Asus Q502LA-BBI5T12 15.6 inch 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop

Asus Q502LA-BBI5T12 15.6 inch 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop

Convertible Asus Q502LA-BBI5T12 Touch
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Asus Q502LA-BBI5T12 is a great looking 15.6 inch 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop with higher specs and features such as a 4th generation mid-range Intel i5 processor, large amounts of storage space and system memory, a backlit keyboard, long battery life, IPS display, faster 802.11ac wireless technology with the obvious functionality of being a convertible PC. It has a mid-range price tag and doesn’t seem to sacrifice specs and features for the sake of being a tablet and laptop in one.

Asus Q502LA comes with a Haswell dual core ultra low voltage Intel i5-4210U processor (3MB L3 cache) with a base speed of 1.7 GHz up to 2.7GHz with turbo boost that gives you more speed when the task at hand requires it and stay at lower speeds for less power usage when you don’t need the speed and hyper threading that enables four way smart processing- dual cores being able to handle four threads in parallel. The maximum power consumption (TDP- Thermal Design Power) is only 15 watts, which helps the long battery life on a single charge and the overall durability.

It offers very decent multitasking power with the 8GB DDR3 SDRAM memory that is expandable to 12 GB, 1TB hard drive at 5400rpm rotating speed as quite a large space for your files- photos, movies, songs and fairly fast read and write times. 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system with its extra features, enhanced performance, ability to customise more as well as a more familiar screen and start button option for those that favour Windows 7. As this is a model with a touchscreen, you’ll get to make much better use of the operating system.

15.6 inch LED-backlit high definition touch display with IPS technology with 178 degree viewing angles, 1366x768 pixel resolution and Intel HD 4400 graphics offering lush visuals- sharp images with vibrant colours. It is great that this Asus is Intel WiDi capable so you can show the content on your laptop directly and wirelessly on your large screen HDTV, it also has an HDMI port that allows viewing high definition content with a single HDMI cable for both audio and video. Sound quality is adequate to decent through the built-in double stereo speakers. It comes with an integrated 1.0MP HD webcam with microphone for Skype chats and video conferencing for work purposes.

Asus Q502LA-BBI5T12 15.6 inch 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop
Gray aluminium chassis with a convertible flip hinge Asus Q502LA can be used both as a tablet with an intuitive and responsive touch display and a laptop and it is only 0.9 inch thick (dimensions of 10.20 x 15 x 0.90 inches) and weighs 4.9 pounds providing portability. The chiclet keyboard with white/silver keys is backlit for easier typing in low light and a numeric keypad for easier data entry, one-piece trackpad with the integrated left and right buttons as well as a cool palm rest even after hours of being on the computer. 4-cell polymer battery seems to offer 5 to 6 hours of battery life in normal use but can last up to 7 hours if you adjust the brightness.

There is no optical drive on this model but you can use external DVD drives if you need to. Nuance Dragon Assistant allows you to control things by speech. Connectivity options include a Media Card Reader that supports Secure Digital, SDHC and SDXC formats, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 802.11ac wireless LAN for a larger range and up to 3 times faster wireless speeds than the conventional WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting to your MP3 player, smart phone and other Bluetooth devices without wires, 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connectivity, an HDMI port, 1mp webcam with built-in microphone, Windows button on the right to get to the Start page and a Security cable lock slot.

Conclusion: Asus Q502LA-BBI5T12 is a 2-in-1 convertible PC with a contemporary design of a rotatable hinge that allows the machine to be used as a normal laptop or a tablet and unlike some of these modern day flexible convertible PCs that cost a lot, it maintains high performance levels with the mid-range i5-4210U processor, 8GB RAM and a good variety of connectivity options that make it easy to perform your daily tasks such as surfing the net, photo and video editing, word processing, working on spreadsheets, playing songs and videos and using several applications at once but you shouldn’t expect great gaming performance here without using at least a mid-range discrete graphics card. Intel HD 4400 is better than the HD 4000 but still not adequate for playing the latest games at high resolutions. It is a decent modern computer overall that offers flexibility, functionality and modern day features at a fair price.

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