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Asus X501
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Asus X501 2 Core AMD C 1GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD C 1GHz 2GB Jun 2012
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The ASUS X501A 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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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 2,723 owner and expert reviews for Asus laptops and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X501 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X501. Most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X501 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this laptop has 16 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 the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Asus X501 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X501 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Asus X501 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have a front camera, however the Asus X501 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X501 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X501.

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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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include 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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X501 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X501 processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X501 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X501 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X501.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X501 have between two and three processor threads, including the Asus X501 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X501 is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Asus X501 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X501.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the X501 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X501 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X501 is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus X501 has one of the lowest front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X501

Released Over Four Years Ago

This laptop was released over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X501 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X501.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X501 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X501.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus X501 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the X501.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Asus X501 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X501.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus X501 has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E1-570[plb_2078839_price] (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
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 At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00886227147915, 00886227147922, 00886227151998, 00886227207138, 00886227207152, 00886227207183, 00886227207206, 00886227207244, 00886227207251, 00886227207268, 00886227225521, 00886227225538, 00886227233632, 00886227280025, 00886227378791, 04716659147916, 04716659147923, 04716659147930, 04716659151999, 04716659207139, 04716659207153, 04716659207184, 04716659207207, 04716659207245, 04716659207252, 04716659207269, 04716659225300, 04716659225522, 04716659225539, 04716659225720

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Asus X501

Lenovo X220 vs Asus X501

Lenovo X220 vs Asus X501
Lenovo X220
2 core Intel Core i5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5"
Asus X501
2 core AMD C 1GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
£ 779.00
77% Bigger Megapixel Count
Higher Front Camera Resolution
Two More USB 2.0 Ports
60% Bigger L3 Cache
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Significantly Smaller Total Storage Capacity

Toshiba Satellite Z30 vs Asus X501

Toshiba Satellite Z30 vs Asus X501
Toshiba Satellite Z30
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
Asus X501
2 core AMD C 1GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,679.99
Newer by Two Years
1.7MP Higher Front Camera Resolution
75% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Bigger Internal Memory
Hugely Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Only Four Battery Cells
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