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Lightweight, Wide Screen, but Keyboard is too small
, August 28, 2012
This review is from: ASUS A54C-AB91 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) (Personal Computers)
(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.
(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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