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    Is the Asus X201E-DH01 good enough?

    I'm looking into buying an Asus laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...wcanoniccom-20), but im not sure if intel Ceron is good enough for me. This will be my new primary computer and i'll want to be able to run a few games (minecraft, team fortress 2 and some other steam games, and some in browser flash games.), I'll also be running Netflix, youtube, and other streaming sites.

    Would this computer be good enough? If not what computer would be that i could get for less than $350? Is this the best computer i can get for that price?

    If intel ceron isnt good enough could i upgrade to intel i3?

    Thanks,
    tahdas

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    Re: Is the Asus X201E-DH01 good enough?

    I would not suggest a 1.1Ghz Celeron cpu
    I got my laptop for $329.99 (yes it was on sale) and it has over twice the cpu performance and 2gb ram more
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0089WM09K it is technically sold as used, but is much more powerful than what you are looking at
    all you may have to do is use a boot parameter to get the backlight to work properly via software acpi_osi='!Windows_2012'

    The A54C series is built on the K54C motherboard, the K54C series is ubuntu certified, the ubuntu certified systems ship with a different BIOS version
    there is literally not a single feature that does not work on my laptop with ubuntu (i have ran 12.10/13.04 on it)
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    Re: Is the Asus X201E-DH01 good enough?

    I think these are not comparable products, and the price for the X201E is quite reasonable. You're right, though, that the Celeron is probably not going to be up to snuff for the tasks tahdas is talking about.
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    Re: Is the Asus X201E-DH01 good enough?

    They one you suggested is ugly and I don't want a used CPU, refurbished maybe.

    Could I upgrade the intel of the x201e-dh01 to i3?

    im getting by right now with a chrome book (Mario) and an iPad, so I guess I could get by with an non gaming computer. that leaves basic flash games and good video quality as essentials. Could I get out of the asus?

    Anyway thanks so much for your advice!

    Thanks,
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    Re: Is the Asus X201E-DH01 good enough?

    I got a used like new processor from amazon (warehouse deal) it was still factory sealed in the box, I dont recall what the condition was on the one i linked but it sold apparently

    i doubt you can upgrade the cpu in it, lots of laptops have the cpu soldered into then
    you would have to ask asus if it is possible to upgrade the cpu, i guarantee if it is possible it will viod the warranty
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    Re: Is the Asus X201E-DH01 good enough?

    Have a look at this web page:
    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Celero...ntel-Atom-D525

    According to that, the Celeron is about 10% faster than a netbook, so it's not going to be satisfactory for most of the things you want to do.

    I suggest you look at laptops in the $350 to $399 price range.

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    Re: Is the Asus X201E-DH01 good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    I would not suggest a 1.1Ghz Celeron cpu
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    Re: Is the Asus X201E-DH01 good enough?

    What would be a good computer for that price range ($300-$350)? I like something like but high power.

    Thanks,
    tahdas

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    Re: Is the Asus X201E-DH01 good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by tahdas View Post
    What would be a good computer for that price range ($300-$350)? I like something like but high power.

    Thanks,
    tahdas
    The bottom line is in order to run most Steam games your problem isn't just the CPU. Most computers near the $300-$350 price range are not going to be satisfactory for what you want to do. It's like asking "What kind of car for $1000-$1500 can I buy to compete in Formula One?".
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    Re: Is the Asus X201E-DH01 good enough?

    Well how much would I need to spend?

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