The ASUS X553MA-XX538B is a pocket friendly laptop with the ability to handle simple computing tasks only. The presence of latest Windows OS is a bonus in this price range.
Display and Build
The ASUS X553MA-XX538B carries a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit Glare display which offers greater amount of brightness and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is housed in a simply designed black coloured outfit which has a thickness of 25.3mm and a weight of 2.2kg.
Configuration and OS
Under the hood, the ASUS X553MA-XX538B is loaded with a 2.6GHz Intel Pentium quad-core N3540 processor from the third generation. It is coupled with a 2GB DDR3 RAM which operates at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 16GB via two DIMM slots. For better management of rich games and videos, it depends on the integrated Intel HD GPU. It sails on latest 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS to render intuitive user experience.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The presence of a simple webcam and inbuilt microphone enables you to enjoy face to face video conversations via Skype. It accounts for the storage needs of the user with a standard 500GB SATA hard disk running at 5,400rpm. The ASUS X553MA-XX538B also gets a SuperMulti DVD drive which can be used for transferring data via disks. Powered by SonicFocus technology, the stereo speakers render rich multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The ASUS X553MA-XX538B sips the required amount of fuel from a sealed 2 cell Li-Po battery. Connectivity and networking features loaded in the gadget include one USB 3.0 slot, VGA port, Bluetooth v4.0, one USB 2.0 slot, digital media reader, HDMI out, WLAN and Ethernet port.