Asus has reportedly release a new family in ASUS X75A line up that designed for student, small business user and home users. ASUS X75A-DH31 that based on the 2rd generation Intel Sandy Bridge platform is a nice budget friendly laptop and gives a great value for your money. Yeah, if you are not too concern about graphics performance, the X75A-DH31 laptop one of the best choice for users that did not want to spend much money to buy new laptop for desktop replacement.
Physically, the ASUS X75A-DH31 laptop looks identical to the X75A-DB51 laptop that was released last month ago. The newest X75A model also comes with a simple brushed finish design in black color and a matte surface for the cover. It also comes with Asus IceCool technology that makes it stay cool and comfortable to use in long period. The black keyboard with large keys and wave-style design is not a high end keyboard, but its still offers fast, secure and easy to use, especially on the desk. In term of size, the 17.3 inch budget laptop has dimension in 16.5 x 11.0 x 1.4-1.6 inches and weighing around at 6.6 lbs. Yeah, this is a big laptop, so do not expect it easy to carry around, excepted you are a big guy and have a big shoulder.
For the heart, this machine comes with a low end configurations (if compared with other newest 17.3 inch laptop from other models), but still have more than enough performance for day to day office and light multimedia use. Powered by 2.3GHZ Intel Core i3-2350M dual core processor with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, Intel HM76 chipset and preinstalled with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, the X75A-DH31 laptop still gives enough power to handle daily office tasks, rich internet browsing, light editing video in low resolution and more.
Inside, the Intel HD graphics 3000 as graphics accelerator and a 17.3 inch High Definition Plus TFT Widescreen display can produces up to 200 cd/m² brightness and good color for both image and video. The company promises if this model can play 720p video playback with support maximum internal resolution at 1600 x 900 pixels. There is also a LED-backlit technology for better visibility and a HDMI port, just in case you want to watch 1080P HD video or share music in bigger HDTV with family and friends.
Under the hood, the 500GB of SATA HDD which has spinning speed of 5400 rpm delivers more than enough memory space to store thousand of video and music files. If you needed, you can also burn your data into CDs or DVDs cassette, along wit load more applications, thanks to 8x SuperMulti Double Layer DVDRW Drive that located on the right edge. Above the display, the 0.3 Mega Pixel Web Camera and internal digital microphone allows users to keep in touch with friends via face to face video chats.
For audio, the laptop will be equipped with Altec Lansing stereo speakers and SonicMaster Lite, offers crisp, clear and loud audio reproduction, especially in small room. In term of port, all port interface is located on the left edge, includes a 3.5mm Microphone-in / Headphone-out Combo jack, two USB 2.0 port, single USB 3.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port and RJ 45 for Ethernet LAN. Other features are Kensington lock hole slot (on the right edge), Adobe Reader, Power2Go, Microsoft Office Starter, Bluetooth V4.0, 10/100/1000 Base T Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11 B/G/N offers a reliable wireless connection.
Yeah, this is not a high end laptop and did not have a compatibility to play modern 3D games or editing video on high resolution. But, if the price is your big concern, ASUS X75A-DH31 17.3 inch laptop is a great choice and one of the most affordable 17.3 inch Asus laptop. So, what do you think? If interested, you can grab ASUS X75A-DH31 17.3 inch budget laptop with a starting price around at $500. If you are preferred with AMDs performance, we recommend you to take a look at Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7111 17.3 inch desktop replacement that powered by AMD A6-4400M dual core processor and priced around at $380 with 1 year limited warranty.