Asus is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Asus 2CL has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 2CL is 23GB.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus 2CL supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.
Has a Front Camera
The Asus 2CL has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the 2CL also have a front camera.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of this age and spec.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
11 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Asus 2CL is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus 2CL does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.
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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
The Asus 2CL has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 37 watt-hours) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 50Wh.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The Asus 2CL has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 510MB to 4.1GB.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most laptops of a similar type and age to the 2CL do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus 2CL is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
The hard drive speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 2CL range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus 2CL has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
7 Other reasons to consider the Asus 2CL
Released Over Three Years Ago
This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus 2CL has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 2CL.
Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which also has a higher rating.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Asus 2CL has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
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At 2.5 kilograms, the Asus 2CL has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 2CL.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus 2CL has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 2CL.
Average Internal Memory
The Asus 2CL has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus 2CL has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 2CL.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video