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Asus X501A-SI30302Q Short Review, 15.6 inch Light Laptop at Affordable Price

For Asus fan, we have a great news for you. Asus just release new inexpensive laptop with portable design and 3rd generation of Intel Ivy Bridge platform, called as Asus X501A-SI30302Q. This is new model in Asus X501A series with new Intel Pentium i3-3120M dual core processor with integrated Intel graphics and a 15.6 inch HD widescreen display. Weighing only at 4.6 lbs and just 1.3 inch thin, the X501A-SI30302Q laptop delivers good performance and portability, makes perfect for companions at home, office and school.

Intel Pentium Core i3-3120M is new Intel Core i3 Mobile model with HyperThreading technology and Virtualization technology. This type has base clock rates at 2.5 GHZ and features a 3MB L3 cache, but missing Intel’s Turbo Core technology. Paired with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 as graphics accelerator and the 64 bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, Asus X501A-SI30302Q laptop offers more than enough power and graphics performance for play and work hard.

Asus X501A-SI30302Q Short Review
Asus X501A-SI30302Q, 15.6 inch Budget laptop

Asus X501A-SI30302Q laptop comes with a 15.6 inch TFT-LCD High Definition widescreen display with support a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. On the side, you will also find a VGA and HDMI port for connecting into external monitor or enjoy 1080p video playback on your HDTV, as well as built in 1.0 megapixel web camera on the top of display with internal microphone for face to face video communications, as well as Facial recognition


Weighing only at 4.6 lbs and measures 10 x 15 x 1.3 inches, this machine is lighter and thinner than others 15.6 inch laptop from other brand. For comparison, Sony VAIO E Series SVE1413TCXB with same display size has weighs around at 5.3 lbs and 1.4 inch thin. Inside, the latest Asus X501A laptop also brings a plenty of multimedia storage capacity with a 500GB of Serial ATA Disk Drive with speed of 5400 rpm and a 6 cell Lithium Ion battery that provides more than 4 hours of battery life on full charge.

Other features are a pair of stereo speakers, Chiclet-style keyboard with numeric keypad, USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, audio jack, headphone jack, headphone jack and Multiformat media reader slot with supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO formats. For connectivity. Asus X501A-SI30302Q brings 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN with RJ connector and 802.11n high-speed wireless LAN.

Unfortunately, this model lacks optical drive for loading CDs or DVDs cassette, but it’s compatible with external recordable CD/DVD drives (sold separately). If you interested, Asus X501A-SI30302Q laptop will be sold for price around at $379.99 with 1 year warranty. Looking for smaller and lighter laptop with similar price? Check HP Pavilion 14-b031us laptop with just 0.8 inch thin, weighing only at 3.96 lbs and priced only at $380.

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