If the price is your big concern and you preferred with AMD’s performance for daily use, we think you should take a look at the upcoming Asus X401U-BE20602Z laptop. Comes with an attractive design in black color and soft-touch matte finish with weighs only at 4.1 lbs, the X401U-BE20602Z offers a good looking and portability for student and home user that needs a decent laptop for daily use without break the bank.
Comes with AMD’s Zacate dual core processor that designed for an entry level laptop, the AMD E2-1800 Processor and paired with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM plus integrated AMD Radeon HD 7340 as graphics accelerator, Asus X401U-BE20602Z delivers enough power and graphics performance for basic office and light multimedia tasks, such as rich internet browsing, play casual games or watch HD video. Like other Asus X401U series, this model also brings a Instant On technology which offers faster boot times only at 2 second.
Asus X401U-BE20602Z is boasts a 14 inch High Definition display with a LED Backlight technology to conserve power. Reportedly, it offers 16:9 aspect ratio with a 1366 x 768 native resolutions and capable to produces a 228 cd / m² brightness, so you can get a fairly bright, crisp and good colors for images and video. For detailed viewing experience, the HDMI port that located on the right side allows user to enjoy 1080p video playback with friends or family on bigger HDTV.
Built into bezel, there is a 1.0 megapixel front camera for self portrait and integrated microphone for video communications via Skype or other similar application. Sadly, it lacks an optical drive for burn and load DVDs or CDs cassette, just like but the 500GB internal storage which has spinning speed of 5400 rpm offers plenty of storage capacity, so you can store more multimedia files without need to burn into DVD’s format. You also can used the multimedia card reader slot for transfer video, music or office files to another compatible device (supports Secure Digital High Capacity, Secure Digital, Memory Stick MultiMediaCard, and Memory Stick PRO formats
In term of size, the 4.1 lbs laptop has dimension in and packed with a 9.5 x 13.5 x 1.3 inches. Yeah, it is heavier and thicker than HP ENVY Pro B8U90UT 4 lbs laptop which has dimension in 13.39 x 9.28 x 0.78 inch, but we sure this laptop still comfortable for carry around with you and easily can slip into your bag. On the left and right side, you will also find few port, such as USB port, RJ 45 port for Ethernet LAN, Microphone-in jack, Headphone-out jack, VGA port and security lock slot.
Preloaded with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, the 14 inch budget friendly laptop also offers 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN and integrated 802.11 b/g/n for connectivity. Priced only at $289.99 with 1 year warranty, Asus X401U-BE20602Z inexpensive laptop offers good performance for daily activities and gives a great value for your money. Need more performance to handle the most business applications? If you have more budget and looking for a small laptop which has a great and fast multitasking performance, we suggest you to take a look at Lenovo ThinkPad T430U 33514VU business ultrabook.