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Asus X401A 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Jul 2013
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The ASUS X401A features several color choices to express your own style. Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate or other editions available, Intel Core i3 or Pentium processors, integrated graphics, and up to... More
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10 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Asus is one of the better rated brands.

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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 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 are a similar age to the X401A.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Asus X401A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X401A is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X401A, the Asus X401A has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X401A is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At 750 gigabytes, the Asus X401A has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X401A.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 15[plb_2663625_price] (1TB).

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X401A has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X401A.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Asus X401A has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X401A is a portable PC that uses 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) notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X401A have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs 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.

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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 were launched around the same time as 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 the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 14 inches, the Asus X401A has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age. The average screen size of laptops of this spec and age is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Aspire E5-571[pl_2586581_price] (15.6"), or the Aspire E5-571[pl_2569084_price] (15.6") both from Acer.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X401A the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X401A has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Asus X401A has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs of this type and age ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the X401A range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Asus X401A's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X401A is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X401A is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Asus X401A has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X401A.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X401A do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X401A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Asus X401A has a fairly low front camera resolution (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X401A the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X401A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus X401A has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X401A.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 450[plb_2376206_price] (2.5GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2746459_price] (2.5GHz).

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Average Weight

The Asus X401A has a pretty typical weight (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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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)
Stepping
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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
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
Idle States
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 asus x401, x401awx344, apple x401, x401awx369, asus x401a, x401awx369h, x401awx344h, apple x401a, asus x401awx060, refurbished x401, asus x401awx060v, refurbished x401a, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfaste, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfastet, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfasteth, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfastethe, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfastether, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfastethern, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfastetherne, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfastethernet, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfastethernetl, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfastethernetla, apple x401awx461hnetworkcardfastethernetlan
Barcodes 04716659242239, 04716659380795

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