Asus Q501LA-BSI5T19 15.6 inch Touchscreen Notebook PC Review

Asus Q501LA-BSI5T19 15.6 inch Touchscreen Notebook PC Review

15.6 inch Asus Q501LA-BSI5T19
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Black Asus Q501LA-BSI5T19 is a 15.6 inch touchscreen laptop with a 4th generation ultra low voltage i5 processor offering battery usage efficiency and dynamic performance boost when needed.. A unique design and performance mid-range laptop offering great features and technical specs, portable, sturdy, fast with plenty of horsepower you will like at a great price. This is a certified refurbished laptop by the manufacturer, meaning very small or no wear and comes with all original accessories and a 90-day warranty.

Asus Q501LA is offered with a Haswell dual core i5-4200U processor at 1.6GHz to 2.6GHz speed with turbo boost function- extra power when needed and power efficiency when not and hyper threading with two cores handling four threads in parallel, 8GB high bandwidth DDR3 SDRAM to run demanding programs, apps and several browsers and tabs at once smoothly and efficiently, 750GB HDD Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm speed with a large capacity to hold quite a few videos, photos and songs and 64-bit English Windows 8.1 operating system that is optimised for touch function.

15.6 inch Full HD energy efficient LED backlit touch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution for sharpness and clarity- crisp details and vivid colours but a bit of a reflective screen problem is reported by one of the customers, IPS technology for up to 178 degree viewing angles, Intel HD Graphics 4400 that often comes with the low voltage CPUs offering decent multimedia performance in streaming videos and great quality images with less power usage but not really suitable for the latest games at high resolutions, previous games can be played at high though. It comes with a 1MP rear webcam with microphone for teleconferencing with colleagues or chatting live on Skype and Intel Wireless Display- WiDi that transmits content from internet or hard drive to your large screen HDTV wirelessly.

Asus Q501LA-BSI5T19 15.6 inch Touchscreen Notebook PC Review
Brushed-hairline aluminum finish in black sleek Asus weighs 5.1 pounds with measurements of 10 x 0.90 x 15.10 inches- has a slim and light design for portability but is still solid. It comes with an island style backlit keyboard with smooth chiclet keys that allow you to type easily in the dark or dim light, 10-key numeric pad for easy data entry and Clickpad touchpad supporting 3-finger gestures. The 4-cell polymer battery gives you up to 4 hours and 38 minutes battery life. There is no optical drive on this model but a good range of connectivity options such as the 802.11ac WiFi wireless with up to 3 times speed and wider coverage, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, an HDMI port, 3 x USB 3.0 ports, Media Reader supporting SD, SDXC, SDHC and MMC formats, Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack and Dragon voice recognition to control your apps with basic voice instructions.

Conclusion: Asus Q501LA-BSI5T19 is a solid and well-built computer with a Full HD touchscreen that offers a super sharp display with beautiful colours and clear image, the IceCool design- heat generating components are away from your palm rest so you don’t feel heat even after hours of being on the computer, a compact body, generous amounts of memory and hard drive meaning advanced multitasking and plenty of storage for all your files (5400rpm is equal to standard but fast enough read and write times), Bluetooth and 3 x USB 3.0 ports but no DVD drive to enhance portability, good performance levels- although not suitable for advanced gaming you will be more than fine with most things you do on a day-to-day basis. It looks stylish and modern, battery life is satisfactory, backlit keyboard is nice to have, touchpad works fine- is responsive. Windows 8 would be the biggest problem for most here but having the touch display makes it easier and the lack of DVD Drive may be another but not many people are needing or using them these days- being slightly older technology and the battery is not easy to replace. But it sure is overall a great computer at a rather affordable price.

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