[REVIEW] ASUS BR1102F – Ready to Take Damage Laptop

ASUS BR1102F is an updated ASUS BR1100F which I reviewed 2 years ago. The same laptop that designed with kids abuse in mind but with some internal updates. Aesthetically, there isn’t much of a difference.

Here’s a short review of the ASUS BR1102F laptop in video format.

ASUS BR1102F’s Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Processor N100
  • Graphics: Intel UHD
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • Display: 11.6″ HD (1,366 x 768), 16:9, 60Hz, IPS Panel, 250 nits, 50% NTSC, 63% Screen-to-body Ratio
  • Storage: 128GB UFS 3.1 + 1x M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0×4 Empty Slot
  • Ports: 1x USB C 3.2 Gen 2 (PD/Display), 1x USB C 2.0 (PD) 1x USB A 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB A 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, and 3.5mm Audio Combo Port
  • Camera: 2x Camera (1x HD, 1x Full HD)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 5 & Bluetooth 5.1
  • Battery: 50Whr Li-ion Battery with 54W AC Adapter
  • Dimension: 29.69 x 20.85 x 2.11~2.12 cm @ 1.47kg/3.24lbs
  • Color: Mineral Grey
  • Price: RM 2,099



At a glance, you might think, this relic still works and even runs the latest Windows 11 Pro. This isn’t your average Joe laptop that you use in your office or at home but it’s a tough laptop that can take serious abuse and torture.

The entire laptop is made from high-quality polycarbonate plastic and even has all-rounded rubber corners to take any drop or knock impact. The ASUS BR1102F surpasses demanding US military-grade MIL-STD-810H durability standards and can withstand occasional drops of up to 120cm.

ASUS BR1102F Back Cover

The sandpaper-link finish on the back of the cover actually adds grip while providing worry-free scratches or fingerprint smudge.

Upon lifting open the lid, you will find rather thick bezels that reduce the chances of breaking the display at the same time help palm rejection when using it in tablet mode.

This convertible laptop with a touchscreen offers three distinct modes of use; laptop, tent, and tablet. These modes cater to various educational requirements and come with an active stylus pen that garages within the laptop.

Display & Cameras

Boasts a glossy 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 resolution IPS touch display with a 50% NTSC color gamut coverage and 250 nits peak brightness.

ASUS BR1102F Display

Surprisingly the color reproduction from this panel is decent and has a pretty wide viewing angle.

There are two cameras built-in on this laptop, one is on the top of the display that comes with a privacy shutter cover. The second camera works in tablet mode when you want to record a video or take photos of what’s showing in front or whiteboard.

ASUS BacGuard & Keyboard

The most touched areas of a laptop would definitely be the keyboard, trackpad, and of course the palm rest. ASUS applied layers of silver ion coating to work as an antibacterial treatment which is also an internationally-recognized ISO 22196 standard.

It is a spill-resistant keyboard with up to 400cc without harm to the internal. The gap-free keycap design helps to minimize the keys from accidentally pried out.

Ports & Connectivity

Ports selections are quite comprehensive with 2x USB C ports (1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 with supports of PD & Display Port, and 1x standard USB 2.0), 2x USB A ports (1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 & 1x USB 2.0), 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x 3.5mm combo audio jack, 1x Gigabit ethernet port. Connectivity is covered by a dual-band AC Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1.

The power button on the side comes with a built-in fingerprint reader.


The ASUS BR1102F is designed for K-12 students and there’s no need for powerful internals. It is mainly used to get connected to the internet to do research, write assignments, and connect with teachers, classmates, and friends.

Compared to its predecessor, the ASUS BR1102F has a more powerful processor that doubles the cores and thread while offering similar power efficiency. The Intel N100 processor is paired with 8GB of 3,200MHz DDR4 memory and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. There’s also an empty M.2 PCIe 3 that helps to bump up the storage.

Modular Design

Another key advantage of the ASUS BR1102F is its maintenance and serviceability. With modular, design, hardware replacement or upgrade like battery, keyboard, thermal module, and I/O ports can be done in minutes with only some basic tools.


It may packed with only a 50Wh battery, but it can deliver up to 12 hours of battery on a single charge. This is thanks to the efficient 6W TDP processor and non-high power-consuming display.

For me, it gets me around 7-8 hours of productivity usage like browsing and video streaming which I guess is more than enough for students to use in class.

For more info: ASUS BR1102F

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