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Asus R510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the energy efficiency and design. The keyboard and value for money also get good feedback, but many are critical about the size and touchpad. Reviews about the screen and usability are different.

portability, price, keyboard, design, energy

battery, performance, durability, touchpad, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus R510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 80 reviews)

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Pretty good

 

Looking at it on paper it looks pretty good. With that said, AMD is good, but even with higher clock rates, you are better off with an I5. Windows 8 would have been a con, but am getting used to it and it really isn't ASUS's fault. Just haven't had the...

Video card keeps up with most games, but only if you don't mind sacrificing ultra high settings ; Low to moderate settings in BF4 work pretty good with a lower res ; Optical drive (seems less common these days) ; Relatively cool ; Decent battery life ;...

Didn't have 8.1 loaded from start, so some drivers and software had issues within an hour of running ; Hard drive (5200 rpm) slow performance; but you know that when you buy it ; Internal components (battery, ram, hd, etc) can only be accessed if you...

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mediocre then it broke

 

Decent price for performance

all USB ports failed after a few months

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FAIL

 

Impossible to get a recovery disc for this. ASUS was wildly unhelpful

Worked great for two weeks

Hard drives failed after that. I now have a paper wieght

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Terrible Experience

 

I actually enjoy this computer, but not being able to use the wireless functionality is a real damper on the product.

Has decent CPU and is a fair pc for the price, works well with most games and school work

Windows 8 ruined the laptop, I'm not sure if it's a driver error, or if windows 8 is just bad- but I've been having issues for weeks now ; After managing to get through the windows 8 updating issue after two days or attempts and solutions, I've...

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More than a few issues

 

All around this looks like a good laptop, but I found ASUS support to be unhelpful, especially live chat support. If ASUS did a better job of keeping up to date graphics drivers, I'd be a lot happier. Perhaps they will release updated drivers once...

I bought this laptop because it was on sale and had a dedicated graphics card for casual gaming. I needed a new laptop for grad school and this seem to fit the bill. The laptop runs pretty quickly, even on battery power

I've had several issues with this laptop when it comes to gaming. I bought this laptop because a couple of other reviews stated that it could run WoW at 60fps on moderate settings. Unfortunately, this was not my experience. I was constantly stuck at...

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The reason it keeps going on sale...

 

I got this as a gift after my wife bought a matching one. The issues some people mentioned with corrupted downloads are the fault of the wireless driver you ship with the laptop. It gives the best speed for the WLAN card of all the drivers I've tried,...

Great screen, thrilled to have a 15.6 inch IPS panel. Glad to have 1080p too ; Keyboard is nice ; graphics cards are pretty good ; Design is aesthetically pleasing. Very cool/sleek look ; Thin & Light ; Very easy to dis/re-assemble ; Works with most...

Ralink RT3290 ; Touchpad Design doesn't allow both buttons to be clicked at once ; SmartGesture software for touchpad messes up some games (infinite scrolling)

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amazing customer reps

 

MaryAnn A Nguyen was amazing, she was the best customer rep Ive ever felt with she was kind, considerate, attentative, and extremely helpful. The call took less time than the waiting time to talk to her, and if I had the chance I would wait longer just...

none rep was great

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Horrible experiance

 

Your best bet is to try to avoid this one, I saw a couple of other reviews that alluded to update issues as well. ASUS did not do proper QA when they launched this product, which is a shame because usually their products are great.

Decent Screen ; Thinner than y510p ; Good price for specs

Had it for about a week until a "critical" windows update had to be installed. As soon as I did that I got the dreaded "Failed Update" loop. Basically there is no solution to the problem. Spent a lot of time and frustration troubleshooting this one....

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Update from old review

 

AMD drivers and ASUS drivers websites had some drivers corrupted so i had a hard time installing compatible drivers for my Windows 7 For AMD dont use the auto detect and install method AMD downloaded a driver that didnt work. I fixed it by looking for...

Good Price ; HD camera, better than my OLD Logitech 2002 camera haha ; LCD needs some fine adjustment from the AMD catalyst ; Dual graphics are a plus ; Fast ; Full Size Keyboard ; DVD Drives .. these days laptops wont include one ; Audio ports have...

Windows 8 ; Battery is built in ; battery life according to the laptop at full charge is 1hr 30min on Balanced mode idle ; I have hated Windows 8 and have installed Windows 7 on it ; The cons i had some difficulty finding drivers ; I had to search a...

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Asus Specs And such

 

this laptop is very thin and light , battery cant be removed , and inside holds a CUSTOM Asus battery not like the old days where they used those cylinder like batteries back in the old model laptops. so if you are tech savy like me you cant upgrade...

Screen quality is very nice.. no dead pixels SO FAR ; full size keypad ; dedicated and integrated graphics ; HIGH AIRFLOW. the fan will kick up to prevent overheating.. i like this system so thats good unlike other laptops

If you want to upgrade parts you need unscrew the bottom of the laptop and the plate is held by some clips ; the cover is basically the keyboard ; BATTERY IS BUILT IN ; Came with windows 8 but installed windows 7 on it :D ; my HDD came with a Samsung...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:2-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / MS-DOS / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT740M / GEF GT820M / GeForce GT 720M / GeForce GT 820M / GeForce GT720M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD Graphics 4400 / Intel ® HD GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:1007U CELERON / 2117U PENTIUM / i3-3217U / I3-4010U / I5-3337U / I5-4200U / I7-3537U / I7-4500U
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