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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.
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.
60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.