A desktop replacement in the body of a midrange PC, complete with high-end goodies like HDMI, eSATA and even a 10-key number pad. It performs like a desktop, too, mopping the floor with most of the competition. All that and it’s one of the least expensive 15-inchers we tested, even with a 2.53-GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM. Snap one of these up before Asus realizes what it stumbled onto and ups the cheddar on this surprising overachiever.
Aesthetic skews more “cubicle” than “hipster.” Hampered by weak gaming performance and awful battery life of just 1.3 hours.
- RAM Size: 4 GB
- Clock Rate: 2.53 GHz