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ASUS X552CL-SX037H 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz Processor, 6GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, NVIDIA Geforce GT710M, Windows 8)

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  • SonicMaster-enhanced audio and ASUS Splendid technology to optimise visuals
  • True instant on 2-sec resume from sleep mode
  • User-centric features to make it attractive to mainstream users
  • Windows 8
  • A classic, timeless design

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Technical Details
BrandASUS
Item Weight2.4 Kg
Product Dimensions51.6 x 33.2 x 10.6 cm
Item model numberX552CL-SX037H
SeriesX552CL-SX037H
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i3
Processor Speed1.8 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size6 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Hard Disk TechnologyHDD
Graphics Card DescriptionNVIDIA Geforce GT710M
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size1 GB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Energy Content2600 watt_hours
  
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ASINB00GKG1JLM
Best Sellers Rank 56,444 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3 Kg
Date First Available8 Nov. 2013
  
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Product Description

High performance 15-inch Mainstream Notebook for the Masses

The ASUS X Series is the perfect all-round laptop for work and play -- stylish and durable design is combined with a choice of Intel or AMD processors, while 2-second Instant ON gives smartphone-like accessibility and SonicMaster technology gives a great sound quality.

Vibrant colours
Vibrant colours

A Classic, Timeless Design

HD Webcam
HD Camera - Video Calls in Crystal Clarity

The X series features a 720p HD camera with a highly sensitive sensor that performs well in diverse light conditions, from lightly lit room to the bright outdoors. Now you can reach out to your loved ones or anyone else while looking great.

Lifelike Colours with ASUS Splendid Technology

ASUS Splendid technology delivers vibrant visuals to satisfy the most demanding viewing standards. It fine-tunes display properties based on application, adjusting colour gamut and accuracy. The results are more vibrant colours and pristine image quality in all applications, from movies to photos.

Incredible Performance -- a Smooth Computing Experience

Value-packed with all the essentials, the X Series reinvents your daily computing experience. Whether you are using it for work or for fun, this is an ideal machine for both productive computing and entertainment.

It features up to an Intel Core processor and graphics card, Instant ON that resumes your computer from sleep mode in 2 seconds and USB 3.0 for 10 times faster data transfer speed. ASUS X Series gives you everything you need for a truly satisfying multitask computing and multimedia experience.

Productivity and entertainment

ASUS X Series are powered by up to Intel Core processors and graphics card that deliver smooth, responsive performance. They integrate faster processors, more powerful graphics and an advanced onboard memory controller adequate for daily multitask computing or multimedia entertainment. ASUS X Series can handle more applications at once without slowing down, resulting in very rewarding usage for work and pleasure, all within a slim form factor.

Instant ON -- A Notebook with Smartphone-like Accessibility
10 times faster data transfer with 3.0. USB
10 times faster data transfer with 3.0. USB

Exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology brings notebooks smartphone-like responsive performance, with near-instant resume even from prolonged standby. This Instant ON 2-second resume means so long notebook reboot frustration, and get back into fun and productivity delay-free. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology also optimises battery life with various power modes to suit the task at hand. With Instant ON functionality enabled, ASUS notebooks can remain in standby mode for an incredible two weeks! There is no worry about data loss while in standby mode as data automatically gets backed up when the battery drops to 5% charge. Files and tasks are kept safe in memory, waiting for you when you get back.

USB 3.0 - Ultra-fast Data Transfers

USB 3.0 is ten times faster than USB 2.0 and with two ports at your disposal; you can save photos, transfer music and open multi-gigabyte video files in a fraction of the time with compatible storage. Say goodbye to long waiting times- transferring a 25GB Blu-ray-quality movie now takes a mere 70 seconds.

Incredible Sound -- Precise, Crystal Clear Audio To Complete the Cinematic Experience

On most notebooks, all sound frequencies originate from small onboard speakers. The resulting audio comes from a single source and lacks distinctiveness. Like other notebooks in the ASUS range, the X Series comes equipped with SonicMaster technology and ASUS AudioWizard to bring you high fidelity audio. Experience omnidirectional sound and hear each individual instrument's nuances with the X Series.

SonicMaster-enhanced Audio
SonicMaster Lite

SonicMaster technology, development efforts of the ASUS Golden Ear team together with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, offers a remarkably attractive mobile multimedia package. Our tailored mix of superior hardware and optimised software improve audio quality with easily distinguishable and accurately louder sounds. Bigger speakers and resonance chambers give a smooth, rich and detailed sound that enhance audio experience in different usage scenarios like movies and music. ASUS SonicMaster technology partnered with our AudioWizard, audio tuning software, adds new depth to your entertainment experience.

AudioWizard Maxx Audio Tuning

AudioWizard is an audio tuning software bundled with the 2011 Technical GRAMMY award-winner MaxxAudio, a professional audio processing tool in the industry. The five selectable modes enhance sound quality to suit different listening environments. Enjoy lifelike sound in music, movies and games, with all modes fine-tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team. The proprietary interface puts you first, so it's utterly user-friendly, offering quick and direct access to your content. It's so flexible you can change the sound in seconds.

Smart Gesture Touchpad
Smart Gesture Touchpad
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Incredible Touch -- Precise Input

ASUS provides a very comfortable and responsive experience in every application and at all times. The X Series has a large touchpad equipped with Smart Gesture technology for quick and precise response across a wide range of touch inputs. The ergonomic seamless one-piece keyboard is designed to provide you a very comfortable typing experience.

Smart Gesture Touchpad

The X Series' multi-point touchpad comes with Smart Gesture technology that offers finger-tip natural computing. It delivers naturally simple but intricate interaction, with scrolling and right clicking for access to advanced functions without a mouse. Smart Gesture technology supports a range of touch commands like pinch zoom in/out, scroll, and tap that simulate Windows 8 touchscreen functions. The touchpad is in ratio as the display for more precise pointer control and we've made it large to leave plenty of room to use Windows 8 gestures.

An Ergonomic Seamless One-piece Keyboard

The back-assembled, seamless one-piece keyboard prevents key float to provide you with a comfortable and assured typing experience. The ergonomically crafted Chiclet keyboard design spaces out the keys to provide an improved layout that ensures typing accuracy. Each individual key has been expertly tuned to ASUS's Golden Ratio of keyboard force and stroke to increase key responsiveness for faster typing. These details add up to reduce user fatigue even after prolonged periods of typing.

Cloud -- Access Your Data and Files Anytime, Anywhere

ASUS WebStorage ensures you get access to your data and files on any device that has an internet connection. With ASUS WebStorage, your files are automatically kept up-to-date and synced across various devices; you can share photos and videos with friends and family, and stream your music and movies to your device. ASUS X Series comes with free ASUS WebStorage space.

Box Contains

Notebook
Battery
Power Adapter
UK Power Cable
Support Disk


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This is a pretty decent laptop and does all that I have asked of it so far. The graphics card plays FM14 and other graphic intensive games pretty well and generally copes with HD media playback fine. Windows 8 is horrible and the free 8.1 upgrade is better, but not a lot. You soon learn to work around its issues and just use the "desktop" that we all know and love. As other people have said, the touch pad mouse is terrible and is by far the worst I have ever used on a laptop. Its far too sensitive but just connect a wireless mouse and the problem goes away. Thats the only reason this is a 4 star review and not a 5 star review. Other than that, this is a great laptop for the price.
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I like that Asus managed to make the perfect pc for ever day living. You can do all your work and even play decent games on it. Don't like the track pad so much, and also that it only has 2 usb ports.
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Had a tough job finding a laptop for my boy that could not only be used for school work but also for gaming, more specifically minecraft. Most retailer were recommending I spend 5/600 plus but I found this item recommended on a forum and it does everything we want it to. Top notch laptop and first class delivery. Hope this helps somebody.
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The Windows 8 is a pain in the ass, but the laptop itself functions perfectly well for my uses. I mostly use it for writing and playing games, and I've yet to encounter any issues, after 6 months of ownership.
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Bought this laptop as a Christmas present for my daughter dec 14 and for a couple of months it worked fine then the keyboard failed and certain letters wouldn't function. The charging point too picked up an intermittent fault and could not be recharged at times. To say my daughter was unimpressed was a colossal understatement!!! We have therefore a laptop which is effectively useless. I contacted amazon who didn't want to know and just referred me to the manufacturer ASUS who are notoriously difficult when it comes to customer service. I will not be buying another ASUS product under any circumstances. Be very careful to avoid ASUS laptops. Inherently faulty and once you have parted with your money you are effectively on your own. Do yourself a favour and avoid buying one of these laptops like the plague. One extremely unhappy daughter and past customer. If I could give negative stars it would be too good. Steer clear at all cost!!!!!!!!
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I've had this model for almost two years now and have hated every minute of it and simply haven't purchased another one as I've no cash. Windows 8 and up is ridiculous - I presume the idea was to ape the Mac operating system. Windows 8, at least on this ASUS, is a joke and comes no where close to being the instinctive model of the Mac. Having to ignore these issues and revert to the desktop display is a pointless waste of a customer's time. The touch pad mouse is a pain in the arse. Not only are you forced to buy a separate mouse but if you want to type using the keyboard you have to hold your hands and wrists so far away from the mouse as to cause injury, otherwise you are constantly activating the mouse. The camera stopped working, despite numerous operational updates, after 6 months (intermittent) and completely after 12months. Windows Music Player stopped working, despite reinstalling, at some point. Whether using the touch pad mouse or a usb one, whether or not I can access the control panel to the right of the screen, is a total lottery. Look, I effing hate this machine - I'm sure the graphics are great but I can't see past my hatred for all the workarounds I constantly have to make.
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*Beware* This item is currently being sold by Asus for over £1700! I purchased this item from another retailer on Amazon last December and it was only £380. Unsure if they have their wires crossed but I wouldn't pay £80 for this machine. I am in the process of returning the laptop, which is how I noticed the price discrepancy. The system is sloooow. The specs should be more than adequate for a bit of surfing and a few games. I could cook a Sunday roast in the time it takes to process some functions. Very poor and not what I would expect from the spec on this kit.
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There are several features that set this laptop apart from the plethora of available choices.

It has a discreet graphics card, meaning the main processor is not burdened by such duties. In the Nvidia software, you can elect to use the graphics either 'when required' (default), or 'always' (optional), which is probably worth doing if it is used as a desktop replacement.

It has an 'ice cool' palm rest, that doesn't get overly hot when the laptop is running.

The sound is really good, it uses its own chassis as a 'chamber', and has really good acoustics.

Other than that, the i3 processor with 6GB RAM, means it will tackle most tasks with ease. The screen is a bit glossy, but it's fairly sharp and clear, with a 1,366 x 768 resolution on a TN panel. The Ethernet is only 10/100, but most people will only ever use WI-FI anyway. The only thing that I can, and will change, is to swap the hard drive for a solid state drive (SSD), which will really speed up the only bottleneck on this system. (mSata is provided).

A great laptop, that will suffice as a desktop replacement, and manage some light gaming.
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