Asus is famous for making laptops and tablets that are very well priced. Throughout the years, I believe I have never once heard the word ‘expensive’ and ‘Asus’ uttered in the same sentence. Here is a list of very affordable laptops from the brand, as well as a couple with excellent specs-price ratios.
The ASUS 1015E 10.1-inch Laptop
Since the introduction of tablets a couple of years ago, the word ‘netbook’ have faded into oblivion. For those of us that remembers what a netbook is, the 10.1-inch ASUS 1015E is netbook model and at the time of writing, one of the brand’s cheapest laptops. This model comes with a Intel Celeron 847 processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, Windows 8 and a 10.1-inch, 1366 x768 resolution HD display.
The battery on the device is rated to last up to 7.5 hours on a single charge. It measures 10.32 x 7.01 x 0.93 inches and weighs 2.8 pounds. It may not have the computing muscle to run heavy tasks smoothly but this laptop would make an excellent buy for anyone that is looking for a laptop that is slim, light and affordable to perform simple computing tasks. During the netbook’s heyday, Asus did after all (and probably still do) make the best netbooks in the market. The Asus 1015E is currently on sale for just under $260 each.
The ASUS X552EA 15.6-inch Laptop
For those of us who prefer a full-sized, full-featured laptop, you can consider the 15.6-inch ASUS X552EA. This model comes with a quad-core 1.5Ghz AMD A4-5000 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a DVD optical drive and a 15.6-inch 1366×768 resolution HD screen. The device measures around 15 x 10 x 1.2 inches in profile and weighs 5.1 pounds. Its decent set of specs allows you to perform moderate-heavy computing tasks seamlessly and the larger size translates to a more favorable experience when it comes to watching movies and typing comfort. You can get an ASUS X552EA for less than $350, which is a very good price for a laptop of this caliber.
The ASUS Vivobook S500CA 15.6 Touchscreen Laptop
Asus’s Vivobook series is akin to Apple’s Macbook Pro laptop series. They are powerful and are usually a little slimmer and lighter than their mainstream counter parts. The ASUS Vivobook S500CA comes with a 1.7Ghz Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB for storage and runs on Windows 8. It measures just 0.85 inches in thickness and weighs 4.6 pounds. This model has an aluminum casing that gives it a premium feel and look. At the time of writing, this laptop retails at around $570 each.
The ASUS Q200E 11.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop
For a better balance between size, form and function, the ASUS Q200E laptop is definitely worth consideration. It measures 11.9 x 7.9 x 0.9 inches and weighs just 3.1 pounds, which is relatively portable by mainstream laptop standards. Despite its size, it still packs in a some decent computing power with its 1.8Ghz, Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 500GB for storage. It also has a 11.6-inch HD touchscreen display. This model would make an excellent buy for those who are looking for a laptop with the computing power of full-sized laptops, yet has the portability factor of smaller and lighter laptops. You can be the proud owner of the Asus Q200E for less than $380.
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