ASUS A52F-XA4 Review – ASUS A52F-XA4 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop
I actually wanted to get an MSI machine but I noticed I could get further for less money with this ASUS A52F-XA4.
I will not let MSI down, as I have been happy with them for the last seven years, but when money is considered, I wanted to have more, so I bought this ASUS A52F-XA4. (I was impressed with the specs and price).
I have been running this ASUS A52F-XA4 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Dark Grey) for about 3 weeks without issues at all.
Only some a few things that they could probably improve on this machine is to have 4 USB ports instead of 3, and it would be nice if it has Bluetooth. But it is not a big deal for me.
For $420.53 I get an Intel i3 processor at 2.53 GHz which runs everything in a flash. I ran a virus scan which took usually about 25 minutes, it only takes about 10 minutes with this laptop. Related: Asus U30JC-XA2.
The LED HD Display is bright and clear, which also has autodim feature when not in use. It comes with 1366×768 recommended resolution, although I wish it had a better resolution, but I knew that budgets machine seldom have high resolution display.
Something to be aware of, like most of the laptops nowadays, it has glossy screen, it is hard sometimes to see if you are outdoor. But as long as you are not in the sun, the screen is crystal clear.
As usual on new laptops, ASUS A52F-XA4 has also loads of bloatware installed, but not as much as on an HP laptop. There are small programs which were easy and fast to uninstall, but the PC security program was a pretty huge application to uninstall. Fortunately it was also easier and quicker to uninstall when you compare it with McAfee antivirus.
The ASUS A52F-XA4 is powered with Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium, but I also set up Wubi (Linux 11.4) and used dual booting without issues too.
Rebooting is incredibly fast, it would take about 15 minutes for a vista machine with less power CPU and with this ASUS A52F-XA4 takes faster than a minute.
Most reviews I have read before purchasing this ASUS A52F-XA4 were about the keyboard and speakers. The sound quality is just decent for me, as I really do not expect a lot from a laptop.
And the keyboard, it is not the best one, but if we consider the build quality and another specs, it is only a small con that is really not a big deal for me, considering this machine’s price.
It has the numpad and Fn key functions, so you can control many things from its keyboard. Closing the machine will make it sleeping automatically by the way.
ASUS A52F-XA4 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Dark Grey) Specs
- Color: Dark Grey
- Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
- Processor: 2.53 GHz Intel Core i3-380M
- 2x Memory slots
- Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 4GB DDR3 DRAM (1066MHz)
- 640GB Hard Drive (at 5400RPM)
- 15.6-Inch HD Display (resolution: 1366x768px)
- 0.3MP built-in webcam
- 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO compatible)
- Ports: HDMI; VGA; 3x USB 2.0
- Wireless option: Wireless 802.11b/g/n
- Super Multi DVD Drive
- Size: 15.2 x 10.2 x 1.4 inches
- Weight: 5.8 pounds
ASUS A52F-XA4 Review – Conclusion
If you are looking for a laptop which is not for intensive heavy gaming, then this is an alternative. ASUS A52F-XA4 has a perfect balance between performance, price and backed by the most reliable laptop manufacturer.
ASUS A52F-XA4 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Dark Grey) is one of the best machines I’ve ever had, and it does better for what I want for the lowest budget that I’ve paid for one to date. I would recommend this ASUS A52F-XA4 to anyone for the best bang for their money.