and bye bye Windows too
I have been looking at something to replace my current ASUS TP500L laptop for a long time.
I did a lot of dreaming about the Alienware 17R5, the fastest gaming machine in town last year, discounted down to 1499..... but, that was more than I wanted to spend.......... plus, it did NOT have a lot of features that are very important to me.... sub 3 hour battery life??
weight 10 lbs. ugh!
very sparse on USB ports to make me happy, and 1.25 inches thick??
No SDcard or XD media card reader port??
Looked at the Acers for $500 like I got for my daughter 2 years ago, she is very happy, but all she does is post pictures on Facebook.
I needed a Good lighted Keyboard, Better than Average WiFi capability, lots of ports to handle USB, Bluetooth, SDcards, MultiMediaCard memory cards, and decent battery life.
ASUS won out again, I chose this one: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-tu...?skuId=6293624
Yeah, it broke a kiloBux with taxes added on, but free shipping is supposed to salve the soul?
Oh well, this older ASUS keeps loosing WiFi connection just about every 90 seconds, no matter if using the internal WiFi card, or the very good Panda PAU06 usb adapter..... this morning just broke it off really hard....
typed up a long message, hit submit, and nothing, everything gone.
Decided right there, that today, I am going to surf the net, read the reviews and break the Refund check.....