My Asus z9000 laptop (which I bought 4 years ago) has finally melted! One day the battery suddenly stopped holding a charge. The next day the power cord connection started being fickle in that it powers the laptop for a while then cuts out (and since my battery won't hold a charge that means it shuts off).
So, I think it's time to look for a replacement since I can't find parts for this laptop. And, who knows, maybe the main board is the problem.
I am looking for a laptop that has a bit of power to it. I need portability, but only in the sense that I can move the thing around which is any laptop. A long battery life is a plus but, I generally plug in my laptop when I'm at home or at school so, it's not a huge concern.
I do some light gaming, and as such I like having a graphics card of some kind. I was using this laptop vga chart
to determine which laptops had better video cards than others.
Also, the general consensus
on the internet is that this T8100 intel core 2 duo processor is decent.
I'm not too familiar with the durability of Acer, their noise level, or their running temperature and susceptibility to overheating but, I have noticed their cases are a little bulkier than most. Nevertheless, 6.6 pounds is only .1 pound heavier than my Z9000 and I can handle that.
Here's the laptop listing at the store I am considering purchasing it from
Here's more information on it
Any insight will be helpful! $1250 is the final price after tax and that's the limit of my budget. I can't afford to make a mistake