Want to buy new stylish laptop but did not want to breaking the bank? If you are on the market for sub-$300 laptop and looking for a “different color” than other laptops, we think you should look at Asus X502CA-HPD1104K-G. Yeah, like common Asus X502CA laptop line up, the X502CA-HPD1104K-G laptop comes with a stylish design and vibrant color, along with thin and light profile that make it perfect to use in office, home or when you on the coffee shop.
Speaking of design and size, this model is looks identical to the previous X502CA-BCL0901D laptop, except the “lime green” color for exterior and interior. Asus X502CA-HPD1104K-G laptop also comes with a plastic material for entire body and painted Lime Green. On the center of lid cover, there is a silver Asus logo, along with small logo on the bottom of black bezel. In term of size, the 4.4 lbs laptop has dimension in 10.2 x 15.1 x 0.9.
Other interesting features on this model is the black keyboard. Unlike common sub-$300 laptop from other brand that lacks numeric keypad, the HPD1104K-G’s keyboard has a full numeric keypad. Its mean you will get faster and more accurate typing experience, especially for office tasks. The smooth Touchpad also offers large area and ASUS Smart Gesture technology. Its mean you can drag, tap, scroll and zoom images with the toucpad. Unfortunatelly, the Lithium Polymer battery only has 2 cell, so do not expect it to gives long battery life (some user reported if the battery life time is around three hours for web browsing).
Speaking of computing performance, the Intel Pentium 2117U dual core processor that incorporated with Intel UMA graphics and has a base clock rates at 1.8GHZ is not provides ultimate performance for handle demanding business applications, but still has smore than enough power for light office and multimedia tasks. You can still work with Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Windows Photo Editor or play casual games in low resolution with ease, thanks to 4GB of DDR3 RAM and Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit OS that gives stable and seamless multitasking performance.
Similar to its predecessor, the Asus X502CA lime green laptop also brings plenty of storage space. The 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive which has speed of 5400 rotate per minutes provides more than enough space to stora thousand of MP3 music files or hundred of full movies files. Although the 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display is not support for 1080p HD video playback and only suppport a 1366 x 768 native resolution, the user still get fairly bright, crisp and vivid colors for 720p video content or casual games.
The 1.0 megapixel web camera that embedded on the top display with internal digital microphone provides crisp and clear face to face video communications. For audio, the dual stereo speakers that placed on the bottom sides and optimized by Azalia-compliant chip produces fairly loud and clear audio reproductions. The rest of specifications are audio combos jack, pair of USB 2.0 port, single USB 3.0 port, VGA port to connect into external monitor, HDMI port as HDTV connector, multimedia card reader slot, security lock slot and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN.
This Asus budget friendly laptop also preloaded with Amazon Kindle Reader, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office (30 days), Internet Explorer, Power4Gear and more. So, what do you think? If you are on the market for a very affordable laptop, Asus X502CA-HPD1104K-G laptop is now ready for order with a starting price around at $299. If you are not like the “Green” color, the “Pink” version of Asus X502CA lineup, named Asus X502CA-HPD1104I-P laptop is also available now in US market.