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ASUS B23E-XH71 12.1-Inch Laptop (Black)

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  • Intel Core i7-2620M Processor 2.7GHz
  • 4GB DIMM RAM
  • 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 12.5-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Screen Size12.5 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2.7 GHz A110
RAM4 GB DIMM
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB Serial ATA-300
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 3000
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Brand NameAsus
SeriesPRO ADVANCED B23E
Item model numberB23E-XH71
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight3.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.65 x 1.46 x 7.99 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeNo optical drive
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB006Q5LJEY
Shipping Weight6.3 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 23, 2011
  
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Product Description

12.5" HD (1366x768) / Intel Core i7-2620M / 4GB DDR3 / 500GB 7200RPM / DL DVDRW CDRW / Windows 7 Professional (64Bit) / 802.11BGN / 0.3MP Camera / Bluetooth 3.0 / 3 Cell Battery / HDMI Port / 3YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support

Customer Reviews

When I received it, no DVD/CD drive.
M. Gaidhane
I don't think it's this particular machine because I've searched the Web to find others with the same complaint.
JerryWithaJ
It is very fast, light and I am enjoying it.
J. Indsay

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JerryWithaJ on February 1, 2013
I have had so much trouble with this machine (**3** trips to Asus repair center and it's still not right!) that I have to rewrite my review. Lest anyone think I have a vendetta against Asus, nothing could be farther from the truth. I just opened my ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6-Inch Touch Laptop and THAT machine is behaving the way I would expect from the more than a dozen other Asus notebooks, laptops, and tablets I've bought for myself, family, and friends.

I am one of the closest things Asus has to a fan-boy without (as this review demonstrates) actually being one, so if I'm giving this notebook 1 stars, and recommending against buying it, something's up. It started out as the trackpad. Now, it's that and more.

Whenever I'm in the market for a product, I'll buy an Asus model if they make one. So, when I was looking for an i7 notebook, it was only natural that I'd get this one. It's i7 fast. While I wish the hard drive were larger, 500Gb is nothing to sneeze at. Nice screen. Fingerprint reader, if I ever decide I want to try it. But then there's that *&%&*% trackpad.

It's hard to type a full paragraph without the cursor jumping around the page at some point. It's bad enough that I wish I'd never bought this machine. I'm getting really good at using Ctrl-z to erase the messes the trackpad makes.

* It's not the driver. I've tried three different ones at all range of settings, all with the same results. Right now, I'm back to the original with Smart Detection as great as I can make it, and the cursor has still been jumping around nearly a dozen times (with me having to go back and make corrections) as I type this review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Indsay on February 21, 2012
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I have had no problems with this computer. It is very fast, light and I am enjoying it. Sorry that I am not a tech person, so someone else will have to tell you those things. I sure can say that I like ASUS products.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dean Etzwiler on December 24, 2012
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Think the only thing i didnt like about it is its a little heavy 4a little computer have a 10" single core internet labtop & its light as heck guess thats what u get when u actually pay for a real processor.
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By Eighty One on September 28, 2013
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First, everyone giving one-star ratings for the lack of an optical drive is obviously being unfair. This laptop is not marketed as having one. Do some research next time.

The performance on this laptop is top-notch, as should be obvious by the i7 processor and 7200RPM HDD. An SDD would obviously be faster, but then you'll have to settle for a lot less space. The battery life is decent, nothing impressive; but that's to be expected considering that this is quite a powerhouse for its size.

I think 12" screens are optimal for laptops. 11" and below are too small, and 13" and above are too big. This is compact and light, but also comfortable enough to type on.

But there are issues I have with the trackpad. I do not like that they do not have side-scrolling via the edge of the trackpad. You have to use two fingers to scroll. Side-scrolling is so much simpler, and I don't see why ASUS would switch to a trackpad vendor that uses such stupid scrolling methods.

Also, the placement of the headphone and microphone jacks is absolutely ridiculous. It's positioned right where the edge of your left palm will rest while typing on the keyboard. It's extremely uncomfortable, and I'm not sure who is the moron who designed this placement, but I hope they're out of a job today.

I'm on the fence of giving it three stars, but I have to give it four because it's next to impossible to get a powerful Windows 7 laptop these days. Everything is just moving more and more into Windows 8, and I don't want to put up with that. This is a fairly good machine for the price despite some stupid design choices.
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