Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus BR1402F
Source: It Pro
At present, there are two models of the BR1402 on sale in the UK, the N200-powered BR1402F convertible touchscreen model on test for £599.99 (£499 exc VAT) and the BR1402C Core i3-N305 model, which is a conventional laptop with a 180-degree rather than a 360-degree lid hinge and a price tag of £439.99 (£365 exc VAT). Given the presence of features like the touchscreen, 13MP secondary camera, and wide range of ports, it's impossible not to see the BR1402 as pretty impressive value for money, especially if you are after something that needs to shrug off the overly enthusiastic attention of the young or the overly careless attentions of their elders. The BR1402 may be limited in performance when compared to the latest Raptor Lake Core i5 laptops, but they are more expensive. Obvious competition for the BR1402 comes from Chromebooks like the new Acer Chromebook Spin 714 but even that is more expensive and lacks the ruggedness and modularity of the BR1402.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
It’s easy to be onboard with the features and functionality of the BR1402F right up to the point where computing power is required. While educational machines don’t need the highest specifications, this CPU and GPU might not make the cut for future versions of Windows.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% workmanship: 80%
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H): Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake-h SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 32 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock speed depends on the processor model.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i3-N305: Alder Lake-N based mobile CPU with 8 efficient cores (Gracemont) with up to 3.8 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.