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My ASUS Laptop Revisited

My ASUS Laptop Revisited
Pat Dickson - Sun Feb 10, 2013 @ 12:36PM
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As you know, I have touted my ASUS laptop by making the claim it is a miracle machine for business travel, at least when it comes to performance, reliability, and durability. 

In my first article praising my ASUS laptop back in July 2012, in summary, I told how I had bought it at Best Buy for around $600, published the screen shot of its system specs, and even admitted that it had a drawback, in that the video card wasn't quite what I needed for gaming.

Nevertheless, having a computer that lacks high end gaming capacity is a bonus for me. Computer gaming is an addiction and time sink I'm rather prone to picking up in the bad habits department. However, despite the gaming limitation, the computer had no problem with the video I really needed. It ran anything on YouTube, including mpegs I needed to open from Gmail, just fine.

My ASUS laptop did what I wanted it to do, and it did it well. It seamlessly connected to WiFi, booted up quickly, and never crashed. It ran Explorer and Google Chrome and Firefox and handled Microsoft Office without a problem. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint ran smoothly, even when a lot of data or multiple open windows were involved. Finally, I boasted that I've dropped my ASUS laptop, banged it around, and even stepped on it.

So here I am 6 months later, and in review, my opinion of my Asus laptop has not changed. In fact, I love it even more. Still it has not crashed one time, and still it continues to never fail me, even though my abuse of it has not improved. I have added to its torture spilling drinks on it, all over the keyboard, as well as dropping it from about 5 feet straight onto asphalt. 

That's right! Recently I had been visiting a client on site, and when I was leaving I threw my ASUS laptop (in its case) over my shoulder. I had made the mistake of failing to zip the carrying case up so my poor laptop went crashing down onto the asphalt. It rolled on its corners like a wheel and came to a hard stop. The plastic around the screen was cracked apart and there was a big chip on the corner, to the bottom right of the keyboard. This computer is done, I thought, as I snapped it back together and dusted it off.

I was certain my ASUS laptop was finished, but when I took her home and hit the on button, she proved the chip on her corner was the only damage she had suffered. We got to work right away by quickly opening up a spreadsheet with 78,000+ lines and doing some impressive pivot tables.

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