Asus X54L-BBK4 Laptop Delivers Core i3-2330M, Lacks HDMI

Asustek has a new lower-end notebook in its lineup. It’s the 15.6-inch Asus X54L.

It is available in the US in the form of the $429.99 Asus X54L-BBK4, which includes the 2nd Generation Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz dual-core processor with the integrated Intel HD graphics, 4GB RAM, and a 500GB HDD, besides a DVD burner and 1366 x 768 screen resolution. The price tag is certainly not the lowest in the 15.6″ category, but it’s probably the cheapest one with a 2nd Gen Core i3 CPU.

Asus X54L-BBK4

The components are packed into a black 1.4″ thick chassis, altogether measuring 5.8 pounds. The lid and palmrests are covered with textured matte plastics. Unlike many new notebooks, its keyboard keys are not raised-style.

Asustek says the palm rest area on the notebook will stay cool even when the laptop is in prolonged use, because the heat-producing components are located far away from users’ palms. The hot parts are actually embedded on the underside of the motherboard.

Asus X54L-BBK4 palmrest and keyboard

The laptop features a 0.3MP web camera, Altec Lansing speakers, and a modest selection of ports and slots, including a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 connector, VGA out, and a multi-in-one media card reader. The Asus X54L-BBK4 has no HDMI port. That’s a big downside, especially given that on its website Asustek advertises the X54L as a notebook which delivers “immersive multimedia experience”.

Asus X54L-BBK4 back

On company’s website, there is also the X54HY model which includes the AMD Radeon HD 6470M dedicated graphics, besides an HDMI output.

Customers can get the Asus X54L-BBK4 at Best Buy.

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Danijel is a tech blogger who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based mobile PCs, from tablets and ultraportables to full blown gaming laptops.

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