Asus - Laptop with Intel® Pentium® Processor - Bronze/Black
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Intel® Pentium® mobile processor T4200
Features a 800MHz frontside bus, 1MB L2 cache and 2.0GHz processor speed.
Two high-performance processing cores
To run multiple demanding applications simultaneously without hesitation.
3GB DDR2 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 4GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media.
15.6" widescreen LED-backlit LCD display
With 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies, games and other images in rich clarity.
320GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage options.
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
For lush images. Built-in Azalia compliant audio chip with built-in stereo speakers.
Built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam
Makes it easy to chat with family and friends.
Facial recognition software
Helps protect your laptop.
3-in-1 memory card slot
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and MultiMediaCard formats for easy digital photo transfer.
4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in high-speed wireless connectivity (802.11b/g/n)
Lets you wirelessly connect to the Internet.
Built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector
Provides an easy Internet connection.
Weighs 5.7 lbs. and measures just 1.4" thin
For easy portability.
Long battery life
Of up to 3 hours and 50 minutes to give you more time away from an outlet.
Sleek and silky exterior
For a stylish appearance. Number pad allows for easy number entry.
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium operating system
With Service Pack 1 (SP1) preinstalled for a stable operating platform from which to launch programs, applications and games.
Software package included
With Adobe Acrobat Reader, Power2Go and more.
Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Centrino, Core, Viiv, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
- Asus Laptop with Intel® Pentium® Processor
- 6-cell lithium-ion battery, AC power cable
- Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Power2Go and more
- Owner's manual
- Energy Star CompatibleNo
- Processor BrandIntel®
- Type of Memory (RAM)DDR2
- Optical DriveDouble-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
- Direct-Disc LabelingNo
- Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
- Built-in WebcamYes
- Wireless NetworkingWireless-B+G+N
- Additional Audio/Video ConnectorsLine out, line in
- AudioAzalia-compliant audio chip
- SpeakersBuilt-in stereo
- Laptop WeightStandard (more than 5.5 lbs.)
- Pointing DeviceTouchpad
- HDMI OutputNo
- Blu-ray PlayerNo
- Operating System PlatformWindows
- Included SoftwareAdobe Acrobat Reader, Power2Go and more
- ENERGY STAR QualifiedNo
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very good laptop.Posted .
I think this a great laptop. It has everything that I (a sixteen year old girl) need, granted I don't do much technical stuff with it. The price is great for what you get. All I needed was a laptop to play my music, go on the internet, and to write my papers on. This does this all great. I went into Best Buy to get an HP laptop that I had decided on for $536 and ended up leaving with this. It has the same RAM and memory with longer battery life for less money. I have many programs (internet, two instant message systems, iTunes, word, and others) open at the same time often and I don't notice any delay. I've noticed four bad things, though I don't mind them. One, which you've probably read a ton, is fingerprints! But those are easily wiped away. Two is the speakers. I tend have the speakers muffled by my stomach because I hold it close, but I can still hear well. Three is sometimes my desktop shortcuts don't show up, but it's easily fixed with four click of my mouse. Four is the mousepad. It's not perfect, but I still think it works very well. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great for the pricePosted .
I bought this computer after I saw the CNET review on it. I was originally going to buy the Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965, but decided to go with the ASUS because it has more speed, memory, and better battery life. I am very happy with my decision so far. The computer boots up very quick and opens up programs very quick also. It is very nice looking and lightweight. I love the keyboard because it has nice wide buttons with big lettering on them and is very quiet when you type. The screen is very clear and I couldn't ask for more in a computer in this price range. My only complaints are: the speakers are not very loud, but I didn't expect or need that in a laptop anyways. Also, the wrist rest/touch pad area is shiny plastic and shows every little fingerprint, but also not that big of a deal to me as I care more about how the computer runs. I do have to say that the computer in battery saving option runs a little weird as it seems to disable a lot of the functions on the desktop. I put it in "balanced" mode and it runs great.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Solid Laptop for the PricePosted .
I bought the K-50 after researching laptops for about 3 weeks. Not knowing much about the Asus brand, I was a little skeptical about my purchase. Time will tell, but so far I'm very pleased with my purchase. The laptop is made from a high-polished plastic which gives it a somewhat cheapish feel, but its light and feels pretty sturdy. The bronze and black cross-hatch pattern gives it a bit more stylish look than you'd expect in a budget laptop and the ergonomics are good. The touch pad is made from the same material as the laptop but is dimpled to make it easy to find pad when typing,. The only downside to this is that the polished plastic creates more friction than higher end touch pads, which makes mouse movements slightly more of an effort, but this a minor quibble and I imagine adjusting the mouse speed or sensitivity could resolve this. While the external battery gets pretty warm, the laptop itself remains relatively cool during use, which is good for both the user and the life/performance of the laptop itself. In my completely unscientific test at BB store, the identically priced and similarly spec'd gateway laptop felt much warmer than the Asus. Battery life is pretty good, especially for a budget laptop --I've gotten 3+ hours use without plugging in. Based on prior reviews, I was a bit concerned about the display of the laptop. When you first boot up the PC, the black logon screen prior to reaching the desktop does seem to have a sort of halo effect which limits the view, but when you get to the Vista desktop, the display is bright, clear and good. I'm sure higher end laptops have better displays, but I've pleased thus far. The laptop speakers are nothing to get excited about, but they do the job. I've never really expected laptop speakers to do much besides basic sound output which this laptop delivers, and I'd rely on headphones or external speakers if I wanted more audio fidelity. Performance, for my needs, has been very good. I don't use my laptop for intensive gaming or video editing, but I do like to be able to listen to music, maintain a connection to my office server/email and the surf the web at the same time and thus far, this laptop has had no problem handling those tasks. The CNET review for this product noted that the laptop was good for the price provided you didn't want to upgrade it too much. Personally, once I buy a laptop, I don't plan to upgrade much, if anything, except maybe RAM, figuring that 3-5 years from now I'll just replace my laptop as the specs will have probably changed dramatically during that time and prices will remain relatively flat. The effort/cost it would have taken to upgrade my previous laptop bought 4 years ago to something commensurate with todays laptops, to me, simply isn't worth it. Certainly, there are better powered laptops out there with additional bells and whistles like blu-ray players and HDMI outputs or have faster processors and more RAM. But if you want a basic laptop that does a good job of handling day to day tasks like web-surfing, productivity, and playing music/storing media files, this laptop should suit your needs.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good Basic ComputerPosted .
When I first bought this laptop I was a little worried, it was going to be my first purchase and i had no idea if i was making the right choice. I could have waited to get a nicer asus with a better graphics card or faster processor etc. but this computer was enough for me and should be for anyone who is looking for a laptop to use for basic wear.It was a little awkward getting used to but once i did i couldn't put it down. Some reviews complain about battery life, but mine is doing well so far, all i did was make a few personal touches to adjust backscreen and there i had it a nice battery life with an average of about 4.5 hours. Simple games are pretty good on this computer and even a few online games work well... a few that you could probably play and are not limited too are eve online, mount and blade, etc... i mostly use this computer for music and viewing my performances with my band... it works pretty good with a built in webcam to capture certain trade video moments... am i saying this is the best computer out there? no of course not i know there is something better for that one person, but this is a pretty well built computer and asus is well recommended among my tech savy friends...I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Worth every pennyPosted .
I got this laptop as I was in a pinch due to my desktop motherboard shorting and was in need of a big upgrade anyways. I would have liked the new G51VX but that wasn't in the cards right now so this one had to do. Don't get me wrong its a GREAT laptop and you really can't beat the price. The battery life is amazing, the numberpad is a great addition and for a basic laptop its got a pretty nice screen. There are some features I do feel are missing though. It only has a VGA output, no DVI or HDMI. I also feel the speakers are lacking as well, I've heard that using the SRS Premium booster helps out a lot but I'm using the WIndows 7 RC and can't get in enabled so I can't comment on that. I am somewhat biased as I said I was wanting the G51, so the integrated graphics are kind of a downer for me but they seem to be working out so far. I will likely be replacing this down the road with something with more power, memory and video memory, but for the time being this computer will suffice. If you need a laptop to just to general computing, this is the best one you can get, and the cheapest!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Notebook for the $$$Posted .
I bought this notebook for my wife to use for her masters. We've had it about 3 months and so far it has worked great. The price is awesome for having a top of the line basic laptop. No huge, great advantages or conveniences, just a good, solid laptop. For the everyday at home parent/student who doesn't plan on using their laptop for major gaming or lots of media this is perfect. We have had no problems out of the Asus and we've owned 5 laptops. I would definately pick this over the last Toshiba I bought. The only drawbacks are the weight compared to the size (little heavy in my opinion) but that's not a huge problem. Also the keys are very glossy and slick and the buttons on the mouse are pretty useless because of how hard they are to push. Lastly if you use a security enabled network it can be pretty difficult to keep it connected and to make it connect without being prompted at all times. Other than these few drawbacks, it's about as fast as any computer we've owned, bright display, easy to set up and use once it is set up, and oh yeah, YOU CAN"T BEAT THIS PRICE!!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
one of the best $500 laptops I've usedPosted .
first off, this thing will attract a speck of dust from across the room. It is an insane fingerprint magnet, if you buy this, plan to clean it once a day. build quality seems to be fine, the front right corner makes a sound from time to time that worries me, and the corners seem to bend with a moderate amount of force, so no one handing this thing. everything else is what you'd expect from a mid-range laptop. The screen is smaller than I'd like, it's just a little smaller than a 16:9 screen, so if your used to one you'll notice it. But the machine makes up for it in extended battery life. Now for the good, it has great performance. I can run word, photoshop, and sun virtualbox easily. The longest a program has ever taken to start (photoshop) took about ten seconds. The system is very responsive, the only lag I notice is when opening control panel, sometimes it freezes, and sadly this is a recurring error, but other than that, expect nothing. The battery life is great, I wouldn't say 3:50, more like 3 on a slightly dimmed screen on the "Entertainment" battery setting. I rarely use power saver, but I could see myself getting 4 with it. Connecting to the internet is simple, other than vista occasionally wanting to configure the router, something, for some reason you can't stop it from doing, so you need to go to the networks preferences to change the password and such, but that is vistas fault. after opening it up, I saw there was only 1 ram module, pc2 6400, so if you plan on upgrading you only need 1 2GB sick. all in all it's a great laptop for only 500 dollarsI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
decent PC for the $$Posted .
If you're looking for a PC that does email/internet but still want to be able to do just a bit more, then this PC is for you. I like that it came with 3 gigs of RAM and the display is wonderful - makes all my photos and movies I watch look nice. Do agree with most reviews about it being fingerprint prone but those come off easily enough. Touchpad and mouse buttons are annoying but can live with it or use a portable mouse when seated at desk but am getting used to it. Otherwise have forced myself to use the tapping functions which I don't always enjoy but am adapting. Speakers and sound are decent for the laptop. Generous USB ports (2 on each side). Also like that it runs pretty cool - doesn't seem to get super hot like other laptops. For a 64 bit system you can't go wrong for the price.I would recommend this to a friend