ASUS A52F-XA5 Review — Overview
I have had many laptops from many manufacturers over 20 years, but this ASUS A52F-XA5 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Dark Grey) is absolutely my favorite.
Actually I had an Asus netbook before purchasing this laptop, because I could carry around all the time when I was traveling, and it did all of my computing needs while I was on the go, because it was quite small and fit perfectly in my bag.
But then, I needed a more powerful device, a laptop that can allow me working with “heavy” programs while playing a PC game, a laptop that has decent specs. And of course, I did not want to spend a little fortune to have what I wanted.
At the beginning, I had gaming laptops in my mind, I knew for sure, they definitely could handle my powerful games, and also able to handle whataver heavy software I would need to install on it.
So I decided to go to Sager and Alienware. In the end, I did not get the results I wanted. All of them wanted more bucks than I was wanting to pay, mainly with the customization. Then I found this ASUS A52F-XA5, I read its specs, and I liked it. So, I purchased it, and it is my best purchase ever.
This ASUS A52F-XA5 laptop is not perfect of course, I would like to pont out a few things.
This ASUS A52F-XA5 does not include Bluetooth, and I really wish there were some other functions keys and not just the F keys to adjust stuff, but it is not a big hassle.
The 3 hours of battery life is a little short to me, and worth mentioning, this laptop does not come with recovery disks, so I would make system copy first.
ASUS A52F-XA5 was more thin than I thought it would be, and because I always carried around a small netbook, this laptop does not feel much heavier, it feels light. My first impression is the full keyboard with its numerical pad on the right side.
It is a great feature of this laptop since I need to work a lot with numbers.
It packs Intel 1696MB HD graphic chip, that handles everything I have thrown at it with no issues so far.
I played Starcraft 2, City of Heroes, Sims 3 and Team Fortress 2 with high settings, and they run smooth without any troubles.
This ASUS A52F-XA5 laptop also works with my other softwares like a champ, its dual i5 core processor and its 6GB of RAM performs very FAST without being loud, and the most important, it manages its heat with its cooler nicely, so that I am not a paranoid of overheating my device when I am gaming. (Asus Transformer review)
ASUS A52F-XA5 Specs and Features
- Black Color
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) Operating System
- 15.6-inch HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display (with 1366×768 resolution)
- 2.66GHz Intel Core i5-480M processor ( with 2.933 Max Turbo Frequency)
- 6GB DDR3-1066 DRAM Memory with 2x SODIMM Sockets up to 8GB
- 640GB Hard Drive (at 5400 RPM)
- Super Multi DVD Optical Drive
- Intel HD Graphics
- 4-in-1 card reader (with SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro compatible)
- 1x Mic-in
- 1x Headphone-out
- 1x VGA port
- 1x RJ-45 LAN
- 1x HDMI port
- 3x USB 2.0 ports
- Size: 15.2 x 10.2 x 1.4 inches
- Weight (with battery): 5.8 lbs
- Other features: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz) WLAN,10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN, 0.3MP Camera, Altec Lansing speakers, Microphone, Multi-touch trackpad.
ASUS A52F-XA5 Review — Summary
The ASUS A52F-XA5 is definitely worth your money for a 2.63HGZ dual i5 core processor, 6GB of RAM, and 640GH HDD.
If you are searching for power without sacrificing a lot of money, this ASUS A52F-XA5 is a great buy to consider.