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Asus BU401LA 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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The ASUSPRO BU series Ultrabook makes business more mobile, durable, secure and productive. Work flexibly anywhere with a weight factor from 1.64kg and a 20mm profile. The BU series Ultrabook are... More
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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Asus has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the BU401LA which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The BU401LA has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This Asus laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The BU401LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the BU401LA.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the BU401LA has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the BU401LA. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the BU401LA have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus BU401LA has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most laptops of a comparable age and spec 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the BU401LA.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC.

If the storage medium of this Asus portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The BU401LA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the BU401LA also have a front camera.

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Light

The weights of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the BU401LA range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the BU401LA is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo X220 (1.6kg).

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the BU401LA is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Asus BU401LA has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the BU401LA is 3mAh and the biggest is 30,000mAh. The BU401LA has one of the bigger battery capacities (6,840 milliamperes * hour) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The BU401LA is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The BU401LA is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the BU401LA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

At 4 megabytes, the BU401LA has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average cache memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the BU401LA is 3MB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the BU401LA's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the BU401LA.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the BU401LA is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Asus BU401LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the BU401LA.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the BU401LA the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the BU401LA has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BU401LA.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The BU401LA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years which have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the BU401LA is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the BU401LA has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 8470p (£299.90) (320GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the BU401LA has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the BU401LA.

If this Asus notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus UX31E (1.8GHz).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the BU401LA do not have a touch sensitive screen. The BU401LA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus BU401LA which has four battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the BU401LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the BU401LA. Comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the BU401LA have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus BU401LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the BU401LA over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Asus BU401LA has a pretty standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP 350 (15.6"), or the Lenovo G50-70 (15.6").

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Specification

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Processor Series
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Internal Memory
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Graphics
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
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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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

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9 January 2015

Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU401LA-CZ020G The AsusPro Advanced BU401LA seamlessly connects to the positive presentation of the BU201LA , and again proves that not only well-known business manufacturers...

27 January 2015

Kwaliteit voor weinig geld? Asus wil de concurrentie onder druk zetten met betaalbare zakelijke laptops en heeft z'n nieuwe 14 inch topmodel uitgerust met de nieuwste ULV processor, voldoende RAM... Read more…

19 January 2015

Kalite ve dü?ük fiyat? Asus makul fiyatl? i? laptoplar? ile rakiplerine bask? kurmak istiyor. Bunun için i? laptoplar?n? en h?zl? ULV i?lemciler, bellek ve h?zl? SSD ile donat?yor. Bunun neden... Read more…

22 August 2015

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Chocia? Asus zazwyczaj nie jest kojarzony z urz?dzeniami skierowanymi dla biznesowych u?ytkowników, to w ofercie producenta znajduje si? coraz wi?cej godnych uwagi modeli. Laptopy z serii Asus... Read more…

25 January 2015

AsusPro BU401LA jest kolejnym dowodem na to, ?e nie tylko HP, Dell i Lenovo potrafi? robi? sensowne laptopy biznesowe. Obudowa jest lekka i solidna. Urz?dzenia wej?cia zaliczaj? si? do najlepszych...

25 January 2015

Kvalitet för mindre pengar? Asus vill sätta press på konkurrenterna med företagsdatorer till lågpris. Dagens testexemplar är flaggskeppet på 14 tum med den för närvarande snabbaste... Read more…

19 January 2015

¿Calidad por poco dinero? Asus quiere meterle presión a la competencia con portátiles business asequibles y equipa a su nuevo buque insignia de 14" con el procesador ULV más rápido del... Read more…

31 December 2014

BU401LA ???????? ? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????????. ????? ??????? ???????? ? ???? ???????? ?????????? ?? ??????? ?????????? ????????????, ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? ?? ???????? ?? ??????? ???????...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bu401lacz020, bu401lacz020g
Barcodes 04716659734482

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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
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34% Newer PCI Express Slot Version
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