Asus K50IJ-RX05

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The Asus K50IJ-RX05 is a notebook that falls under the category of versatile performance from Asus’ K series. It is designed to provide a no-frills computing experience to users who are always on the move to provide them with cinematic audio and visual enjoyment for immersive entertainment on the go in comfort and style.

The Asus K50IJ-RX05 measures 37.0 mm x 25.6 mm x 3.1 mm ~ 3.55 mm (W x D x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 2.6 kg including its standard provided 6 cell battery. The Asus K50IJ-RX05 comes with a choice of an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6500/ T6400 :2.1 GHz- 2.0 GHz FSB 800 MHz 2 M L2 Cache, Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T4200: 2.0 GHz FSB 800 MHz 1 M L2 Cache, or Intel Celeron Processor T3000/ 900: 2.2 GHz – 1.8 GHz FSB 800 MHz 1 M L2 Cache. It can operate on a genuine Windows Vista Home Premium operating system, or even a genuine Windows Vista Home Basic operating system. Not only that, the Asus K50IJ-RX05 also incorporates a Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chihpset + ICH 9 M. Its main memory is of DDR2 technology of 667/ 800 MHz SDRAM, with two SODIMM sockets that allow for expansion of up to 4 GB SDRAM comprising of two 2 GB SDRAM. There is also a colour-shine (glare-type) display screen that measures 15.6 inches diagonally with an HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Not only that, the display also incorporates Asus’ Splendid Video Intelligent technology. Besides that, the Asus K50IJ-RX05 also has an embedded Intel GMA X4500 M. In addition to that, it also incorporates an S-ATA hard disk drive that has up to 320 GB of storage capacity with up to 5400 rpm. The Asus K50IJ-RX05 also sports a 5.25 inch, 12.7 mm DVD Super Multi optical drive. There is also a 3 in 1 card reader that can read SD, MMC and MS memory cards. Besides that, the Asus K50IJ-RX05 also has a web camera of 1.3 mega pixels located right above its display screen. In addition to that, the Asus K50IJ-RX05 also has WLAN capabilities that comply to 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless standards, as well as a 10/ 100/ 1000 Base T Ethernet LAN port. There are also LED status indicators on the body of the Asus K50IJ-RX05 for power on/ suspend, battery charging/ full/ low, storage device access/ capital scroll/ number lock, and wireless on status indicator. As for interfaces, the Asus K50IJ-RX05 has a microphone in jack, a headphone out jack, a VGA port/ mini D-sub 15 pin for external monitor and a RJ 45 LAN jack for LAN insert. Not only that, the Asus K50IJ-RX05 also has four USB 2.0 ports. For added convenience, the Asus K50IJ-RX05 also comes with hot keys including F1 for suspend switch, F2 for WLAN switch, F5 for Brightness down, F6 for Brightness up, F7 for LCD on/ off, F8 for LCD/ CRT switch display, F10 for volume on/ mute, F11 for volume down, F12 for volume up, Insert for numeric key pad on/ off, Delete for scroll lock on/ off, Space bar for Power4Gear, and C for Splendid. The Asus K50IJ-RX05 is powered by a 6 cell battery that has a capacity of 2900/ 2200 mAh. Alternatively, it can also be powered directly via its provided AC Adapter that has an output of 19 V DC, 3.42 A, 65 W and an input of 100- 240 V AC, 50/ 60 Hz universal. The Asus K50IJ-RX05 comes together with provided accessories including an optical mouse and a carrying bag. It also comes pre-loaded with multimedia software including ASUSDVD 6-in-1, as well as other virus and tool software including Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0, Operating System Recovery Disk and Recovery Hard Drive Hidden Partition. Not only that, the Asus K50IJ-RX05 also comes pre-installed with ASUS utilities including Asus Win flash for BIOS and Driver live Update, ASUS CopyProtect, ASUS SmartLogOn, ASUS Net 4 Switch, Asus NB Probe +, ASUS Wireless Console, Asus Data Security Management (ADSM), Virtual Camera, ASUS Splendid, Asus Screen Saver, Fancy Start and Super Hybrid Engine.


“As long as you won’t need more than what it already has, the budget-friendly Asus K50IJ-RX05 is money well spent.” (CNET, 2009)

“For those whose needs do not go beyond normal computing tasks and casual gaming, the Asus K50IJ-RX05 would be a very good acquisition for an entry-level computer. For those seeking exceptional performance in several fields, then this laptop is certainly not the one for you.”(Laptops-Reviewed, 2009)

“The ASUS K50IJ-C1 is as cheap as a desktop replacement laptop will get without sacrificing too many features or too much performance.” (PCMag, 2009)

Toshiba L305-S5955

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The Toshiba L305-S5955 is a notebook laptop that hails from Toshiba’s L series. It incorporates stereo speakers and Wireless LAN antenna. The Toshiba L305-S5955 sports a thin and light design and is targeted at the lower end market which demands for budget notebooks.

In general, the Toshiba L305-S5955 measures 14.3 inches x 10.6 inches x 1.5 inches (W x D x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 5.5 lbs. It is available in Onyx Blue. The Toshiba L305-S5955 incorporates an Intel Celeron 900 Joules processor of 2.2 GHz with a data bus speed of 800 MHz and 1 MB of L2 Cache memory. Not only that, it also incorporates a Mobile Intel GL40 Express chipset. In terms of system memory, the Toshiba L305-S5955 comes pre-installed with 2 GB of DDR2 technology SDRAM at 800 MHz. The Toshiba L305-S5955 has two SDRAM slots. In terms of physical storage, the Toshiba L305-S5955 incorporates a Serial ATA hard disk drive that utilizes an S-ATA 150 interface with up to 160 GB of storage capacity at a speed of 5400 rpm. It has a CD/ DVD read speed of 24x for CD and 8x for DVD, a CD/ DVD write speed of 24x for CD, 8x for DVD +/- R and 6x for DVD +/- R DL, as well as a CD/ DVD rewrite speed of 24x for CD, 6x for DVD-RW, 8x for DVD +RW and 5x for DVD-RAM. Not only that, it also has a built-in DVD +/- RW (+/- R DL)/ DVD-RAM optical drive. The Toshiba L305-S5955 also sports a widescreen display that incorporates TruBrite features and has a maximum WXGA resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. In terms of memory features, the Toshiba L305-S5955 incorporates an Intel GMA 4500 M Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 graphics processor with up to 128 MB of video memory and a maximum allocation of 830 MB of RAM size for graphics. As for audio features, the Toshiba L305-S5955 incorporates a sound card and also has a built-in microphone. Input devices are in the form of a keyboard and a touch pad with the touch pad layout and localization according to US standards. Besides that, the keyboard also features Toshiba EasyKeys. In terms of communications, the Toshiba L305-S5955 incorporates a network adapter that has support for Wireless LAN and complies with Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b, IEEE 802.11 g and Fast Ethernet data link protocols. Not only that, the Toshiba L305-S5955 is also Wi-Fi certified. In addition to that, it also has an available ExpressCard slot. Interfaces include a display/ video VGA 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) port, a microphone input mini-phone 3.5 mm jack, a headphones output mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm jack, a network Ethernet 10 Base-T/ 100 Base-TX RJ 45 port, and three Hi-Speed USB 4 pin USB Type A ports. The Toshiba L305-S5955 is powered by a six cell Lithium Ion battery that has a capacity of 4000 mAh. Alternatively, it can also be powered by direct current via its provided power AC adapter with a voltage requirement of AC 120/ 230 V and provided power of 75 W. The Toshiba L305-S5955 operates on a pre-installed genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic operating system. It comes pre-loaded with software including Skype, Norton 360, Google Picasa, Google Desktop, Google Tollbar, Toshiba Assist, Toshiba Resources, LoJack for Laptops, Toshiba ConfigFree, Toshiba DVD Player, Microsoft Works 9.0, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Toshiba Disc Creator, Toshiba Speech System, Toshiba Hard Disk Recovery, QuickBooks Financial Center, Toshiba Value Added Package, Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator, Wild Tangent Orb Games Console, Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 for Toshiba, Toshiba Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center, and Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (60 day trial). The Toshiba L305-S5955 comes under a one year limited warranty.


“While it’s hard to argue with a $350 laptop, the underpowered L305-S5955 is, basically, a Netbook in a larger case, with slightly better video playback.” (CNET, 2009)

“This is a very cheap price for a standard 15.4-inch notebook, people are very happy with it. It could be even cheaper” (HanDingChao, 2009)

“I am very happy with this laptop. If you need a good, basic laptop without paying high prices, I highly recommend the Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955.” (ReviewStream, 2009)