The Asus (Model: U52F-BBL9) laptop features an Intel Core i5 processor, a 15.6″ display and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.
This laptop is powered by the Intel Core i5-460M CPU. This is a dual-core, 64-bit processor with 4 processing threads. The cores operating at 2.53GHz normally, but can be boosted up to 2.8GHz with TurboBoost technology. It has 3MB of L3 cache and uses 35W. The laptop comes with 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM and can be expanded to a maximum of 8GB. That’s plenty of memory for all of your multitasking needs. It uses the Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset.
The screen is a 15.6″ TFT LED-backlit high-definition display with a resolution of 1366×768. That’s a 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen is driven by Intel UMA graphics which is not powerful at all, so don’t expect to be playing many games.
For storage you get a 640GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 5400RPM drive. That’s a very big drive and should have plenty of room for all your music, digital phones, apps and more. The optical drive is a multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support. The integrated media reader supports Security Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MultiMediaCard Plus, Memory Stick and xD-Picture card formats.
For networking you get a built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN adapter accessible through the standard RJ-45 port. For wireless you have an embedded 4G WiMAX mobile broadband modem for connecting to the WiMAX 4G network in your area. This requires a subscription with a wireless provider though.
External ports include 2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 HDMI port, 1 headphone, 1 microphone and 1 VGA port for connecting an external monitor. You also get a built-in .3MP webcam for your video chatting needs.
The laptop comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit version. Other software includes Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash and PowerDVD 9. Microsoft Office 2010 Starter also included (product key card required for activation; sold separately).
The laptop measures 10.1″x15.2″x1.3″ and weighs 5.3 pounds. The 6-cell Lithium ion battery pack can provide up to 6.5 hours of unplugged power.
You can find the Asus U52F-BBL9 laptop for around $750.
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