BM1AD is empowered with the latest Intel 4th generation Core processors, and support for up to 16GB of DDR3 memory. The upgraded computing performance is able to make your data computing faster...
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15 Reasons For
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and type to it.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the few processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the BM1AD the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 1.8GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.5GB. At 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus BM1AD has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the BM1AD.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Asus PCs Have Good Reviews
Based on 310 user and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its computers. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its few processor core PCs compared to other brands.
Two Headphone Out Ports
The Asus BM1AD has more headphone out ports than most of the personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the BM1AD. Most of the personal computers of this spec and age only have one headphone out port, however this desktop computer has two headphone out ports.
Two PCI Slots
The Asus BM1AD has more PCI slots than most of the similar spec personal computers that have been around for more than two years. Most of the personal computers of this age and type only have one PCI slot, however this personal computer has two PCI slots.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that are a similar age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers that were released more than two years ago.
Three 3.5" Bays
The Asus BM1AD is a three 3.5" bay desktop computer.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of few processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 8.1GB to 33GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the Asus BM1AD has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the BM1AD.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Asus BM1AD has a better audio output than most personal computers of this age and spec. This Asus desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most few processor core PCs that were released around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channel.
A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output amongst all few processor core PCs that are a similar age to the BM1AD.
A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output amongst comparable types of desktop computer.
DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This PC has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most commonly found internal memory type on desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.
Four Processor Threads
The Asus BM1AD is a four processor thread computer. Most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the BM1AD have between one and seven processor threads.
Supports Eight Compatible Memory Cards
The Asus BM1AD has a greater number of compatible memory card than most few processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of this spec and age. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS PRO", "MS Pro-HG", "MSXC", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this Asus desktop computer.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
3 Reasons Against
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Computers of a comparable type and age to the BM1AD have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 800MHz. When compared to other PCs of a similar spec and age to the BM1AD, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Asus BM1AD of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The Asus BM1AD is a one PCI Express x1 slot personal computer.
When compared to other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the BM1AD, the weight of the Asus BM1AD of 13.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest few processor core personal computer that was released around the same time as the BM1AD is 600g heavy, the heaviest is 14kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg.
5 Other reasons to consider the Asus BM1AD
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Asus released the BM1AD.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Asus BM1AD has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the BM1AD.
Alternative 500GB total storage capacity computers currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Veriton E430, or the Asus BP1AD (£353.77).
If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the ProDesk 400 G1 (£402.00) (1TB), or the ProDesk 490 G2 (£399.00) (1TB) both from HP.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus BM1AD has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB memory personal computers currently available including the Asus BP1AD (£353.77), or the Acer Veriton E430 which is cheaper.
If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP ProDesk 600 (£273.31) (8GB and cheaper).
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HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
We compared this PC to all the other HDD computers and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (£374.77) is also worth considering.
PCs with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the Chromebox (SSD and cheaper), or the M075U (SSD and cheaper) both from Asus.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Asus BM1AD has a relatively average processor clock speed (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the BM1AD.
Alternative 2.9GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper computers such as the Asus BP1AD (£353.77).
If you are looking for a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the ProDesk 400 G1 (£402.00) (3.4GHz), the ProDesk 400 SFF (£440.78) (3.4GHz), or the ProDesk 400 G2 (3.4GHz) all from HP.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor That Supports ECC
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, MSXC, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel InTru 3D