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The ASUS K72DR is a 17.3'' entertainment oriented desktop replacement notebook.

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Pros

While not a gaming powerhouse, its 5000-series ATI GPU still offers DirectX 11 compatibility, some decent gaming performance.

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Fantastic 2 year warranty features 1 year accidental coverage against spill/drop damage.

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Excellent media performance (Blu-Ray drive, HDMI, Radeon HD 5470 GPU).

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Keyboard feels great, very natural to use.

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Display quality is fantastic with a 1600 x 900 native display resolution.

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Cons

Battery life isn't great but that's to be expected with a 17.3" laptop.

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Its size makes it more appropriate as a desktop alternative.

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The ASUS K72DR is a 17.3'' entertainment oriented desktop replacement notebook. It is equipped with AMD's Phenom II Triple Core processor and HD5470 dedicated graphics. Whilst the K72DR might not be able to run the latest PC games, it's components are more than capable for home entertainment purposes. Other components include 4GB of ram, up to 640GB hard drive and optional Blu-Ray/DVD combo drive. Its list of features consist of: HDMI output, Altec Lansing speakers, gigabit ethernet, wireless N connectivity and a 0.3 mega pixel webcam. All ASUS notebooks sold in the US are backed by a 30 days zero dead pixel guarantee, 1 year accidental damage coverage and 2 year limited global hardware warranty. With its strong media features and capabilities, the ASUS K72DR is a good option for buyers who are looking for a home media centre at a reasonable price.

Features / Specifications
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  • 17.3'' HD+ Display (1600 x 900)
  • AMD Phenom II Triple-Core Processor N830 (2.1GHz), V Series processor V120 (2.2GHz) option
  • 4GB DDR3 ram
  • Up to 640GB 5400rpm Hard drive
  • Blu-Ray/DVD combo drive
  • 4x USB2.0, HDMI out, VGA out, 3 in 1 media card reader, 0.3 mega pixel webcam
  • Wireless b/g/n, 100/1000 ethernet, Bluetooth V2.1
  • Altec Lansing speakers, SRS Premium Sound
  • 6 cell battery
  • 1YR Accidental Damage
  • 2-year limited global hardware warranty
  • 30days Zero Bright Dot LCD
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