mpressive laptop within budget
Display and Outfit
The ASUS X553MA-SX488B sports a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display offering decent viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a black coloured outfit which looks stylish with concentric circular finish on the top and has a thickness of 27.5mm and a weight of 2.3kg.
CPU and OS
For driving its processes, the ASUS X553MA-SX488B is loaded with a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron quad-core N2940 processor. It is aided by a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which is further expandable up to 8GB via two DIMM slots. The integrated Intel HD GPU takes care of rich games and movies. It runs on latest 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS to render intuitive user experience.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The ASUS X553MA-SX488B enables you to enjoy face to face video conversations with a webcam and inbuilt microphone. It takes care of the storage needs of the user with a regular 500GB SATA hard disk. The SuperMulti DVD drive with dual layer support can be used for streaming media from disks. Powered by ASUS SonicMaster technology, the stereo speakers provide rich multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
Keeping the ASUS X553MA-SX488B juiced up for a decent period of time without any disturbance is a non removable 2 cell Li-Po battery. Moving to the connectivity and networking section, we have features like Ethernet port, VGA port, HDMI out, WLAN, one USB 3.0 slot, one USB 2.0 slot, Bluetooth v4.0 and WLAN.
The ASUS X553MA-SX488B has been designed to take care of the standard computing needs of the user at home or at office. The latest Windows OS is the major plus point of this gadget. It may cause problems in terms of speed courtesy its mediocre processor which is acceptable for its price.