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Old 05-12-2008, 09:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - ASUS M51 Series M51Sn-X2 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T8300(2.40GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory DDR2 667 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS - Laptops / Notebooks


Is this laptop as great of a deal as it looks like? There has to be something wrong, better specs than all of the previous laptops I was looking at and at a far less price. =o
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It looks like a great deal. I would take it up if i needed a new laptop.
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It really does look like a good deal - question on the specs though, its not a 64 bit processor is it? It didn't specifically state it on the specs I could see but I don't know if those processors are 64 bit anyway.
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Core 2 Duo's are all 64 Bit compatible.
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Now, the laptop I linked will probably be the one I get. I have a question, though. Is it possible to upgrade to Vista 64-bit from 32? If so, would it be worth it?
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I'm not sure if you can just upgrade, but you can get Vista 64 bit and then install it. I have Vista 64 bit on my laptop, it is pretty nice. I have only found a few apps that support 64 bit though (a few Source games, some high power apps, and a few other things). If you decide in the future that you need 64 bit, then yes you can install it.
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Calc is right. You can not jsut upgrade to 64 Bit. You will have to either dual boot between 32 Bit and 64 Bit or format and install 64 bit.
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