Configuration and Accessories
You get just the basic things with this notebook. First, it is a universal 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz power adapter with a LED indicator. It is manufactured by Delta Electronics.
Second, you get an external wireless mouse. I think a computer mouse, especially a cordless one, is always better than a touchpad when you’re working at a desk. This one is a simple model with just two buttons and a wheel. The radio interface is provided by the USB key:
And third, you receive a pouch and a bag. The bag is made of a synthetic waterproof material and has compartments for the notebook and the power adapter and some more pockets for other items. Its metal handles can be hidden when you use the shoulder belt. The pouch is made of some soft polymer fabric.
These are very good numbers indeed. The M5200A’s overall performance puts it among the leading group if we take all the devices reviewed in this article, although it doesn’t have a very fast processor and its memory amount is the smallest among the reviewed devices. The price seems quite appealing, too, considering that this is a world-famous brand rather than a local integrator.
I have no complaints about the time the notebook can last on its battery. It doesn’t break any records, but is sufficiently economical. The fully charged battery will last as long as a whole workday if you do not keep the notebook turned on all the time and do not run “hard” applications.
The general impression about the ASUS M5200A is highly positive, I should say. This is not a super-advanced model, yet it is not a piece of antiquity, either. It is just a handy tool for reasonable money and made by the renowned ASUS. The case design provides easy access to the hard drive and the memory slot, so when the basic configuration doesn’t suffice for comfortable work anymore, you can just increase the disk space as well as the amount of system memory.