Impressive pocket friendly laptop
Overall User Rating (3.3 Out of 5 based on 14 ratings)
Overall: I bought the Asus F501A after doing some extensive research. Of course, as usual, the delivery time and service by Flipkart was excellent. Where the laptop is concerned, because of its 15 inch screen, it does look big. When you shut it though,it looks slim. Weight-wise, its in the middle of the belt category, not too heavy, not too light. Peformance: I use the machine for uploading to my websites, low end graphics, and stuff like that. Till now its served my purpose (been almost 2 weeks now). The processor delivers good performance, though YouTube videos still need some buffering time. The keyboard though could use some improvement, slightly sluggish. Plus the white colour could be done away with and some other colour introduced. It comes with Windows 7 basic so thats a relief, but you still need to buy an Windows Office version, which sets you back, money-wise. You can upgrade it to Windows 8 but for now, you will lose the USB 3 port access because 8 does not support it, so I am stuck with Windows 7 Basic. The battery time is fantastic, goes on for 5 + hours. Overall, this laptop on a scale of 1-10, is just about 7. Asus is still not a well-known brand in India, even my children made a face when they first saw what I had purchased. But overall, I think I made the right choice for the kind of money it cost versus the hardware/software it has.