Asus - Laptop with Intel® Pentium® Processor - Midnight Blue
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Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor T4300
Features an 800MHz system bus, 1MB L2 cache and 2.1GHz processor speed.
4GB DDR2 memory
For multitasking power.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media.
16" high-definition LED-backlit widescreen LCD display
With 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies, games and other images in rich clarity.
320GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage.
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
For crisp, clear images. Built-in Azalia-compliant audio chip and 2 built-in 1.5-watt stereo speakers.
Built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam
Makes it easy to video chat with and send video mail to family and friends.
Facial recognition software
Provides secure access to your laptop for improved data security.
3-in-1 digital media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Memory Stick 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 LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Lets you wirelessly connect to the Internet.
Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector
Provides an easy wired Internet connection.
Weighs 5.7 lbs. and measures just 1.4" thin
For easy portability.
Long battery life
Of up to 3 hours and 32 minutes to give you more time away from an outlet.
Asus Infusion design
Provides enhanced scratch resistance and adds a touch of style to the laptop.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
For a stable operating platform from which to launch programs, applications and games.
Software package included
With Adobe Acrobat Reader 9, Power 2 Go and more. 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office 2007 included.
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
- 65W AC power adapter/cable
- Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader 9; Power 2 Go and more
- Owner's manual
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent LaptopPosted .
I did a lot of research before deciding on a laptop suited for my needs. I use it for personal, but it can be easily used for business. I love how fast it is and the color is very nice. The webcam is fun to use and uploading pictures has been fun for me. I think I am in love with my laptop. You can't beat the price and delivery was prompt. The only thing I didn't like at first was the fact that you don't get a manual. Other than that I couldn't be happier with my purchase. You won't regret making this purchase. I couldn't wait to write a review to let everyone know it can't get any better than this.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Terrific valuePosted .
I bought this a few weeks ago to replace my HP Pavilion 9000, which if you have had one, you'll probably know why it needed to be replaced. It's tempting to compare the two, but not a fair comparison. In several ways, my HP was superior, but in other ways (such as RAM), the Asus is superior. To be sure, the Asus is not a high performance gaming rig, but it's a great-looking basic laptop that can play and burn DVDs and do your basic computer stuff. My review will go through the good and bad. There really is no ugly here. First, it worked great right out of the box. My wireless connectivity was instant. No trouble at all. The default desktop looks like it was sponsored by a pharmaceutical corporation. The nondescript flying pills and tablets are kind of funny. The system does not come with a lot of bloatware. I did not need to delete very much. It is a fingerprint magnet. Can't really complain about that, though. I bought it in the store and knew it would get fingerprints. If you're compulsive about it (I'm not), then you might want to take it into consideration. The LED display takes some getting used to. I needed to adjust the screen brightness because it was just too bright for my eyes. Good thing there is plenty of adjustment. Everyone should be able to find a comfortable brightness. I have seen a lot of customer complaints, on this site and others, about the volume. The volume was really low and cranking up the speakers did not help. Adjusting the regular main volume control did not help, but here's the fix: Go to the control panel>Hardware & Sound>Sound Click on the speakers icon on the Playback tab Click on the (now clickable) Properties button Click on the SRS Enhancement button Bring up all levels that have the SRS logo. You'll now be able to hear your videos. In fact, have a video streaming while you do this so you can hear the volume come up. Then you'll know you're dragging the correct levels. The mousepad is kind of touchy. Once in a while, I'll hit it with the side of my thumb when I hit the space bar and I'll end up typing in another place. Plus, when I do the two-fingered scroll, sometimes it registers a two-fingered tap and that enables a different kind of scroll that goes too fast. Of course, I can use a USB mouse and I sometimes do. The viewing angle on the screen is fairly narrow. You don't have to be too far off dead center for the picture to wash out. Still, it's a decent picture and the widescreen is a definite plus, especially when viewing windows side-by-side in Windows 7. Windows 7 works great. The boot time is fast. The whole system runs so quiet and cool that I don't even need the laptop cooling fan I bought for my dead HP. I run this laptop all day long and it's not even warm. I love the full-size keyboard. I'm a number pad fan, so this was a nice bonus. The function keys are new to me, but I like them, especially the calculator. You can engage the webcam (never had one before) with a function key and you can adjust the screen brightness with function keys. You can run several applications at once and this Asus can handle it. The processor and video cards and not exactly workhorses, but they'll get the job done as long as you don't try running anything too graphics and/or processor intensive. I'm planning to get an iMac to do the graphics intensive work that I want to do (that my old laptop did), so graphics was not a huge thing for me here. There are a few features that I would like to have seen on this unit, such as HDMI output and Bluetooth (so I can print wirelessly), but I can get a Bluetooth dongle and I can live without HDMI. Those would have been nice, but they weren't dealbreakers. I would like to be able to upgrade beyond 4GB of RAM, but it's still twice as much RAM as I had on my HP. The bottom line is that this laptop has a terrific set of features for the money. It's a $500 laptop that has a heck of a lot going for it. There are a few minuses, but a lot more pluses. Besides, most of the minuses aren't more than minor things. There are other laptops with similar features in this price range, but I think the Asus looks better and is a great value for the money. I bought it to do basic web surfing, word processing, research, light game playing, DVD watching and I bought it for portablilty. It also acts as a media extender so that I can stream content from another computer. So far, it is doing everything I've asked of it. I am very happy with this purchase. Check if your local Best Buy has it and get it if you can.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great value for moneyPosted .
This laptop is very well designed, quite simple looking, without any bells and whistles. Nevertheless, you will find it can do everything you need and more. The keyboard is very fast and responsive, with a big numeric pad on the right side. The touch pad is one of the best I have seen, you can comfortably work without the need of an extra mouse. The display is great, big widescreen with bright and vivid colors. The general performance is more than enough for general work / entertainment purposes, although you will not be able to play graphics intensive games. You will also find that 4 GB of RAM on Windows 7 is all you need for intensive multitasking. It comes with driver and recovery DVDs, absolutely NO bloatware/adware (unlike Toshiba, HP, Compaq and Gateway laptops), meaning you do not need to spend a day uninstalling annoying applications, you can simply start using it out of the box. The only thing I uninstalled was a Trendmicro Internet security application trial (I installed AVG antivirus free edition instead). The Asus included applications (for managing multimedia, power and the webcam, which is one of the highlights of this laptop) are non intrusive, very useful and very well designed. In spite of the big widescreen display, the laptop is amazingly light, you will not be carrying around a heavy monster. I've managed to get more than 4 hours of battery life on this laptop using one of Asus battery saving mode profiles on its first charge. The laptop comes with Windows 7 64 bits, which is an absolute delight to use. Finally, the laptop is VERY silent and it does not get hot, even after using it extensively for several hours. I am still testing the laptop, but so far I have not found anything wrong with it. To conclude this review: If you are looking for a solid, affordable, fast and reliable laptop for your work (especially if you do a lot of videoconferencing), look no further, buy this one!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Terrific valuePosted .
I bought this laptop as a present and I did some set-up work and found this asus laptop a terriofic value given its features. It has 4GB, 320GB HD, wireless N, a camera (a poor one but ok for this price point), microphone (probably not high qual either). But for $500, this is not a bad deal at all. Moreover, it has the ASUS brand name, doesnt come with excessive bloatware, has recovery CDs (very important when you want to clean out your system a couple of years down the road) and lojack. The downsides--yes, the speaker default set up is pretty bad (but easily fixable), the touchpad is sensitive (and again fixable) and man, this is the biggest fingerprint magnet of any laptop I have ever seen (not fixable). If you are a complulsive neat freak, do not bother looking at this laptop bc it will annoy you to no end. One other potential problem which I'm not sure is isolated to the laptop that I bought or a more pervasive problem--at one point, I opened the laptop and heard a "pop". One of the hinge covers came loose and when I examined it, it is a fairly cheap plastic part when compared to the lenovos or the HPs. I tried fixing it by trying to snap it back in place but the plastic was too distended. Since I bought this a couple of days ago, I should be ok to replace the laptop but I can see this becoming a problem down the road (one wrong drop....) Regardless, if the fingerprints dont bother you and if you are looking for a budget laptop, this is among the best choices out there. ASUS reliability is up there among the best and I dont see crucial components like the motherboard or the fan giving out within 2 or 3 years (like Dells...OMG they are the worst!).I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent ComputerPosted .
I love this laptop. I spent many many hours researching a new laptop since our five year old Dell finally died. I needed something fast, able to keep up with my multitasking, and for online schooling. I didn't have a lot to spend on a laptop, so I went to my local Best Buy to check out the laptops. I like to see, I just can't buy online and take a gamble. After literally talking to one of the associates for over an hour about laptops, I chose this one after his recommendations and what I plan to use it for. Not only does it have 4gb of RAM, but a Pentium processor and huge hardrive. The harddrive wasn't really a selling point, since I have most of my stuff on external harddrives, but I was pleased. The price was exactly in my price range. I'll be honest, I wanted an Apple, but I just cannot justify the expense at this time. At $499, this one was hard to beat. Windows 7 is emulating the Apple's OS, and so far I like it. The color of the computer itself is a beautiful blue. There seems to be more fingerprints than usual because of the glossy finish, but it doesn't bother me too much. I think it is a fast, beautiful computer. I'm very pleased with my purchase and my experience with Best Buy and associate "Timmy" could not have been any better! I did buy the Geek squad 3 year service plan, since I like having computers for a while. I highly recommend this computer and buying it from Best Buy!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A whole lotta good... except it died on day #9Posted .
I purchased this laptop nine days ago (11/23/09). I had never owned a laptop before and prior to buying one, I did my homework. I am a college student and needed a laptop for my work and such. I read all the reviews and determined this one not only fit my budget but had a lot of extras I would appreciate down the road. I knew prior to buying that the battery life was not the greatest and was determined to buy a bigger battery from the manufacturer... First, I started setting up the computer which was fairly easy. Then started creating the back-up disks. The system indicated a total of four (4) DVDs were required yet it only recorded data on two (2). I figured, oh well, I guess it was not accurate and left it at that. The computer worked like a beauty until it died yesterday. It would not allow me to sign in to Windows. The keyboard was posessed! I would type one letter and it would type 20! I looked to see if a key was sticking but none appeared to be doing so. I shut it down, restarted and it continued to do the same process over and over again. Fed up, I packaged it up and am in the process of exchanging it today. I don't want to be unfair, this is a great laptop and I am willing to give it a second chance. I read both Asus and Toshiba, statistically, have the lowest hardware malfunction rate in the market versus the other popular brands. Maybe I got one from a bad batch... We'll see if the new one works.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great LaptopPosted .
When I went to get a very needed laptop, I was planning on getting a Sony VAIO for $650 or this, $150 less. I really wanted the Sony because I was familiar with the brand, it had a bigger hard drive, and I loved the way it looks. I talked with a Best Buy salesman and we compared the two computers. They were basically the same, but the Sony had a bigger hard drive. He also told me the Sony had an Asus motherload (or something). I realized this computer was a better deal. So far, this computer works great. The set up was fast. The mouse is a little touchy, but is easy to get used to. And yes, the clicker is a little loud, but is not a big deal. And the mouse has a two-finger scroll, which is nice, something I didn't expect. The screen display is fantastic. However, it has blacked out twice already, but comes right back to life. The hinges seem stiff, a plus because my last laptop's hinges broke very fast and easily. I love the SmartLogon, just something fun. I wish the volume control had their own buttons, but thats really not too important. And something I really don't like is that the speakers are pretty much on the bottom, the sound doesn't get very far, and the speakers are not very loud in the first place. Overall, this computer is great, especially for the price. Get it.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great laptop for the price!Posted .
As a Mac user, it was a bit difficult to convince myself to buy a PC. But since the Macbook wasn't in my budget and I needed a laptop, I had to buy a PC. I'm very pleasantly surprised at the performance of this laptop! The 4GB of RAM ensures that the applications open and load quickly, and I'm enjoying Windows 7, it's the best Windows OS I've used so far. It's nice and fast, reliable, and doesn't heat up like my old Dell did. If you predominantly use your laptop on your lap (as opposed to a desk) then you know that the placement of the vents can sometimes cause the computer to heat up quickly (bad for the laptop and your lap!) But the vents are placed well, as are the USB ports, and other inputs. Also, the 802.11n wireless is fabulous, I receive strong signal throughout my house. It is a bit heavy, I don't know I'd recommended if you carry it around a lot, there are certainly lighter weight options out there. But if you don't need a ton of portability, it doesn't really matter. My only complaint is that the keyboard isn't backlit, so using it in the dark or without some ambient light can be difficult. For $499, this is a great machine! I've only had it a month, but so far so good! Thanks for reading. :-)I would recommend this to a friend