Budget laptop for simple computing
Display and Design
The Asus X553MA-KX233D features a regular 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display with a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is housed in a 31mm thick black colored casing with an impressive weight of 2.1 kg. And the spin line finish on the lid certainly looks pleasing to the eyes.
Processor and OS
The processor ticking on the inside of the Asus X553MA-KX233D is a 1.8GHz Intel Celeron Quad Core N2930 processor working in combination with a paltry 2GB DDR3 RAM which is acceptable in lieu of the price. For better response, you can expand it up to 8GB through 2 DIMM slots. The Intel HD 4000 GPU is capable of managing only simple games and videos. It comes preloaded with 64 bit MS DOS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Asus X553MA-KX233D poses a 0.3MP webcam and meets the storage demands of the user with a standard 500GB SATA hard disk. The SuperMulti DVD Drive with dual layer support allows you to transfer files through disks smoothly. The stereo speakers powered by SonicMaster technology provide quality multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The Asus X553MA-KX233D is armed with a 2 cell Li-ion battery which can provide a backup of up to 4 hours. On the connectivity front, the machine is loaded with features like Ethernet port, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 slot, WLAN, digital media reader and VGA port.
The Asus X553MA-KX233D has been made for executing simple business demands of the user and doesn't ask you to spend much. In order to justify the price, the manufacturer has skipped a good configuration and any user friendly OS. However, the presence of a sound battery, high speed USB port and powerful optical drive is commendable.