but the quality of its case was extremely poor (hence why such a "killer" deal). Asus, on the other hand, is built like a tank. This was the decisive factor.
Also, a side question. I just turned the thing on for the first time. Is it normal for a hard drive to make a "clunk clunk" sound at the very beginning of a start up? I know it's quite normal with my PC, but I do not recall hearing the same clunky sound when I was turning on/off the same model at the store (unless it was coming out of hibernation mode, or it just was too loud to hear anything).