Are you looking for a light and slim laptop but have a small budget? If you are Asus fan, we recommend you to check the newest Asus X501A family, Asus X501A-SPD0503W laptop. Yeah, comes with just 1.3 inch thin and weighs only at 4.6 lbs, the X501A-SPD0503W is one of the lightest 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop that you can get for price under $350.
Similar to Asus X501A-SI30302Q laptop, Asus X501A-SPD0503W laptop also comes with a 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display that uses TFT-LCD and LED-backlit technology. It also can produces maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, deliver good brightness and clear images and 720p video playback. Sadly, it the optical disk drive have been lost, but if you needed, you can buy external optical drive or transfer your photo, video and other files with Multiformat media reader slot that supports Secure Digital High Capacity, Secure Digital, Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard, and Memory Stick PRO formats.
Asus X501A-SPD0503W comes with a 2.4GHZ Intel Pentium 2020M dual core processor as the heart and features a 2MB L3 cache. This machine also incorporated with a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM that can be expanded up to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM for faster multitasking performance, Intel UMA graphics, Intel HM70 Express Chipset and running on the 64 bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system. Yeah, this is not a high end multimedia and office laptop, but with this configuration, we think it still capable to play casual games, watch HD video or running hard office work.
Comes with Asus’s IceCool technology to keep the machine stay cooler and measures 10 x 15 x 1.3 inches with a 6 Cells 4400 mAh 47 Whrs Lithium Ion battery, the latest Asus X501A family is perfect for companion at home, office, school or when you on the go. Built into bezel, the 0.3 Mega Pixel Fixed web camera that integrated with microphone is perfect to keep in touch with your family and friends. For storage needs, potential buyer will get a 500GB of Serial ATA hard disk drive with speed of 5400 rpm.
Moreover, the 15.6 inch budget laptop also equipped with double USB port (1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0), 3.mm audio jack, VGA port, HDMI port as HDTV connector and dual Altec Lansing stereo speakers with SonicMaster Lite technology that delivers clear and loud audio experience. For connectivity, you will find 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 connector and integrated 802.11 b/g/n WLAN for wireless internet connection.
Like others Asus’s laptop on its series, this machine also bring a chiclet-style keyboard and intuitive touchpad for fast and comfortable typing. So, what do you think? Priced only at $329.99 with 1 year limited warranty, Asus X501A-SPD0503W is a great laptop, especially for the portability and price. If you are not to consider about size, have more budget and looking for better performance, we suggest you to check Asus K55A-SI50303R laptop with a 2.6GHZ Intel Core i5-3230M processor, Intel HD graphics 4000 and priced around $450.