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Asus BU401LG

Asus BU401LG 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB May 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 Laptop Reviews

We checked 2,723 expert and owner reviews for Asus laptops and found that on average Asus has good reviews. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the BU401LG which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus BU401LG has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the BU401LG 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 BU401LG supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the BU401LG that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Asus BU401LG of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the BU401LG the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2045961_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price] (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus BU401LG has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the BU401LG.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2357769_price], or the Lenovo T440[plb_2801736_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price] (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2356711_price] (SSD).

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Has a Front Camera

The BU401LG has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the BU401LG.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price], the Asus X550CA[plb_2093287_price], and the DELL Inspiron 14 7000[plb_2107084_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 6,840 milliamperes * hour, the BU401LG has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the BU401LG. Laptops of this age and type have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the BU401LG have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the BU401LG which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The BU401LG is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the BU401LG have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the BU401LG the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have checked, the processor cache of the BU401LG of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Asus BU401LG has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the BU401LG. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and type is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the BU401LG is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the BU401LG has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The BU401LG does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the BU401LG do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Asus BU401LG has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the BU401LG is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

There are a number of alternative 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 14 7000[plb_2107084_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 650[plb_2654888_price] (320GB and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 15 3540[plb_2651126_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The BU401LG does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the BU401LG also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price], or the DELL Inspiron 14 7000[plb_2107084_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the BU401LG is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the BU401LG has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus BU401LG which has four battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus BU401LG

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the BU401LG.

Average Screen Size

The Asus BU401LG has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the BU401LG.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2664006_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the Asus X555LA[plb_2590385_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the BU401LG has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the BU401LG.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the Asus X551CA[plb_2045549_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s[plb_2978670_price] (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Display
Screen Size
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Video
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Camera
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Networking
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SmartCard Slot
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HDMI Port
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Performance
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Operating System
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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
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Intel Secure Key
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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gagadget.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(3)
4 November 2015

ASUS BU401LA ultrabook will appeal to mainstream users who need excellent performance to meet their day's business productivity requirement. It's got the power to do real work, from shredding...

Ultralight and ultraslim with full IO connectivity, antiglare wideview panels, spillresistant keyboard, greater tolerance to drops, pressure, and wear and tear over regular notebooks
At such a highprice, higher RAM (around 8GB) would have been appreciated
22 December 2014

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9 September 2014

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus bu401lgcz022, asus bu401lgcz022g
Barcodes 04716659702948

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HP ProBook 650 vs Asus BU401LG

HP ProBook 650 vs Asus BU401LG
HP ProBook 650
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
Asus BU401LG
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 528.00 £549.99
A Little Better Expert Reviews
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
200MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
4GB Smaller Internal Memory
1MB Smaller Processor Cache

HP ProBook 650 G1 vs Asus BU401LG

HP ProBook 650 G1 vs Asus BU401LG
HP ProBook 650 G1
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
Asus BU401LG
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 600.00 £549.99
Marginally Better Expert Reviews
200MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
4GB Smaller Internal Memory
1MB Smaller Processor Cache

DELL Latitude 15 vs Asus BU401LG

DELL Latitude 15 vs Asus BU401LG
DELL Latitude 15
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
Asus BU401LG
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 399.95 £549.99
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49% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Newer by Two Months
Bigger Screen Size
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Significantly Smaller Battery Capacity
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