3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor Features a 3MB L3 cache and 2.6GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz. Intel® Core™ i5 processor Features smart 4-way processing performance with a speed boost. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Delivers extra performance when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don't. 4GB DDR3 memory For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB. Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive Create custom DVDs and CDs. 15.6" LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display With 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity. 500GB hard drive (5400 rpm) Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. UMA graphics For lush images with vivid detail. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV. Facial recognition Provides enhanced security. Built-in 1.0MP webcam and microphone Make it easy to video chat with family and friends. Digital media reader Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO formats. 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11n) Connect to the Internet without wires. Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection. Weighs 5.6 lbs. and measures just 1.3" thin For easy portability. Chiclet-style keyboard allows simple typing. Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit operating system preinstalled Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more. Software package included With Adobe Reader and more. ENERGY STAR certified Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Centrino, Core, Viiv, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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Great price for core i5. But I bought 3rd generation core i3 last month for $75 less and it's got plenty of processing power for what I do. But if I didn't buy one last month, I would definitely consider this one. Good find OP.
posted: Mar. 30, 2013 @ 11:44p
Would is be a good programmer's laptop? Need a laptop for some SharePoint work( with a virtual server installed). Thank you.
posted: Apr. 5, 2013 @ 6:17a
Price went up to $429.
posted: Apr. 5, 2013 @ 11:23a
Just received the laptop yesterday. I tried to remove win8 and install win7 instead but the laptop could not boot from dvd. Anyone knows any trick? Thanks.
posted: Apr. 10, 2013 @ 5:04p
I don't have this laptop. I have a Toshiba at home, but should be something similar. Go into your bios and look for boot up option. Win8 laptops are suppose to have some secure boot option (turn it off), or look for something about legacy boot support.
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