ASUS X502CA-BCL0901D

ASUS X502CA-BCL0901D is one of the under $300 Windows 8 laptops available in the market. Its offer price is $268 (pre-sale at Best Buy). If you take a look at its specification you will realize that this laptop will support only basic computing like typing and browsing. So, it is appropriate for home, home office and school use only.  Asus X502CA-BCL0901D is installed with dual core 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron 1007u processor which is an entry level processor.  It comes with 4GB DDR3 memory and 320GB hard drive. However, one should expect a budget laptop to deliver performance like a high end laptop. The positive side of this model is that it comes with 15.6” display. Weighing at little above than 4.4 lbs, ASUS X502CA-BCL0901D can be carried out easily.

ASUS X502CA-BCL0901D is powered by Intel Celeron 1007U dual core ULV processor. It operates with 1.5GHz frequency. This processor doesn’t support Hyperthreading or Turboboost features. So, multithreaded applications will not be benefited by this processor. Also, low clock speed of the processor will soon show its limitations if you try to run CPU intensive task like video editing, 3D modeling or compressing large number of files. The graphics coming with the processor is integrated Intel HD graphics which operates with basic 350MHz and can Turboboost up to 1GHz. The graphics works with system memory. This graphics is not suitable for gaming and, due to low end processor, games will barely run on this machine. However, with 4GB memory the machine will be able to perform all day to day tasks like typing word documents, sending emails and surfing internet.

ASUS X502CA-BCL0901D comes with 4GB memory which is on board memory. This means, common user can hardly replace the memory stick. The speed of 320 GB hard drive is 5400 rpm and Windows 8 OS is preloaded on it.

The 15.6” glare display offers 1366*768 pixel resolution. Like other slim laptops available in market, this model is also devoid of DVD burner. There is HD webcam integrated within the system.

Connectivity features include one COMBO audio jack, one VGA port, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 2 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack and one HDMI output.

Network connectivity includes Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. Bluetooth support is not included in its spec.

Battery included with this model is 38 Watt hour polymer battery.

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