Asus X552EA-DH41

Specifications

Asus X552EA-DH41Notebook: Asus X552EA-DH41 (X552 Series)
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-5000
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8330
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus X552EA-DH41

60% ASUS X552EA-DH41
Source: Comp Reviews English
For those looking for an extremely low cost laptop, the ASUS X552EA-DH41 is probably one of the most affordable out there. The performance is going to be below what many of the Intel based systems have to offer but it is still sufficient for those that just a basic laptop. Of course, with its low cost comes some significant limitations.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

ASUS X552EA – безотказный недорогой ноутбук
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; good performance; decent sound system. Negative: Poor battery life; poor display; poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2014

Comment

Model:

For those looking for a budget-friendly low cost laptop, the Asus X552EA-DH41 might be worth a look. The laptop comes equipped with an AMD A4-5000 quad-core processor that runs at 1.5 GHz. Don't expect it to do anything more than your basic web browsing, office programs and watching movies. It will drastically come to a crawl if you open any resource-hungry applications.

It comes paired with 4 GB of RAM. It's enough to run some applications simultaneously but when you start opening too many, you will notice the speed drop. The fact that it only has one slot for memory means upgrading this will require you to replace the 4 GB stick rather than just adding another stick. The storage is a conventional 500 GB HDD, which sacrifices on performance but it is able to keep the price low.

An upside however is it comes with two USB 3.0 ports so expanding your storage that way is a viable option. The display is nothing special, it's just a standard 15.6 inch screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution which is another way to cut costs, keeping the price low. The battery is claimed to last you roughly 4 hours of mixed use. This laptop's biggest selling point is its low price point which makes it a solid buy for those looking for a simple machine.

AMD Radeon HD 8330:

An integrated GCN-based GPU with 128 shader units and no dedicated VRAM. It is typically clocked at 500 MHz and paired with AMD Richland A4-5000 "Kabini" APUs.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


A4-5000: Quad-core APU for low-end laptops, codenamed Kabini. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates an Radeon HD 8330 graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-05- 6 (Update: 2014-05- 6)