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It has a fingerprint sensor for security and a built in 1.3 megapixel swivelling webcam for easy video communication.

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Pros

display is bright and clear, comfortable to read text on

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generally runs cool, don't normally hear the fan running at all

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small and light enough that it's easy to carry in a backpack

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keyboard is comfortable to work with, nice response to it

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battery lasts for hours before it needs a recharge

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fast processing, everything is pretty responsive

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Cons

case is flexible and feels a bit cheap

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a bit older now, doesn't have the power even cheaper modern laptops have

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The Asus M51A is a laptop offered by Asus which features state of the art computing technologies including the latest Centrino 2 Processor Technology. It has unparelled 3D graphics performance with Embedded Intel GMA X4500HD graphics, 4GB of SDRAM and Intel Turbo Memory Technology with 2GB NANDFlash. There are several processor options including Intel Celeron, Pentium Dual-Core and Core 2 Duo processors with speeds varying from 2.0 GHz to 2.53 GHz. It has a fingerprint sensor for security and a built in 1.3 megapixel swivelling webcam for easy video communication. The 15.4" WXGA Color-Shine display has Asus splendid video intelligent technology to help improve contrast, brightness, skin tone and color saturation for vivid image display. There are several built in connectivity options including 3 USB ports as well as Intel High Definition Audio chip (Azalia), 10/100/1000 BaseT, Bluetooth V2.0+EDR and Intel WiFi Link 5100 connectivity. The Asus M51A has a built in DVD super multi optical drive and an 8-in-1 card reader for most popular card types.

Specification
  • Operating System:
    • Genuine Windows Vista Business
    • Genuine Windows XP Professional
  • Processor & Cache Memory:
    • Intel Core2 Duo Processor P9500/P8600/P8400/P7350/T9500/T9300/T8300/T8100 : 2.53 GHz - 2.1 GHz, 800MHz, 6/3MB On-Die L2 Cache;
    • Intel Core2 Duo Processor T5850/T5750 : 2.0 GHz - 1.83 GHz, 667MHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
    • Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T3400/T3200 : 2.16 GHz - 2.0 GHz, 667MHz, 1MB On-Die L2 cache
    • Intel Celeron Processor 585/575 : 2.16 GHz - 2.0 GHz, 667MHz, 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset +ICH9M
  • Main Memory: 
    • DDR2 800 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 4GB SDRAM
    • Intel Turbo Memory Technology with 2GB NANDFlash(optional)
  • Display: 15.4" WXGA Color-Shine (Glare-type),Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology
  • Video Graphics & Memory: Embedded Intel GMA X4500HD (GM45)
  • Hard Drive: 250GB,5400rpm
  • Optical Drive: 5.25" , 12.7mm DVD Super Multi
  • Card Reader: 8-in-1 card reader, SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,mini SD w/ adapter,MS-Duo,MS-Pro Duo via adapter 
  • Video Camera: 1.3 Mega Pixel swivel web camera
  • Fax/Modem/LAN/WLAN:
    • Integrated Intel High Definition Audio chip (Azalia) and 10/100/1000 BaseT
    • Built-in Bluetooth V2.0+EDR (optional)
    • Intel WiMAX/WiFi Link 5100
  • LED Status Indicator:
    • Power-on/Suspend
    • Battery Charging/full/low
    • Storage device access
    • Capital / Scroll / Number Lock
    • Wireless on status indicator (optional)
    • Bluetooth on status indicator(optional)
  • Interface:
    • 1 x Express card
    • 1 x Microphone-in jack
    • 1 x Headphone-out jack (1 with S/PDIF)
    • 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
    • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1 x IEEE 1394 port
    • 1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line
    • 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
    • 1 x HDMI
    • 1 x E-SATA
  • Hot Keys:
    • Instant launch Keys,5 buttons: Touchpad Lock,Internet access,Splendid, Power4Gear eXtreme,Express Gate
    • Function Keys:
    • Fn+F1 Suspend switch
    • Fn+F2 WLAN switch
    • Fn+F2 Bluetooth switch
    • Fn+F3 Access to the E-mail
    • Fn+F4 Access to the Internet
    • Fn+F5 Brightness down
    • Fn+F6 Brightness up
    • Fn+F7 LCD on/off
    • Fn+F8 LCD/CRT switch display
    • Fn+F9 TouchPad Lock
    • Fn+F10 Volume on/mute
    • Fn+F11 Volume down
    • Fn+F12 Volume up
    • Fn+Num Lk: Scroll Lock on/off
    • Fn+Space Power 4Gear eXtreme
    • Fn+C Splendid
    • Fn+T Power4Phone
    • Fn+V: Life Frame
    • Fn+(up arrw): Stop
    • Fn+(down arrw): Play/Pause
    • Fn+(left arrw):Skip to Previous Track
    • Fn+(right arrw):Skip to Next Track
  • Audio:
    • Built-in Azalia compliant audio chip, with 3D effect & full duplex
    • Built-in speaker and microphone
  • KeyBoard:
    • 340mm keyboard with numeric keys
    • 19mm full size 88 Key with MS Windows function keys
  • Battery Pack & Life:
    • 6 cells: 4800 mAh, 53 Whrs
    • 9 cells: 7200 mAh, 80 Whrs
  • AC Adapter:
    • Output: 19 V DC, 4.7 A, 90W
    • Input:100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
  • Dimension: 36.5 x 26.9 x 2.8 - 4.0 cm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 2.95 kg, (with 6 cell battery)
  • Security:
    • BIOS Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security lock
    • Kensington lock hole
    • TPM(Trusted Platform Module) V1.2(optional)
  • Supplied Accessories:
    • Optical Mouse
    • Carrying bag
  • Multimedia Software:
    • ASUSDVD 6-in-1
    • Preinstall PowerDVD v7 (For Basic & Business only)
    • Preinstall Power2Go v5
    • Bundle ASUSDVD 6-in-1 CD (For Basic & Business only)
    • Bundle Power2Go CD (*For Premium & Ultimate)
  • Virus & Tool Software:
    • Norton Internet Security 2008
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
    • NERO 7 Essentials
    • Operating System Recovery Disk
    • Recovery Hard Drive Hidden Partition
  • ASUS Utility:
    • Asus Win flash for BIOS and Driver live Update
    • ASUS CopyProtect
    • ASUS SmartLogon
    • Asus Power4Gear eXtreme
    • Asus Live Update
    • Asus Multi-Frame
    • Power 4 Phone
    • Asus NB Probe +
    • ASUS Life Frame 3
    • ASUS Wireless Console
    • Asus Data Security Management(ADSM)
    • Virtual Camera
  • Warranty & e-support:
    • 2-year limited global hardware warranty
    • 1-year battery pack warranty
    • 30days Zero Bright Dot LCD
    • On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
    • OS (Microsoft Windows Vista) install/uninstall consultation
    • Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
    • ASUS software supporting
  • OS Compatibility: Windows Vista/Windows XP
  • Green Compliance:
    • RoHS
    • Energy Star 4.0
Models
  • M51A-B1:
    • Operating System:
      • Genuine Windows Vista Business
      • Genuine Windows XP Professional
    • Processor & Cache Memory: Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8400: 2.53 GHz - 2.1 GHz, 800MHz, 6/3MB On-Die L2 Cache
    • Main Memory: 2G
  • M51A-A1
    • Operating System:
      • Genuine Windows Vista Business
      • Genuine Windows XP Professional
    • Processor & Cache Memory: Intel Core2 Duo Processor T5800: 2.0 GHz - 1.83 GHz, 667MHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
    • Main Memory: 3G
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