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    ASUS computers reliable?

    as a very basic / introductory laptop for relatives ?

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    (and as always thanks to kamal for that linkage some time ago!)


    a while back I had heard they werent all that good as a brand - any change?
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    Re: ASUS computers reliable?

    I've only known them from the DIY days and they made good motherboards. I trust they're still reliable in the DIY community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huggie Smiles View Post
    a while back I had heard they werent all that good as a brand - any change?
    you were misinformed asus are amazing and probably make the best laptops out there at the moment

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    Re: ASUS computers reliable?

    ^Agree, just bought one myself, and really happy with it.

    Good on all levels:

    • battery - excellent
    • performance (had lightroom, photoshop, illustrator, and AutoCAD running continuously),
    • audio,
    • durability - seems like a solid aluminum case. (dropped it once and carry it around only in a sleeve)


    Only only thing I did not like was the screen itself. It was hard to tweak the right levels to achieve the contrast/colour I liked. And the built in Asus colour management tool is pretty useless.

    So far, apart form the screen happy with everything. I think this might have to do with the fact it was a touch screen, Haven't really looked into this.

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    The first laptop that I bought was an Asus. I should have opted for the extension of warranty to 3 years as it stopped working 3 weeks after his second anniversary. Repair in Europe is quite bad if you are out of warranty. It's done by another company based in The Netherlands and it took them 6 months to have it repaired and half of my RAM was missing after that (physically missing). They first send it back after 3 months, unrepaired. I had to send it back again (ok, they pick it at work).
    The repair finally worked for another 4 months then stopped again with the same symptoms. (motherboard dead)
    I've since bought a new Asus (because they are really great) and take the 3 years warranty. Everything is fine up to now.
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    Introductory laptop or not.... Asus has always been kind to me.

    Picked up my first Asus laptop in 2005 W5A... laptop is still running today...no hitches.. I would also say that its darn durable... coz the bloody thing got quite a few nicks from me... and its still functioning proper...... Picked up another one in 2010 for my mom and she loves it. Last year I got the Asus A55A... at bargain price so I had to snag it.... I did however get the the Blue screen of death once and I'm guessing its coz I dropped this baby down. But a quick restore later... everything is up and running with no glitches so far. I have in the past used their motherboards in DIY projects and loved them to boot. That being said... Acer is the only other desktop PC manufacturer that I would consider (in the budget range) if not an Asus.

    Other manufacturers that I have used consistently that I would pass on but have been fairly decent with a pinch of salt.... Dell Inspirions, HP Pavilions and Sony Viaos.
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    ^Sorry, but disagree with the HP. Any...
    I still have mine going strong from 4 years ago. But they suck.

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    Re: ASUS computers reliable?

    Asus is probably the most inexpensive computer there is. right? Not saying price always = quality, but still.

    It was fun while it lasted...

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    Re: ASUS computers reliable?

    bought 1 asus laptop in the US a couple of years ago, then sold to a friend. After a couple of months, the motherboard went kaput.
    Overall, it lasted not more than 8 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebanned1 View Post
    you were misinformed asus are amazing and probably make the best laptops out there at the moment

    It was fun while it lasted...

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