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Asus Q500A-BSI5N04 Core i5-3230M Budget Multimedia Specs Review

New budget multimedia and office laptop in Asus Q500A series, the Asus Q500A-BSI5N04 laptop has launched and available now for order in US market. Comes with stylish black aluminum shape design with brushed glossy lid and measures at 1.3 inch thin, this machine is not the lightest 15.6 inch laptop on the market, but the Q500A-BSI5N04 touch screen laptop still comfortable for companion at home, office or wherever you go. Beside that, the third generation of Intel Core i5-3230M dual core processor and latest Intel HD graphics delivers more than enough performance for the home and small business user that needs a budget laptop for play and work hard.

Comes with stylish solid design and offers more than enough performance for daily computing multitasks, Asus Q500A-BSI5N04 laptop has many strengths that make it a good 15.6 inch laptop you should consider buying. The 15.6 inch High Definition TFT-LCD widescreen display with LED-backlit technology and integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics processor delivers clear, bright and beautiful color for images and video. Like other laptop on its range, the latest Asus Q500A series also support 720p video playback and capable to produces maximum internal resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Similar to Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59361311, the Q500A-BSI5N04’s processor also offers a 3 MB L3-Cache, has a base clock rates at 2.6GHZ with support Intel Turbo Boost technology to enhanced processor speed up to 3.2GHZ and also comes with a 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM (expandable to 8GB DDR3 RAM). Running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, this model brings smaller storage capacity with a 750GB of Serial ATA disk drive (5400 rpm), instead of 1TB SATA HDD on the IdeaPad model.Asus Q500A-BSI5N04 review


In term of size, the 5.7 lbs laptop has dimension in 10 x 14.9 x 1.3 inches and bundled with a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery that offers 5-6 hours of battery life on light use. The chiclet-style Backlit keyboard is fast, secure and comfortable enough for a satisfactory typing experience, while flat plastic touchpad that powered by Asus Smart Gesture offer great experience for scrolling, rotating or zooming.

Above the 15.6 inch HD screen, there is a 1.0 megapixel web camera that integrated with microphone, allow user to keep in touch with their friends and family, while on the bottom of the laptop, you will find internal stereo speakers which offer decent audio reproduction. On the left side, there are few port, includes two USB 3.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port, RJ 45 port for Ethernet and a Kensington Lock slot, while on the right edge, you will find a headphone jack, microphone jack, single USB 2.0 port and a Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW optical drive.

Furthermore, this machine also comes with 2-in-1 media card reader with supports Secure Digital and xD-Picture Card formats, 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Intel Wireless Display, as well as a Adobe Reader, Windows Essential, 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365 and more. So, what do you think? If you interested, you can buy Asus Q500A-BSI5N04 now with a price around at $599.99. If you need a lighter multimedia laptop with more power at affordable price, we suggest you to take a look at Acer Aspire V5-171-9661 laptop with 11.6 inch HD display, Intel Core i7-3517U as the heart and priced only at $600.

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