Summary: This laptop is purely a piece of s***. My brother had brought it for himself, but never used it so he decided to give it to me. I never heard of Asus before he gave me this laptop and I'm always skeptical of electronics which I've never heard the name of before. I saw disaster happening and that's exactly what this laptop is, a disaster. It's a piece of shit and always crashes. I use it mainly for web browsing and that's all.
Summary: I got this laptop at a pawnshop. I am SOOO glad I did. I was a little worried about getting a laptop that runs it's video processer through it's CPU, but after loading a few of my games, I found that this laptop is really pretty good! As others have mentioned, the sound is really low based on where Asus put the built in speakers. But I have found that the sound quality improves GREATLY when you plug in headphones or some other speaker device.
Summary: I hesitate to give a rating of this unit as I've only owned one other laptop, an H/P Presario which lasted 3 years. I've owned my ASUS since October 2010 and it has performed without a hitch, though at the time I bought it I went through 3 other units that were defective right out of the box.
Summary: I bought my Asus K52F on clearance at Best Buy for around $500. The only difference between my K52F and the one advertised on this page is a slower Intel processor (P6100 that runs at 2.00GHz). So I won't be factoring it in this review. Even so, I don't have any complaints about the computer's speed as it's very fast even for a multiple browser and tabbing fiend like me. I don't recall my system ever lagging unless I was playing a CPU intensive game.
Summary: We bought this computer 17 months ago. It is now completely useless unless we spend $180 on fixing the lcd cable. We use this computer about 2 hours a week for streaming. Talking with Asus they have refused to help us in anyway. I will never buy an asus computer again.
Summary: I purchased this laptop in April 2011. In December 2011 it crashed and luckily I had purchased a one year Geek Squad repair contract so it was fixed. It had to be restored back to original condition so I lost everything that had been stored on it. Nothing major as I do back up important things but still a hassle. Now two days ago it totally died (October 2012) and will not turn on. I now am purchasing another laptop in less than two years.
Excerpt: I was not sure about ASUS in the begining when before I was pretty loyal to all things Dell. My cousin got an ASUS gaming laptop first and after playing around with it I decided I needed one too! I just needed one at a doable price and not extremely huge. This led me to purchase the laptop I own now, the ASUS K52F-BBR5. At 15.6" it easily fits in most laptop carriers and rolling carry on cases which was perfect for my hectic lifestyle.
Excerpt: Got this on sale for 350. I have only one complaint...holy cow does the mouse pad button hurt my carpel tunnel! I've never experienced such a stiff mouse button in my life! My wrist and thumb have really been struggling to adjust to this laptop...but hey...i have small hands and carpel tunnel...so you can't really hold it against the computer. In contrast to the mouse pad, the key board is quite nice.
Summary: now this was a bargin 330 for this asus laptop i wish it had better ram but all said and done i love this laptop it my first laptop and after yrs of wanting one i bought it with my own cash so it feels great the asus laptop was in great condition and still is but since i biught if refubished it didnt come with back up disks other then that i am happy with my buy no craks no dents no dirt it was clean when i got it