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Asus R512CA

Asus R512CA 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 6GB Mar 2014
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8 Reasons For

Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R512CA is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. The Asus R512CA has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R512CA.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus R512CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Asus notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R512CA is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus R512CA has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus R512CA has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the 250[pl_2512329_price], or the ProBook 450[pl_2353308_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X220[plb_1520710_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus R512CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the R512CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus R512CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Price Increase of £20.00

The R512CA has increased in price by £20.00 in the last 36 days.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus R512CA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R512CA have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus R512CA does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the 250[pl_2512329_price], the ProBook 450[pl_2353308_price], or the ProBook 450[pl_2350787_price] all from HP is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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 you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2059085_price] (SSD), or the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2949828_price] (SSD) both from HP or the Asus UX31E[plb_2640626_price] (SSD).

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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 this age and type.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Asus R512CA has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus R512CA is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Asus R512CA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R512CA.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus R512CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Asus R512CA does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price].

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Asus R512CA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus R512CA is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the R512CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus R512CA has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the R512CA.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus R512CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the R512CA over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus R512CA has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Latitude 3330[pl_2111446_price], or the Latitude 3330[pl_2101680_price] both from DELL.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500[plb_2213578_price] (1TB), or the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus R512CA has a relatively standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R512CA.

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Average Weight

The Asus R512CA has a fairly average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the R512CA.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price] (2.3kg), or the Lenovo T410[plb_1629753_price] (2.2kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus R512CA has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R512CA.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2045759_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1.86GHz), the HP ProBook 450[plb_2350787_price] (1.9GHz), or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2360347_price] (2.13GHz).

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus r512casx242, asus pentium2117, apple pentium2117, apple r512casx242, asus pentium2117u, asus r512casx242h, apple pentium2117u, apple r512casx242h, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfaste, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfastet, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfasteth, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfastethe, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfastether, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfastethern, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfastetherne, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfastethernet, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfastethernetl, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfastethernetla, apple r512casx242hnetworkcardfastethernetlan
Barcodes 00886227646913, 04716659646914

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Lenovo T440 vs Asus R512CA

Lenovo T440 vs Asus R512CA
Lenovo T440
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
Asus R512CA
2 core Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 419.00 £219.99
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
One More USB 3.0 Port
Two More Processor Threads
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Lenovo X220 vs Asus R512CA

Lenovo X220 vs Asus R512CA
Lenovo X220
2 core Intel Core i5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5"
Asus R512CA
2 core Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 220.68 £219.99
Two More USB 2.0 Ports
Two More Processor Threads
47% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
A Lot Lighter
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Over One Year Older

DELL Latitude 14 5000 vs Asus R512CA

DELL Latitude 14 5000 vs Asus R512CA
DELL Latitude 14 5000
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14"
Asus R512CA
2 core Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 718.80 £219.99
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Two USB 3.0 Ports
Four Processor Threads
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Hugely Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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