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So I'm thinking about getting a laptop, something I've never really looked at before. I'm really new to this area but I'm fairly familiar with desktops and have had no problem building my own rigs for the last several years.
All I'm really looking to do is the basic stuff (type notes, surf the web, listen to music) while also being able log into Eve [System Requirements] and maybe play some other older games (Day of Defeat: Source, Counter Strike: Source for instance) but nothing really intense. I'm definitely not looking for a "gaming" laptop because I have an excellent desktop for that.
My price range is around $600, I really don't want to spend more than $700 because I still have some Christmas shopping to do
Which I think looks a lot like what I am looking for at a (seemingly) great price, especially considering the great warranty.
As someone who is new to laptops I have no idea if ASUS is a good brand, or if what I found is actually a good deal or not (it seems to be the best I have found). I am looking for any applicable advice you may have. If you have any first hand experience with an ASUS laptop or, even better, the specific posted laptop please post. And, if you think there is something better in the same price range please post it!