Asus X551MA-RCLN03 laptop is the $280 laptop which can offer you affordability and also can give you performance which is more than your expectations. There is 4GB RAM configured and the hard disk is 500 GB. The screen size is 15.6 inches which is the best possible display size for any laptop.
Asus X551MA-RCLN03 laptop is powered by Intel Celeron N2815 processor which meets most of the user computing needs and this is main component of any computer. This processor operates at a speed of 1.86 GHz and it can provide 2.13 GHz processing speed when it operates in the boost mode. The laptop is powered by a 3 cell lithium ion battery which is expected to provide battery back up close to 2 or 3 hours. There 1 MB of processor cache memory which is optimum size of processor cache. The RAM memory of 4 GB is of DDR3 type and there is no expandability option available to the user. Since the RAM is limited to 4 GB it doesn’t really make a difference when it comes to using 32 bit or 64 bit operating system. The 500 GB hard disk present in this laptop works at a speed which provides the user very faster access to media even if is in the order of several GBs.
There is optical drive present in Asus X551MA-RCLN03 but there is no direct labeling feature present in this laptop. There is a digital media card reader slot built into this laptop thus the user can direct connect their various types of memory cards and access the contents of the same without searching for an USB based card reader.
The Intel HD graphics card takes care of the graphics processing thus playing games and HD videos will be a feast to the eyes. There is MPEG Playback capability and there is built in webcam also to support video chatting with friends and family. There is no Svideo output and the audio is boosted by SonicMaster and Asus AudioWizard and the internal speakers are sufficient to provide the user with room filling audio. There is only one USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports. There are loads of budget laptops which lack USB 3.0 ports but this laptop gives the user at least one USB 3.0 port using which they can get access to the latest technology. When you are copying data from external USB mass storage device to you are laptop and if you are not having USB 3.0 compatibility then it will take you a lot of time.
Asus X551MA-RCLN03 comes loaded with Windows 8 operating system and there is a HDMI output port too. This should be the best budget laptop that is every made and if you are looking for one then this is the one you should be buying.