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1.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, Wide Screen, but Keyboard is too small, August 28, 2012
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This review is from: ASUS A54C-AB91 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) (Personal Computers)
Pros:
(1) Lightweight. I wouldn't say it is as light as the Apple laptop, but it is very portable. I can easily lie on my bad or couch holding it, and surf online or watch a movie.

(2) Wide screen. Makes it ideal to watch DVD.

Cons:
(1) Keyboard is smaller. If your fingers are used to typing at the regular-sized keyboard, you'd have to re-adapt to typing in this computer. Initially, I kept typing wrong words because of this reason. The keyboard also feels cheap.

(2) Face logon only works once - that's true! It becomes a bother when it doesn't work, as you'd have to key in password manually.

But for this price, I'd still say that it's a good buy overall.

***************** UPDATES (AFTER A FEW MONTHS): ***************************

I have decided to take the stars off. It has been very disappointing!

(1) The color is off. Green appears fainter than normal and no matter how I adjust hue and saturation, the color never seems to look right.

(2) For a laptop of these specs, it should perform quite quickly, but it does not. I do not have many applications running but it is slower than my older laptop with half the ram and 1/3 less the processor speed.

(3) No Bluetooth???

(4) It cannot detect my cell phone as hardware. It works on my husband's 4 year old laptop on the first connect. What gives???

Hence, reduce to 1 star... I wouldn't recommend this model. I would rather spend a couple hundreds more for a real deal. This, despite its price, is disappointing.
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Initial post: Sep 11, 2012 4:37:12 PM PDT
ASUS Support says:
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Dear Rachel,

Thank you for your review on our A54C laptop. We definitely appreciate your feedback and comments. I certainly does take a while to get used to a new keyboard, especially if you were so used to using the keyboard on another laptop before. I am confident that you will get the hang of it over time, though. I, myself, am not a big fan of the face log-in. I find it easier to just type in a password and get it over with; still, it is a neat feature though. I hope that you are able to enjoy the laptop for a long time. However, if you ever run into any issues, please feel free to contact me at cl-tien@asus.com. I'll be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns that you might have.

Best Regards,

Tien
ASUS Customer Loyalty
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