The ASUSPRO PU500 ultraportable notebook is designed for small and medium businesses. It offers affordable reliability, with a light and slim design that starts at 1.96kg. Notebooks are reinforced...
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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Laptops of a comparable age and type to the PU500CA have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the PU500CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus PU500CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and type.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus PU500CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Asus PU500CA is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the PU500CA have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.
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802.11g WiFi Standard
The PU500CA has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of this age and spec. This portable PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most laptops that have been available for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the PU500CA the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11a.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This portable PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The PU500CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the PU500CA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. 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.
It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the X552CL (£465.95), the X550CA, or the X550CA (£899.48) all from Asus.
If the storage medium of this medium processor core portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (SSD).
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and we think the X550CA (£899.48), and the X552CL (£465.95) both from Asus or the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the PU500CA is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Asus PU500CA has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the PU500CA.
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Only SonicMaster Audio System
This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the PU500CA, the PU500CA does not have a touch sensitive screen.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 3521, or the Asus S200E is also worth considering.
Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The PU500CA has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.
This portable PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is in fact the worst memory slots across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the PU500CA.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is the best memory slots across similar types of portable PC.
Only Three Battery Cells
The PU500CA is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight battery cells.
Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3,300GHz. The PU500CA has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the PU500CA.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.
7 Other reasons to consider the Asus PU500CA
Released Over Two Years Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.
Average Screen Size
The Asus PU500CA has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the B575e, and the G580 both from Lenovo or the Samsung NP350V5C is also worth considering.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The PU500CA has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
If the processor family of this medium processor core portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (Intel Core i3-4xxx and cheaper), or the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B (Intel Core i3-4xxx and cheaper).
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the PU500CA has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the S200E, the X55C (£627.00), and the X75A (£1,399.00) all from Asus is also worth considering.
If this Asus laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X401A (750GB) which is also cheaper.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Asus PU500CA has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the PU500CA.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the B575e, or the Z380 both from Lenovo or the Asus X55C (£627.00).
At 2 kilograms, the PU500CA has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the PU500CA.
Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Z380 (2.1kg) which is also cheaper.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the PU500CA has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the PU500CA.
We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Lenovo B575e which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus X401A (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the Toshiba Satellite L50-B (1.8GHz and cheaper).
Intel Segment Tagging
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM77, Intel HM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
On-board, On-board + SO-DIMM, SO-DIMM
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
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 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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
Height At Front
Height At Rear
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, RoHS
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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Good application performance
Slim and lightweight
Average battery life (despite its ULV hardware)
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