Don’t be fooled into thinking that an Intel powered laptop is your only option when deciding what you want to spend your money on, AMD is still around and producing some great processors as we see in the all new Asus R511DA-BB10-CB. One advantage Asus has by going with AMD over Intel is the ability to be much more aggressive in price for what you get and below we will take a bit closer look at this model and see how well it stacks up.
Processor: AMD Quad-Core A10-8700P
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inch Non-Touchscreen
OS: Windows 10
Even without the Intel logo on the front the Asus R511DA-BB10-CB is a well powered device which is going to give you much better performance then your going to find in one of those budget friendly laptop models. The AMD quad-core A10-8700P along with 8 GB of memory is a great combination for users who want a laptop that can keep up with them even when they are running higher end applications or doing some heavy multi-tasking.
The HD LED backlit display is 15.6 inches in size giving you a much better viewing area then some of the compact options on the market. The clear picture is great for entertainment such as watching the latest movie or going through your recent holiday photos.
Talking about movies and photos if you are somebody who wants to save everything on their laptop the large 1 TB hard drive will easily cover your storage requirements without having to worry about running out of space.
The lack of touch screen for some will probably be the biggest downside on the Asus R511DA-BB10-CB. This technology has exploded over the last couple of years and many people of become accustomed to using touch instead of just a mouse and keyboard to navigate their laptop devices.
Laptops are meant to be portable but this model is a little on the bulky side coming in at a heavy 4.76 Kg. One of the main reasons for this is the fact Asus has left the optical drive intact instead of removing it like so many others. If your on the go often lugging this around might be a concern.
The Asus R511DA-BB10-CB gives you a great reason to consider an AMD powered laptop as your next purchase as it has kept the downsides to a minimum and provides a well balanced blend of performance, features and of course price.
If you are looking for a Intel version instead, the ASUS F554LA would be a good option: