Package and Accessories
The box looks modest as you could expect from an inexpensive product. It shows the name of the product series and the manufacturer’s logo.
The ASUS Green label on the side of the internal box means that the notebook complies with the RoHS directive, being manufactured without such hazardous substances as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium or polybrominated flame retardants.
The accessories are scanty. There is no bag or other items you usually find included with ASUS notebooks. Besides the notebook proper we found the following in the box: a 6-cell 4400mAh battery, a power adapter with a LED indicator and a cord, a modem cable (RJ-11), a cable brace, documentation (Quick Installation Guide, 2-year warranty, a list of authorized service centers worldwide, a user manual, etc), three stickers for the touchpad to use it as a calculator (they don’t worsen its sensitivity, by the way), and a set of discs that included:
- Recovery disc No.2030
- Driver & Utility version 2.0 (No.2121) for the F5 series
- ASUS DVD, PowerDirector and MediaShow version 1.0 (No.2024)
- Nero version 188.8.131.52
As opposed to the ASUS X51R, the F5R comes with a preinstalled Windows Vista that contributes to its price. Well, people who buy an X51R can hardly be satisfied with its FreeDOS and are sure to install a more modern OS.