Go for the ASUS X401U-BE20602Z if you are looking for a laptop that comes at a decent price and is capable of meeting decent computing needs. It features a paltry AMD processor but impresses with its 500GB hard disk and webcam. The standard RAM and Windows 8 OS make it a good product for multitasking in this price range.
Display and Build
The ASUS X401U-BE20602Z sports a 14-inch HD LED backlit display which provides moderately sharp and rich viewing experience with a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a simply designed black coloured outfit which has an impressive weight of 1.8kg and can be easily carried around.
Processor and OS
Acting as the brains of the ASUS X401U-BE20602Z is a 1.7GHz AMD dual-core E2-1800 processor. Assisting the processor in executing multitasking is a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which is further expandable via the two unused memory slots. The integrated AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics processor is capable of dealing with standard games and videos smartly. It ships with 64 bit Windows 8 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The presence of a 1MP webcam embedded in the bezel above the display makes sure that you can enjoy high resolution video calls. And the digital microphone enables you to get rid of any disturbance due to background noise during the same. The 500GB SATA hard disk provides plenty of space for creating a library of files. It also gets stereo speakers for multimedia purposes.
Battery and Connectivity
The ASUS X401U-BE20602Z is capable of rendering uninterrupted service for a maximum period of 4 hours with a Li-ion battery. From the connectivity and networking point of view, the laptop supports WLAN, digital media reader, VGA port, HDMI out and one USB 3.0 slot.