Originally Posted by brendanmx5
I did the same thing. I had a DELL, near top of the line (3D card, WUXGA...ect) desktop replacement and went to the S5200N and couldnt of been happier.
I had a small laptop before the DELL, and now with the asus, I have an even smaller one. I just like small laptops. The size, weight...ect are all important to me. Im not a gamer, well old school (nes, snes, mame...ect) so I dont need a super powerful computer, just something thats easy to bring around with me wherever I go and doesnt take up much room on my desk.
BTW: spotdog14- What kind of ram do you have in it? I put a 512 micro-dimm in it when I bought it. Now that 1GB are coming down in price, im thinking of upgrading again. 1GB is the max for single micro-dimm sticks. Best price on ebay (new) is about 230 before shipping (still steep i know).
i put a stick of 512 crucial in (it was the cheapest i could find) about $98 i think. Im not sure what the max specs are for the S5n, i was thinking like you to get a gig stick, but i dont want to waste my money when only 512 of it is recognized.
BTW anways 768 is all i need, photoshop, star treck star fleed command, HL 1, and front page, and some times MS visual studio. They all run fine, the only thing i might consider getting is a 7200 rpm hdd. this 4200 one is SO SLOW!!! Its not that bad though, i boot from off to working desktop is about 40 seconds.
HOw are you on battery life. I recently purchased a 9 cell, i get about 6 with medium brightness and wifi on, i get about 10 with second from low brightness and wifi off and just typing in Onenote.
when i got y S5n i just finished building a sweet desktop for gaming. So i didnt need my Alienware laptop anymore and the Ati 9000m couldnt play BF2 at hte resolution and specs i wanted, let alone play it at all without a diver hack. Its funny how though, i havent turned on my desktop in about 2 months, i do everything on this little beast!