Asus X102BA-HA41002F is AMD A4-1200 APU powered small 10.1” touch screen laptop, intended for students and home users. The accelerated processor operates with 1GHz low clock speed and is designed for small laptops and tablets. Asus X102BA HA41002F is installed with 4GB onboard memory. The ASUS X102BA series is suitable for everyday computing like browsing web, emailing, social networking and working with office suits etc. Due to low clock speed, the accelerated processor doesn’t support high end CPU or GPU intensive tasks. However, due to low TDP rating, user can expect longer than usual battery life. Like other small notebooks or laptops, Asus X102BA-HA41002F is also devoid of optical drive. But it comes with all the ports and connectivity features, necessary for everyday computing. This 10.1” laptop comes at an extremely affordable price of $270 approx. The laptop comes bundled with Microsoft Office Home & Student edition which makes it an attractive buy. Here is a brief review of specifications and performance of this machine-
Asus X102BA-HA41002F specification and performance
As stated above, Asus X102BA-HA41002F is equipped with AMD A4-1200 APU which comprises of 2 cores and AMD Radeon HD 8180G graphics. The APU operates with 1GHz frequency and comes with 1MB of L2 cache. The APU is not suitable for CPU or GPU intensive tasks like photo/ video editing, 3D gaming etc. It can stream videos smoothly and, if you want to use video chat application, it will be able to deliver required power for it as well.
Asus X102BA HA41002F comes with 4GB onboard memory and supports a maximum of 4GB memory. Supported memory type is DDR3L 1066 MHz SDRAM.
The laptop comes with 320GB hard disk drive which operates with standard 5400rpm. There is no hybrid drive or SSD available with this laptop. Considering the price of the laptop, it is not a feasible option either. The hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft Office Home, Student 2013 and other useful softwares.
Asus X102BA-HA41002F offers plenty of ports which include 1 COMBO audio jack, 1 VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor, 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 port, 1 RJ45 LAN Jack, 1 HDMI out. It comes with SD card reader that supports SD, SDHC, SDXC and MMC formats. The laptop offers HD webcam as well.
Asus X102BA-HA41002F offers both wired and wireless network connectivity. Wired connectivity is supported by fast Ethernet and wi-fi is supported by 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth.
It comes with 3 cell lithium ion 33hrs battery pack which offers sound battery life.
Pros of X102BA-HA41002F
Inexpensive small laptop
Microsoft office suit Home and student preinstalled
Sufficient ports and connectivity features
Cons of X102BA-HA41002F
Considering the price no cons as such