The Asus Eeebook E402M is a Intel Celeron dual core powered notebook that comes loaded with 2GB RAM and 32GB EMMC HDD. It is running Windows 10 over a 14 inch screen. This notebook price in India is Rs. 16,300.
Asus E402M Unboxing
Inside the box you will get the notebook, travel charger, user manual and warranty card.
Asus Eeebook E402M design and display
This notebook comes in different color options; I got the red one for the review. The E402M is almost covered up with the single colour, that includes the touch pad too (check image below). This gives a unique and premium look, and is also eye catchy. It’s with a metallic finishing with a very good build.
Notebook weight is 1.6Kg with battery, its portable and comfortable to use. The Eeebook E402M comes with 14 inch HD LED back-lit glare display that supports 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. Color reproduction is good and the viewing angles are okay.
On the left side there is DC in, RJ 45 port, VGA port, HDMI port, USB 3.0 port and multi card reader. On the right side there is USB 2.0 port and combo audio / mic jack. There are LED indications on the front (check E402M video review). E402M comes with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Memory, Storage and OS
There is 2GB RAM and 32GB EMMC storage. But the best part is that on the bottom side there is HDD compartment, just remove one screw and you will be able to open the HDD cover, inside you can attach a Hard Drive and expand the storage further – kind of dedicated storage, adding a HDD will also slightly increase the notebook weight.
Do note that a HDD drive does not come for free you will need to spend extra money on that. Though not specifically mentioned but I guess you can use up to 3TB HDD. AHCI is supported.
This notebook is running Windows 10 out of the box. You will get 15GB to 19GB free space on the 32GB EMMC.
Hardware and Performance
The Asus Eeebook E402M is powered by Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz dual core processor that can be turbo boosted up to 2.5GHz. There is 1MB cache and E402M is 64 bit architecture. You get full sized chicklet keyboard that is pretty accurate and comfortable. The touch pad supports gestures.
This Notebook is also using Ice Asus Cool Technology that helps keep the body temperature between 28 to 35 degrees. Plus there are large chamber dual speakers using SonicMaster sound technology. Sound quality is really good, it sounds better with earphones / headphones but sound output is a bit low when using loud speaker.
This is not a very powerful notebook (nova benchmark score 288) but good enough for browsing, chatting, checking emails, for music, watching movies, office work (Word / Excel / PowerPoint), you can also use image editor / video editor and to some extent play games. There is a VGA camera too on the front.
This notebook comes with built in 4 cell battery that delivers up to 6 to 8 hours of continuous usage time.
Asus E402M is a very good notebook with an attractive price tag. It gives the feel of a proper laptop, though not really that powerful but does a decent job and meant for basic usage. Processing power/performance is somewhat slightly better than netbook. This Asus notebook also gives you an option to add a HDD if required.
It is a very good buy if you are looking for a notebook for under Rs. 17,000.
Rating [4.5 out of 5] cannot use decimals in rating box below.