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HP Pavilion 15-n030us With Intel Core i3-4005U Processor

HP Pavilion 15-n030us is integrated with Intel’s 4th generation/ Haswell core i3-4005U processor which operates with 1.8GHz frequency. Compared with core i3-3217U it is slightly faster. Thus, we can expect that HP 15-n030us would be able to increase regular computing productivity and support some amount of multimedia tasks as well.  You can watch HD videos, do some photo editing, downloading itunes and work with presentation applications like PowerPoint etc.  This device is not a touch screen laptop but features like 750 GB hard drive make it impressive for those who want budget laptop solution with a large storage capacity. This 15.6” laptop comes with 4 GB memory. The price of the laptop is just under $380 (Office depot). Here is a brief review of HP Pavilion 15 n030us :

HP Pavilion 15 n030us Specification and performance

Let us start with a small review about Intel core i3-4005u dual core processor. The processor is built with Haswell architecture. Each core is clocked with 1.7GHz frequency and incorporates Hyperthreading technology.  Intel core i3-4005u comes with 3 MB of L3 cache. Like its predecessor, it is also built with 22 nm technology but, there are architectural differences between ivy bridge i3 processor and i3 Haswell processor.  Additionally, new Intel core i3-4005u comes with extra instruction sets and security features like Secure Key and AES or Advanced Encryption Standard which helps to encrypt or decrypt data. Over all the core i3-4005u would be 5-10% faster than core i3-3217u. The TDP rating for core i3-4005u is 15watt.

The graphics HP 15-n030us comes with is Integrated Intel HD 4400 (merged with processor chip) which offers better performance over Intel HD 4000. The low clock speed and 4 GB memory may be the cause of performance bottleneck. But you can play many games in low details and settings.  Games like Fifa 13, COD modern warfare 3, StarCraft II can be played in low details and settings.

Same Intel HD 4400 graphics when paired with Intel core i5-4200u processor offers better gaming experience.

HP pavilion 15-n030us comes with 4 GB memory but user can’t upgrade memory. Thus, maximum memory supported is 4GB Only. The hard drive it comes with is 500GB 5400 rpm. Windows 8 64-bit operating system is preloaded on it. Additionally, the laptop comes with many preinstalled softwares.

The 15.6” HD BrightView LED-backlit display offers standard 1366 by 768 resolution which supports 720p HD video playback.

The ports and connectivity options for HP 15 n030us are as following-

Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards
two USB 3.0
one USB 2.0
one HDMI out
one RJ-45 (LAN)
one Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack

Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi

HP has decided to place a 4cell battery with their new HP pavilion n030us laptop which offers 4 hours of battery life

Pros of HP Pavilion 15-n030us

Budget laptop with reasonable performance

750 GB hard drive

Cons of HP Pavilion 15-n030us

Memory can’t be upgraded.

No touch screen

No Bluetooth

HP 2000-2d10nr

For those who need basic laptop without burning a hole in their pockets, HP 2000-2d10nr could be a decent choice. Priced just under $280, this laptop comes with 1.65 GHz AMD E2-3000 accelerated processor which is an entry level processor .Other specification of the laptop includes 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive. HP 2000 2d10nr is not a touch screen laptop. Such features can’t be expected at this offer price.  When it comes to performance, it is able to accomplish day to day computing tasks but you can’t expect gaming from this laptop. Some low end games, however, can be played in low details and setting. Other noticeable missing features of this laptop are that it doesn’t come with USB 3.0 port and the keyboard doesn’t have dedicated numeric keypad

HP 2000-2d10nr specification and expected performance

HP 2000-2d10nr is powered by AMD E2-3000 dual core processor which operates with 1.65 GHz and has 1 MB of cache. Compared with earlier AMD E2-1800, E2-3000 is more efficient.  E2-1800 is built with 40nm technology while E2-3000 follows 28 nm technology. So, there is a die shrink. Again, E2-3000 comes with instructions set like SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 which is missing in E2-1800. The E2-3000 is integrated with AES (Advanced Encryption Standard technology) which is kind of security feature that protects your disk or network data. It is missing in E2-1800. The APU comes with Radeon HD 8280 integrated graphics which higher number of Radeon cores as compared with Radeon HD 7340. Thus we can expect better graphics performance. Games like COD modern warfare 1 and 2, Half Life 2 episode 1 and 2, StarCraft II, FIFA 13 can be played. You may need to change settings. Streaming video wouldn’t be an issue with this laptop.

The 15.6” HD BrightView LED-backlit display offers max 1366×768 pixel resolution which supports 720p HD playback.

HP 2000-2d10nr comes with 4 GB memory which can be upgraded up to 8GB. 500GB 5400RPM hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows 8 OS.  Port and connectivity features are as following :

Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards

3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0

1 HDMI

1 VGA (15-pin)

1 Headphone-out

1 Microphone-in

HD webcam

Optical drive

Network connectivity features include fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n .Encased in a glossy black outfit this laptop holds island style Keyboard with Flat keys. 6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery pack offers around 4-5 hours of battery life

Pros of HP 2000-2d10nr

Inexpensive laptop

500 GB hard drive

Cons of HP 2000-2d10nr

No USB 3.0

No Bluetooth

 

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311 Review-15.6″ Laptop

The build of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311 may not attract some of the buyers but, considering its price, the specs it comes with are certainly impressive. It comes with mainstream 2.5GHz intel core i3-3120M dual core processor with hyper threading technology, which offers lot of performance at sticker price of $380.  Even most of current games could run in low details and settings on this laptop. This 15.6” Toshiba C55-A5311 comes with 4GB memory and 750GB storage. It’s worth considering how much of pure performance can be delivered by this Toshiba’s low-cost offering. Read further to know more about the laptop.

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311 performance and specification

As told earlier, Intel core i3-3120M dual core processor operates with 2.5 GHz frequency and is integrated with hyperthreading technology. This technology makes 2 physical cores look and work as 4 virtual cores. It boosts multitasking and enhances performance of multithreaded application. For instance, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Core Video Studio X2 (video editing program for budget system) and other video editing softwares like pinnacle studio. Latest Microsoft Excel versions are also multi-threaded applications and one can expect better performance on this machine. Games like Far Cry 3, Resident Evil 5 etc. are good examples of multi-threaded program. Intel core i3-3120M comes with Intel HD 4000 graphics which supports DirectX 11. As mentioned earlier, Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311 can run many high end games in low details and setting. For instance Far cry 3, call of Duty Black ops 2, Dirt 3, Crysis 2 (it may lag after a while)

Toshiba C55-A5311 comes with 4GB memory and 50 GB hard drive for storage. The hard drive speed is 5400 rpm. Windows 8 is preinstalled on the HDD.

The 15.6” display supports native resolution of 1366 by 768 and offers 720p HD playback. Thus, if you want to watch movies in Full HD format, you need to connect your laptop with a full HD compatible display device like HDTV or HD monitor.

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311 comes with one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output, VGA out and RJ 45. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n . No Bluetooth is available. It comes with memory card reader. Since all these features are available with any mid-size budget laptop, there is nothing impressive here.

According to the manufacturer, 6-Cell 48 hrs battery pack offers up to 4 hours of battery life

Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311

Budget laptop powered by 2.5 GHz i3 processor

750 GB HDD

Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311

No bluetooth

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5208 Laptop

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5208 will be able to offer decent performance with its Quad core 2.0 GHz AMD A6-5200 APU. It is not a high end laptop but is able to meet requirements of such users who are looking for an affordable system that delivers performance for both regular computing and light multimedia. Its 4 cores will handle multitasking very well.  Casual gamer would be happy with the laptop. Toshiba C55D-A5208 is good for casual photo/ video editing and office work as well.   It comes with 4GB memory, 500 GB hard drive and is available just under $330. This is not a touch screen device. read further to know more about this laptop.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5208 performance and specification      

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5208 comes with AMD A6-5200 APU which is integrated with AMD Radeon HD AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics. Each core operates with 2 GHz frequency and has 2 MB of L2 cache. If you compare it with dual core i3-3120M, Core i3 with its 2.5 GHz frequency and hyperthreading technology is probably more powerful than A6-5200. Especially, if you are looking for a system for CPU intensive tasks like photo editing, casual video editing or designing 2d/3d models then core i3 may be more suitable.

Being integrated with much powerful graphics, A6-5200M APU is more suitable for playing games. However, C55D A5208 is neither a high end gaming laptop nor a professional system. To work with applications like AutoCAD or 3Ds MAX smoothly, you need a minimum of main stream i5 processor and sufficient memory. Depending on usage you may need high end dedicated graphics as well. Toshiba C55D-A5208 laptop is mainly intended to increase day to day productive and to provide some entertainment. Older games like counter strike global offernsive, COD MW2, Sims 3 will run fluently on this laptop. Latest games may run with low details and setting

Toshiba C55D-A5208 comes with 4 GB memory which is enough to accomplish day to day work. 500 GB hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.

The 15.6” HD display supports up to 720p contents and supports max resolution up to 1366 by 768.

The laptop comes with standard connectivity features like two USB 2.0, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI-out and VGA port.  There is media card reader with is laptop.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5208 supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Fast Ethernet. There is no Bluetooth support.

48Wh, 6-Cell battery comes with the laptop which can provide battery backup of around 4-5 hours, depending on mode and usage.

Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5208

Inexpensive laptop with Quad core processor

Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5208

No Bluetooth

No Touch screen

Insignia NS-32D20SNA14 32″ LED 720p 60Hz HDTV

Insignia NS-32D20SNA14 is a 32” budget LED HDTV which doesn’t support full high definition, but you can watch with 720p HD playback. The refresh rate of this TV is 60 Hz which is standard for most of such entry level televisions. Unless you are going to view fast moving actions, for instance, sports like soccer, basketball, you may not need more than 60Hz. For regular playback, the refresh rate is reasonable. Insignia NS-32D20SNA14 is not a Smart TV and only two HDMI ports are available with television; one of them is shared with DVI. The price of the set is under$200. Let us see what it is offering at this price.

Insignia NS-32D20SNA14 comes with two 5W speakers. Most entry level sets come with 8W speakers. Thus, this feature may disappoint some HDTV buyers, but a low end television set doesn’t provide enhanced bass experience and it needs to be hooked up with a surround sound system to get quality sound.

The response time for this HDTV is 6ms which is standard for most TVs.  However, below 10ms is hardly noticeable by human eyes. The viewing angle is 176 degrees, both vertical and horizontal. The dynamic contrast ratio is 5500:1. However, each manufacturer has its own way of calculating dynamic contrast ratio. Insignia NS-32D20SNA14 can be used as a computer monitor for gaming. It is very likely, though, that the output wouldn’t be very impressive as it supports only 720p. If you are used to sitting near to the set then you may experience grainy pictures. To experience better picture quality, you need to set the position as well as brightness.

When it comes to connectivity, Insignia NS-32D20SNA14 offers standard features which include one HDMI port, one HDMI/DVI shared port, one component video, one shared component/composite video, one shared component/composite audio, one PC, one 3.5mm PC/DVI audio and one antenna/cable. Output includes 1 headphone/analog audio and 1 optical digital audio. You can connect your VHS player with set.

There is one USB port which supports JPEG media stored on compatible USB-enabled devices and use for firmware upgrades as well.

Insignia is known for manufacturing budget HD Televisions without sacrificing much of the features.  Earlier high end TV sets from the manufacturer have received good customer rating and reviews. Insignia NS-32D20SNA14 is not high end television but, considering its price and features, it can position itself as a strong competitor against low end sets from LG, Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, and Panasonic.

Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6421 Touch Screen Ultrabook

Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6421 is a 15.6” touch screen ultrabook laptop which is powered by Intel core i5-4200u dual core Haswell/4th generation processor. It comes with 20 GB solid state drive (SSD) – in addition to 1 TB hard drive. The laptop come has base memory of 8 GB.  The biggest attraction of the Ultrabook is that it comes with dual graphics- NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, with 2GB dedicated memory, and Integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics.  It also offers Full HD resolution. Those, who are considering this Ultrabook for gaming, should note that the low clock speed of the processor (1.6GHz -2.6GHz) may limit performance of CPU intensive games like battlefield 3 or Planetside 2.  The price of Acer V7-582PG-6421 is $650 (on sale at Microsoft Store).

Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6421 specs and performance

Blend of brushed aluminum and plastic give Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6421 (NX.MBUAA.003) quite an elegant look. Besides this, it is just 0.79 in thin. Intel core i5-4200u processor is clocked with 1.6 GHz and can reach up to 2.6 GHz, due to turbo boost technology.  Core i5 processor is 6-8% faster in comparison with similar clocked ivy Bridge processor. Intel HD 4400 graphics is integrated graphics.  As told earlier, the Ultrabook also offers NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M graphics. NVIDIA GeForce GPU optimizes performance intensive programs – mainly games. Intel HD 4400 graphics will be activated for regular computing and battery mode. Both graphics are DirectX 11 capable.  GT 720M graphics is mid-range GPU. It operates with 625 MHz and can boost up to 937 MHz.  As such, not all current games can be played in full details and setting. Low end games like StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will run fluently in medium setting. Gird 2, Dota 2 will run around 30 fps with medium setting and details. Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6421 allows you photo editing, media encoding/decoding and casual video editing. Over all, it is a budget multimedia laptop.

The 15.6”display offers Full HD resolution of 1920 by 1080. The IPS display of Acer V7-582PG-6421 offers you wide viewing angle.

For external  connectivity, Acer Ultrabook offers impressive number of ports- one USB 3.0, two USB 3 0, HDMI output,  Mini DisplayPort/Acer Converter port combo,  Headphone output/Microphone input combo,RJ-45. Network solution comes with Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth. According to manufacturer, 4 cell lithium ion battery pack offers 6.5 hours of battery life

Pros of Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6421 

Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6421 offers great battery life, touchscreen, double storage (SSD & HDD), dedicated graphics and strong performance all for a decent price of $649

Cons of Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6421 

No cons as such ( considering current price of $649)

Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858 Touchscreen Laptop

Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858 Touchscreen Laptop is Intel 3rd generation i5-3337U equipped laptop which is available at Microsoft store; at exceptionally low price of $500 (deal and price may change).  Though this ultrathin laptop is designed for professional users, still home users can also use it to increase their productivity. The biggest advantage of this laptop is the 15.6” display which comes with 1920 X 1080 pixel resolution, which means it offers full HD playback.  Acer V5-572P-6858 features a mini display port as well. Here are more details about the device-

Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858 performance and specification

Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858 comes with 1.8 GHz Intel core i5-3337u dual core processor. The clock speed can boost up to 2.7 GHz. It comes with 3MB of L3 cache. This processor is ultra-low voltage processor and certainly won’t offer same output as the mainstream core i5 processors like core i5-3210M processor. The main reason being that core i5-3337u is clocked with much lower frequency. However, it can smoothly furnish all day to day tasks like typing documents, working with spreadsheets and surfing internet. Beside this, it can stream HD video playback, convert videos, smooth working with PowerPoint and Adobe photoshop , downloading itunes etc. However, Acer V5-572P-6858 is not recommended for running AutoCad, Revit or other Autodesk application suits. These are CPU intensive applications and low clock speed of the processor would cause bottleneck to the performance.   With 17W TDP rating, the processor is energy efficient.

Intel core i5-3337u comes with integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics which is the only graphics options for this laptop. Even though it is integrated graphics, still it can compete with any entry level graphics, if adequate amount of memory is available with the machine. Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858 offers low end gaming. Games like Anno 2070, starcraft II can be played with low to medium details and setting. However, Battlefield 3, call of duty Black ops 2, GTA IV would hardly run on this laptop. Basically, these kind of thin laptops are not intended for gaming.

Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858 is integrated with 4 GB memory DDR3 1600 MHZ and 500GB hard drive which comes preloaded with Windows 8 operating system. The hard drive speed is 5400 rpm.

Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858 comes with enough ports which include one USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI output Mini DisplayPort/Acer Converter port combo , Headphone output/Microphone input combo and RJ-45. When it comes to network connectivity it offers both,wired (Gigabit Ethernet ), wireless (802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth) features.

4 cell lithium polymer, 3560 mAh  offers upto 4.5 hours of battery life.

Pros of Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858

Inexpensive laptop

Touchscreen

Cons of Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858

Only one USB 3.0

4GB memory

At currently listed price of approx.  $500, Acer V5-572P-6858 comes as fully functional laptop.

HP Pavilion 15-b119wm

HP Pavilion 15-b119wm is a 15.6” budget laptop which is designed to increase basic productivity.  Though, it is a quad core processor equipped laptop( AMD A8-4555M APU) yet it  is not a high end laptop. It is not a touch screen laptop either. If you are a student or someone looking for a laptop for 3D designing, this laptop is not recommended. However, HP 15-b119wm delivers performance for smooth video playback, casual gaming and photo editing, video encoding/decoding and other basic tasks. Available at $448, it offers 6GB memory and 750GB hard drive. Here is a brief review about HP Pavilion 15-b119wm-

HP Pavilion 15-b119wm specification and performance

HP Pavilion 15-b119wm comes with glossy back plastic chassis which the manufacturer/seller has termed as sparkling black. It comes with full-sized, Chiclet keyboard which is quite spacious. However, the vertical arrow keys are of half-size. Overall, the keyboard design helps is reducing typing error. The keyboard houses an integrated number pad which is, though, standard for 15.6” and above laptop. Avid spreadsheet users will get benefit from it.

HP 15-b119wm is equipped with AMD A8-4555M APU which comes with four cores. Each of the CPU cores operates with 1.6 GHz and, due to AMD turbo core technology, some of the cores can reach up to 2.4 GHz, if system demands.  The APU is integrated with AMD Radeon HD 7600G graphics which offers performance equivalent to entry level dedicated graphics card. Not all current games are playable in the device. Games like call of duty black ops, Mass effect 3, battlefield 3 etc playable at low settings and details with low fps. However, if you are StarCraft 2 enthusiast, you can play this game reasonably on this laptop. HP Pavilion 15-b119wm offers HD video playback as well, though it supports upto 720p only. The graphics supports dual display.  You can connect your laptop to 1080p HDTV to view laptop contents in full HD format.

The laptop comes with 6 GB RAM which is upgradable up to 8GB . There is 750 GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm speed. Windows 8 comes preinstalled on it.

Ports and connectivity features are impressive. Beside fast Ethernet and Integrated Wi-fi support, HP 15-b119wm comes with Bluetooth. The right side of the laptop holds : SD card reader, 2 USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet and power supply and left side comes with Kensington Lock, 1 USB 2.0, 3.5 mm combo audio jack

From 4-cell, 37 Wh lithium ion battery pack you can expect up to 5 hours ( approx.) of battery life.

Pros of HP Pavilion 15-b119wm

750 GB hard drive

6 GB memory

Bluetooth

Cons of HP Pavilion 15-b119wm

NO DVD drive

Final thoughts

HP Pavilion 15-b119wm is not a performer laptop but, at around $450, it is able to increase your day to day productivity.

 

 

LG 50″ 50LN5600 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV

LG 50LN5600 is new smart TV that comes at affordable price. The 50” display offers 1920 by 1080 resolution which means it supports full HD.   Being a Smart TV, this 50” HDTV offers lot of features which we can expect from a similar kind of device. For instance, you can directly access Hulu, Netflix and youtube; app store is available with this TV.  It offers LG cloud option where you can save media files.   The television is Wi-Fi enabled and offers impressive number of ports.

Aside from above mentioned features, it offers latest connectivity options for mobile connectivity. For instance MHL, NFC. With MHL you can connect your smart phone or tablet directly to LG 50LN5600 to watch your mobile contents or play games with immersive surround sound. Now, how to set up MHL? MHL works with the same connector of your phone which you use to charge phone.  LG 50LN5600 is an MHL compatible TV, MHL shares the same connector as an HDMI port. So you can connect the MHL-enabled phone or tablet to your TV by using MHL cable. With NFC you can connect your phone wirelessly . However, this technology works within short range only.

LG 50LN5600 comes with two 10 watt speakers, which is standard. The speakers are one way speakers.  The refresh rate of this 50” HDTV is 60 Hz.  The picture mode includes (Vivid, Standard, Eco, Cinema, Game, ISF Expert 1 and ISF Expert 2). The television offers resolution upscaling which means automatic conversion of a low resolution image or video to high definition resolution.

The LG LN series of television is known for bright colors and sharp images. It comes with deep black levels.  It’s predecessor comes with low input lag, so using this TV as computer monitor, for gaming, would not create problem.

The ports include 3 HDMI input 3 USB inputs on the rear side of the TV. One RF in, AV in, component video in are placed on the rear back of the television. The TV is 3.11″ thick and weighs around 42.1 lbs without stand and 46.7 lbs with stand. This device is VESA compliant 400 by 400.

LG 50LN5600 50” HDTV is available at different stores like Walmart and some online stores like Amazon. The price of the HDTV is just under $700

Asus Vivobook S500CA-SI30401U

Asus Vivobook S500CA-SI30401U is a light, budget friendly ultrabook which is powered by Intel core i3-3217u dual core processor. The processor is 3rd generation i3 CPU which is clocked with basic 1.8GHz frequency. You can expect moderate performance from this touch screen laptop which include typing, surfing internet, casual photo editing (using adobe Photoshop, after effects or other similar tools), converting formats of video and audio and running PowerPoint or similar applications. More precisely, this 15.6″ Touch-Screen Vivobook Laptop is designed to improve regular computing. It is not a high end ultrabook and cannot be used as gaming device either. S500CA-SI30401U comes with 4 GB memory and 500 GB hard drive. It is listed at presale price of just under $430. Let us see what we can expect from this touch screen device.-

 Asus Vivobook S500CA-SI30401U performance and specification

Asus S500CA-SI30401U comes with two toned chassis- black and silver, with brushed aluminum finish. In fact, entire S500CA series comes with similar outfit. The touch screen laptop is light in weight and weighs only 4.6 lbs. It comes with Chiclet style keyboard.

As told earlier the device is powered by dual core Intel core i3-3217u processor which is clocked with 1.8 GHz. The processor comes with low TDP rating of 17W which makes it energy efficient. It has Intel HD 4000 graphics, which is integrated graphics and it shares system memory. It is almost equivalent to entry level dedicated graphics card.  Streaming HD movies would not be a problem with S500CA-SI30401U Asus. But if you want to edit video or run high end games like Battlefield 3, call of duty Black ops, you will experience bottlenecks. Older games like Borderland2, world of warcraft, left 4 dead, starcraft II would run on this laptop but at low details and settings

 

Asus S500CA-SI30401U comes with 4GB onboard memory, solder on motherboard. So, it is hard to replace the memory.  One more memory module (removable) is present which can support additional 4GB. Thus, memory can be upgraded up to 8GB. The laptop comes with 500 GB hard drive which offers 5400 rpm speed. You may like to have 7200 rpm speed hard drive but, at this price, it won’t be feasible to get it. Windows 8 is preloaded on the HDD.

 

15.6” display offers 1366 by 768 pixels resolution which supports up to 720p video playback. There is an HDMI port, which can connect Asus S500CA-SI30401U with 1080p HDTV to view full high definition contents.

 

Ports are well placed- one USB 3.0, HDMI-out, VGA-out, LAN Jack are housed on the right side of this touch screen laptop and  two USB 2.0, 3.5 mm combo audio, SD card reader are presents on the left side of the device.

Asus Vivobook  S500CA-SI30401U comes with 3 network connectivity options- Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Bluetooth

3 cell lithium polymer, 44 whr battery provides up to 6 hours of battery life in normal condition ( wireless turned off, low work load)

 

Pros of Asus Vivobook S500CA-SI30401U

Touch Screen Inexpensive laptop

Bluetooth

 

Cons of Asus S500CA-SI30401U

Only 4 GB memory

50GB,5400rpm HDD