The all new Asus X553SA-XX284T has hit store shelves and is targeting the consumer who is looking for an all around laptop for basic home use and if color is a big concern for you as well it comes in a unique purple design which is very eye catching. Below we are going to review some of the benefits and downsides of this model to see just how well it stacks up.
Processor: Intel Pentium N3700
Memory: 4 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inch Non-Touchscreen
OS: Windows 10
It is very easy to get carried away and quickly blow your budget when looking at new laptop models but the Asus X553SA-XX284T is actually quite budget friendly making it a nice option for students or anyone who is unwilling or unable to spend a big chunk of money on a new device.
For those who like to save everything you will be happy to find a very large and spacious hard drive is included in this Asus model. The 1 TB SATA drive can fit up to 1000 GB of data making it very difficult for the average user to fill.
Being that this is a full sized laptop plus budget friendly we wouldn’t expect the battery life to really stand out but with up to 8 hours of run time on a single charge it is far from disappointing as well especially when you consider the price range of the unit.
With budget friendly pricing comes budget hardware, unfortunately that is just not something we can avoid. While the Asus X553SA-XX284T is capable of easily handling day to day use it lacks the hardware to really impress when running higher end applications. The Intel Pentium N3700 processor is one of the lower end options available from Intel and with just 4 GB of memory your getting about half what is found in many slightly more expensive laptop models.
For some this will actually be a benefit but if you are like many other consumers and have moved away from needing to use physical media the optical drive that is included on this device may seem unneeded and just adds unnecessary weight and bulk to the laptop design.
There isn’t really anything to wow us on the Asus X553SA-XX284T other then maybe the bright purple design that for some will be very eye catching but at the same time it may have some flaws but nothing that would prevent us from recommending it to somebody looking for an affordable basic use laptop.