A budget laptop that's more than its weight implies
The ASUS Vivobook f402ba-eb94 is a great choice for people on a tight budget who want a laptop with good performance, a long battery life and an appealing design. It's also a good choice for young professionals and students who need an ultraportable device for school or work.
First, it comes with a 256GB solid state drive, which is enough to boot Windows 10 smoothly and launch most of your apps. It also has 8GB of RAM, which is more than enough to run most Windows programs.
This Vivobook is also powered by an AMD A9-9420 dual core processor (with a Radeon R5 GPU). It's not the latest AMD APU, but it's a decent CPU for most day-to-day tasks, and it's fast enough to handle 3D gaming if you're into that sort of thing.
As for the display, it's not as high-resolution as some of its competitors, but it still has plenty of detail to offer when viewing web pages or watching HD movies. That's especially true when you're in the sweet spot of the screen, but colors do wash out a little bit when you're looking at it from far away.
The keyboard on this Asus laptop isn't backlit, but it does have a chiclet style that is comfortable to type on for longer periods of time. It has excellent key travel and it integrates well with Windows 10 gestures. The touchpad is a one-piece affair that does an excellent job tracking finger movements, even when the laptop is turned off.