Affordable and simple
Display and Build
The ASUS X553MA-XX513D arrives with a 15.6-inch HD TFT Colour display with LED backlit and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in an unfussy white coloured outfit. Despite looking pretty bulky with a thickness of 36.5mm, the device doesn't have much weight.
Configuration and OS
For driving its processes, the ASUS X553MA-XX513D is loaded with a 2.1GHz Intel Pentium dual-core N3540 processor from the 4th generation series. Assisting the CPU is a 2GB DDR3 RAM which can pose problems while running multiple powerful applications. The RAM's memory can be further increased up to 4GB through the two user accessible DIMM ports. The responsibility of managing rich videos is given to the inbuilt Intel HD GPU. It lacks any preloaded operating system.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
At the top of the display, you can find a webcam which supports online video calls. The 500GB SATA HDD functioning at 5,400rpm offers plenty of space for creating a library of files. With the SuperMulti DVD Drive, you can also store info on disks and retrieve them whenever required. Powered by ASUS SonicMaster, the stereo speakers provide rich multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The ASUS X553MA-XX513D promises to deliver uninterrupted service for a maximum period of 4.3 hours thanks to a 2 cell Li-ion battery. From the connectivity and networking point of view, the device supports one USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 slot, WLAN, Ethernet port, Bluetooth v4.0, VGA port, HDMI out and digital media reader.
If you are looking for a simple laptop which comes at a low price and efficient enough to manage moderately powerful tasks, you can shortlist the ASUS X553MA-XX513D. It definitely impresses with features like USB 3.0 port, nice battery backup and powerful DVD drive but lacks anything lucrative in terms of main features.