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Asus X401A 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.3GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.3GHz 4GB Dec 2012
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The ASUS X401A features several color choices to express your own style. Windows 7 Ultimate or other editions available, Intel Core i3 or Pentium processors, integrated graphics, and up to 4GB... More
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9 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs built by Asus.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X401A the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Asus X401A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X401A.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X401A is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Asus X401A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Asus X401A has a quite big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most laptops of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Asus laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Six Battery Cells

Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X401A have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus X401A which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 750 gigabytes, the Asus X401A has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X401A.

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20 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 17GB/s and 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Asus X401A has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X401A is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X401A use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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

The Asus X401A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus X401A does not have a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X401A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X401A.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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 are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 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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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

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

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X401A is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the maximum internal memory of, the Asus X401A's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and three processor threads, including the Asus X401A which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Portable PCs of this age and type have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X401A's L3 cache is one of the smallest amongst similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus X401A has one of the smaller megapixels counts amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Asus X401A has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec laptops that were launched 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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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs that have been on the market 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. 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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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X401A is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the front camera resolution of the Asus X401A of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X401A

Released Over Four Years Ago

Asus released the X401A over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Asus X401A has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus X401A has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X401A.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus X401A has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X401A.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the T410[pl_1629753_price] (14.1"), or the L540[pl_1623008_price] (15") both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the Asus X401A has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X401A.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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)
Stepping
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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
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
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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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Product Identifiers

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