: Serial ATA

 

Isn't a SATA drive (or SATA I) an HHD?



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:20 AM

Specs, in and ot themselves, don't indicate whether or not a given computer is suitable for the desires/needs of a prospective purchaser.  Until the prospective use of the system is conveyed (for gaming, for routine everyday use, etc.), comparing specs is not quite apples and oranges...but akin to looking at batting averages without a clue as to how baseball is played, IMO.

 

I think that the consumer/user reviews would be the best source of the type of information that you appear to seek...and one should always bear in mind that the review is no better than than the character and knowledge of the reviewer.  Many of the "reviews" of products online are nothing but glorified endorsements made by either the unknowing or those paid to endorse, IMO.

 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:23 PM

This page says it's an SSD and a SATA. Could it be both? (Isn't SATA an HDD?)



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:42 PM

So can a SATA be an SSD as well?



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:39 AM

The interface...and the drive...are two different items.

 

SATA is the interface/connection used by the system and the drive.  The counterpart for connection previously was known as IDE.  A third type of connector capability for a drive would be USB.

 

The SSD is the drive itself, which has a SATA connector for interfacing with the system motherboard.

 

That's the way that I interpret what you posted.

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:45 AM

Thanks.

 

Would there be any way to obtain the model number for this computer so I can research it on other sites (which I can't do with the generic made up name posted there)?



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:12 PM

The Asus website would be the logical recommendation.

 

That's where the base information should be, since the system is put together and sold by Asus.

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:35 PM

How would I find it on their website with no identifying way of describing it?


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:14 PM

Same way I did...http://www.asustransformer.com/product/2017-newest-premium-asus-15-6-top-performance-full-hd-1920x1080-display-laptop-pc-intel-core-i7-6500u-processor-12gb-ddr4-ram-1tb-hdd-wifi-webcam-bluetooth-dvd-rw-windows-10-black/ .

 

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:56 PM

Very different computer from the one I'm looking for.

 

This is what I'm looking for (and doesn't exist on their website):

http://www.asustransformer.com/?s=2017+Premium+ASUS+15.6%22+Top+Performance+Full+HD+1920x1080+Display+Laptop+PC+Intel+Core+i7-7500U+Processor+8GB+DDR4+RAM+256GB+SSD+Wifi+Webcam+Bluetooth+DVD-RW+Windows+10-Black&post_type=product

 

It isn't in this list either:

http://www.asustransformer.com/?s=2017+Newest+Premium+ASUS&post_type=product


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:55 AM

Is it possible that Asus made a laptop without a model or identification number?



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:28 PM

Looks like someone helpful just provided us with this model number.






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