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ASUS - 15.6" Laptop - AMD A12-Series - 8GB Memory - AMD Radeon R7 - 128GB Solid State Drive - Matte Silver IMR, Black IMR-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 331 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what was needed.

    Posted
    Student
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    First off, it's an inexpensive laptop. With that in mind, all I needed was a laptop for taking on campus to get work done when I am away from home and this does exactly that. As to the critics of the display properties, I found that just playing with the settings greatly increased the performance of the unit. For example, using the AMD Radeon settings app over the Windows settings options. Activating "Virtual Super Resolution" removed nearly all of the motion blur and cleaned up the picture. I would recommend taking a few minutes to play with the other adjustments as well though so it's comfortable for you. You also need to be at a reasonable distance from the screen and be looking at it head-on from a comfortable sitting position, not on an angle. Sitting in front of it with your hands a comfortable distance resting on the keyboard and not leaning into it over the keyboard, so, the proper way. Looking with the screen positioned on an angle (or someone looking over your shoulder) will cause a visual bulb effect (bright spot like a light shining on it) and can be unpleasant to the observer. Again, this is an inexpensive unit, it doesn't have a top of the line display, so you do have to play by its rules, but in no way do I feel I am hindered by it. Updates were no issue. If you feel they are taking too long, plug the laptop into the modem directly with an ethernet cable, average wireless traditionally runs at about half the speed as a hard connection, so make it easier. I had all the updates downloaded and installed in about 30-45 minutes. I was multi-tasking and didn't do the mandatory restart until everything else I wanted was installed so the required updates did not take long on their own. This package came with a backup install disk rather than using a partition on the hard drive in case you need to reinstall everything down the road which I prefer. With the SSD drive, 128GB is a bit, but I don't want any of that wasted on something I may never need. It's the little things that make this deal so nice. Also a bonus that they fit the disc drive into this unit. My only real complaint is the very slick frame of the unit can cause it to easily slide on hard surfaces. A couple of rubber pads on the bottom and I will be set though. It weighs a lot less than most 15.6" displays and is not bulky at all. Even the sound is better than I expected. If you just need something you can carry around and not looking to game or use heavy performing programs, this is a great little, inexpensive machine that can get the job done! A great package for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality for Less

    Posted
    Chas
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    The four stars are for hardware setup. I prefer AMD processors mainly because of the Intel chip vulnerability. Would prefer that new laptops have external batteries, rather than internal ones like tablets. This computer is fast after getting all the Microsoft windows 10 updates completed. This was an open box item, and the qeek squad check proved to be excellent. The ssd hard drive is a little to small at 120GB for storage, but external usb sticks can ease that problem. I have had good experience with Best Buy qeek squad certified products in the past, only problems have been with Windows and Manufactures blootware. Only an experienced user can set up this windows machine off-line without a Microsoft account. This is my first ASUS computer and it appears to be a quality product. I have made changes in the BIOS and will install my favorite Linux OS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    Posted
    Brendan
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    so I was in the market to replace my 6 yr old HP which was a solid laptop but now running a bit slow and crashing from time to time, I was on a budget so I decided to go with the ASUS based on the price, set up was good but did get the black screen a few times but after the updates that is no longer a problem, im not a gamer just use it basic internet searches shopping and e mail so I don't need a lot. I have only had the computer for a day so I will give it a few more days to see if it will work for me, the camera isn't the best but I don't really use that, and no cd but a external one is cheap if I really need it,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Everything I needed on a tight budget

    Posted
    Lizzy
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    I'm definitely not a techie, so for me this is a good laptop. I was on a tight budget when I purchased this but I'm thinking I made a great choice for me at the time. It's far faster than my last laptop so that's been a huge bonus. My only complaint so far is the zero on the keypad is directly under the 2. This is an awkward spot for someone that uses a ten-key on a regular basis. Luckily I don't use this particular feature much at home so it's not that big of a deal. Overall, a good purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product for its price

    Posted
    Joey
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    Great product like I said, budget friendly and gets the job done. Only negative thing is the flimsy metal surrounding the keyboard? You’re able to bend it even when just typing. Able to upgrade to 16 GB total RAM aswell and the SSD if you feel like it’s slacking. AMD 12 processor is nice but would be cool to be able to interchange easily if wanted. Question though, I know it’s recommended to upgrade to 16 GB, was wondering why not to 24 GB if you had a 16 GB RAM ready to put in?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall very good

    Posted
    Beau
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    I purchased this Asus laptop for 3 specific automotive diagnostic programs and works very well for it's intended usage. Battery life is great and seems to connect easily to WiFi. Have only used to internet to download and update apps and seems to have no problem. At some point I will delete all the apps and games I don't need. Overall very pleased with this laptop and expect it will work just fine for what I need it for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent laptop

    Posted
    Scmasu
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    We got this laptop for $275 on sale. Its only for email, and web surfacing. It is a full laptop and can handle MS Office. Only draw back no back light on the keyboard and the buttons don't feel solid. But it is extremely light weight laptop. Again the price was very low so can't complain too much. Much better than my 6 year old laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent performance at low price

    Posted
    MaxM
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    If you want a decent performance notebook to run simple browser and office, this is really a good alternative. I bought this for my children school activities and it's enough at a really good price. 8GB + SSD give us some speed for basic tasks. Battery does not last for so long but considering it is a 15 inches, it is more like a desktop computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good and Basic

    Posted
    rrivera777
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    Good and basic laptop for use at home. Does what you need it to do as far as day to day tasks. Comes fairly bare bones without a lot of useless Apps. Slow to start, update right out of the box. Keyboard is slightly cheap feiling. steady laptop on working on spreadsheets, basic homework and home organization.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    Waldokleg
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    My wife and I needed a new computer for basic home needs: internet (Netflix, email, etc), office products, etc. The speeds are great. It boots up quickly and streams nicely. The battery is decent at best. Would have given 5 stars if battery lasted longer with each charge. But good value for money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Internet speed

    Posted
    Asus
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    This my third Asus laptop. My questions is why is it slower than my older Asus laptop on download speedson a speed test. Both are have been hooked to the modem direct.The older Asus gets 960 mbs and this new one gets only 650. A difference of 350 mbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The computer has features that I am still learning

    Posted
    loopie
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    There is still a problem with viewing pictures. They start off black and slowly turn to color thereby causing me to miss part of the pictures. I d NOT know who to contact about this problem. In the store is appears ok but at home it is bad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Inexpensive Work Computer

    Posted
    bdaddy
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    We needed a basic laptop to perform very basic operations. No need for big options. This laptop fit the bill. Easy to use, quick, and provides the basic functions we are looking for. I've never had a problem with any ASUS products we have purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good low end laptop

    Posted
    HIjEwlawyer
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    This laptop has worked great for my wife who needed a basic laptop for working at home. It has enought memory and poer to run most of the word processing and raphic programs. It is a little on the slw side, but still is a good value for the money

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great so far

    Posted
    tjgalloway
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    I think the quality of the case is not as solid as other ASUS I have had but then for the price this one is ok. The keyboard works well and have had no problems. I like ASUS as I have never had problems with them like HP and some others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the price

    Posted
    MrWicked
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    Honestly it's a little slow but for the price it does its job. I like the screen size and some of the features it has, if you're looking for a computer to read emails and maybe some light school work, this computer is for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer for teenagers

    Posted
    ElPaisano
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    If you are getting a computer for your teen, I totaly recommend this. It’s not super expensive and gets the job done. I wouldn’t go adding computer games or uncessary things though as it will slow down computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great basic fast laptop

    Posted
    dben99
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    Fast long life battery laptop.I received free office 2019 student version with it. Price is very reasonable for its specs. It did not come with dvd drive and you will need external one

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light and easy to use

    Posted
    MsPrystal
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    While the screen is larger than most laptops (I prefer this), the overall weight of the laptop is surprisingly very light. Windows 10 makes it easy to use and customize. Bought it to use for grad school.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good standard laptop

    Posted
    Sommerwood
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    Good starter laptop .I wish I would have looked into the specs. more as this doesn't have a DVD drive ,but that's not a deal breaker .It starts fast and is very quiet good basic PC. Would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend