Small laptop for simple purposes
Overall User Rating (3.5 Out of 5 based on 24 ratings)
Overall: First, cheers to flipkart for good packaging, fast delivery (less than 48 hrs) and for less price (Rs. 3000 off) compared to other sites.
For me, it is a nice welcome to the netbook world again. I had a bit apprehension of being slow may be a nostalgia of atom processors. I was simply bowled out when I started using this quad core pentium processor. It made me happy. I will list pros and cons.
1) First about the processor N3530: It stands almost in par with any core i3 ultra processors but for cheaper price.
*** Higher clock speed 2.16 GHz
*** performance per watt 42.61 pt/W
*** 4 cores
*** cheaper compared to i3 processors
*** very less power consumption TDP is just 7.5 (vs 12.5 u and 35 for m processors)
2) Has a sharp screen 135 ppi. HD screen in 11.6 inches makes fonts small but
you can scale it personally.
3) Has all the ports, viz VGA, HDMI, card reader, kingston lock, 1 usb 3 and 2 usb 2
4) Light weight. Just 1.2 kgs
5) Thanks to asus for giving compact windows 8.1 without any bloat wares.
6) Ubuntu 14.04/ Linux Mint 17 installs and runs breeze. All the drivers are out of box. No need for any properietry drviers
1) Ram cannot be upgraded. You have to stay with the 2 gb ram provided. Asus have embedded the ram in the board. Flipkart should change this in spec.
2) Again battery is not user replaceable