Perfect for those who don't use CPU configuration as status symbol among peers :) :D
by luck! on 2016-03-11
I was earlier using DELL Inspiron 1525 laptop with core 2 Duo processor which I bought in 2008(costing about Rs.44,000), during my college days and it was enough for my computing requirements. Sadly it crashed few days back, so I decided to buy Dell Vostro 15 3558 with Core i3 processor but it was costing about Rs.24,935, then I decided to look for other alternatives as the premium paid for higher CPU configuration would not yield much for me. At this instance I came across Asus Eeebooks 11.6 inch laptop costed about Rs.14.5k and considered it to be value for money but then came a lightening deal on 04.Mar.16 from Amazon and I was able to buy this cool 14 inch Eeebook 402MA at the price of Rs.14,699/-(delivered by the ever dependable: Cloudtail).
Just to be sure I compared my Intel Core2 Duo T5250 processor and the Intel Celeron N2840 offered in this Eeebook on "Cpuboss" website, Celeron N2840 scored 6.3/10 against 1.7/10 of the former. So the present processor quite nicely fulfils all my requirements of web browsing, little gaming, ms office and entertainment too apart from these the notebook has a classy feel.
I called ASUS India helpline for warranty and was told they offered 1 year warranty from the date of Invoice upon verification. They emailed me the proforma and I filled the proforma and submitted to them with a soft-copy of the invoice and next day got an email from ASUS conforming the warranty....
Hope the review will be of some use for others like me going through a tough time finding a laptop among the myriad of options.....
by aneesh mathew vergis on 2016-03-03
Actually its an eebook..
I simply like it..celeron dual core more than enough for office works...with windows 10 it works smoothly..you getnearly 12 GB space out of 32GB eMMC...but can add hdd..its an on the go laptop..slim like a macbook air...
by NA on 2016-04-29
Received E402SA instead of E402MA. The one i received is only 1.6 GHZ processor instead of 2.1 GHZ.
I bought it for my parents so a processor of 1.6 GHZ does not matter much.
It's a good laptop, but the above issue spoiled it for me. I am not writing a detailed review which otherwise I would have.
I bought samsung EVO 750 SSD (120GB) as someone else suggested. Installation (fitting it in) was easy and took 10 minutes.
Then struggled to clone the hard disk (actually eMMC) to SSD. Tried EaseUS and Macrium and failed. Then came across 'Samsung Data migration' software [...]
This worked like a charm - cloned in 9 minutes, made the SSD as C drive, and made the existing eMMC disk 'offline'. See pic.
Speed seems better. Will check benchmarks and report it here.
Like another reviewer here
by Amazon Customer on 2016-05-31
Like another reviewer here, I also received the 402SA model.
No complaints about the performance though - its speed is alright for my usage (docx/ ppt editing, heavy browsing). The laptop (as also the charger) is lightweight , very good battery performance (can be fully charged up from 10% within ~ 2 hours, and runs for ~ 5.5 hours for medium to heavy usage). It came along with a set of tiny screws, which are essential for getting an HDD installed.
@ appearance: sleek, but smudges too easily.
Good product for light programs
by Orville Cota on 2016-05-14
1. It's very good for basic use like entertainment and light MS Office work. Work in MS Office involving graphics or pictures will be difficult to work with.
2. Great battery life of about 6-8 hours.
3. Noiseless operation.
4. Screen is very clear and crisp.
5. Touchpad is very responsive and supports Windows 10 multi touch features which are very useful. It is very smooth too.
6. The eBook is comparatively light and has an impressive build quality.
1. Your OS is stuck to the 32GB eMMC storage. I tried to move the OS on the internal SSD which I installed and found it to be inconvenient.
2. MS Office with moderate graphics or pictures will be difficult to work with.( I used MS Office 2013).
3. Using the VGA camera is not recommended except for in extreme conditions. An average phones front facing camera is much better.
4. The surface of the eBook is easily subjected to smudges.
This is just a perfect laptop for daily use.
by Sanket K on 2016-03-14
Laptop design is good, tactile finish is giving premium look. Slim in size and finish is also impressive. keyboard is also giving premium feel. Price is unbelievable for this classic premium design. You can upgrade your laptop storage up-to 3 TB, it comes with slot for HDD upgrade.
Avoid buying the 2GB version... Get atleast ...
by Pranav T. on 2016-06-25
Avoid buying the 2GB version... Get atleast a 4g laptop even it costs few thousand more.. Also please note this one does not come with Office 360 subscription and which is very costly to buy seperately
gets the job done. not that powerful. i ...
by aman kalra on 2016-03-27
gets the job done. not that powerful. i use it as a secondary laptop for MS word. if you want to use it everyday, then this isnt the product you are looking for .
Good product for your basic requirements
by Samiran Ghosh on 2016-02-29
Well I was looking for a device which will help me to do basic work like Surfing, Doing some Word Excel work and downloading movie. It works fine for all of this, I have also installed a 500 GB HDD which is also working fine. The Height for installing the HDD is small as a result I have to forcefully cover the same. I am quite happy as of now.
by Amazon Customer on 2016-05-11
by Elton Hurtis on 2016-05-22
Would've loved a bit more hard drive space
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