Cheap Asus Laptops: A Brief Comparison & Features
The Eee PC series of Asus netbooks is known for being the cheapest of all and has many features to be considered. Here’s a look at the features this inexpensive series offers:
Weight: 2 to 3.09 lb.
Display Size: 7 to 10.1 inches
Resolution: 800x480 to 1024x600 pixels (glossy/matte/touch) VGA
CPU: Intel Celeron-M, Intel Atom
Speed: 0.9 to 1.66 GHz
Storage: 8 to 120GB (HDD/SSD/SDHC)
RAM: 512MB to 2GB
Battery Life: 3.4 to 10.5 hours
Web Camera: 0.3 to 1.3 mega pixel
Operating Systems: Linux, Windows XP, Windows 7 Starter (just on 1001PX)
All these features make Eee PC Notebooks perfect for someone who doesn’t need very high speed, large storage volume and many extra features. However, a gamer or a businessman can get his pick from other cheap models. Here’s a brief comparison among these cheap models in terms of processor, memory, dimensions and storage:
Processor: If you’re looking for Intel Core i3 or i5 with 1.8GHz of speed, your best bet is Asus A52 series which is the cheapest with this speed. It is also the cheapest one you’ll get in Intel Pentium Dual-core along with K40 series. To get a cheap laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo or Celeron, get one from UL50 series.
Operating System: Almost all Asus models except for Eee PC Netbook series support Windows Vista and Windows 7.
RAM: If you’re okay with up to 4GB of main memory, UL50 series is the most inexpensive one. For more RAM up to 8GB you can pick one from the Asus A52 series.
Display & Resolution: The highest resolution you can get for cheap is 1600x900 which is featured in series K40 (14") and A72 (17.3"). For lower resolution (1366x768), the cheapest one you can get is from A52 series (15.6").
Video & Gaming Experience: Looking for NVIDIA GeForce video accelerator? You can get it in all the cheap series including A52, UL50, UL30 and K40. For ATI Mobility Radeon, the cheapest pick is K52.
Storage: The least pricey model with up to 640GB HDD is from A52. Other series that supports up to 500GB HDD storage is UL50.
Web Camera: You get web camera (VGA fixed and other) in all Asus models with a resolution ranging from 0.3 to 1.3 megapixels.
Battery Life: The cheapest one with 4400 mAh battery life is A52 series. For a battery life ranging from 2200 to 5600 you can consider other cheaper series like UL50 and UL30 series.
Weight: Weight usually doesn’t matter a lot when you’re dying for quality, but the lighter the better if you’re on the go. The lightest cheapest models you can choose from include UL50 (4.6lb) and UL30 (3.3lb).
Now looking at the prices and the features you can decide what you want, and for how much.