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Asus X75A 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.4GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.4GHz 6GB Feb 2013
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The ASUS X75A provides a matte surface with classic suit pattern that demonstrates simplicity, realism, and originality. Exclusive ASUS engineering has created a unique internal layout that keeps... More
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ASUS X75A DS51 Laptop
New Asus X75A-XH52 17.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION) (Review)

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Asus Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,723 user and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its portable PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Asus X75A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Laptops of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X75A have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Asus X75A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X75A that we have assessed, the Asus X75A's screen size of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest. Similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X75A have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X75A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X75A.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Asus X75A has a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X75A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X75A the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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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 spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus X75A which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Asus X75A has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) amongst laptops of this age. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X75A is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Asus X75A which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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 want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Asus X75A has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

The Asus X75A has a quite small megapixel count (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X75A. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.95MP.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X75A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus X75A has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X75A, the weight of the Asus X75A of 3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Very Wide

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X75A, the width of the Asus X75A of 420 millimeters is one of the widest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X75A have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus X75A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Asus released the X75A.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Asus X75A has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X75A has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X75A.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus X75A has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X75A.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the X1 Carbon (8GB), or the ThinkPad X240 (8GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Full HD
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Flex Memory Access
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Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(26)
Reviewed 21 August 2013 by Stefan J.

Most of the new computers with windows 8 will have a UEFI BIOS. You need to disable secure boot and enable legacy booting in BIOS to be able to boot from external media. This is for security... Read more…

Reviewed 25 April 2016 by Fastlady
(Verified Purchase)

This is the THIRD Asus laptop i bought as the first one expired just after it's first birthday! (so no comeback there then!!) The Asus company are a NIGHTMARE to deal with, I have lengthy,... Read more…

Reviewed 17 May 2015 by Addison D.
(Verified Purchase)

Constant blue tinge to everything on the screen and found out later that many of them are like this. Give it a wide berth particularly if you are using it for editing digital images.

Reviewed 14 May 2015 by KC
(Verified Purchase)

Great...

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by S. M. Hornsby
(Verified Purchase)

I love this laptop. Great price good design and importantly stays cool. The screen size is really big which is how I like it and the sound is not as good as my previous Acer aspire but hey ho that... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x75aty159, x75aty159h
Barcodes 04716659414186

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