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Asus X401A 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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Unboxing the Asus X401A 14 PC Laptop

9 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X401A is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X401A have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Asus X401A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X401A.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X401A has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X401A supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X401A the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Six Battery Cells

The Asus X401A is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X401A the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. The maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Asus X401A of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X401A.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X401A is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X401A use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X401A which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus X401A does not have a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and type do have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and type. 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 laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X401A has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X401A is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Asus X401A has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X401A range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X401A is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The L3 caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X401A range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. The L3 cache of the Asus X401A of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest amongst laptops of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus X401A has a quite small megapixel count compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X401A. The smallest megapixel count of laptops of a similar age and type to the X401A is 0.3MP, the biggest is 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.95MP.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Asus X401A has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X401A. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X401A have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X401A is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X401A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X401A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X401A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Asus X401A has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average front camera resolution of portable PCs of this type and age is 28MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X401A

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Asus released the X401A.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X401A has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus X401A has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X401A.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Asus X401A has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the T410 (£263.99) (14.1"), or the L540 (15") both from Lenovo.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X401A has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X401A.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Asus X553MA (£257.99) (1.86GHz).

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the Asus X401A has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X401A.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

Expert Reviews

(4)
19 November 2012

Asus X401A-WX095V to laptop, który sprawdzi si? zarówno w podro?y s?u?bowej jak i w biurze. Nie posiada on wydajnych podzespo?ów. Mimo tego zapewnia wystarczaj?c? wydajno?? dla obs?ugi...

26 August 2012

Thi?t k? ??n gi?n, ki?u dáng m?ng g?n v?i nhi?u s?c màu t??i tr? cùng th?i l??ng dùng pin khá t?t, X401A là m?t trong nh?ng l?a ch?n h?p d?n cho gi?i h?c sinh, sinh viên trong nh?ng n?m h?c... Read more…

24 April 2014

?? X401 ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????(ROG)?????????? ???????????????????????????????????????X?????... Read more…

Wrd zalet tego modelu warto wymieni jego wag wynoszc okoo 1.85 kilograma, cen, ktra nie przekracza 1500 zotych oraz niewielki rozmiar wynikajcy z zastosowania 14" matrycy, ktra pracuje w rozdzielczoci
Kolejny plus to oczywicie zas
Niestety ta konfiguracja Asusa 401A nie naley do szczeglnie wydajnych
Procesor Celeron 820 posiada czstotliwo taktowania na poziomie 1.7 GHz
Ilo pamici RAM wynosi tutaj 2 GB, jest to troch za mao, dlatego te warto zastanowi si nad kupnem
4 May 2013

Asus X401A ? ??? ????????????? ?????????? ??????? ????????. ??? ????? ???????? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ??????????? ??????, ??????? ?????????????????? ? ?????? ???, ??????? ???????? ???????????????... Read more…

User Reviews

(36)
Reviewed 24 September 2012 by Max

N.B. I first wrote this review after using the laptop for a day or two, and have since edited it three times to reflect ongoing use and a warranty repair. I don't intend to update it again unless... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2012 by Fallen

A neat notebook pc. I won't repeat the specs, common features etc as they have been covered in the existing excellent reviews. It's a nice sleek black design. The keys are raised and then moulded... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2012 by Wiltshire Bookworm

As a note book PC, the ASUS X401A is not small but it is light in weight and has a good bright screen. Other than the lack of a CD/DVD ROM drive, it is very close to being a full-blown Laptop.... Read more…

Reviewed 30 October 2012 by A. Rose

This Notebook is the neatest, lightest and fastest I've had the pleasure to use. I'm not very technical but I've set up and used around a dozen different computers and laptops and use them daily.... Read more…

Reviewed 22 September 2012 by Vh1967

I expected this to be quite a budget quality laptop based on the price but have found it to offer all that I get from my work laptop which is fairly new and which cost a lot more. It has Windows 7... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus x401, asus x401a, x401awx321, x401awx321h, a1x401awx321h, asus 90n3oa525e0c225d138, asus 90n3oa525e0c225d138u
Barcodes 04716659300625, 05052883008050

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