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    Is this laptop worth buying? ASUS K55DR-SX178H

    Hello!

    I'm buying a new laptop for school and I would like to be able to play wow on in (not needed to be ultra settings) and wonder about this laptop.

    Is it a good buy, it costs about 517 euro (4490 swedish kr) which is only 105 euro more expensive than the cheapest laptop.

    Here are the specs and a link to the product:
    http://www.webhallen.com/se-sv/hardv...-blu-ray-win_8

    Operating System Windows 8 (64bit)

    Memory Slot 2x
    System memory DRAM DDR3 1600 8GB (4G •2)
    Storage SATA 750GB 5400RPM 2.5' HDD

    Display 15.6" LED-backlit TFT LCD Display
    resolution: HD 1366x768 / 16:9
    LCD Type Glare

    External video display modes HDMI 1.4
    Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7470 + HD 7640G CrossFire
    Video memory DDR3 1GB

    Video Camera 0.3 Mega Pixel web camera (Fixed type)
    Optical Drive [SATA] 12.7mm 6X Blu-Ray (Read)
    Wireless 802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band)
    LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps

    Card Reader SD&MMC
    LED Status Indicator Storage device access
    Wireless / Bluetooh on status indicator
    USB Port 2x USB 3.0
    Interface 1x Microphone-in jack
    1x Headphone-out jack
    1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
    1x VGA Port (D-Sub)
    1x HDMI

    Audio Built-in speaker
    Built-in microphone
    Altec Lansing® speakers

    Weight (Kg) 2.40 KG (with 6 cell battery)
    Dimension (cm) 37.8(W) x 25.3(D) x 3.20 ~ 3.45 (H) cm

    AC Adapter 90W AC Adapter
    Output : 19V DC, 4.74A, 90W
    Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
    Battery 50WHrs, 4700mAh,3S2P, 6-cell Li-ion Battery pack
    Keyboard Type Wave Keyboard
    Keyboard Specification ASUS 348mm keyboard with 19mm full size key pitch, integrated Numeric keypad


    Thanks in advance!

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    Yes you should be able to play WoW on this laptop fairly well.

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    Seems decent, though you didn't list what kind of CPU is in it (Or perhaps im completely blind).

    I google'd a bit and found there are apparently more versions of this laptop with slightly different CPU's, although they are all AMD ones. Like the AMD A8-4500m. The clock speed on it is fine, but AMD falls far behind Intel when it comes to gaming, and WoW is a CPU dependent game i'm afraid.

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    i bought an ASUS about 4 years ago when my old laptop crapped out on me. While I tend to focus more on my PC now that I am done with school, it can still play WoW well. It has also held up quite well over the years. I have not had a single issue with it in the 4 years I have had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sills View Post
    i bought an ASUS about 4 years ago when my old laptop crapped out on me. While I tend to focus more on my PC now that I am done with school, it can still play WoW well. It has also held up quite well over the years. I have not had a single issue with it in the 4 years I have had it.
    That sounds nice, I bought an Acer laptop in 2009 and it has been nothing but trouble. My pcs motherboard is from Asus and it has been reliable and therefor I hoped their laptops would be too.


    Thanks for the answers, I'll probably go for this, its relatively cheap and much better than just slightly cheaper ones, and as said, its mostly for school, only want to play wow on it when away from home

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