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ASUS Vivobook 15.6" Laptop AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, 1TB HDD + 512 SSD, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics, $900.79

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Not IPS, no backlit keyboard from.reviews
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Good specs but i would still have gone for the HP Envy X360 for $899. Too bad that deal is dead.
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dealchaser123 wrote: Pretty good deal for the specs but I heard the screen is dull
$879 in store.
15.6 in. FHD display (1920 × 1080)
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Jan 22, 2014
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Keep in mind, the Ryzen 3700u is a terrible processor. The 4000 series for laptops is fantastic, to the point that the ryzen 3 4300u is almost 50% better than the ryzen 7 3700u, while being much better on battery.

Generally, avoid ryzen laptops if they are in the 3000 series or lower.
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Sep 1, 2008
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colin104 wrote: Keep in mind, the Ryzen 3700u is a terrible processor. The 4000 series for laptops is fantastic, to the point that the ryzen 3 4300u is almost 50% better than the ryzen 7 3700u, while being much better on battery.

Generally, avoid ryzen laptops if they are in the 3000 series or lower.
Ryzen 3000u still has better performance than comparable Intel chips. So if you can get it a deal then why not.
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Mar 13, 2011
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I had bought it and returned it a few weeks later. Battery life was bad. Bought it for my Daughter for school in September we would charge it to full and she was lucky to get 2 hours out of it and we had nothing installed. All internet browsing and maybe the odd You Tube Video.
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colin104 wrote: Keep in mind, the Ryzen 3700u is a terrible processor. The 4000 series for laptops is fantastic, to the point that the ryzen 3 4300u is almost 50% better than the ryzen 7 3700u, while being much better on battery.

Generally, avoid ryzen laptops if they are in the 3000 series or lower.
I have a 3500U laptop, they are not that slow (not as good as 4000 obv). Avoid the 3000 because you can get 4000 for almost the same money.
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Jun 15, 2020
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Bubblegum86 wrote: I have a 3500U laptop, they are not that slow (not as good as 4000 obv). Avoid the 3000 because you can get 4000 for almost the same money.
RFD users seem to have crazy ideas of what slow or unusable is. I've seen many people claim Ryzen 3000 series and 10th gen i3 are "unusable" for even children or seniors that just check their email and browse websites. Above that there seems to be many users here that think they need 32 gb ram for word processing and other basic tasks.
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Oct 5, 2017
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Have to agree, but we live in a world of consumership and everything is relative to the next best thing. Every piece of technology is obsolete the minute it is manufactured.

I have a 15 year old desktop with the original i7, bought a used Chromebook 2 years ago, they work great today. On the other hand I purchased a new 4k monitor recently thinking I 'need' it. I have no point, just an observation.

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