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Asus R500VD

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Overall 8

Update to my last review.

warfacegod, Newegg
25 November 2012
  • Summary: Okay, I've dealt with and investigated the touchpad issue for a while. I can see no way, in Linux, to get it working as a touchpad should. Although, I no longer believe it's stuck in middleclick mode. It seems to be rightclicking regardless of which "button" is used. I also tried Windows 7 (I think I just puked in my mouth a little) and the short amount of time I spent with it in Windows indicates to me that the situation is the same. My initial assessment stands.
  • Pros: No changes.
  • Cons: Again, no changes. See below.
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Overall 8

User Review

warfacegod, Newegg
21 November 2012
  • Summary: As a whole, it makes a good family laptop. Rugged enough for children to use without constant supervision. Fast enough for adults to be comfortable multitasking. If I'm right about the touchpad, be prepared to use an external mouse and lose one of the 3 USB's.
  • Pros: Fairly light but still decently solid construction. Installing Debian "Wheezy" in UEFI mode went flawlessly. As a whole, it's fairly swift and handles anything I ask it to do with relative ease. It's not lightning quick but it's not meant to be. Lid hinges seem pretty sturdy. Elegant looking design.
  • Cons: I was slightly disappointed to see Hynix RAM in it but not enough to take an egg. Besides, I got some Samsung RAM and may put that in it. What cost it the fifth egg is the touchpad. It's absolute garbage. Right clicking just initiates a left click. Using a left click hold and the pad itself, i.e to expand a window, is impossible. However, it's possible that it's stuck in middle click mode. I'll have to look into that further. I'll report back on the touchpad in a few ...
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Overall 10

Un ordinateur portable performant avec Asus

pommekiwi, Ciao
17 September 2013
  • Summary: Je partage avec vous mon expérience concernant l’ordinateur ASUS R500VD. Je l’ai commandé au mois de mai par le biais de Rue du Commerce. Aussitôt reçu, aussitôt adopté ! Je pense que le rapport qualité/prix est assez intéressant. Je l’ai payé 529€ au mois de mai 2013. Je l’ai choisi pour plusieurs raisons : - La marque Asus est l’une des marques d’ordinateur portable la plus fiable (une étude a montré que c’est l’une des marques dont les composants tombent les moins...
  • Pros: performance
  • Cons: aucun
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