The 0.9-inch thin X502CA-BI30704A laptop from ASUS has a 15.6-inch display and comes bundled with an Ivy Bridge processor dual-core Intel Core i3-3217U, Integrated Intel HD 4000 and 500 GB storage solution with Windows 8 operating system. You can get all that for a moderate price of just $350(approx.) Let us take a closure look at key features of this laptop.
ASUS X502CA-BI30704A Specs and performance
ASUS X502CA-BI30704A is an entry-level laptop intended for mobile users. It seems to make the laptop light and sleek the manufacturer has withdrawn optical drive from this model. Windows 8 64bit operating system is preinstalled on the laptop. Competition is tough among computer manufacturers when it comes to entry-level sleek laptop segment
The exterior of the model is not made of very high quality material… we can understand as this is a budget laptop.
ASUS X502CA-BI30704A is powered by dual-core Intel Core i3-3217U which is clocked at 1.8 GHz. Based on Intel Chief River Chipset HM76, the processor offers hyperthreading feature thus two cores can operate 4 thread at the same time. The laptop is supported by 4 GB RAM. The TDP value of the processor is 17W which includes the Intel HD 4000 graphics. Thus, it is energy efficient. The laptop is suitable for basic office and home jobs. The laptop is not a gaming machine, but few games like Anno 2070 and counter strike GO can be played in low details and setting with better fps.
500GB SATA hard drive is installed in the machine and the hard drive operates with 5400 rpm. It comes with 4 GB memory and supported memory module is DDR3 1600(O.C.) MHz SDRAM
ASUS X502CA-BI30704A comes with standard network connectivity features. It offers 2 USB 2.0 port and 1 USB 3.0 port. If an external optical drive is must for you then it will use one of the ports. An additional USB port can make the laptop more user friendly. However, it depends on user’s need. Other ports include one HDMI output, VGA output, audio Jacks, RJ 45 jack and media card reader. It comes with HD webcam
The laptop supports 10/100/1000Mps Ethernet and Integrated 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi
ASUS X502CA-BI30704A comes with 38 Whrs Polymer Battery which offers up to 3-4 hours of battery life, on single charge. Actually this type of battery is good for small screen laptops.
Pros of ASUS X502CA-BI30704A
Comes with core i3 CPU
USB 3.0 port
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