A powerful 15 inch notebook
Asus is world renowned for the quality of its products. The company’s manufacturers have created a new laptop which they decided to name Asus K50IJ-X3. Amazon users have only great words to say about the device, but we wanted to see for ourselves how it fared, so we tested it. Find out what we have to say about it from the following review.
15.6″ LED-backlit HD display
To start this off, here are our impressions on the product’s design. The latest K50IJ-X3 is quite a looker; this is all due to Asus’ new generation Infusion Technology, which lends the laptop we’re reviewing today sweeping curves along with smooth lines. The product looks very sleek, elegant and stylish. What is more, it is made to resist abrasions, fingerprints and maintain its glossy surface. The front of this Asus K50IJ-X3 houses a 15.6″ LED-backlit HD Color-Shine Widescreen LCD; the latter comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768-pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. The latter two and the Color-Shine technology provided beautiful colors, great clarity for easy reading and a superb cinematic experience.
The laptop measures 14.8 x 10.2 x 1.4 and has a weight of 2.72kg; this meant that we could effortlessly carry it around with us wherever we had to go. We very much liked and were impressed with the device’s IceCool Technology; this one basically kept the palm rest and the ergonomic keyboard cooler than our body temperature, making computing very comfortable. The concave buttons on the keyboard were very easy to use and responsive; moreover, the numeric keypad had very easy input.
Intel Pentium T4500 processor
Most laptop users want their device to house the best processor. Let’s see whether this laptop passes the processor test with flying colors or not. The new K50IJ-X3 notebook comes with a 2.3 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4500 processor with Intel GMA X4500M. The processor was energy efficient and offered good overall performance along with the Super Hybrid Engine.
In the memory and storage department, the laptop provides the following: 500GB hard drive (with 5.400rpm) and 4GB of DDR2 system memory. These two combined offered fast and convenient access to documents, multimedia and the like, great storage possibilities and, finally, smooth computing.
Super Hybrid Engine included
In terms of battery, the Asus K50IJ-X3 has a 6-cell (2900mAh) one which offers up to 35% more life thanks to something called Super Hybrid Engine; the latter did a good job, when we tested the laptop for our review, of detecting power requirements and afterwards performing the necessary power adjustments.
The operating system this device runs on is Windows 7 Home Premium. And, because Asus has a partnership with Microsoft, users will be delighted to discover that the product ships with FastBoot; this one basically makes the operating system give a superior performance: start-up time is 30 seconds, which is really impressive.
Good quality camera
In the connectivity department, the K50IJ-X3 laptop features the following: 1 Microphone-in jack, 1 Headphone-out jack, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 3-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS), 1 RJ45 LAN jack for LAN and 1 VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin. The laptop also offers integrated 802.11n wireless connectivity.
As for sound quality, the device ships with a pair of stereo speakers that do their job really well. The product also comes with a 1.3-megapixel webcam that provides good picture quality.
The Asus K50IJ-X3 has 1-year Accidental Damage Warranty, Thirty days flawless display guarantee and 1-year global warranty.
To sum it up this review, the latest laptop coming from Asus is sure worth a buy if you need a good and affordable 15 inch notebook.
|* Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4500 processor (2.3 GHz)|
|* 500GB Hard Drive (5400 RPM); DVD Super-Multi Drive|
|* Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System|
|* 15.6-Inch HD (1366×768) LED Display; Intel GMA graphics; Wi-Fi 802.11bgn; 1.3MP webcam|
|* 4GB of DDR2, 1 slot, 4GB Max|