Asus X502CA-RB01 is a Windows 8 based new notebook laptop and is available at Fry’s at discount price. Buyers will get this notebook, integrated with Intel Celeron 1007U processor and 320GB hard drive, at a discounted price of $258.00. It can accomplish daily computing tasks, such as typing documents, emailing and surfing internet, without any problem. However, it’s not a gaming computer. This notebook shouldn’t be your choice, if you want to perform CPU intensive tasks. Here is a brief review of Asus X502CA-RB01.
Asus X502CA-RB01 specification and performance
Asus X502CA-RB01 is based on Intel Celeron 1007U processor which operates with 1.5GHz clock speed. This is a dual core processor and has 2MB of L3 Cache. The processor is paired with integrated Intel HD graphics that shares system memory and this graphics is the only solution for this laptop. With 17W TDP rating the processor is energy efficient. The unit doesn’t support high end applications.
Asus X502CA-RB01 comes with 4GB on-board memory. It means SO-DIMM is hard soldered to the board and is, therefore, hard to replace. Lots of thin laptops and ultrabooks are now available with on board memory. The memory type it supports is DDR3 1600(O.C.) MHz SDRAM. The storage option includes 320GB, 5400rpm hard drive. The specs will support basic computing. Windows 8 comes as preinstalled OS on the laptop.
- 1x USB 3.0 port
- 2x USB 2.0 ports
- 1x Audio Jack
- 1x LAN RJ-45
- 1x HDMI
- 1x Card Reader
- 1x VGA Display
The 15.6” blacklit glare display offers 1366×768 resolution and 16.9 widescreen aspect . The touch screen feature is not available with this laptop.
When it comes to connectivity, it offers 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wifi. This model doesn’t include Bluetooth support.
The chicklet style keyboard comes with dedicated numeric keypad and the touchpad is big in size.
The laptop comes with 38WHrs,2-cell Li-ion polymer Battery Pack and offers up to 5 hours of battery life, depending upon usage. Asus X502CA-RB01 runs noiselessly.
Pros of Asus X502CA-RB01
Budget laptop for basic computing
USB 3.0 port
Cons of Asus X502CA-RB01