ASUS R500A-RH51
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    Very good user reviews on Amazon
    Sufficient processing power for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), advanced photo and video editing, 3D graphics, virtualization software(parallels), file and harddrive encryption
    Memory sufficient for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
    Memory may not be sufficient for simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), engineering and simulation software, etc
    Uses conventional harddrive. Higher power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
    Battery life is unknown.
    Medium GPU allows playing most demanding games, but only at low detail settings and resolution, and less demanding games (WoW, Sims3, etc) at high settings and resolution
    GPU is not suitable for latest, demanding games (Assassin's creed, Black Ops 2, etc) at high or medium detail settings and resolution
    15.6" screen provides good tradeoff between desktop replacement and portability
    Weight of 5.8 lbs is typical for this screen size
    Economy display with resolution of 1366 x 768; screen space sufficient for most purposes but less than ideal for graphics design, gaming, programming etc
    Built in CD/DVD drive; allows watching movies and software installation from CD/DVD
    Integrated webcam for video chatting
    Processing power might not be sufficient for ultra high requirements such as running simulations
    Basic Specs
    2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-3210M
    4 GB DDR3 1600 RAM
    5.8 lbs; 15.6" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
    500 GB hard drive
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
     4.30 stars (10 user reviews)
    BatteryNot avail
    Display
    15.6"
    1366 x 768
    CameraHD Camera 0.92M Pixel, 1,280x720(WxH), frame rate 30/sec
    Other Specs
    5.8 lbs overall weight
    14.9" x 9.9" x 1.0"
    DVD±R/RW
    2 x USB 3.0
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x VGA
    1 x HDMI
    1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack
    Ports
    2 x USB 3.0
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x VGA
    1 x HDMI
    1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack
    Resources
     4.3 stars (10 user reviews)
    I had this laptop for about 5 days now and here's my thoughts...Pros:*The laptop looks beautiful and has a nice solid build to it.*The keyboard is easy to use and it's just one of those keyboards that... I turned to this laptop after Amazon could not deliver on my earlier ASUS choice. I am no techie, so will not go into the specs. All I can say is that I paid 20% less for more memory, and an I5 chip... Wow, received in three days. Purchased for my two high school kids who easily and quickly learned Windows 8 operation. Fast boot up and great resolution. More than enough power and memory for internet... This product shipped super fast and has been a great investment all around! Windows 8 is amazing the numerical keypad is very useful as well. I recommend this laptop to all!... the asus 15.6 series is a rugged good looking laptop. I have been getting this same basic model for years now. and the hinges don't change, the keyboard is still the same and the power plug is still i...
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    A Core i5 processor is a great, mid-range priced processor for people who use their computers frequently and often multi task. Core i5’s offer enough performance to do stuff like video editing and gaming, and more than enough performance to do basic stuff like word processing, internet surfing, and email.
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