Unless otherwise stated, all performance claims are based on theoretical performance. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. If you’re after an affordable widescreen laptop for gaming and for viewing movies and photos, the K50AB is a good choice. Usability is excellent, despite this being one of the smaller machines around. Our Verdict Though it has strong points, Asus’ laptop can be bettered for similar money.

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Actual figures may vary in real-world situations. Build quality is excellent, although the use of glossy plastics quickly attracts scratches and smudges. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

Several small changes to last year’s and the latest Intel processors all add up to Product specifications may differ from country to country.

The user is able to switch between the integrated to save battery, and the discrete for extra graphics power by right-clicking on the desktop and running ATI’s PowerXpress application — although we wouldn’t mind a hardware switch for this too.

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Battery lasted a concerning one hour, 36 minutes and 19 seconds in our test, where we turn off all power-saving features, set screen brightness and volume to maximum and play back an XviD file.

Switching to the Radeon should have presented less performance, but greater battery life — however, only one of these was true. Visit manufacturer site for details. Actual figures may vary in real-world situations. PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.

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The nearly ubiquitous wireless N is here too; however, Bluetooth has been cut from this budget model. Colors of products may not be perfectly accurate due to variations caused by photography and monitor settings. However, its lack of k0ab HD output and poor software package mean there are better all-round options. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Mobility is slightly below average, with the battery lasting for just minutes between charges.

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Storage options are equally strong.

The K50AB is a perfect example, providing performance, features, usability and great value for money. We recommend that you check with your local dealers for the specifications of the products available in your country.

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Moving further down, the speakers are provided by Altec Lansing — this in itself doesn’t mean much, but the bundled SRS Premium sound app included does do a good job at making the sound better. Please refine your selection. It’s used to store data for programs sequences of instructions on a temporary basis. Stereo speakers from audio specialist Altec Lansing are integrated, although we noticed little improvement in audio performance over its rivals.

Your RAM must be compatible with your system — or your system just won’t work. All rights reserved CA SB terms of sale privacy terms of use environmental. The multi-touch Elantech pad has lightly concave dimples, which doesn’t interfere with use unlike the UX30’s. The GB hard drive provides ample space for storing photos, videos and music, while the DVD rewriter and 3-in-1 card reader let you create your own CD and DVDs and share data via flash storage cards.