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Asus 2CL

Asus 2CL 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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- User-centric features to make it attractive to mainstream users- SonicMaster-enhanced audio and ASUS Splendid technology to optimize visuals- True 2-second Instant on and up to Intel Core i7... More
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8 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Average Weight

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x552clsx018, x552clsx018h, asus x552clsx018, asus x552clsx018h
Barcodes 04716659571292

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Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
Asus 2CL
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 2,116.07
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
92% Lighter
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Bigger Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
150MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Lenovo X1 Carbon vs Asus 2CL

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Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
Asus 2CL
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£
93% Lighter
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
Bigger Internal Memory
Bigger Processor Cache
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
150MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

DELL XPS 13 vs Asus 2CL

DELL XPS 13 vs Asus 2CL
DELL XPS 13
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
Asus 2CL
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 899.00
Significantly Lighter
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
Two More Battery Cells
Bigger Processor Cache
Smaller Screen Size
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