ASUS K52F-BBR5, 15.6", Webcam, HDMI, 2.0 GHz Intel, 4g-ram 250g-hd, Window 7 RB-K52F-BBR5 Reviews
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ASUS K52F-BBR5, 15.6", Webcam, HDMI, 2.0 GHz Intel, 4g-ram 250g-hd, Window 7 RB-K52F-BBR5

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good desktop replacement for an avg user

Apr 20, 2011
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Pros:Fantastic price point - a great laptop for basic computing needs.

Cons:1.  AI Recovery
2.  the smart pad
3.  Short battery life

The Bottom Line: I would recommend this for anyone who does general computing, it isn't fancy, but at under $500, we've been really pleased with it.


We are not "computer/techy" people.  We purchased this laptop about 60 days ago because our desktop was outdated and slow.  We didn't want to spend very much so that we wouldn't be out a huge dollar amount if we didn't really like it or if our 3 yr old decided to spill juice on it.  At less than $450 we didn't even have to worry about buying a protection plan.

Overall we have been very pleased.  It has been great to have the accessibility of a laptop and it is more than fast enough to meet our needs, the storage amount compared to our old computer is huge so we are thrilled there too.  Things we like... Nice big screen, full size keyboard and fast enough to meet our needs, plus lots of storage for pics and music.  Complaints would be short battery life, this is not a good portable laptop, needs to be plugged in.  The smart pad took lots of fiddling with and still has a mind of its own.  The keyboard takes some getting used to because of the number pad it seems shifted to the left, but no big deal.  

We did have a hard time with the recovery discs, Asus has AI recovery pre-installed and it was horrible.  We wasted probably 12 dvds trying to get the recovery discs burned (keep stalling at disc 3).  Finally went out on the net and got advice to just let windows 7 do the recovery discs.  I took AI recovery off and cursed Asus for wasting my money on failed backup discs. 

Basically the biggest issue is the smart pad other than that -  No problems. 


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 475
Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Pentium
Processor speed: over 1000
Screen Size: Greater than 15 inches
RAM: More than 256
Internal Storage: CD-RW and DVD
Hard Drive (GB): Over 50


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