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Asus K50I

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and portability are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the energy efficiency and keyboard are different. There are some less positive comments about the build quality and touchpad.

value for money, performance, screen, portability, battery

touchpad, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus K50I is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus K50I

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Asus K50I from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, design, resolution, portability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Asus K50I-RBBGR05 15.6-Inch Widescreen Titanium Notebook - Black

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Reasonably basic machine

 

All in all it's very worth the price and Newegg was fantastic.

We've had it more than a year and it still works reasonably well. Took it on a vacation trip and it's normally used for light business, basic web surfing and for family picture taking. It does what it does well and that's all we've wanted

If you're a gamer you really don't want anything like this. The touch pad is flaky, but then I never cared much for laptop pads anyway and use a wireless external mouse. Leaning palm weight, particularly on the left side, on the panel beside the...

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Nice Laptop, Not-so-nice support channels

 

Asus has great products but I think they are having growing pains. I think they have outgrown their current support and distribution infrastructure. I have had contact with 4 different people and none knew of the prior contact with other techs. I...

Nice Price for a decent performing laptop

Received and set up laptop and immediately got message that windows wasn't genuine. Tried to go through the online support channel and got three different responses from three different techs telling me to do the same thing again and again. This...

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RMA

 

RMA it on july 12 still haven't heard anything eles no e-mail no nothing .

It didn't work long enough

died after 1 day

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Excellent laptop for Ubuntu

 

Nice keyboard layout, I love the numeric keypad, and it runs surprisingly cool. I'm not finding the touchpad to be sensitive as other reviewers say.

I wanted a cheap laptop I could put Ubuntu on. Version 10.10 installed without a hitch and everything is just working, no having to download extra drivers or anything. Sound, video, 3D acceleration, special keys, and lots of other things that can be a...

The only problem I've noticed is that the webcam is installed upside-down. It works on Windows because Asus installed drivers to flip it back, but there's no obvious way to do this on Ubuntu. Not a big deal for me since I already have a better-quality...

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Asus K501 Review

 

the computer overall seems to be good - functioning well, speed, memory, graphics... however, when i got the computer i had to contact asus customer support because there was an error saying that the windows 7 was an illegal version. the touchpad is...

processor, non-glare screen, windows 7, graphics, camera (once you get it working)

had to update all the drivers. camera picture was upside down. you HAVE to use 2 fingers to scroll for the touchpad. had to download 72 windows updates - the computer SHOULD have came ready to use

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Disappointed - Speakers failed

 

big screen, not too heavy, no recovery disk

internal speakers failed. just got the system and was eager to take the system abroad, but the internal speakers had no sound. it works fine with headphones, but for some strange reason, there's nothing coming from the speakers. read up on all the asus...

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Decent little unit

 

I got this at a good price, I think Newegg was blowing them out pre Christmas. That being said, I'm very satisfied with the bang for the buck I got on this unit. I wish they would come up with a new driver for the track pad that tones the sensitivity...

Fast, fully featured, 64bit OS, light and strong/well built. I like the graphite look even though I'm not normally a fan of "shiny". Very nice screen and a decent keyboard layout.... Full size keys too! Wireless connected to my router flawlessly. All...

As others have mentioned the track pad is overly sensitive, unit is great with a mouse but that kind of negates the whole laptop idea. ASUS lost one egg because of this

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Love it!

 

It doesn't come with install disks, but it does come with a software backup program that you can install onto 3 DVD's easily. All in all, I think this is a great deal for the money.

Nice screen, nice keyboard, fast processor, easy set up, well made

lots of random "extra" software; not a big deal

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Asus K50I-RBBGR05

 

Very Fast, Very Quite, Backlit Screen

None

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ASUS K50I-RBBGR05 NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core T4400(2.20GHz) 15.6" 3GB DDR2 Memory 320GB HDD DVD Super Multi Intel GMA 4500M

 

I bought this laptop for my wife as she is returning to school and it has done everything she wanted and more. There wasn't a lot of bloatware to dispose of, and since she'd become accustomed to OpenOffice products I simply downloaded that with no need...

Impressive product thus far. It's dual core processor was a massive upgrade from her previous computer (which was a dinosaur, so she'd just use my desktop). It's connectivity to WiFi hotspots is simple and easy to use for her, which surprised her, lol....

For the price, you get what you pay for, so no real complaints that would actually matter

Product Specifications

The ASUS K50 series notebook is designed to provide a no-frills computing experience to users while on the move. The ASUS K50 series provides users with the muscle to enjoy cinematic audio and visual enjoyment for immersive entertainment anytime, anywhere in comfort and style.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.1in
Height:1.4in
Weight:5.7lbs
Width:14.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:RBBBZ05/RBBGR05
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS K50I

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Bronze

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T4400
Type:Pentium

RAM

Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500M
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