Summary: Overall the K50 is a good machine. Its performance won’t blow you away, but it copes with general office use and multimedia well for a machine in this price range. The screen is very good overall, although the lack of digital output for a TV or monitor is sadly disappointing - the combination of CPU and nVidia GFX could cope with 1080p easily, but its unfortunate that if you wanted to view full HD content that this machine only offers analog output.
Summary: The ASUS K50 was a pleasure to use. It offered zippy performance speeds in comparison to similarly priced notebooks, a comfortable keyboard, and lengthy battery life. At $699, though, the K50 is currently $100 more expensive than comparable systems such as the Gateway NV5807u. While the latter system may have shorter battery life, this factor hardly outweighs the price differential.
Pros: divspan lang"EN"Fast data transfer speeds spandiv, divspan lang"EN"Solid Wi-Fi performance, spandiv,
Cons: No HDMI or eSATA ports, Poor speaker quality,
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