One of the most affordable ultra thin and light laptop from Asus, called as Asus X502CA-BI30704A has listed in major retailers and expected will be available soon in next few days. Comes with a stylish design and measures just 0.9 inch thin with weighs only at 4.4 lbs, along with powerful third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge ULV processor that offers a 3 MB L3-Cache, the X502CA-BI30704A laptop is designed for student, home and small business users that need a portable and powerful laptop for day to day mobile computing tasks.
Like other 15.6 inch Asus laptop on its price, Asus X502CA-BI30704A laptop comes with a high quality plastic for construction that fells solid and Matte square finish in white. On the lid, there is a glossy Asus logo, make it looks a premium Asus laptop. In term of size, the 4.4 lbs laptop has dimension in 10.2 x 15.1 x 0.9 inches, which mean it is easy to carry around with you. It also slightly lighter and thinner than common 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop, such as the 6 lbs Q550LF-BBI7T07 laptop which has dimension in 10 x 15.1 x 1.1 inch.
Speaking of performance, the 15.6 inch laptop that powered by 1.8GHZ Intel Core i3-3217U dual core processor, Intel HM76 Express Chipset and incorporated with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM delivers the power you need for daily office computing and light multimedia tasks, such as rich internet browsing, play light modern games and streaming movies from internet. Like other budget friendly laptop, the X502CA-BI30704A laptop brings a 500GB of Serial ATA disk drive with speed of 5400 rpm, which mean you can store more than hundred of movies files, thousand of MP3 files and much more. Like other ultra thin and light 15.6 inch laptop, this machine also lacks an optical drive.
The 15.6 inch High Definition LCD glossy display that integrated with Intel UMA graphics delivers fairly bright, crisp and good contrast. It also comes with LED backlit technology for lower power consumption and capable to produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768. Built into bezel, there is also a 1.0 Megapixel web camera that integrated with microphone for face to face video chats and self portrait. The built in stereo speakers that optimized by SonicMaster Technology offers clear and loud audio reproduction, enough for music and movies in small room.
In term of port, the USB 3.0 port that located on the right side (along with RJ 45 for Ethernet, VGA and HDMI port as HDTV connector) offers 10x faster transfer speeds than the previous USB version. On the other side, you will find a pair of USB 2.0 port, Kensington lock slot, 3.5mm COMBO audio jack and multimedia card reader slot. Other features are Power4Gear for adjust fan speeds, TouchPad with multi touch support, Chiclet-style keyboard with Palm Proof technology for fast and more accurate typing, 10/100/1000 Base T Ethernet LAN and integrated WiFi 802.11 b/g/n provides a reliable connection to wireless network.
Running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, this machine also preloaded with few applications for productivity and multimedia, such as Cyber Link Media Suite, Adobe Reader, Power2Go, Microsoft Office Trial, ASUS Live Update and more. So, what do you think? If you did not too concern about graphics performance, Asus X502CA-BI30704A 15.6 inch thin and light laptop is ready now for order with a price starting around at $379.99 with 12 months warranty. If you did not too concern about price and looking for more powerful 15.6 inch laptop, we recommend you to take a look at Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03 15.6 inch Touch laptop that powered by Intel Haswell Platform and integrated with Intel HD Graphics 4400 as graphics accelerator.