Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist (Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
709,734
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Asus is a good brand, they have been making them forever. Go for the best chip you can get, in this case to at least an i7. The i5 is old now by standards (and costs less) . And make sure to get an SSD, not a traditional hard drive. And lastly, make sure where you buy that you can get local support, just in case.

Nov 13, 2018 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
985,202
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I am strictly a Toshiba fan. Have never used an Asus. 

Nov 13, 2018 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,869,435
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am an Apple user and own a Mac Pro laptop. 

Nov 13, 2018 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I only need the basics for blogging and I'm a Dell users.... I have two laptops.....one at home and one in the office... I don't carry baggage!!

Nov 13, 2018 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,613,614
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

When I was a PC user, I liked Toshiba.  Now that I'm an Apple guy, while I'll never say never, I doubt, I'll ever go back.

Nov 13, 2018 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sorry, I don't know.  I'm not actually a fan of choosing by brand, but more by features.

Nov 13, 2018 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,212,346
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I’m looking to buy a new one so I’ll be interested to hear what recommendations you get here. Thanks for asking 

Nov 13, 2018 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,213,734
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I only buy Toshiba laptops, the Satellite has always been better than HP in my opinion.

Nov 13, 2018 07:19 AM
Ambassador
5,357,905
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like Dells

Nov 13, 2018 05:41 AM
Ambassador
4,201,209
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm an Apple gal myself! Once you go Mac, you'll never go back! 

Nov 13, 2018 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
895,102
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Buying a computer is like buying a car. We all have the brand that we like firmly in mind. We still need to pick out the features that we need. I have been in the Dell camp for years. My current one is a couple of years old. A dinosaur, I suppose. It still gets the job done.

Great advice here from AR members!

Nov 13, 2018 07:28 AM
Rainer
267,209
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I'm a Mac user, but the SSD is a good suggestion, makes loading applications much snappier. Also the i5 will be fine unless you are doing video editing or heavy processing. Most people are oversold computer processing power. 

Nov 13, 2018 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,874,075
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

For the most part I've had good luck in the past with Acer Eileen Burns  but for the past several years I've been using Dell and have been completely satisfied. It seems to me I owned a Asus for a shot period of time with not so good of luck.

Nov 13, 2018 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
378,160
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

The brand is less important than the components. Most of these units are made on the same assembly line. In my opinion you need at a minimum an i5 cpu, 8 gig memory (16 would be better), 500 gb storage. You are better off spending your money on the apps you need. You won’t notice any difference between brands.

Nov 13, 2018 07:01 AM
Rainmaker
679,629
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I have an HP. I found that the larger screen/higher priced Acer's are more reliable than their compact models. 

Nov 13, 2018 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
5,526,275
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Eileen,

We took a bit of the Apple and love everything about the company especially the magnificent SERVICE and care we get.  Not for everyone I know, but it is for us.  A

Nov 13, 2018 01:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

My i7 quad-core is about 5 years old at this point you need at least that level of chip... my suggestion is to checkout independent reviews including Consumer Reports most library systems subscribe and you should call your local to see what info they have for you. Eileen Burns 

Nov 13, 2018 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,204
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I think Asus is a better brand. They have a few remarkably light lap tops available. Good luck go with at least an I7. SSD is better & be sure you can add RAM.

I have Toshiba & it's great.

Nov 13, 2018 10:50 AM
Ambassador
2,563,991
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I'm not happy with my current HP laptop.  Screen is way too dark.   Maybe I will buy an Acer.   Let me read the answers here (good answers so far from Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR and Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Nov 13, 2018 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,996,234
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I had the best luck and service from HP products.

Nov 13, 2018 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Been Apple for a long time and haved save a lot of money not doing PCs especially with issues with Windows requiring tech work. There is alearning curve but not too difficult.

Nov 13, 2018 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,596,531
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No idea. I would get an Apple soon.

Nov 13, 2018 05:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,380,453
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm very happy with my old Acer.  Not too familiar with ASUS though.  Toshiba is another good brand.  Stay away from Dell, Lenovo, HP, Compaq and eMachines.

Nov 13, 2018 04:43 PM
Rainmaker
3,321,246
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I use the HP envy x360 and love it so much i have 2.

Nov 13, 2018 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
6,543,889
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about your selection.

Nov 13, 2018 10:46 AM
Rainer
92,032
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I think the founders of Asus (4) were from Acer... originally.  I have not used either of those, however have used Toshiba (which I did not like...sorry to those who according to your answers.. do... )  I am a die hard HP Laptop user... I can't say I have ever had an issue with any that I've owned, however, I think for every laptop suggested and loved here... there will be others that can't stand the brand...  Sort of like CRM's... :)

It is my understanding the Asus is ok... had an over all ranking of 4 this year in the survey I'd looked thru...

Nov 13, 2018 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,158,219
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never owned the latest and greatest. Parked and reading for advice

Nov 13, 2018 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
524,436
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have an HP Solid State and I love it.  

Nov 13, 2018 08:36 AM
Rainer
321,257
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have an Asus and like it well enough. It is still a Windows PC and I am looking to move to a Mac. I think you would be happy with the Asus. 

Nov 13, 2018 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,055,259
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sorry... I don't use a laptop for daily work as I have an all-in-one.

Nov 13, 2018 07:56 AM
Ambassador
3,037,137
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Parked and Reading. 

I've been a Dell user for over 20 years. 

That said when it comes time to replace I will not get another Dell. 

The support is not there. 

I do not know what I will purchase next, I will buy local where I can get local support.

Nov 13, 2018 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,059,843
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No experience with the model you mention.  If you have a trusted/knowledgeable person in your world, I would try it on for size. Good luck.

Nov 13, 2018 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
2,062,464
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Oh, so many changes. 

I still use my Sony. 

Nov 13, 2018 07:42 PM
Ambassador
2,801,276
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Oh my:) I threw away all my PCs and Windows running laptops back in 2008 and make the switch to MacBook pros, iPhones, iMacs, iPads... and never looked back:) 

Nov 13, 2018 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,149,109
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Microsoft Pro.

It works like iPAads position wise.

SSD cost has come down that may be you want to consider a more robust drop environment......

Nov 13, 2018 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't like change so I would stay with the P. C.

Nov 19, 2018 08:05 PM
Rainmaker
702,405
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Eileen, interesting feedback as we have an Acer Aspire laptop as well.  I had never heard of Asus but the recommendation you received was something to file away for future reference.

Nov 19, 2018 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,884,492
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I bought an Acer tablet years ago, but never used it much.  I stick with Dell laptops.

Nov 17, 2018 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,969,617
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I havea dell and love it

 

Nov 14, 2018 10:47 AM
Rainer
303,437
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I upgraded to an ASUS laptop last year and LOVE it! It is an i7 with 16GB RAM 64-bit operating system. It has an SSD. I don't know a ton about computers but had been using a computer that my former husband built years ago (he's a computer geek and knows a lot). He recommended my current laptop and it has been SO much better than my old desktop. I bought my ASUS at Costco on sale last year. 

Nov 14, 2018 10:16 AM
Rainmaker
577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I use a macBook Pro laptop, and would not use a PC again.

Nov 14, 2018 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
645,748
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

thanks Gita

Nov 14, 2018 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
751,102
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I got a surface pro and I love it. It moves so fast. Its light and easy to travel with

I do like Acer and have never had a problem with them

 

Nov 14, 2018 01:09 AM
Ambassador
4,557,751
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've been happy with my 2 HPs but can't help you beyond that.

Nov 13, 2018 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Nov 13, 2018 03:20 PM