Monday, October 27, 2008

The ASUS Invasion: Now at Best Buy (model X83VB-X1)

The Taiwanese computer industry is cheering as ASUS continues to make big splashes. The latest splash, having one of their new colorful laptops being offered exclusively at Best Buy. Hooray for ASuS!

The laptop is the ASUS X83VB-X1 being offered at a special price of $700, without rebates. This is a limit one per household promotion, so don't plan on loading up the truck ;-)

This is a pretty solid laptop, and favors mobility with its 14.1" widescreen display. It has a nice four gigabytes of memory, 250gb of hard disk, dvd burner with lightscribe, nVidia GeForce 9300M GS graphics module with (yes, with) 512mb of dedicated graphics memory. Yum!

But that's not all, it is powered by a Centrino Core 2 Duo, has wireless-N and webcam, and the battery is listed as 3 hours and 23 minutes using the MobileMark 2007 benchmark. Of course the listed battery life is not a guarantee, unless your usage pattern and usage conditions match those of the test.

Did we mention this is a stylishly colorful laptop? Perhaps to match the harvest, halloween and the fall colors, it comes with a smooth burnt-orange-yellow color.

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