Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE Review

Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE is a pretty basic non-touch 14” laptop. Powered by Intel Celeron N3060 processor and 4GB RAM, it supports basic computing tasks like typing docs, surfing internet, emailing/skype, downloading music and streaming videos. The laptop comes with very less physical storage space (32GB eMMC). You can’t upgrade RAM or storage as both are soldered to the motherboard. However, it comes with 1 year MS office subscription. The Intel Celeron N3060 processor has two cores and it operates with very low frequency of 1.6GHz while the frequency can rise up to 2.48GHz on system requirement. It comes with low resolution display as well (1366 X 768p), which can display content at 720p resolution. The display does not support 1080p or full HD content.  Asus L402SA WH02 OFCE comes with very weak integrated graphics which can’t be upgraded. As an alternate, you can consider HP 14-an013nr, which is an inexpensive laptop but comes with AMD E2-7110 processor having 4 cores. It operates with higher base frequency of 1.8GHz. So you will get better multitasking performance compared to Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE. It has full HD display ( 1920 X 1080) which produces more accurate color compared to 1366 X 768. Again, Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE doesn’t support Wireless ac connectivity while HP 14-an013nr supports wireless. You won’t get one year MS office subscription with the HP laptop though.

None of the two laptops come with inbuilt CD/DVD drive. However, you can use external CD/DVD drive. These are not gaming laptops and are not suitable for application like AutoCAD, Revit etc.  If you are looking for a laptop that can help you accomplish day to day tasks smoothly and also supports casual gaming, some photo and video editing and small 3D designing, then you can consider HP 15-ay191ms which is a touchscreen laptop and comes with very solid configuration. It has Intel core i3-7100u 7th generation processor which operates at very high clock speed of 2.4GHz. It is integrated with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB hard drive. It has inbuilt optical drive as well. However, as this laptop is touchscreen enabled and bigger compared to Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE, it is little heavier. It also comes with Integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which is capable of running Minecraft smoothly. You can run high end games like GTA V in low resolution and settings on this laptop. HP ay191ms is expensive compared to Asus L402 but it is worth the money you pay for it.

As told earlier, the memory of Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE can’t be expanded further as RAM is soldered onto the motherboard. However, you can get additional storage via external hard drive, SD cards or Flash drives. The laptop comes with a full Size SD card reader slot.

Though it lacks optical drive, you can still use external USB based DVD/CD burner.  Beside SD card reader, it comes with following ports : 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, Interface 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1x VGA Port (D-Sub) and 1x HDMI.  It supports 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. Wireless connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE comes with integrated VGA webcam. The battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.