|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||2.53 GHz Intel Core i3|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||640 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||HD Graphics|
|Card Description||HD graphics|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
ASUS A52F-XA4 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Dark Grey)
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- Intel Core i3-380M (2.53 GHz); Intel HD Graphics
- 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz DRAM, 2 slots, 8GB Max; 640GB Hard Drive (5400 RPM); Super Multi DVD Drive
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System; 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO)
- 15.6-Inch HD Display (1366x768); 0.3MP Webcam; HDMI and VGA Port; Wireless 802.11bgn; 3 USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty and 1 Year Standard Warranty Included)
- "A" Series (Model number A52F) is a derivative of "K" Series (Model number K52F) - Both laptops are the same
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At first glance the specs are impressive and this outclasses laptops that are nearly twice the cost. Obviously not a workstation for large commercial projects, but hopefully solid enough build quality to edit and render projects reliably and withstand the abuse from travel assignments.
I've been using this laptop for a few days now and I'm satisfied, but not thrilled with the purchase.
- Great laptop at this price point
- HD editing in Vegas 10 runs flawlessly even with a web browser and audio editor running simultaneously.
- I really like that the hard disk arrived with an OS/programs partition and a storage partition. You still need to designate your file destinations to drive D to keep from cluttering the OS side, but this super helpful for keeping track of large projects.
- I have not yet used the card reader but that's good to have on-board, especially when working with other photographers or videographers who are storing files on SD cards.
- The multi-gesture touchpad is great, two fingers to scroll, three for a left click- i love it. Minor annoyance is the it doesn't respond to gestures well unless your fingers touch from a direct angle which is a little awkward due to the fact that the toucpad is offset about 2 inches to the left.
- It's super quiet. This is fantastic if you're recording nearby. But if you do much recording you know you shouldn't be doing that anyway.
- The keyboard sucks horribly. It's the weakest point of construction and in all honesty I expect it to break with regular usage and I'm not at all a heavy handed typer.Read more ›
All notebook keyboards are flimsy, however, the keys are perfectly fine. The problem seems to be with the way the keyboard is seated, but probably will never effect anything. I would not let that review deter me from purchasing this system. The touch pad is pretty sensitive, but a few minutes spent adjusting the settings and it worked perfectly. The rest of the information is in the specs. If you're like me and on a budget, so far this notebook has performed well doing all my normal tasks and beyond. Some of the software I have been using includes: Adobe Master Collection, Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft Expression Studio as well as vSphere Client and all run without any problems.
I am a student and use my PC's for average tasks such as internet browsing, a few games, and light video editing. I bought this notebook since I wanted an affordable, but powerful (enough) PC that would fit my needs.
Design and Build Quality: Decent
The Asus A52F-XA4 sports a color combination of dark gray and black. The lid is a glossy black and dark gray with a nice lined design. The bezel of the screen is like any other; glossy black and attracts dust/fingerprints. The palm rest area and chassis around the keyboard has a very nice texture and is gray. (The indent surrounding the keyboard is smooth). Lastly, the bottom is a matte black.
As many other reviewers have said, the keyboard is quite flimsy/springy; the keyboard itself will press down when pressing a few buttons. However, the keyboard is very comfortable and easy to use, and does not seem like it is prone to break. Also, the DVD burner is flimsy as well. Another downside to this computer is that the speakers rest at the bottom of the chassis. So, sound quality of the speakers is deprecated due to this placement and become less loud. Other things to note are that the right and left buttons of the trackpad are one big button and feels very sturdy. The trackpad itself is very responsive, and I liked the fact that there are several multi-touch gestures. In conclusion, this laptop is solid and built well (for what you pay for) besides the few improvements that could be revised. (keyboard, DVD optical drive, and speakers)
One of the best aspects of this laptop is its processor which is the Core i3-380.Read more ›
WARNING: The trackpad is bogus. There is a short somewhere, and depending on where you put pressure on the laptop, it might get all touchy and jumpy and all sorts of stuff.
Asus bloatware and their drivers are also very horrible, so expect the keyboard controls for volume to just stop working, and almost every feature with the fn key is not accessible, and I'm too lazy to be bothered to reinstall their stupid drivers.
The battery life is okay, I usually run it off the charger, it's not a very durable laptop so if you move it a lot it might give out on you in a few months, but if you keep it stationary and not travel a lot with a backpack and slam the thing on tables every hour or so- it will last you, if not go look at some sony or toshiba laptops.
Also, when it's plugged in to the charger, and on a desk top the trackpad is all touchy, so like I said, there's some static interference, when the warranty is over I might look into fixing it, there was tutorial on how to move some sponge pad around so that the trackpad works perfectly.
Would I buy an ASUS again? No, I'd actually go ACER, believe it or not they make some solid hardware, but for the money, and the purpose- this college laptop will do me fine, I build computers and I take care of the hardware properly.
Also, the keyboard is just fine, I find it better than most other laptops, it does feel a bit flimsy but who cares- 4gb of ddr3 makes up for everything.
Buy it, only if you're tech savvy, if not- go look elsewhere, this isn't an HP or Sony, there's a reason they cost $100 more for a slower configuration.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful Seller & Great product!!! This was the second one purchased --a replacement for my son after our flood and he uses it religiously! Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by YouTheMom
Keyboard/mouse is a major concern. There are already many reviews about this problem but I chose to ignore them befor I bought it and that turned out to be a big mistake. Read morePublished on January 15, 2012 by Oldhappykid
After suffering through a Dell Latitude, which finally sputtered out and died, I bought this one and am very pleased. Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by Austin smoke enthusiast
satisfied with purchase. From previous write ups I was concerned about the keyboard, but I find no problems with it.Published on August 15, 2011 by BUD
This computer is being used as a linux production box specifically for code compliance testing. It handles resource intense tasks with ease and speed. Read morePublished on August 13, 2011 by st01c
This is a great laptop, especially for the price. Only downfall is the casing feels a little flimsy but haven't had any problems with it.Published on July 18, 2011 by M. Prince
Great laptop for the price. Its fast and full of memory for plenty of downloads and uploads. Speakers are good. Software is good. Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by adragovan
I will review this laptop from the perspective of the owner who is used to the more expensive notebooks in the past. Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by netscorer
I got this laptop, it DOES NOT come with a system CD backup, if you have to reinstall windows for example. Read morePublished on June 1, 2011 by besouro
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