So here’s our second item to be featured at YugaDeals — a Core 2 Duo laptop with discrete graphics (NVidia GeForce 105M) from Neo Philippines (Neo Elan L2282 N) with a deal price at netbook-level.
The Elan L2282 is your typical 14-incher laptop for home or office use — nothing fancy, nothing too high-end but coming in with decent specs you can start with for a netbook replacement or secondary laptop (probably even a gift to a niece or nephew who’s going to highschool).
I think the model has been out for about a year now but it’s still has some pretty decent specs. Take note of the discrete graphics (Nvidia GeForce 105M) and the built-in DVD Writer/Player. See complete specs below.
Neo Elan L2282 N
14.1″ display @ 1280×800 pixels
Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 @ 2.1GHz
2GB DDR2 RAM
320GB Samsung SATA HDD
NVIDIA GeForce G105M 512MB DDR2 RAM
3 x USB 2.0 ports
6-cell Li-Ion battery 4400mAh
Price at YugaDeals: Php17,999 (get one here)
There’s no pre-installed OS here but that should not prevent you from installing your own; and there’s always Ubuntu.
Windows Experience Index gives the CPU a sub-score of 5.5 and the GPU gets a 5.3. Not bad, eh? (the Intel Core i5-470 UM @ 1.33 GHz we reviewed here before got a CPU sub-score of 5.6)
Tried it with battery on and it gave me just over 2 hours on a full charge. Its not really meant for mobility but more like a desktop replacement unit. There are ports for HDMI, ExpressCard and the likes but those were all covered with rubber plugs (seems like these are just optional features).
If you’re looking to upgrade your current laptop to the latest model, this unit might not be for you. But if you’re looking for an affordable laptop to replace your old desktop PC or ageing unit but don’t have enough budget to splurge on the latest Core i3 or i5 with a price tag of Php30k and higher, this is definitely an alternative.
And since it comes with a built-in DVD Writer/Player, you can also hook it up to your TV (or a bigger monitor) to watch DVD movies while using it as a torrent downloader.
Disclosure: YugaDeals is a tech-focused, group-buying site and is part of the YugaTech Networks. Get the deal here!