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...
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10 Reasons For
Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Asus notebook PCs and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The PU301LA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this age and type. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the PU301LA is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
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 spec and age to it. In addition, this laptop 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 similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the PU301LA.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the PU301LA, the PU301LA has a front camera.
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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The processor caches of laptops of a similar age and type to the PU301LA range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At 4 megabytes, the PU301LA has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and spec.
The widths of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the PU301LA range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 331 millimeters, the PU301LA is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU301LA.
13 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. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the PU301LA range from 4GB to 32GB. The Asus PU301LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus PU301LA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the PU301LA do have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Screen Size
The average screen size of laptops of a similar spec and age to the PU301LA is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The PU301LA has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP 8470p[plb_2830659_price] (14"), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s[plb_2978670_price] (14").
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC 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.
If the storage medium of this Asus laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.
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 laptops that are a similar age to it.
Quite Small Internal Memory
The average internal memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the PU301LA is 5.3GB. The PU301LA has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the PU301LA.
If this Asus portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2706073_price] (6GB).
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.
Only Three Battery Cells
The PU301LA is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Asus PU301LA does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Asus PU301LA has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU301LA. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU301LA is 12GB.
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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
5 Other reasons to consider the Asus PU301LA
Released Over Two Years Ago
This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The PU301LA has a pretty average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU301LA.
Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (2.1GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
The PU301LA has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the PU301LA.
If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).
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Average Battery Life
The PU301LA has a fairly average battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
The PU301LA has a fairly average weight (1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the PU301LA.
Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo M30-70[plb_2558008_price] (1.8kg).
Intel Segment Tagging
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
802.11b, 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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8 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 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 FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
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 Smart Cache
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
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
BIOS, HDD, User
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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
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