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Asus X401A 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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8 Reasons For

Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews compared to other brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X401A is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Asus X401A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X401A is 520GB. At 750 gigabytes, the Asus X401A has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X401A.

There are a number of other 750GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the X401A[pl_2374669_price], or the X552CL[pl_2076535_price] both from Asus or the Acer Aspire E1-572[plb_2252647_price].

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the X550CA[pl_2375264_price] (1TB), or the X554LD[pl_2743234_price] (1TB) both from Asus or the HP Pavilion 15[plb_2663625_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X401A, the Asus X401A has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Lenovo T440p[plb_2275315_price], the HP ENVY 15[plb_2369868_price], and the DELL Latitude E6440[plb_2372158_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X401A have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 750 gigabytes, the Asus X401A has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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15 Reasons Against

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 similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X401A 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 Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus X401A does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Envy Touchsmart 15-j023sa[pl_2266206_price], or the ProBook 450[pl_2350784_price] both from HP or the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2353407_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the Satellite Pro L850[pl_1320414_price], and the Satellite Pro C70-B[pl_2356704_price] both from Toshiba or the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m[plb_2353372_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook E554[plb_2471974_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 14 inches, the Asus X401A has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared all the other 14" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the T420s[pl_48433_price], and the T440[pl_2216159_price] both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 8470p[plb_1564796_price] is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Asus X550CA[plb_2375264_price] (15.6"), the Acer Aspire V5-573G[plb_2636574_price] (15.6"), or the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2651970_price] (15.6") which is also higher rated.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X401A has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X401A processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Asus X401A has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price], the Acer Aspire E1-771[plb_2067798_price], and the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2059084_price] is also worth considering.

If this Asus laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the G700[pl_2375423_price] (6GB), or the G700[pl_2506283_price] (6GB) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B[plb_2521328_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Asus X401A has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X401A is a two processor thread laptop.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Asus X401A has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X401A have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X401A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X401A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Acer Aspire E1-571[plb_1447464_price], the DELL Latitude 14 7404[plb_2400733_price], or the HP ENVY 15[plb_2356005_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus X401A has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X401A. The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X401A is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X401A

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the X401A over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X401A has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X401A.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the X550CA[pl_2375264_price], the N550LF[pl_1624035_price], and the X202[pl_1467938_price] all from Asus which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Asus laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the B50-30[pl_2477479_price] (1.86GHz), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3799393_price] (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo or the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1.86GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the Asus X401A has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.9kg heavy laptops currently available including the X401A[pl_2374669_price], or the X401A[pl_1520615_price] both from Asus or the Acer Aspire V5-473[plb_2068554_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
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
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
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
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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
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
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x401awx461, x401awx461h
Barcodes 04716659385837

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