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Conclusion

With its optimal price/quality and price/performance ratios the ASUS Z83D resembles ASUS’ A6 series. It is not targeted at people who regard their notebook as a luxurious hi-tech accessory. It is a tool for people who want a high-performance portable machine with a big enough screen diagonal. The ASUS Z83D is nothing else but a multimedia-oriented workhorse with all the necessary and sufficient functionality. This notebook is also going to be appreciated by people whose work place at home or in office doesn’t allow using a full-size desktop computer.

As for AMD’s MT processors, their performance isn’t any worse than that of single-core Centrino solutions, but Turion 64-based notebooks consume too much power to be used on long trips without recharging the battery. Well, the ASUS Z83D is quite a power-hungry machine even you don’t count the platform in.

Highs:

  • Reasonable price for a multimedia notebook
  • Good performance when connected to an AC power source
  • Rich accessories
  • TV-tuner and a remote control
  • ASUS Mobile Theater 3.1
  • Broad wireless capabilities

Lows:

  • Mirror-like reflections on the display
  • Lacks a block of multimedia buttons
  • Short battery life
  • USB ports are too densely placed at the back
  • Low performance in games when working on the battery
 
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