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ASUS K50ID-X3 NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core T4500 (2.30GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

  • Intel Pentium dual-core T4500 (2.30GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 320GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • DVD Super Multi
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jonel Y.
  • 1/30/2011 11:33:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSatisfied

Pros: Sturdy built, decent for gaming, fast. Love the cool palm rest and numeric pads on the right. Love the touch pad's features for easy browsing. Re-installation of software available on asus website makes it convenient and good for going green.

Cons: BLOAT WARE!!!! And the webcam resolution, my cellphone has more pixels, SMFH. The touchpad buttons, you'll need a finger hammer to press it. HDD speed is slow. NO OS re-installation disc, so much for going green when we still have to put them on a DVD to create a back-up disc.

Other Thoughts: I would buy ASUS again due to their sturdy built unless Dell's flimsy lappys. Good warranty years.

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  • Michael S.
  • 8/4/2010 5:51:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMinor annoyances

Pros: Price is awesome, looks cool and runs like a charm, no problems though ive had it for a short period of time. Warranty is amazing, any other manufacturer would charge another 100 for the 2 yr, and maybe 150 for the accidental damage one. All asus have that, least on newegg.

Cons: Just a few things that can be very annoying. When i was taking the packaging off, there is a plastic wrap over the screen hinges, and when taking it off it is very easy to rip the cover off (i did it). Just watch out for that, easy to fix.
The hard drive is split into two disks, one thats 80gb and another thats 200gb. So that can be frustrating if you're like me, installing a large amount the first day you get it and get a file thats large, and already running out of space on the first disk (default 80gb is filled with 50gb or so of programs)

Other Thoughts: They touchpad on this feels like no other, its wierd as anything. Also the mouse buttons are very heavy, need to press hard to get the signal through.

4 because everything can be better, and im a little annoyed.

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  • Darrin R.
  • 7/30/2010 9:03:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat quality to cost ratio.

Pros: Great performance out of this laptop. The screen is bright, and the colours are vivid. I am moving up from a 1.3Ghz, 2GB DDR2, Integrated GPU so it is understandable that I am blown away by this machine. Runs all the games I want it to on High settings. After weeks of searching for the best value, I was shocked to find such a deal in this computer. One thing no other review mentions is the 1 year accidental warranty. There is an unlimited amount of value in that, and Asus's client care is bar none from my (and my friends) experience. Props to Asus for offering this.

Cons: Ugh, Asus has the WORST factory installation of the OS and weirdest partition of the HDD. It's pretty easy to fix but I honestly have no clue what they were thinking when they designed it. Pretty minimal bloatware, but its presence is felt. No OS disks :(. The case is gorgeous but as aforementioned, the fingerprints are enough to make me unhappy from time to time. Registering the warranty is a bit of hassle but there isn't much I wouldn't do for a 1 year accidental warranty for under 1000$.

Other Thoughts: I run Starcraft 2 on high while connected to my 22" Samsung monitor during 1v1s and it runs like a dream. For bigger matchups, I have to unplug it and run it on the 15.6" screen (which isn't even a big deal) or drop the settings to medium.

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  • Michael E.
  • 7/26/2010 5:12:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat notebook, but horrible factory setup.

Pros: Well-built (though not what I would call a road-warrior), runs cool, vibrant screen that can go a couple notches of brightness above comfortable (this is a good thing). Windows 7 64 cooks right along on this notebook, and the Nvidia 320 M graphics run better than I expect. I don't game much, but found Burnout: Paradise City and Devil May Cry 4 run fluidly on this system. Having 5 Word documents, 4 Dreamweaver projects, 2 Photoshop files, and over 20 tabs open in both Chrome and Firefox open at the same time didn't cause any noticeable lag once I blew out the drive and put a clean install of Windows 7 on the machine to get rid of ASUS's crapware. All external ports are situated on the sides with the memory card reader under the front lip. I'm not a fan of ports in the back on notebooks, so this was a plus. Multi-touch on the mouse pad works well as does tapping the pad instead of the buttons, but you'll want to crank the palm detection all the way up.

Cons: Out-of-the-box, this was one of the worst factory installations of an OS and third-party speed-sucking bloatware I've ever seen. The main drive was oddly partitioned with drive C: being labeled 'data' and given something like 70 gigs of space with the rest of the space made drive D:. Drive C: wasn't even a backup partition, so I'm not sure why it was setup that way. The sound was initially horrible until I discovered that the post-processing SRS sound software was distorting and killing the signal. Once off, the sound is just fine through my Grados. I wish the USB port on the right side was located more towards the hinge as it interferes a bit too much when a wired mouse is plugged into that side.

Technical documentation like system schematics and even hardware specs are completely absent. ASUS does not provide anything better on their website, either (Newegg provide more complete specs than ASUS O.o). Divining the correct drivers for the incorrectly installed camera was a pain.

Other Thoughts: Bottom line:

Definitely worth the money if you don't mind formatting the drive and putting a fresh install of Windows 7 on it.

The camera initially had the wrong driver installed, causing the frame to be displayed inverted. I had to look up the hardware PID number, then sort through the 7 available drivers to get the camera working correctly.

So, yeah--it runs quite nicely after doing away with the default software install.

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  • Samuel S.
  • 7/20/2010 6:31:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAn honest review

Pros: Great performance to price ratio.
Fair battery life (at least a couple of hours if you are hitting it pretty hard, longer if you are on battery saving mode)
Wide variety of BIOS options
Great support in Linux Mint 9
Free 1 year accidental damage warranty
Solid hinges (this has caused me significant pain with that other brand)
Wrist rest stays incredibly cool
Cooling fan is huge (big fan=slower fan speed=less noise)
Service (should it ever need it), will be remarkable easy, the entire bottom panel comes off with 5 screws
Upgradable processor (yes, that will void your warranty, but after the warranty expires... you can upgrade and get more life out of it)
Speakers sound quite good (and load) for a laptop
Mulit-touch mouse pad is fun and usefull once you get used to it
90 degree bend on the power plug will help prevent damage
Plays my games (L4D2, Orange Box and BF2) at high specs w/no lag

Cons: No review can not be comlete without a list of honest cons, so here is...
No dedicated volume keys/media (but I knew that when I chose this laptop)
Straight plug on the power brick (this means that you potentially bend it every time you wrap up your power cable. This is the one place that has broken pretty consistently on my laptop power adapters... ASUS, please make this a 90 degree bend as well and extend the life of your power adapters)
No OS disk (yeah, I like physical media of the OS)
Screen is quite glossy (clean often so it will stay nice)
Only 3 USB (w/adding a Bluetooth dongle and a wireless mouse transmitter, that only leaves me 1, but I knew that when I chose this one)
Fingerprint magnet :)

Other Thoughts: Hands down this laptop is great if you are trying to balance a budget with quality (ASUS rocks on quality) and decent performance. Use it for work, take it to a LAN party, crash on the couch, or pull it out for a plane flight; this laptop will serve you well.

Spend more if you have it, but if you need a great laptop on a budget, this one is for you. The integrated NVidia graphics will run circles around the Intel GMA and allow you decent performance on most any game.

I fully expect this laptop to far excede the 1 year warranty (and even the 2 year extended) and run happily for many years.

Just to clarify; there are a wide range of drivers available on ASUS' website: http://support.asus.com/download
Just look for them, ok?

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  • Shawn A.
  • 7/19/2010 8:25:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems on this end

Pros: Graphics card is decent for the average college student, processor works well, LED Screen is nifty for crisp cool visuals. Hard drive space is about as much as I'll need.

Runs WoW at 35 FPS In a high pop Dalaran and everywhere else a steady 60 FPS

Runs League of Legends like a charm.

Cons: This thing is a fingerprint magnet, but that really does not matter. The biggest con to this laptop is BLOATWARE, theres so much of it I was perplexed. I would of expected that out of Dell not Asus. No recovery disc but if you don't live in the 90's thats really not an issue.

Other Thoughts: Use a program or uninstall the bloat ware, useless garbage that does nothing but take up space and operating speed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/18/2010 5:32:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop

Pros: Cheap, quiet, doesn't get very hot (vents are placed nicely so your don't get roasted). The keyboard has a really nice feel to it, I like the button texture and the keys seem to be very secure. The 1G dedicated video rocks, I'm currently blasting medium/high settings on everything in WOW. The graphics look incredible on my 32" flatscreen connected with hdmi :) The laptop is very light and the whole package looks fantastic. The touchpad is very nice as well, doesn't seem cheap. I compared prices before I bought this and it didn't compare to any other laptops at it's price range, it was comparing to ones that were in the $900-$1000 range. Overall I am extremely pleased with my purchase. My last laptop was a D820 Latitude that I got 3 years ago and cost $1600 so this is a great upgrade at a great price.

Cons: The exterior is definitely a fingerprint magnet, but for how good it looks I could care less. On first startup there was tons of bloatware that I mostly got rid of. Bloatware doesn't really bother me because I enjoy the feeling of cleaning up space on my computers. Didn't like the partitioned harddrive (that just seems messy), or the fact that I have to make backup discs. Yes, the harddrive doesn't have the advertised 320GB of space, but that is to be expected with the operating system and such taking up some space. The webcam could have been better quality, it's only 0.3 MP but the cam itself wasn't a selling point at all for me. Also could have used individual volume buttons instead of having to hold the Fn button and pressing F10-F12, but again that is just personal preference.

Other Thoughts: During unpackaging and removal of the plastic film on the laptop, be careful when removing the plastic from around the hinges (it will have little bits of masking tape). I was rushing through it and got a little bit of the tape wedged in the hinge.

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  • Donna F.
  • 7/15/2010 9:26:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBack again.

Pros: This is the first poster back again with some good info about this laptop. First off, the Pro's are, it's cheap, and does what it needs to do, when it works. Great for playing games.

Cons: First off, I am really disappointed ASUS couldn't spend the extra money to give me a recovery disk. Second, the hard drive seems like it's slowing down. I voided the warranty to check out the drive because it would not boot for some odd reason. It's a cheap Hitachi 320GB (which in Windows, it's missing at least 20GB than advertised) and I was checking the speed of the hard drive in hardware monitor, and it was not running at 5400 RPM. I have a feeling I am going to have to replace the drive. Tech support also sucks. They were going to try to charge me almost $70 to try to remote assist on something they couldn't connect to nor use (nice try asus). There are also no drivers for this laptop on the ASUS site nor in Windows Update. PLEASE in the name of the creator, release drivers for this (for Vista at least).

Other Thoughts: Think twice about buying this laptop.

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  • Sang L.
  • 7/14/2010 11:24:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: -very light for its size.
-eco friendly LED is quite decent.
-looks nice
-pretty good for its price

Cons: -spacebars very unresponsive.
-so many pre-installed programs.
-the sound quality is so so
-numberpad seems somewhat useless for a laptop and it takes up too much space.

Other Thoughts: Overall it's a decent laptop. I guess it's worth the money if you get the spacebar to work properly.

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  • Jong L.
  • 7/3/2010 1:26:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStylish, functional, and a great priced laptop

Pros: So this thing can run Doom 3 maxed out and it plays smooth. It can run Crysis on everything *high* and still have it play very well.It can also run Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on high settings.

On Crysis though, when it is set on very high graphics the graphics do look amazing but its so laggy you can't really play. But who cares right, anyone that buys a laptop for this kind of money shouldn't expect anything more than this at all!This is actually far exceeding my expectations!

Everything else runs well, and I love the design of this laptop. I don't mind it being a finger print magnet because I like the finish and I always love the fake carbon fiber look.
The screen is great, it is led so it is bright and ASUS is known to have great monitors so it is very clear. No dead pixels.The wrist area is actually cool after long use! I love the keyboard, very comfortable, quiet, and well made!
It also has 4 power settings so you can really squeeze every bit of power out of the bat

Cons: Just didn't like how the C drive was partitioned in to C and D.

I know some actually prefer it that way because they can keep things more organized. Well I chose to expand C drive and get rid of drive D.

Lot of bloatware, but of course you can just uninstall these by yourself.

Also had to burn your own recovery DVD's on start up. Not really a con but really..couldn't just give us recovery disks? lol..

Also wished it was AMD processor.

Other Thoughts: Great laptop that has style and a great screen with the hardware that can back it up!

Would be more than enough for simple office/homework use and home media uses as well. Great for gamers that aren't too hardcore but still love gaming everyday or every other day..especially for the price.

I think I got a great deal on this laptop and do not regret purchasing it at all!

Do your self a favor and purchase this laptop if you need a laptop for all kinds of uses.

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