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Reviews for the Asus K450CA-BH21T
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
For those wanting a full size laptop with a touchscreen, the ASUS K450CA-BH21T is probably the most compact one on the market currently. Beyond the touchscreen display though and its size, there is not much remarkable about it. If you don't need a touchscreen, there are more powerful options out there with better battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Model: This budget laptop has been developed for maximum portability, therefore it features a thickness of 1.3 inch (3.3 cm) and weighs slightly over 2 kg. The 14 inch touchscreen has a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and a reflective surface. The system is powered by an Intel Pentium 2117U dual core Processor. It also has a 4 GB PC3 12800 DD3 RAM, a 500 GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive and an integrated Intel HD graphics card. The Intel Pentium 2117U is actually a simplified and scaled down version of the Intel i3 processor, which has been modified to meet budget constraints.
Despite being economized and renamed, this processor is more than enough for undemanding everyday tasks like streaming videos, browsing the web, viewing pictures, writing documents and watching videos. Certainly, the special standout feature is the multi-touch screen here, which works well with the Windows 8 operating system for better and easier navigation. Additionally, there is a 37 Wh battery, which provides a battery life of three to four hours. If you are looking for a simple, user-friendly, compact laptop, this is an ideal option to consider.
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge): In the mobile Ivy Bridge Celeron and Pentium CPUs integrated processor graphics card. The HD Graphics is the slower, GT1 called, part with less execution units (EUs) and only one texture sampler - compared to the GT2 HD Graphics 4000.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
2117U: Ultra Low Voltage Dual-core processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Ivy Bridge core are deactivated.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.