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We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. Please, switch off ad blockers. The palm rests also have a little bit of flex under normal usage. The keyboard is black with white lettering which has a touch of grey. Asus F5R Average Score: The touchpad looks a little outdated in terms of style, but my finger does glide across it nicely. Unfortunately there is no real gaming potential.

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The horizontal viewing angles are good; they are roughly degrees on both sides. For the target market it can be acceptable. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

The sound emanates towards the user. The keyboard keys feel a little small but they are ergonomically placed. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. The Asus F5R is a new Making these changes d5r yield another 30 minutes or so of battery life.

The program offers many great new features compared to the previous program. Noise from the laptop asuw extremely minimal. During intensive CPU tasks, like benchmarks and installing, the laptop is still only relatively warm. However, the weak points are battery life, older Core Duo processor instead of the current Core 2 Duo technology, and keyboard with flex.


The wireless connectivity was strong, I was able to move the laptop around the entire building and keep a strong signal. The palm rests are silver and the chassis is black. This is half what the average budget notebook comes equipped with and is the bare minimum for running even the Vista Basic operating system.

This certainly makes it more useful for the business traveler than the system is geared towards, but there are a number of problems. The touchpad looks a little outdated in terms of style, but my finger does glide across it nicely. The Asus F5R has a simple silver and black ashs that is common amongst consumer style notebooks.

Asus F5R Review

Vista could have had an effect on the battery zsus, another method in which you can increase battery life is to turn off AeroGlass and disable the webcam in the device manager. It was just slightly hard to press compared to other laptops. I would liked to have seen the Core 2 Duo T over the Core Duo, but it was used to f5t the cost. The keyboard feels a little cheap and a little noisy but it is still satisfactory. As previously mentioned, the keyboard flexes all over, but it does not hinder my ability to type.

The Asus F5R is a In terms of build quality, the Asus F5R seems to be good.


They will provide the driver, recovery, media discs, and other accessories that are typical for Asus notebooks. The hinges hold the screen well, there is little wobbling and there are three hinges to hold it in place. Please, switch off ad blockers.

In conclusion the Asus F5R is a basic notebook that will fit the needs of a mainstream user. The quality of the treble is good and I found that the speakers were loud enough for personal use. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. The lid shows some flex but does not ripple, even under excessive pressure.


The webcam draws attention due to its look and the fact it can swivel. I lifted it and moved it around and it definitely felt lighter than most other When I first picked up the laptop, it felt very light in my hands. Don’t expect much in terms of performance from this with some significant upgrades.

I had AeroGlass on the entire time.