This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.
Four SATA Connectors
Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the BU201LA only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the BU201LA has four SATA connectors.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the BU201LA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the Asus BU201LA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the BU201LA.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Asus BU201LA has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the BU201LA.
The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The BU201LA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
If the processor family of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R 5537 (Intel Core i7-3xxx), or the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 (£1,399.98) (Intel Core i7-3xxx) which also has a higher Rating.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The BU201LA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and spec. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the BU201LA.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.
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SSD Storage Medium
The BU201LA has an SSD storage medium which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of this age and spec.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.
Has a Front Camera
The BU201LA has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year also have a front camera.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
At 3.3 gigahertz, the BU201LA has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the BU201LA is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Asus BU201LA is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The BU201LA has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the BU201LA the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11ad and the best is 802.11n.
Quite Big Processor Cache
Medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus BU201LA has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the BU201LA.
The average weight of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the BU201LA is 2.1kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Asus BU201LA is very light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.
Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£1,199.99) (1.2kg).
With a width of only 310 millimeters, the Asus BU201LA is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. The widths of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the BU201LA range from 210mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.
8 Reasons Against
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago is 280MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Asus BU201LA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the BU201LA.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The BU201LA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the BU201LA.
Very Small Screen Size
The Asus BU201LA has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
Laptops of this spec and age have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. The BU201LA has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.
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Only Two Battery Cells
The BU201LA is a two battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The BU201LA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the BU201LA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus BU201LA
Released Over a Year Ago
This medium processor core portable PC has been on the market for over a year.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Asus BU201LA has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the BU201LA.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the BU201LA has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
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Intel Segment Tagging
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel HD Graphics 5000
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Embedded Options Available
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
UL, TUV, MIC, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, Energy star, IDA, CECP, WEEE, RoHS, JATE
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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