Originally Posted by Djembe_Rob
uschou, if you're willing to spend an extra $500.00 so you can have a better looking laptop with 1/2 the video memory and 1/2 the RAM, with no customizing options, then go for it. How was that?
Hehe...actually, that extra $500 covers 1GB of 533MHz RAM.... =)
As for looks...the Z71V has nice rounded corners...just not as slim or light (though I don't mind weight, and a difference of 1 pound is merely a typical loaf of bread!)...and plastic gunmetal gray all over makes it look almost like a toy...sigh!
On the plus side, I do like the idea of having up to six hours with two batteries installed...and though I don't need the best graphics, having that Go6600 with 128MB is great considering the price!
Oh why oh why is the V6V so much more expensive?? Hmm, wonder if the price will drop in a couple of months...the Z71V is a great bargain....
Say, I don't understand something -- are all the other folks just "ignorant" or "nuts" in not going ASUS??? Looks like ASUS has just the laptop for every occasion (unless you're stuck on an IBM-style pointing device)! I don't know of one class -- desktop replacement, ultralight, etc. -- where there isn't a decent-looking ASUS with great features considering the price point!
No...the way to convince me isn't through dollars and sense -- I mean, what wouldn't you do for true love? -- but by somehow making the Z71V look better...for truth to tell, I'd barely notice the half-inch difference in thickness, or feel the 16 ounces extra, and I do enjoy the rounded corners, though that gray looks rather drabby, even if it is shiny plastic....
Damn it! Why gray??? And what's with forcing widescreen on us?? Some ASUS models give you the choice....
Hmm, am I gonna get black bars on the side of my games, then?? Bleah!