The 15.6-inch ASUS K50IJ is an extremely budget-friendly system that would be great as a general use notebook around the house. It is currently going for about $415 on Amazon; that’s about $285 off the model we reviewed and $55 off the current list price. Even though this model has less RAM, it is upgradeable to 4GB. It also has more hard drive space than our review model and comes with Windows 7 Professional.
The Asus K50IJ comes equipped with an Intel Pentium T6570 2.1GHz dual core processor and 2GB of DDR2 RAM, upgradeable to 4GB. Our review model came with a slightly different processor, the 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500.
In our review we said that the display on the notebook is “vibrant” and has “excellent contrast.” We also said the speakers provide good audio while the notebook is on a desk.
We had good things to say about the keyboard, too. We thought the keyboard offered a comfortable typing experience thanks to the proper spacing and cushioned support of the keys.
When it comes to battery life, the 6-cell battery lasted 3 hours and 22 minutes; not bad if you will be using this system around the house.
More highlights of the ASUS K50IJ:
- 320GB hard drive at 5400rpm
- 1366×768 resolution display
- Four USB 2.0 ports
- DVD super-multi drive
- Intel HD graphics
- 3-in-1 card reader
Read our in-depth review of the ASUS K50IJ for a look at the benchmark tests, information on the design and build, and more.