Got my Asus about 4 months ago now and so far so good! I usually go for dell laptops myself but my old one was getting rather tied. I'd heard a few good things about this one off a friend who had bought it a month earlier from Tesco!
It was a bargain price for what you get included; 4gb of ram ensures it runs fast and efficiently and i can carry on doing almost all tasks even when its running a virus check.
It handles photo-shop pretty well although a quad rather than duo core processor would be best for that. But for a lap top it really is crammed with features; the hard drive at 500gb is massive for a lap top it is the same as my desk top and that was considered massive for a desktop only 10 months ago! esp compared to my old dell at 120gb!!!
This hard drive is going to be especially useful now i take most of my pics on my 9mega pixel camera that just ate up my old lap top memory in a month or two of owning it. And as most people now have at least 10mp cameras its needed. Obviously this would be great for your music too.
The best thing about it has to be the battery life at an amazing 9-11 HOURS on average! so if i take it out on business there is no need to find somewhere to sit with a plug socked ever again.
It looks sleek and smart and is rather light so not to bad to carry round, the web cam is pretty good quality and the new Windows 7 is excellent especially compared to vista. It seems confusing at first when you see it but once you start using it you realize it very logical in its layout and so is easy to pic us as where you think things should be they usually are!
Oh and had no problems setting it up with the wireless again unlike the dreaded Vista.
The ASUS UL50 is a harmonious blend of form and function. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low voltage processor, it boasts an impressive battery life for all-day computing, DDR3 system memory, and user-centric features such as a full numeric keypad and multi-gesture touchpad and impressive multimedia entertainment with Altec Lansing and SRS Premium Sound. These features can be found in an ultra-light notebook that is generously cloaked in brushed aluminum and measuring less than 1-inch in profile.
|Product Description:||ASUS UL50AT XX005V - 15.6" - Core 2 Duo SU7300 - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD|
|Operating System:||Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit|
|Processor:||Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 / 1.3 GHz ULV|
|Memory:||4 GB DDR2|
|Storage:||500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm|
|Optical Drive:||DVD SuperMulti DL|
|Display:||15.6" Color Shine 1366 x 768 / HD|
|Graphics:||Intel GMA 4500MHD|
|Networking:||Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n , Gigabit Ethernet|
|Battery:||8-cell - up to 12 hours|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||38.6 cm x 25.9 cm x 2.6 cm|
|Microsoft Office Preloaded:||Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|