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ASUS K50AF-X1 15.6-Inch Versatile Performance Laptop (Black)

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  • 2.3GHz AMD M520 Processor
  • 4GB DDR2 800MHz SDRAM, 4GB max
  • 500G 5400RPM HDD; Super-Multi Combo Drive; 802.11 b/g/n
  • 15.6" HD LED Display (1366x768); ATI 5145 512MB DDR2 Graphics Card
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.3 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2
RAM4 GB SO-DIMM
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorATI Radeon HD 5145
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionMobility Radeon HD 5145
Graphics Card Ram Size512 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Brand NameAsus
SeriesASUS K50AF-X1
Item model numberK50AF-X1
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Item Weight8.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H17.70 x 7.90 x 14.10 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage230 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB003AM7VQQ
Best Sellers Rank #15,362 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.5 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 5, 2010
  
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Product Description

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The New Jack-of-all-trades

The 15.6-inch K50AF-X1 notebook features intelligent performance on the go with the AMD Vision Premium technologies enhancing productivity and enabling HD entertainment. The compact K50AF-X1 notebook will keep you connected longer with the exclusive intelligent ASUS Power4 Gear power management utility and delivers smart multitasking and multimedia performance powered by the AMD Turion II Dual Core Mobile M520 processor and the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 graphics engine. With its brilliant 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD widescreen you can indulge yourself with crystal clear visuals and HD cinema. Plus, you get on-the-go comfort & convenience with a multi-touch trackpad and full-size chocolate style keyboard with numeric keypad for easy input.

With the 64-bit version of the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system pre-installed, you'll be able to easily create a home network that lets you share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

Experience ASUS FastBoot Technology, the unique performance boost for Windows 7 made possible by ASUS' close partnership with Microsoft. With exclusive ASUS FastBoot Technology, this Windows 7-enabled ASUS notebook starts up in a staggering 30 seconds.

The K50AF-X1 also boasts ASUS IceCool technology that keeps the keyboard and palm rest cool so you stay comfortable over long sessions. It also features 4GB DDR2 system RAM, Built-in webcam and Mic, 500GB hard drive, high-speed wireless N connectivity, and a host of other features that all add up to an incredible value for an enhanced user experience.

Stylish Design with Exceptional Multimedia Performance and Versatility




Key Features

  • AMD Turion II Dual Core Mobile M520 processor for versatile multitasking intelligent performance (Learn more)
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 graphics with 512MB VRAM for an immersive multimedia experience on the go (Learn more)
  • Vivid 15.6-inch HD Color Shine LED-backlit widescreen (16:9) for an immersive cinematic experience (Learn more)
  • ASUS FastBoot technology for faster start-up (Learn more)
  • ASUS Power4Gear technology for smart power and battery saving on demand (Learn more)
  • 4GB of DDR2 RAM for smooth computing with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed (Learn more)
  • 500GB hard disk drive for convenient storage and access to all your documents and entertainment (Learn more)
  • Built-in 802.11n wireless connectivity & built-in webcam and microphone enables real-time video conferencing and Internet browsing (Learn more)
  • Full chocolate style keyboard with numeric pad for a comfortable typing experience (Learn more)
  • ASUS IceCool Technology for a cool-to-the-touch palm rest (Learn more)
  • ASUS 360: 1 year global warranty2 and ASUS ADW: 1 year accidental damage warranty3 (Learn more)


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More Multitasking Power with Less Power Consumption

Monster Performance Increase your productivity and enjoy HD entertainment with the the AMD Vision Premium enabled ASUS K50AF-X1. The K50AF-X1’s AMD Turion II Dual Core Mobile M520 processor features built-in AMD PowerNow! Technology that optimizes battery life and instantly responds to increased workloads to deliver superior performance on-demand when you need it so you can stay online longer and be more productive.

Whether you're creating multimedia, casually playing games, or simply kicking back and enjoying a HD movie, the ASUS K50AF-X1, with AMD Turion II Dual Core Mobile M520 processor and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 graphic engine, will change the way you do everything.

Achieve intelligent multi-tasking performance with ASUS Power4 Gear technology that gives you exclusive control and performance that no one else can offer. With ASUS Power4 Gear, you can push the hot key for “High Performance Mode” –immediately setting up all aspects of your system for top performance –or enable a host of other power profiles that enhance it for the task at hand. Power4 Gear gives you power when you want it, and saves energy when you don’t.

Intelligent Dual Core Performance

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games You'll enjoy a brighter standard of HD cinematic viewing with the ASUS K50AF-X1, featuring a next-generation, thin, light and energy efficient 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD Color-Shine widescreen LCD. The ASUS K50AF-X1 notebook is built from the ground up with the AMD Turion II Dual Core Mobile M520 processor delivering intelligent multi-tasking performance and energy saving immersive HD entertainment experience on the go.

You can experience superior HD performance and optimized multimedia capability wherever you are with the K50AF-X1’s ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 512MB graphic engine that adjusts performance based on your needs. With 4GB of ram and DirectX 10.1 compatibility, you can experience high-quality entertainment on the go.

Plus, for home theatre quality acoustics, the K50AF-X1 features premium Altec Lansing speakers enhanced with SRS Premium Sound.

Infusion of Beauty and Practicality

ASUS IceCool With smooth lines and sweeping curves, the compact and light K50AF-X1 has eye-catching style and durable good looks. Upon opening this mobile wonder, you will immediately notice its elegant yet subtly patterned design and comfortable and ergonomic chocolate style keyboard.

Enhanced with ASUS IceCool Technology, the K50AF-X1's keyboard and palm-rest area stay consistently cool for a comfortable computing experience for hours on end whether you're at work or at play.

And you can type in comfort with the K50AF-X1’s stylish and ergonomic concave-key keyboard and spacious palm-rest area and be more productive with its mult-touch touchpad. Creating and editing spreadsheets will be a breeze with the K50AF-X1’s full keyboard with number pad that makes entering numbers simple and efficient.

Connectivity, Communication, and Storage on the Move

Stay connected even longer Connect with friends and family wherever you may be with an integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam and built-in wireless N internet connectivity that enable ‘real-time’ video conferencing and Internet browsing.

With a generous 500GB of hard disk drive storage, you can quickly and conveniently store and access your documents, music, videos, and photos on the go with ease with the K50AF-X1 so you’ll always have your favorite media at your fingertips.

The intelligent multimedia K50AF-X1 is the smart choice to enrich your digital life when you’re on the move.

ASUS Makes Your Windows 7 Experience Better

Super Hybrid Engine Recently rated as #1 in consumer reliability for Windows-based PCs by SquareTrade, you get the peace of mind you deserve every time you start your K50AF.4 ASUS worked with Microsoft to develop time-saving features like FastBoot technology –reducing the time needed for startup and shutdown –and LocalMe –a GPS-like application. Plus, you can enjoy unplugged gaming longer thanks to Windows 7’s enhanced power management.

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch, pause, rewind, and record TV.† Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.

Experience FastBoot by ASUS, the unique performance boost for Windows 7 made possible by ASUS’ close partnership with Microsoft. With ASUS exclusive FastBoot technology, Windows 7 64-bit-enabled ASUS notebooks start up in a staggering 30 seconds. That is 40% faster than 32-bit operating systems.

ASUS 1-Year 360 –Comprehensive Care Package Included

ASUS 360 Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops: 2

1 Year Global Warranty

30-Day Flawless Display Guarantee: If you discover one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel at no cost.

Two way free standard shipping

24/7 tech support

ASUS ADW -1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty

ASUS ADW You have extra protection when accidents happen to your ASUS notebook purchased in the US or Canada. ASUS will fix or replace your notebook for you at no charge during the first year after purchase in the event of damage from accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire.3

Warranty covering accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage

Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement

Free one-way shipping from ASUS to you

24 hour toll-free phone support

What's in the Box

The entire ASUS K50AF-X1 package contains a warranty information card, notebook, AC Adapter, and 6-cell battery pack

  • K50AF-X1
  • AC Adapter
  • 6-cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card



  • Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6-inch 16:9 Wide Format 1366x768 HD LED-backlit Display
  • CPU: AMD Turion II Dual Core Mobile M520 (2.3GHz)
  • Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 512MB DDR2 VRAM
  • Wireless:802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
  • LAN:10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 4GB DDR2, 2 x SODIMM Sockets
  • Storage: 500GB 5,400RPM hard drive
  • Optical Disc Drive: DVD Super Multi Double Layer Drive
  • Camera: 0.3 Megapixel
  • Audio: Built-in Azalia compliant audio chip, with 3D effect & full duplex
  • Speakers: Altec Lansing featuring SRS Premium Sound
  • Microphone: Built-in microphone
  • Card Reader: : 3 in 1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS)
  • Input/Output: 1 x Microphone-in jack, 1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF) 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x RJ45 LAN jack for LAN Video Output: 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin
  • Keyboard: Full size keyboard with numpad
  • Battery Pack: 6 Cell (2900mAh)
  • Dimensions: 14.82 x 9.95 x 1.39 –inches (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 5.73 lbs (with 6 cell battery pack)
  • Color: Brown and Grey


  • 2 For notebooks purchased on or after Sept. 10, 2007. The ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty covers “ASUS” brand notebooks only, and does NOT extend to: “Built on ASUS,” “ASMobile,” “Powered by ASUS,” the Eee PC, or some other models. These retailers are currently among the companies that do NOT participate in the ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty: Best Buy, MicroCenter, and The Source by CircuitCity in Canada. Limit of one claim per notebook for Accidental Damage Warranty. ASUS reserves the right to discontinue this program and to modify the terms and conditions thereof at any time. ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty Program starts from the date of your ASUS notebook purchase, when all the requirements are met.
    3One incident covered per notebook.
    4Rated 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/ ).
    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 images. Celeron, Celeron Inside, Centrino, Centrino Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel Viiv, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, Viiv Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
    † Internet access required. Free TV content varies by geography. Some content may require additional fees.

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    Product Description

    The new K50AF-X1 is the perfect fit for work and play. Powered by the AMD M520 (2.3GHz) processor, and 4GB of RAM, the K50AF-X1 supplies the horsepower for your versatile computing needs.The ATI 5145 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics engine, a feature not typically found in laptop in this price range, enables smooth playback of videos and enables robust PC gaming.The K50AF-X1 comes with a 1 year global warranty, one month zero bright dot guaranty, free two-way standard shipping, twenty-four hour tech support seven days a week, and a one year accidental damage warranty, protecting the notebook from drops, fire, spills and surge.

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Ingeneral a good buy and performs well, I'm just not overly excited.
    Penn
    After a few days of use I did notice it become glitchy, the dreaded 'blue screen' appearing, mysteriously being told by Windows you are being shut down for error, etc.
    B. Grandon
    The aforementioned problems were problems too significant for me to ignore.
    Joshua Huntington

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    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Justin H. Legate on June 15, 2010
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    The Asus K50AF-X1 is a solid performing laptop with a very reasonable price tag. The dual core AMD processor and 4 gigs of ram make windows 7 perform well, even in the Aero environment. Additionally, the ATI dedicated video card enables this laptop to perform decently on modern games such as Left 4 Dead 2, Split/Second, etc. However, it's not a miracle machine, so bear in mind you will have to run some of these games on medium/low graphics settings. However, it certainly runs rings around any laptop using intel's onboard graphics. Burnout Paradise runs flawlessly at maximum settings with high framerate. To get any better gaming performance out of a laptop, you would have to break the $1000 barrier, possibly even going into the 1200-1500 dollar range. When I bought this laptop, it was on sale here at amazon for $550, and it has proven itself an astoundingly good deal.

    Win7 boots pleasingly fast, and the install is relatively clean. It does come with some proprietary asus software loaded, but very little of it is memory resident, and what little IS is actually pretty useful, such as the on-the-fly ability to change between four power useage settings. The laptop also has the option to use facial recognition software as a login alternative (via the built-in webcam), but this is mostly just a cool convenience gimmick and adds no real security features. I am at a bit of a loss as to why Asus decided to partition the 500 gig hard drive into two logical drives, but that's a minor gripe I suppose. The built in microphone performs acceptably for voice chat.
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. Alfonso on June 4, 2010
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    i decided to get this laptop since the price seems pretty good after the $150 off.

    Pros
    - Keyboard is well-made
    - Screen. Bright and easy to read.
    - Asus FastBoot Program - lets you choose which programs load during startup and which load after. Speeds up the boot quite a bit.
    - Speaker audio quality is pretty good for a laptop

    Cons
    - Case is a fingerprint magnet.
    - Web cam is low res and has difficulty in low light (haven't tried different drivers yet).

    I've also been playing games on it. so far the frames i get (with fraps on) are as follows:
    StarCraftII Beta - 30-32 fps on med-high settings
    World of Warcraft - 35-60 fps on high (depending on what you're doing)
    League of Legends - 25 fps on high, 33 on med
    CoD Modern Warfare 2 - 25-26 fps on med
    F.E.A.R. 2 - 35 fps on med
    Left 4 Dead 2 - 33 fps on med-high

    Overall recommended for the price point. wasnt expecting it to be able to play games so well but i was pleasantly surprised. I'd give it a 4.5/5.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Huntington on December 30, 2010
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    Yes, I knew before hand of the poor battery life, which is ~2 hours, in power saving mode. This was not the issue. My biggest concern was with the wireless ability, as my download speeds would constantly fluctuate, often times pausing altogether. The laptop also rebooted twice randomly while I used it throughout the night. These two issues are unacceptable, so I promptly spoke with customer service, was given a return shipping label, and purchased this item instead: [...]

    On the plus side, the build quality seemed to be very good, and it did run cool and quite. The aforementioned problems were problems too significant for me to ignore.
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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Shariat on June 18, 2010
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    I received this computer not too long ago, and have been very happy with my purchase. There are a good amount of features on the computer, especially for the price. I particularly like the versatility and balance of specs, the Altec Lansing speakers (more on these in the edit), and that it has an actual graphics card. The one-year accidental damage warranty and the "IceCool" technology that keeps your hands/ wrists cool as they rest on the computer while you type or use the touchpad are certainly nice, too. Speaking of the touchpad, it is a pretty good one in my opinion, and I am fairly picky with these... It doesn't have the scroll pad on the side, but it has a "multitouch" function that allows you to scroll by touching the pad with two fingers. These are the features that stand out to me the most.

    I don't have strong cons to the computer really... The hard drive is only 5,400 RPM, and of course I would have like to heave seen 7,200 RPM instead. I honestly don't perceive any real delay, though. If I did intense 3D graphics, there may be a noticeable one, but I believe that just partitioning the drive to have a small, quickly searchable sector will make just about and hard drive work reasonably fast. The keyboard will take a bit of getting used to and Windows 7 has some odd quirks (My screen saver would not come on when I purchased the computer; checking the box to ask for a password upon awakening apparently solved the problem). This is obviously a problem with Windows 7 and not the computer.) The keyboard takes a bit of getting used to but is actually pretty good... Certainly a bit different, though.

    The Turion II is another matter of discussion with this computer, because many people are discrediting it for the reported clock speeds from independent reviews.
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