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Asus X401U 2 Core AMD C 1GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 AMD C 1GHz 4GB May 2013
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The ASUS X401U boasts patterned dark blue and ice white to express your style.. Equipped with new AMD Brazos technology, the ASUS X401U delivers the best mobile performance and multitasking... More
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Review ASUS SLimbook X401U, Notebook 14 at Rp  2,899,000
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4 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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.

Light

With a weight of only 1.8 kilograms, the Asus X401U is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X401U. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that was released around the same time as the X401U is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo X131e (£669.00) (1.8kg).

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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 are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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19 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus X401U does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus X401U does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X401U the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Asus X401U has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the HP 250 G1 (£355.00) (500GB).

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Only AMD C Processor Family

The Asus X401U has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an AMD C processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An AMD C processor family is actually the worst processor family across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X401U.

Across similar types of portable PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X401U that we have checked the processor clock speed of, the Asus X401U's processor clock speed of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

We compared all the other 1GHz processor clock speed laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Aspire One AO725 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. When compared to other laptops of a similar type and age to the X401U that we have checked the maximum turbo frequency of, the Asus X401U's maximum turbo frequency of only 1.333 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Asus X401U's processor cache is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average processor cache of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X401U is 2.9MB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X401U that we have checked, the hard drive capacity of the Asus X401U of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB. The Asus X401U has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X401U is a two processor thread laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the X401U have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 2MP. The Asus X401U has a quite small megapixel count (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus X401U which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X401U does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X401U also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X401U is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. The Asus X401U has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small L2 Cache

At only 1 megabyte, the Asus X401U has a fairly small L2 cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X401U. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the L2 caches range from 0.5MB to 3MB, and the average L2 cache is 1.5MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X401U

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Asus laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus X401U has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X401U.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Asus X401U has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X401U.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (14.1").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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 At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width

Expert Reviews

(7)
19 July 2013

Asus X401U The low price of under $280 for a lightweight 14-inch notebook is undeniably attractive and cut corners should be expected from any interested buyer. However, we cannot agree with the...

4 September 2013

Netbook AMD pas cher. A seulement 280 dollars en boutique, l'Asus X401U est l'un des netbooks 14 pouces les moins chers. Le processeur Zacate dual-core est-il assez performant pour un usage... Read more…

14 November 2012

Cet Asus X401U ne coûte que 399 euros et ce prix est? juste. Performances modestes, mais confort d?utilisation correct : l'ultraportable est sauvé par son écran. Question mobilité, en...

Netbook AMD econômico. Com um preço de venda de apenas $280, o Asus X401U é um dos mais econômicos netbooks de 14 polegadas. No entanto, será que o processador dual-core Zacate oferece... Read more…

19 July 2013

200.6cd/m?2;188.8cd/m?2;180.2cd/m?2;200.2cd/m?2;188.8cd/m?2;178.2cd/m?2;193.8cd/m?2;192.2cd/m?2;177.8cd/m?2;InformacionesX-Rite i1Pro Basic 2Máximo: 200.6 cd/m?2;Médio: 189 cd/m?2;iluminación:... Read more…

16 September 2013

????????? ?????? AMD. ????? ?? $280, Asus X401U - ???? ?? ???????? ??????? 14-???????? ????????. ?????? ????????????? ?? ??????????? Zacate ????????? ??????????? ?????????????????? ???... Read more…

Inexpensive
Very lightweight
Good display for the price
Removable battery
Fullsize arrow keys
Slow system performance
Average battery life
Poor 1080p playback
No easily removable maintenance hatch
Poor outdoor usability
27 July 2013

Economico portatile AMD. Con un costo di appena $280, l'Asus X401U è uno dei portatili da 14" più economici. Tuttavia, il processore dual-core Zacate riuscirà ad offrire abbastanza potenza per... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x401uwx032, x401uwx032h
Barcodes 04716659295884

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