Starting from 1.75kg, the PU301 uses a one-piece build, creating a subtle and completely consistent look. The design extends to the underside and removes unneeded clutter with a stylish brushed...
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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the PU301LA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the PU301LA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The PU301LA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the PU301LA the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.
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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the PU301LA.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The PU301LA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the PU301LA.
Has a Front Camera
The PU301LA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the PU301LA also have a front camera.
With a weight of only 1.7 kilograms, the PU301LA is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.
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64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The PU301LA has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most laptops that came out more than two years ago. Most laptops of this age and type have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the PU301LA WiFi standards range from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Very Big Processor Cache
The average processor cache of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the PU301LA has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
At only 331 millimeters, the PU301LA is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the PU301LA. The widths of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PU301LA range from 28mm to 430mm.
16 Reasons Against
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The PU301LA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the PU301LA the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Asus PU301LA of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Asus PU301LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the PU301LA. Medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the PU301LA have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec. 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.
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Quite Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the PU301LA has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average screen size of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 15".
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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Quite Small Internal Memory
The PU301LA has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the PU301LA. The average internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PU301LA is 5.1GB.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs of this age and spec.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The PU301LA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PU301LA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The PU301LA has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
This portable PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the PU301LA.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is the best memory slots across comparable types of portable PC.
Only Three Battery Cells
Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PU301LA have between two and eight battery cells, including the PU301LA which has three battery cells.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus PU301LA which has one USB 3.0 port.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the PU301LA the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the PU301LA has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the PU301LA.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
Only 1,000 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.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus PU301LA
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Asus laptop has been on the market for over two years.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the PU301LA has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the PU301LA.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.8 gigahertz, the PU301LA has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PU301LA.
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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
450, 745, I7-4500U
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
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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 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
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, Energy star, IDA, CECP, WEEE, Erp 2013, TCO4.0, RoHS
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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