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Asus X502CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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Review on the Asus X502CA
Asus X502CA 15-inch Notebook Test
Reviews Asus X502CA 15.6 Laptop PC - Intel Pent
MAFIA 2 TEST ON NOTEBOOK ASUS x502ca (NOT FOR PLAYING)

8 Reasons For

Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Asus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Asus X502CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X502CA range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and type.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X502CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This Asus laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X502CA.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X502CA has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X502CA.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the EliteBook 820, or the EliteBook 820 both from HP or the Lenovo L540 (£600.00).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus X502CA is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X502CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X502CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X502CA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Asus X502CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X502CA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X502CA.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Latitude E5530 (£591.60), or the Lenovo ThinkPad L540.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of laptops of a similar age and type to the X502CA range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Asus X502CA has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 320GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP Probook 650 is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook U554 (£699.99) (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 17R (£569.99), or the Vostro 14 5000 both from DELL.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 640 (£770.38) (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the X502CA the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X502CA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X502CA the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Asus X502CA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 38 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X502CA is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X502CA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the EliteBook 820, or the EliteBook 840 (£600.25) both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X502CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Asus portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X502CA has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the ProBook 4540s, or the ProBook 4540s (£479.99) both from HP which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Inspiron 17 7737 (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 (£514.22) (17.3") both from DELL or the Asus X75A (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X502CA has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus X502CA has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X502CA.

Other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 17R (£569.99), the Latitude E5530 (£591.60), or the Latitude E6430 all from DELL.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the X75A (£462.59) (6GB and cheaper), or the X552CL (£465.95) (6GB and cheaper) both from Asus.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus X502CA has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X502CA.

Other 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 13.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 13 3440 (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the Asus X502CA has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude E6430 (2kg and cheaper), or the HP 455 (2kg and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
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Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Internal Memory
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Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
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Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

29 January 2014

Asus X502CA to ?wietny sprz?t dla osoby, która chce kupi? laptop do 1500 z? z fabrycznie zainstalowanym systemem Windows 8. Urz?dzenie dodatkowo zosta?o wykonane bardzo solidnie, wi?c u?ytkownicy...

Dobrze wykonana obudowa, dobry dwik, obecno Windows 8.1, obecno USB 3.0
Saby ekran, do gona praca

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 16 May 2014 by William H.
(Verified Purchase)

Screen turned and stayed white on the second day of owning it, so I decided to return it instead of wait a couple weeks to get it replaced. Tech support was very professional and didn't try to... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2014 by Elizabeth Y.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, the computer is great. I am happy with my purchase. I am investing in a wireless mouse though...

The weight, and feel of this computer is the absolute best. It serves the purpose I bought it for, which is too lug around a rather large campus. The screen size is awesome as well
Extremely Light
Thin
ASUS's SonicMaster really is amazing. I've never heard any laptop even come close to the crisp, warm, and clean sound that this laptop can make. I really was blown away by it
I don't ever write reviews, but this computer made me. This stupid touchpad mouse is the worst thing I have ever dealt with in my life. It is so touchy just while typing this my hand grazed it and I a
Slow. I can't even listen to music on Youtube or Google Music while browsing websites in other tabs without the music stopping or stuttering until the page is finished loading. It also took me about 4
The touchpad is awful. It's hypersensitive and yet somehow also poorly responsive. The left and right buttons are part of the touchpad, so you can't click on things without making the computer think y

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus x502, asus x502c, x502caxx038, asus i33217, asus x502ca, x502caxx038h, asus i33217u, asus x502caxx050, asus x502caxx038, asus x502caxx038h, asus x502caxx050h
Barcodes 04716659425625

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