The Asus Q502l is a good choice for budget-conscious consumers who need a laptop with an impressive set of features for a reasonable price. It has a great display, excellent battery life, and an elegant design that makes it stand out from its competitors.
The Q502l is built on an Intel Core i5-4210U "Haswell" dual-core processor with integrated HD 4400 graphics. The combination is enough to power flawless work in Office applications, smooth web browsing, and seamless multitasking.
It also supports Intel Wireless Display technology for watching videos and other media on the fly. The Asus also has a solid selection of ports and slots, including three USB 3.0 connectors, HDMI video jack, media card reader, Wi-Fi wireless, Gigabit LAN, and Bluetooth connections.
The 15.6-inch IPS screen on the Q502l isn't as sharp or vibrant as some higher end notebooks, but it's still very good for this class of laptop. Its pixel pitch of 0.39 mm is more than twice the 1.33 mm found on many high-end models, and it's well-suited for finger touch input.
The color accuracy on the Asus is surprisingly good considering the price tag. The panel's average brightness of 190 nits and contrast ratio of 300:1 are on par with panels in much more expensive notebooks. However, Blue and Magenta colors appear more inaccurate at lower saturation levels than on more expensive panels.
The Q502l also features a very efficient keyboard, which isn't the most stylish looking on a cheap notebook, but it does provide reliable response times and inputs without skipping frames or depressing keys in tablet mode. It also has a full-size touchpad, which isn't as small as you might expect in this price range, but it does a decent job of multi-touch.