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Argos ASUS touch screen laptop including Office 2013 £299

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Argos ASUS touch screen laptop including Office 2013 £299

Great little notebook which I bought today from Argos. It was £289 on Ebuyer but Argos also include £25 Windows Sore voucher with this.

Its 10.1 inches so you compromise screen size for touch screen capability but you really need touch screen to be able to use Windows 8 properly.

Its not advertised as including Office 2013, I even got asked if I wanted it adding for £99.99 which I declined. However this DOES include COA inside the box and has the full package bundled with the machine making this a real steal for the price as hardly any budget-mid range computers include this nowadays.

Using it now and it is pretty nippy, think the battery is going to do a good 5 hours, only downside is no DVD or CD drive but tbh, old technology anyway!

Made hot 11 months, 5 days ago by
edwood

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wenttoabetterplace
Nov 24, 2013
This or Asus T100?
edwood
Nov 24, 2013
With this you are getting a 500 GB hard drive as well as Office 2013 included in the price.
cautionsoap
Nov 24, 2013
1.0 GHz Processor.Only.Suprise.Suprise.
edwood
Nov 24, 2013
cautionsoap
1.0 GHz Processor.Only.Suprise.Suprise.


Faster than the last Windows 8 machine I had with supposedly twice the processing power.
Bantard
Nov 25, 2013
It's bundled as standard with MS Office. Asus Website

Still, it's cheaper than everywhere else if you include the voucher, so have some heat.
yanzui
Nov 25, 2013
edwood
With this you are getting a 500 GB hard drive as well as Office 2013 included in the price.


The T100 has Office 2013 included as well.

Depends what you're after I suppose. The T100TA is more than a realistic proposition if you want the functionality and usability of a tablet with a keyboard with the full blown Windows and office included.

Storage options are a plenty these days so it wouldn't bother me that there isn't much on-board storage. It has a USB port and a micro card slot.

Most reviews say the Bay Trail processor more than holds its own and you'll get 8/9 hours out of the battery.
fishmaster
Nov 25, 2013
yanzui
edwood
With this you are getting a 500 GB hard drive as well as Office 2013 included in the price.


The T100 has Office 2013 included as well.

Depends what you're after I suppose. The T100TA is more than a realistic proposition if you want the functionality and usability of a tablet with a keyboard with the full blown Windows and office included.

Storage options are a plenty these days so it wouldn't bother me that there isn't much on-board storage. It has a USB port and a micro card slot.

Most reviews say the Bay Trail processor more than holds its own and you'll get 8/9 hours out of the battery.


This isn't like a tablet, the keyboard is fixed to the screen. The OP is WRONG that you need a touchscreen for Windows 8. I've said all this stuff before anyway. Make your own minds up, however it's my opinion that for this form factor a touchscreen is a novelty. Touchscreens are much more useful for hand held devices.

Devices such as this where you have to move your hands away from the keyboard and touchpad to operate the touchscreen are less productive, since it's entirely possible to use Windows 8 using the touchpad, the touchscreen doesn't add anywhere near the functionality/productivity that you think it does. I've been slammed for saying it before but that doesn't make it any less true. There's always exceptions to any rule, but in general touchscreens are not needed on laptop form factors. So don't buy this because it has a touchscreen, buy it because it's powerful enough for your needs and you don't want to pay extra for Office 2013.

Edited By: fishmaster on Nov 25, 2013 07:57
ProPiers
Nov 25, 2013
This laptop is a piece of rubbish. Why on earth does everything go hot these days?
ipswich78
Nov 25, 2013
ProPiers
This laptop is a piece of rubbish. Why on earth does everything go hot these days?


Try and be a little more constructive and helpful to the community with your statement. Whilst you may well be right try and point out why it 'is a piece of rubbish'. Is it the cost? The specs vs cost? The build quality? What would be a viable alternative?
VJ1
Nov 25, 2013
ProPiers
This laptop is a piece of rubbish. Why on earth does everything go hot these days?


yes......be helpful

im after a new laptop and up until your comment I was going to commit.
armindo
Nov 25, 2013
Erm yeah this processor is very bad performance wise, my old Acer Ferrari one actually out performs this and had a discreet graphics card, and that came out almost 4 years ago.

For this kind size and portability i would recommend tracking down an old acer Ferrari one or wait for manufacturers to start using the new quad core atom processors which will out perform these by almost twice the performance for the same price.

Edited By: armindo on Nov 25, 2013 10:26
bilbob
Nov 25, 2013
'bad' is relative... I've not used this laptop, so I'm not going to go out of my way to defend it, but I'm fairly certain that for normal light web use, a bit of Office editing, and some photo handling, this is more than capable for 80% of comuter users, and represents a fair bargain.
If you think you will be gaming on it, or handling photoshop, think again.
yanzui
Nov 25, 2013
fishmaster
yanzui
edwood
With this you are getting a 500 GB hard drive as well as Office 2013 included in the price.


The T100 has Office 2013 included as well.

Depends what you're after I suppose. The T100TA is more than a realistic proposition if you want the functionality and usability of a tablet with a keyboard with the full blown Windows and office included.

Storage options are a plenty these days so it wouldn't bother me that there isn't much on-board storage. It has a USB port and a micro card slot.

Most reviews say the Bay Trail processor more than holds its own and you'll get 8/9 hours out of the battery.


This isn't like a tablet, the keyboard is fixed to the screen. The OP is WRONG that you need a touchscreen for Windows 8. I've said all this stuff before anyway. Make your own minds up, however it's my opinion that for this form factor a touchscreen is a novelty. Touchscreens are much more useful for hand held devices.

Devices such as this where you have to move your hands away from the keyboard and touchpad to operate the touchscreen are less productive, since it's entirely possible to use Windows 8 using the touchpad, the touchscreen doesn't add anywhere near the functionality/productivity that you think it does. I've been slammed for saying it before but that doesn't make it any less true. There's always exceptions to any rule, but in general touchscreens are not needed on laptop form factors. So don't buy this because it has a touchscreen, buy it because it's powerful enough for your needs and you don't want to pay extra for Office 2013.


Never said this WAS like a tablet. I know it isn't. However:

The T100 IS like a netbook but you can use it as a tablet as well. It's getting rave reviews and it's the 1st bit of affordable kit (windows RT bracket) that operates full windows 8.1, has Office 2013 and has battery life of over 8 hours.

The 1st reply on here was a question. This netbook or the T100. For 50 quid more, I'd personally opt for the T100 because I think it offers something more than the netbook listed here and is good value.
jacksonliam
Nov 25, 2013
This is what puts me off, same processor as acer V5 and the reviews for that are very poor:

Compared to almost any other laptop, the V5-121 is painfully slow and underpowered. It doesn't struggle too much if you're running a web browser with just a couple of open tabs, watching a video or creating an office document, but even the most basic bit of multitasking, such as opening a photo in the default Windows 8 image viewer while installing another piece of software, makes it grind to a halt.

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/1302325/acer-v5-121
MrPuddington
Nov 25, 2013
This is a useless netbook with a touch screen gimmick - how is that a deal?
wenttoabetterplace
Nov 25, 2013
yanzui
fishmaster
yanzui
edwood
With this you are getting a 500 GB hard drive as well as Office 2013 included in the price.


The T100 has Office 2013 included as well.

Depends what you're after I suppose. The T100TA is more than a realistic proposition if you want the functionality and usability of a tablet with a keyboard with the full blown Windows and office included.

Storage options are a plenty these days so it wouldn't bother me that there isn't much on-board storage. It has a USB port and a micro card slot.

Most reviews say the Bay Trail processor more than holds its own and you'll get 8/9 hours out of the battery.


This isn't like a tablet, the keyboard is fixed to the screen. The OP is WRONG that you need a touchscreen for Windows 8. I've said all this stuff before anyway. Make your own minds up, however it's my opinion that for this form factor a touchscreen is a novelty. Touchscreens are much more useful for hand held devices.

Devices such as this where you have to move your hands away from the keyboard and touchpad to operate the touchscreen are less productive, since it's entirely possible to use Windows 8 using the touchpad, the touchscreen doesn't add anywhere near the functionality/productivity that you think it does. I've been slammed for saying it before but that doesn't make it any less true. There's always exceptions to any rule, but in general touchscreens are not needed on laptop form factors. So don't buy this because it has a touchscreen, buy it because it's powerful enough for your needs and you don't want to pay extra for Office 2013.


Never said this WAS like a tablet. I know it isn't. However:

The T100 IS like a netbook but you can use it as a tablet as well. It's getting rave reviews and it's the 1st bit of affordable kit (windows RT bracket) that operates full windows 8.1, has Office 2013 and has battery life of over 8 hours.

The 1st reply on here was a question. This netbook or the T100. For 50 quid more, I'd personally opt for the T100 because I think it offers something more than the netbook listed here and is good value.



Thanks for replying. I was unsure whether to buy this or the T100. My brother has offered to pick me up a T100 from the US (£230 after US tax), so it's a bit of a no-brainer :)
bilbob
Nov 25, 2013
zerospin
yanzui
fishmaster
yanzui
edwood
With this you are getting a 500 GB hard drive as well as Office 2013 included in the price.
The T100 has Office 2013 included as well.Depends what you're after I suppose. The T100TA is more than a realistic proposition if you want the functionality and usability of a tablet with a keyboard with the full blown Windows and office included.Storage options are a plenty these days so it wouldn't bother me that there isn't much on-board storage. It has a USB port and a micro card slot.Most reviews say the Bay Trail processor more than holds its own and you'll get 8/9 hours out of the battery.
This isn't like a tablet, the keyboard is fixed to the screen. The OP is WRONG that you need a touchscreen for Windows 8. I've said all this stuff before anyway. Make your own minds up, however it's my opinion that for this form factor a touchscreen is a novelty. Touchscreens are much more useful for hand held devices. Devices such as this where you have to move your hands away from the keyboard and touchpad to operate the touchscreen are less productive, since it's entirely possible to use Windows 8 using the touchpad, the touchscreen doesn't add anywhere near the functionality/productivity that you think it does. I've been slammed for saying it before but that doesn't make it any less true. There's always exceptions to any rule, but in general touchscreens are not needed on laptop form factors. So don't buy this because it has a touchscreen, buy it because it's powerful enough for your needs and you don't want to pay extra for Office 2013.
Never said this WAS like a tablet. I know it isn't. However:The T100 IS like a netbook but you can use it as a tablet as well. It's getting rave reviews and it's the 1st bit of affordable kit (windows RT bracket) that operates full windows 8.1, has Office 2013 and has battery life of over 8 hours.The 1st reply on here was a question. This netbook or the T100. For 50 quid more, I'd personally opt for the T100 because I think it offers something more than the netbook listed here and is good value.
Thanks for replying. I was unsure whether to buy this or the T100. My brother has offered to pick me up a T100 from the US (£230 after US tax), so it's a bit of a no-brainer :)


Crikey, can he get me one too? :D
tomhl
Nov 25, 2013
zerospin
This or Asus T100?


Surely T100! That Intel cpu is much better than the AMD on this and it can be a true tablet. Also it's only a little bit more expensive.

http://cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Atom+Z3740+%40+1.33GHz&id=2059
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+A4-1200+APU


fishmaster
yanzui
edwood
With this you are getting a 500 GB hard drive as well as Office 2013 included in the price.


The T100 has Office 2013 included as well.

Depends what you're after I suppose. The T100TA is more than a realistic proposition if you want the functionality and usability of a tablet with a keyboard with the full blown Windows and office included.

Storage options are a plenty these days so it wouldn't bother me that there isn't much on-board storage. It has a USB port and a micro card slot.

Most reviews say the Bay Trail processor more than holds its own and you'll get 8/9 hours out of the battery.


This isn't like a tablet, the keyboard is fixed to the screen. The OP is WRONG that you need a touchscreen for Windows 8. I've said all this stuff before anyway. Make your own minds up, however it's my opinion that for this form factor a touchscreen is a novelty. Touchscreens are much more useful for hand held devices.

Devices such as this where you have to move your hands away from the keyboard and touchpad to operate the touchscreen are less productive, since it's entirely possible to use Windows 8 using the touchpad, the touchscreen doesn't add anywhere near the functionality/productivity that you think it does. I've been slammed for saying it before but that doesn't make it any less true. There's always exceptions to any rule, but in general touchscreens are not needed on laptop form factors. So don't buy this because it has a touchscreen, buy it because it's powerful enough for your needs and you don't want to pay extra for Office 2013.


You probably haven't used a laptop with a touchscreen. Of course you can do everything in Windows 8 without a touchscreen but sometimes it's just much easier to do things with it. I have an Asus S200E and I have to say it's really helpful to have a touchscreen on a small laptop. Two examples here:
1. Typing numbers on the touchscreen keyboard with a phone layout can be much faster than the physical keyboard.
2. Accessing all apps in Start Menu takes only one swipe upwards versus looking for that tiny arrow to click with the touchpad.

There are many more situations when you just want to touch the screen instead of using the tiny cursor, especially in metro style apps. You can't say it's only useful for handhelds and not for laptops really.
yanzui
Nov 25, 2013
bilbob
zerospin
yanzui
fishmaster
yanzui
edwood
With this you are getting a 500 GB hard drive as well as Office 2013 included in the price.
The T100 has Office 2013 included as well.Depends what you're after I suppose. The T100TA is more than a realistic proposition if you want the functionality and usability of a tablet with a keyboard with the full blown Windows and office included.Storage options are a plenty these days so it wouldn't bother me that there isn't much on-board storage. It has a USB port and a micro card slot.Most reviews say the Bay Trail processor more than holds its own and you'll get 8/9 hours out of the battery.
This isn't like a tablet, the keyboard is fixed to the screen. The OP is WRONG that you need a touchscreen for Windows 8. I've said all this stuff before anyway. Make your own minds up, however it's my opinion that for this form factor a touchscreen is a novelty. Touchscreens are much more useful for hand held devices. Devices such as this where you have to move your hands away from the keyboard and touchpad to operate the touchscreen are less productive, since it's entirely possible to use Windows 8 using the touchpad, the touchscreen doesn't add anywhere near the functionality/productivity that you think it does. I've been slammed for saying it before but that doesn't make it any less true. There's always exceptions to any rule, but in general touchscreens are not needed on laptop form factors. So don't buy this because it has a touchscreen, buy it because it's powerful enough for your needs and you don't want to pay extra for Office 2013.
Never said this WAS like a tablet. I know it isn't. However:The T100 IS like a netbook but you can use it as a tablet as well. It's getting rave reviews and it's the 1st bit of affordable kit (windows RT bracket) that operates full windows 8.1, has Office 2013 and has battery life of over 8 hours.The 1st reply on here was a question. This netbook or the T100. For 50 quid more, I'd personally opt for the T100 because I think it offers something more than the netbook listed here and is good value.
Thanks for replying. I was unsure whether to buy this or the T100. My brother has offered to pick me up a T100 from the US (£230 after US tax), so it's a bit of a no-brainer :)


Crikey, can he get me one too? :D


Ask him to look for a decent case for it. I reckon 3 months before anything decent and specifically designed for the T100 is available over here. As per usual, they'll be more expensive as well.
moob
Nov 25, 2013
fishmaster
This isn't like a tablet, the keyboard is fixed to the screen. The OP is WRONG that you need a touchscreen for Windows 8. I've said all this stuff before anyway. Make your own minds up, however it's my opinion that for this form factor a touchscreen is a novelty. Touchscreens are much more useful for hand held devices. Devices such as this where you have to move your hands away from the keyboard and touchpad to operate the touchscreen are less productive, since it's entirely possible to use Windows 8 using the touchpad, the touchscreen doesn't add anywhere near the functionality/productivity that you think it does. I've been slammed for saying it before but that doesn't make it any less true. There's always exceptions to any rule, but in general touchscreens are not needed on laptop form factors. So don't buy this because it has a touchscreen, buy it because it's powerful enough for your needs and you don't want to pay extra for Office 2013.


Yes, yes you have, on just about every touchscreen that is on here...

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