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Asus PU301LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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The ASUSPRO PU301LA ultraportable laptop is designed for small and medium businesses. It offers affordable reliability, with a light and slim design that starts at 1.75kg. Laptops are reinforced... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Asus is one of the superior manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The PU301LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PU301LA.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus PU301LA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

The PU301LA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also have a front camera.

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Light

At only 1.7 kilograms, the PU301LA is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the PU301LA. The average weight of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the PU301LA is 2.2kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1[plb_1610908_price] (1.7kg).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the PU301LA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the PU301LA which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Narrow

The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the PU301LA is 360mm. At only 331 millimeters, the Asus PU301LA is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the PU301LA.

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19 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Asus PU301LA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the PU301LA of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus PU301LA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PU301LA. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the PU301LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The PU301LA has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the PU301LA is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2585666_price] (14").

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the PU301LA has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU301LA. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PU301LA is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the PU301LA is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus PU301LA has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB).

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the PU301LA have between one and eight battery cells, including the PU301LA which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The PU301LA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the PU301LA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The PU301LA does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the PU301LA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Asus PU301LA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The PU301LA has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the PU301LA. Similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the PU301LA have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Asus PU301LA has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus PU301LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Asus laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the PU301LA has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU301LA.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price] (512GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
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 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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

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ASUSPRO Essential PU301LA-RO064G Asus offers a lower mainstream office notebook with the ASUSPRO Essential PU301LA. Some features are missing (docking port, sometimes HD+ panels), which are often...

Compagnon de confiance. Clavier confortable au point de pression ferme, grand touchpad réactif et disque dur protégé par la technologie Shockshied : un constructeur a-t-il découvert la recette... Read more…

24 May 2014

Betrouwbare metgezel. Toetsenbord met duidelijke feedback, groot touchpad, vlotte toetsen en Shockshield HDD-bescherming. Is er dan een fabrikant die begrijpt waar het er bij een business-notebook... Read more…

Güvenilir dost. Uzun tu? aral?klar?na sahip klavye, geni? touchpad, disk koruma sistemi. Acaba bir üretici bir i? laptopunun nas?l olmas? gerekti?ini fark m? etti?

18 May 2015

Trzeba przyzna&#263, ?e Asus stara si&#281, by jego biznesowe notebooki nie wygl?da?y tylko na sprz?t powielaj?cy rozwi?zania b?d?cych d?u?ej na rynku konkurentów. PU301LA ma charakterystyczny...

Durable surfaces
Decent input devices
Battery can be removed
Good performance
Surfaces durables
Bad contrast and limited viewing angles
Bad maintainability
Mauvais contraste et angles de vue limits
Mauvaise maintenabilit
Slecht contrast en beperkte kijkhoeken
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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 16 December 2014 by Juan Luis
(Verified Purchase)

I bought it thinking that it was going to be a great deal, but I was wrong. The mouse doesn't works well, sometimes the opperative system gets trapped, and you can't manage the brightness of the... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pu301l, pu301la, apple pu301, pu301laro033, apple pu301l, pu301laro039, pu301laro017, pu301laro041, pu301laro003, pu301laro003g, pu301laro033g, apple pu301la, pu301laro039g, pu301laro017d, pu301laro041g, pu301la-ro033g, pu301la0101a4200, pu301la0101a4200u, apple pu301laro041, apple pu301laro041g
Barcodes 04716659644682, 04716659675419, 04716659675587, 04716659779605

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