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)