If you’re always on the go, due to your job, for example, you need a compact laptop, requiring as less space as possible in your briefcase or luggage. One great model for this is the Asus Q302LA-BBI5T19, a 13.3″ convertible laptop, which can easily be transformed in a tablet, for increased accessibility. Besides this, it has a pre-installed copy of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, so you will be able to enjoy the latest features!
The laptop is powered by a 5th gen Intel Core i5-5200U mobile processor, running at 2.2 GHz, alongside 6 GB of DDR3L RAM. If you feel the need for more, the latter can be increase with 2 more, in order to obtain 8 GB of RAM and more power for running multiple tasks at once.
As for the graphics department, the Asus Q302LA-BBI5T19 is using an Intel HD Graphics on-board chip, with shared video memory, but still able to provide decent image quality and even run some casual games.
Finally, in terms of storage, it features a 1 TB hard disk drive, providing enough capacity for all your files, like HD videos, music or photos.
If you like to add a keyboard or a mouse, it can be done using one of the three USB ports (2 x 3.0 and 1 x 2.0) The laptop also features a built-in media reader, supporting SD cards, so you can easily transfer photos from you camera or smartphone. It doesn’t come with a built-in DVD/CD drive, so you can opt for an external one, if you want to transfer files.
In terms of connectibity, Asus Q302LA-BBI5T19 has an HDMI output, allowing you to connect it to a bigger display or use a dual-monitor setup. The next-gen wireless module connects to hotspots three times faster than regular Wireless-N, while the Fast Ethernet LAN port provides quick wired Web access.
The LED-backlit TFT-LCD display measures just 13.3″ and has a standard HD ready resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Still, thanks to the reduced size, it’s has an increased pixel density, compared to a standard 15.6″ laptop, therefore, it’s able to deliver crisp and clear images.
Above, it has a built-in 1.0 webcam, with an integrated microphone, which makes it very easy to chat with your family or friends, through Hangouts or Skype.
A feature that we really like is the Nuance Dragon voice assistant. You can control the laptop using simple voice commands and no hands.
Design-wise, the Asus Q302LA-BBI5T19 comes with a brushed-hairline-aluminum finish, which creates a very sleek look. The laptop weighs 3.75 lbs and measures 0.87″ in thickness, having a very rigid, but lightweight frame. The backlit keyboard adss an extra style touch, enabling you to use it in darker environments, while the IceCool design keeps the temperatures low, even after intensive use. Thanks to the special hinge system, you can use it in various modes, like tablet, stand or tent.
The Asus Q302LA-BBI5T19 is available for $699.99, including a copy of Microsoft Windows 10 and a software package, containing titles like Fresh Paint, Pinball FX 2, Kindle and a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium.