|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Processor||Intel Core i3|
|Hard Drive||320 GB|
ASUS U35F-X1 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Laptop (Black)
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- Intel Core i3-370M Processor 2.4GHz
- 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM (2x2GB, 2 slots)
- 320GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM); No optical drive
- 13.3" HD LED Display, Intel GMA HD Graphics; 802.11 b/g/n wireless
- Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (64 bit); HDMI port; up to 10 hours of battery life
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Top Customer Reviews
As for the decision to go without the dedicated graphics...it plays every type of streaming video file I can throw at it including 1080P youtube videos without a single studder or issue. For those of you that think you are going to find a use for the dedicated graphics I think you are fooling yourselves. There is not much you can't do without it other than play graphic intensive games and you can't really do that with a 310M anyway.
On the negative side...this is the worst screen I have ever used in terms of vertical viewing angle. I do not exagerate when I say that you have about 10 degrees up or down before you get serious color inversion and whiteout if you are above the screen.
All in all though since you should generally be directly in front of the screen and I'm sure other screens in this price range are not the best on the market either I would reccomend this laptop to anyone. Overall awesome laptop!
I wasn't too thrilled about some of the software it came with (some crappy asus stuff and free games). The only annoying thing is that the screen and glossy plastic around it are dust magnets. I have 3 dogs and there is constantly dog hair stuck to it. Luckily it came with an LCD cleaning cloth.
ok had this thing for a couple weeks now and i take it everywhere. got rid of all the stupid asus software they included. and i traded microsoft word for openoffice because i am cheap.
the metal lid and palm rests are constantly covered in fingerprints, which looks stupid, but i don't mind.
i set it down next to my dad's 17.3" hp and my mom's 15" gateway and it is thinner, sexier, and more professional-looking than both of them. so i am still extremely pleased with it.
The build quality is great. The thin profile and weight are very pleasant (though not radically different than the iBook this system is replacing). While very thin, the aluminum shell on the outside of the screen seems very sturdy. Heat output seems to be very focussed in the back left side, which makes it relatively comfortable to use on your lap. On a full charge, and without any power saving modifications, Ubuntu reports the battery life at between 6-7 hours (have not tested that though) which seems more that sufficient. While the screen has some issues (see below) the overall color quality and contrast is very good. I'm on my patio late on a sunny day as I write this, and glare isn't really an issue (no more than you'd expect).
The only true disappointment is the webcam. I don't know if it is a software configuration, or the fact that the notebook screen doesn't put out enough light, but the camera image appears very dark unless you have very good lighting from elsewhere in the room. It is a low-res camera, but with very good lighting, the quality is sufficient for skype, etc. Incidentally, the webcam image is vertically flipped in Ubuntu, and I have not found any system-level fix for this problem (app-specific solutions are available).
Otherwise, the biggest con of this system is the screen. As others reviewers mention, specifically the limited vertical angle that permits correct viewing.Read more ›
I've had it for two weeks now, and I've come to conclusion that I made the right decision, in spite of the few negative reviews that I read. I'd like to take the chance to rebut these reviews.
Keyboard flex; I'm upgrading from an EeePc, so I may not be the best one to judge in this matter, but I haven't noticed any keyboard flex at all. The chiclet keyboard is very comfortable, although I'm still trying to get used to a full size keyboard instead of a netbook sized one.
Creaking Frame; I've noticed it. It's incredibly small, barely noticeable, not a big deal.
Mousepad; It is sensitive, although I use an optical mouse so I don't notice it. If you position your hands correctly on the keyboard, your palms rarely come into contact with the mousepad, maybe once in a blue moon, and if you can't manage that you can just as easily hit fn F9 and turn the mouse off. I have noticed one negative thing about this, though: when you leave the laptop on and the lid closed for several hours, then open it up again, the mousepad goes haywire. I'm assuming it's because the mousepad heats up and begins registering all over the place.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In a few words, its very good quality and works just fine out of the box! The cpu is fast enough for everyday web surfing and normal multitasking or low level gaming, the display... Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Blackmanta
Let me start by saying that I've never had much luck with laptops. The last laptop I purchased before this (Dell) had a measly life of 1 year and 1 month, despite its $1000 price... Read morePublished on November 10, 2012 by tightsandtea
My advice: don't buy PC laptops in general - they are all c..p! Don't buy this particular laptop either. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by TKG
I bought this notebook for my wife in December 2010 because I heard Asus has the best quality among all the manufacturers. Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by Zhenrong Wang
Have had this laptop for around 8 months now; battery life is good, screen resolution is above average, and performance is decent. Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by spdx
Please dont buy this. Waste of money.
Battery life shows 9.5 hours but actually not. In 4 months, the battery life reduced to 6-7 Hours.
WIFI: Horrible. Read more
Really great computer. I'm someone who buys a new computer every 4 years or so. I run them into the ground, so upgrading from my 80GB Windows XP laptop made quite the difference. Read morePublished on May 23, 2011 by Jnab
This would be my third laptop. The 7 inch Dell I got 2 years back is excluded from being called a laptop. The first was a cOmpaq and the second was a Dell. Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by Harkanwar Anand
I bought this ASUS Laptop in Feb 2011. Reviews were good and the price was right. However, I regret the decision to buy ASUS. Read morePublished on May 3, 2011 by RWS
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