Asus has recently been focusing on tablets and smartphones, but its bread-and-butter products are still laptops. The Asus X54H is an entry-level machine with a dual-core processor and several features that make it worth a look.
Unfortunately, the power of the X54H is hidden in an unattractive plastic chassis. The design isn't dissimilar to the Toshiba Satellite Pro C660 - it's a black plastic construction with a rivet-style pattern on the lid and palmrest. There's no glossy effect like you get with the Fujitsu Lifebook, and the result is underwhelming.