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ASUS U52F-BBL9 Review – Core i5-460M

February 7th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


ASUS U52F-BBL9 laptop is trim and lightweight notebook. This would be an ideal choice for the people that are looking for a combination of performance and portability. A powerful processor and graphics engine paired well in this laptop to offer expected performance to a buyer. This laptop is widely useful for home and business purpose. It can cater to entertainment needs besides satiating every computing task at the office front. The notebook is made of all-plastic in order to make it more touchable with the soft-to-the-touch panels on the lid and palm rest. Its combination of metallic grays blue making this notebook almost looks like black navy blue shade which is offering a fashionable stylish look successfully.

Intel Core i5-460M Processor Details:

This Intel Core i5-460M processor, that powers ASUS U52F-BBL9 is clocked at 2.53 GHz. This processor is famous for its Turbo Boosting Technology with its two cores. Here, this Turbo Boost technology will cater to increase the frequency for a small period when situation demands more processing power. Through this turbo boosting technology, this processor can be overclocked up to 2.8 GHz. This Intel Core i5-460M is completely based on the Arrandale architecture and manufactured with 32 nm technology. Its graphics section is based and manufactured on 45 nm technology.

Graphics performance with this processor is decent, but not great like current and latest Sandy Bridge processors. These Sandy Bridge processors are successful at offering double the graphics performance over the Arrandale architecture.

The best part with Intel Core i5-460M processor is its integrated memory controller and high speed differential DMI bus which communicates effectively with the chipset. Intel succeeded in introducing hyperthreading technology in i5 processors and this can enable four threads running simultaneously with it. Overall performance of this Intel Core i5-460M processor is far better than the earlier Core 2 processors which run at 2.8 GHz.

ASUS U52F-BBL9 Pros:

  • Priced reasonably.
  • Light weight.
  • Huge storage space (640GB).
  • It has Graphics card Intel GMA HD to cater well for entertainment needs.
  • Huge battery backup (5 hours 52 minutes).

ASUS U52F-BBL9 Cons:

  • Its plastic make sometimes not suitable for official usage.
  • No Bluetooth.
  • No ExpressCard Slot.

Specifications:

Processor:

This laptop is powered through Intel Core i5-460M processor that is clocked at 2.53GHz. Turbo Boost technology is the specialty with this processor.

System memory:

This laptop comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM and this can be increased up to 8GB successfully.

Hard Drive:

Its hard drive is huge and equipped with 640GB of HDD which spins at 5400 rpm.

Graphics Engine:

This laptop comes with Intel GMA HD graphics card.

Display:

This laptop screen size is 15.3-inches widescreen display with LED backlit display.

Optical Drive:

This laptop is credited one optical drive that can Read and Write CDs and DVDs through its Dual-Layer technology.

Networking:

For wired networking facility this laptop is credited with 10/100 Ethernet LAN. For wireless connectivity, it has Wi-Fi 802.11n.

Additional Ports:

This laptop got one VGA output, one HDMI output port, three USB 2.0 ports, one multi-format card reader, one head phone jack and one microphone jack.

Webcam:

It has one built-in webcam along with built-in microphone to cater well for video chats over the internet.

Input Devices:

ASUS U52F-BBL9 has chiclet-style keyboard along with numeric keypad. Here, this numeric pad is not crowded or cramped. This not a full-size keyboard, but definitely successful at offering needed comfort for typing. Its trackpad got silky matte finish. The right and left buttons are combined into one. This trackpad is quite responsive.

Battery:

This laptop comes with one 6-celli Lithium-ion 63Wh capacity battery. This battery offers 5 hour 52 minutes battery life for the notebook.

Operating System:

ASUS U52F-BBL9 laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.


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