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Asus A52F-XE2 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop

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  • Intel Core i5-460M (2.53GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz
  • 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz DRAM, 2 slots, 8GB Max; 500GB Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch HD Display (1366x768); Intel HD Graphics; Super Multi Optical Disk Drive; HDMI Port
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System; Wireless 802.11bgn; 0.3MP Webcam
  • 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty and 1 Year Standard Warranty Included
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor1.5 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5.4 hours
Brand NameAsus
Item model numberA52F-XE2
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight5.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.20 x 10.20 x 1.40 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage230 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB00451A15Y
Best Sellers Rank #9,188 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 22, 2010
  
Warranty & Support
Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Product Description

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The New Jack-of-all-trades

Powered by the Intel Core i5-460M processor, the 15.6-inch A52F-XE2 notebook transcends your mobility at an unbelievable value. This versatile notebook is designed with a scratch-resistant Infusion design to keep it looking new day after day. Along with a compact style, the A52F-XE2 takes you further with ASUS Power4Gear that lets you instantly select from a host of preset power profiles for high performance or battery savings. ASUS Palm-Proof technology enhances the multi-touch trackpad by ensuring the cursor doesn't accidentally reposition if your palm unintentionally grazes the trackpad when typing. Its brilliant 15.6-inch HD display, as well as HDMI connectivity, lets you indulge with clear visuals and HD cinema.

The A52F-XE2 also boasts a smudge-resistant palm rest, 4GB DDR3 system memory, 0.3 megapixel webcam, 500GB hard drive, high-speed wireless N connectivity, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

The New Jack-of-all-trades

Key Features

  • Intel Core i5-460M processor with Intel Turbo Boost technology that automatically boosts performance based on system load (Learn more)
  • ASUS Infusion technology for eye-catching style and scratch-resistant protection (Learn more)
  • 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD display for clear, crisp high-definition visuals
  • Altec Lansing speakers enhanced with SRS Premium Sound produce crisp, clear audio reproduction (Learn more)
  • Multi-touch trackpad with ASUS Palm-Proof technology lets you intuitively navigate through web pages, documents, and pictures while helping to prevent typing errors (Learn more)
  • Super Multi DVD drive plays as well as writes your favorite DVDs and CDs
  • HDMI high-definition videoand digital audio output allowssimple output of high-definition video and digital audio to your HDTV or LCD (Learn more)
  • 0.3 megapixel webcam for video chatting with friends and family


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Reliable Multitasking Performance

Reliable Multitasking Performance
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Powered by the Intel Core i5-460M processor, the A52F-XE2 handles an assortment of tasks at once with less wait. And with Intel Turbo Boost technology, the processor automatically boosts performance based on what you're doing to make everything from word processing to video streaming faster. ASUS Power4Gear is an assortment of power profiles selectable via the Power4Gear hotkey above the keyboard that optimizes the system for your task at hand—giving the most performance or maximizing battery life.

Comfort and Control Included

Comfort and Control Included
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The A52F-XE2 has an array of built-in features that specialize it for ease of use. It features a chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad and multi-touch trackpad to effortlessly type documents or navigate through your mobile world. The A52F-XE2 also has a spacious palm rest with ASUS Palm-Proof Technology so the trackpad intelligently distinguishes between your palm and finger to prevent errors for a worry-free typing experience.

Head-turning Style and Convenient Portability

Head-turning Style and Convenient Portability
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Compact and light, the A52F-XE2 shows off a new streamlined design with ASUS Infusion Technology to give this notebook a scratch-resistant coat with eye-catching style. Opening this mobile wonder, you will notice an elegant, subtle patterned design around the keyboard with a smudge-resistant coat to keep the A52F-XE2 looking new.

The power button has a built in light indicator so whether you're in light or dark areas you always know where to find it. With the A52F-XE2, you get a chiclet style keyboard that was recipient of the iF Product Design Award China – a coveted award given to products with outstanding quality and design. The chiclet keyboard is more than just looks. Its uniquely-spaced layout and key cap design effectively protects it from dust and crumb buildup and makes it easier to clean.

Media-centric Features

Media-centric Features

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Sit back and enjoy the premium multimedia features that deliver big entertainment. With HDMI connectivity, turn this versatile notebook into your personal media center by syncing it to an external monitor or HDTV and enjoying Full 1080p HD support anytime, anywhere. Equipped with Altec Lansing speakers with enhanced SRS premium sound, you're ensured a cinematic experience on the go.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources1, readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. ASUS relentlessly strive to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

This model is also backed by a strong commitment with the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

1 Year ASUS Global Warranty2


Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:
  • 1 year global warranty
  • 30 day Flawless Display Guarantee
  • 2-way free standard shipping
  • 24/7 tech support

1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty (ADW)2


Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it for you during the first year after purchase.
  • Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
  • Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
  • 1-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost
  • 24/7 toll-free phone support

What's in the Box

  • A52F-XE2
  • AC Adapter
  • 6 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card

Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6-inch HD LED-backlit Widescreen (1366 x 768)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-460M processor (2.53 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.80 GHz)
  • Chipset: Intel HM55
  • Graphics: Intel HD graphics
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3-1066 DRAM, 2 x SODIMM socket (up to 8GB)
  • Storage: 500GB 5400RPM hard drive
  • Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Speakers: Altec Lansing speakers
  • Microphone: Microphone
  • Card Reader: 4-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro)
  • Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 1 x RJ-45 LAN, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x HDMI
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Dimensions: 15.2 x 10.2 x 1.4 –inches (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 5.8 lbs (with 6 cell battery)
  • Color: Grey

© 2010 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.



1Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in PCMag.com's Service & Reliability Report 2010. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/laptop-reliability-1109/ ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Q2 2010's RESCUECOM report http://www.rescuecom.com/2010-2nd-Quarter-Computer-Reliability-Report.html
2ASUS reserves the right to exclude certain SKUs; check with your retailer to confirm coverage of specific models. Valid for notebooks purchased in the US and Canada only. Certain retailers do not participate in ADW coverage. For complete details, please visit: usa.asus.com/event/ASUS360 and adw.asus.com/.

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Product Description

15.6" HD (1366 x768) / i5-460M (2.53GHz) / 4G DDR3 / UMA / 500G 5400 / Super Multi ODD / W7HP (64bit) / 802.11BGN / 0.3M Pixel / 6-cell battery / HDMI out / 1yr warranty / 1yr ADW

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It is light weight, looks nice, and the screen clarity is very good.
Tombo
The only negative I can think of is all the junk it has when you first start up the laptop, but you can look online to see the stuff you don't need and trash it.
Kyle
And when I purchased this laptop last week, I added another victory to my list of great savings.
S. Salem

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By D. White on December 19, 2010
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I've now had this laptop for a couple weeks, and have been very impressed. Before choosing this laptop, I shopped quite extensively, as I am a computer technician and knew what I was looking for. I narrowed my choices down to this one and another Asus (the ASUS N61JQ-XV1 found at http://www.amazon.com/N61JQ-XV1-16-Inch-Versatile-Entertainment-Laptop/dp/B0041RRVOG/ref=rsl_mainw_dpl?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER).

For work, I actually have the N61JQ, and am allowed to use it as my own (however, I'm leaving at the end of the year - which is why I went ahead and bought a new one for myself). There are a few reasons why I like this one over the N61JQ:
1) The battery life is longer. I've gotten a good 3-4 hours out of this laptop, and probably more if I had been paying attention!
2) I'm a server administrator, which means I type a LOT. I like the keyboard on this laptop better. The keys are slightly "texturized", as most keyboards are. The N61JQ's keys, however, are as smooth as smooth can by. It's kind of weird, and I don't really like it.
2b) The only thing to note, however, is that this keyboard is very slightly smaller than what I'm used to. It's not even enough to bother me, but I do notice it from time to time. I wouldn't say my hands are "squished", but my fingers have to be a bit more precise when I'm typing than on other keyboards - so I don't make a typo!
3) This one was about $250 cheaper - I got it for ~$650
4) Still comes with a great DVD RW / CD RW
5) The core processor is an i5 and is a Dual Core. The N61JQ has a slightly faster Dual Core, but who cares?? I'm never going to notice the difference, and it wasn't worth it for another $250.
6) This laptop comes with a camera memory card reader (SD, etc...).
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By S. Salem on November 29, 2010
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My job in the office everyday consists of two things: finding the best products for the best prices. So when the time came to purchase something for myself, my skills came in handy.

And when I purchased this laptop last week, I added another victory to my list of great savings. I recently bought an HP i7, 1TB HDD, 6GB RAM, Blu-Ray, 9-cell, 1GB graphics, Fingerprint reader, 1.3mp camera...and I just sold it after receiving this beautiful ASUS.

PROS:
i5 Processor
Light-weight
Beautiful design/finish
Keypad
Small Adapter
Textured Touchpad
Great sound
Plays 1080p YouTube videos flawlessly
A price tag of 499 on Black Friday.

CONS:
Camera Logon is inefficient
Keypad "0" is half the original size, the right-arrow key replaces the left half of the ZERO key.
Camera itself is .3 megapixels, not 1.3 like most laptops.
No Bluetooth, sadly. Would've made this a perfect computer.
Bloatware
No Fingerprint reader

I bought this at 5am on Black Friday BY ACCIDENT. There were no ads for this, Amazon didn't even post it on their home page or their Sales page. I searched for 'i5' under $500 and this was the only result. I hesitated for a few minutes, thinking it was too good to be true, but after reading the specs I purchased it. Ten minutes later, it was sold out. I paid for one-day shipping (3.99 with Prime) and sure enough, I got the package the next morning. So no need to stand out in the cold like most people do on Black Friday. Thank you Amazon! Thank you Asus!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By RalphieB on December 1, 2010
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Searched slickdeals' hot topics at 4am on black friday, and it was listed from a fellow user for $499.99. Bought it immediately since I was going to spend $399 for an inferior Asus with a Dual Pentium P6100 processors and less memory and HD space. Knowing how slickdeals was, it was going to be front page in a matter of time...and once it hit front page, 2 minutes later it was sold out.

Screen looks great and crisp, has a numeric keypad on the right side, which is usually set for 17" laptops. Webcam is so so but something better would jump up the price. Keyboard strokes were easy to press, and the laptop just blazes.

The one year accidental warranty is awesome because it covers anything and everything that could happen to it...cracked screen, busted keyboard, etc.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By T. Bihn on January 11, 2011
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ASUS support is a little bit frustrating. I called to inquire why my trial copy of Microsoft Office 2010 was in Chinese (or some other oriental character set). He asked if I had the disk, which does not come with the laptop. I stated that I did not. Then he had me do a restore, which lost all the customizations and files I had copied to the drive. I questioned this and asked if he was sure a restore would really help. It didn't really make any sense, since the thing was in a setup mode when I unboxed it. I didn't see how reloading would do anything since I hadn't adjusted any settings for Office. Well, you guessed it, it didn't work. He said I could send it in to have Office properly installed, but I decided I wasn't going to go through that kind of trouble just to install a trial edition.

The hard drive is partitioned into 3 partitions to start with. The first partition has no volume label and is the recovery partition. The second partition is a little about 110GB for the operating system. The final partition is the "Data" partition. This covers the remainder of the drive. I didn't like this and called support (actually before the Office call) to inquire about how to merge the C and D partitions. I thought it would take a utility, but if you right click on Computer in the Start menu and select Manage, you can delete the data partition and then extend C out to fill this. It makes sense to me because then programs don't get tripped up when they try to install and run out of space in program files or while storing media to the documents folder. By the way, one of the techs thought that the "Data" partition was the recovery partition and tried to tell me I'd have to purchase the recover disk if I had not performed a backup.
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