I'm looking at the same laptop. I found it difficult to find reviews on the Asus X5DIJ... until i looked at the ASUS k-series. The exact same spec but called the Asus K50IJ. So either someone in ebuyer confused the 'k' for an 'x' and the '0' for a 'D', or they just have different model numbers.
- > Hope that helps with the research.
Asus are known for their quality. I'm looking to buy a new laptop after my HP Pavilion fell apart (hardware malfunctions) just as the warrenty finished.
My question is, whats better:
(1) Asus K50AB Laptop, AMD QL-65 CPU, 3GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 15.6 TFT, DVD-SM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 with 512MB VRAM
(2) Asus K50IN Laptop, Core 2 Duo T5870, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 15.6 TFT, DVD-SM, NVidia GeForce G102M with 512MB VRAM
Ok so i've finally made my final decision. Asus K50AB (X5DAB from ebuyer) with the AMD chip. I did more research and it turns out the benchmark for both the CPU and videocard are ranked higher in this model than the K50IN (X5DIN on ebuyer). The only advantage of the intel model is a little longer battery life as the intel cpu uses less energy and it has an extra 1gb of ram, which i can upgrade myself on the asus AMD model simply and cheaply.
As for heat differences between the cpu, asus has some special 'cool touch' features so i don't see heat issues using the AMD over the intel cpu with Asus.