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Asus BM1AD
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Asus BM1AD 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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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... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 211 user and expert reviews for Asus desktop computers and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of this spec and age.

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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 computers of this type and age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two Headphone Out Ports

The Asus BM1AD is a two headphone out port desktop computer.

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Two PCI Slots

Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the BM1AD only have one PCI slot, however the Asus BM1AD has two PCI slots.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Asus BM1AD has a better audio output than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years. This Asus personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This desktop computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output across all medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of desktop computer the worst audio output is 5.1.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Asus BM1AD is more than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. This Asus computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the BM1AD.

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Has One Cable Included

The Asus BM1AD has a greater number of included cables than most personal computers of this age and spec. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on computers that have been around for more than two years.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Asus BM1AD is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,100 megahertz, the Asus BM1AD has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the BM1AD. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Asus BM1AD has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.8 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 4.1GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 9020 (£457.40) (2.9GHz).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Asus BM1AD has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this PC. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The L3 caches of desktop computers that have been available for more than two years range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average L3 cache is 6.9MB. The Asus BM1AD has a fairly small L3 cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Asus BM1AD has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.

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Heavy

With a weight of 13.5 kilograms, the Asus BM1AD is one of the heavier medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the BM1AD amongst PCs of this age. The lightest similar spec desktop computer that has been available for around the same time as the BM1AD is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg.

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4 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 pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (£2,899.99) (512GB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus BM1AD has a pretty average hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the BM1AD.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus BM1AD has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP Z440 (£1,402.57) (8GB).

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Size
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel Insider
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus bm1, asus bm1a, asus bm1ad, asustek 4440, asustek 4440s, bm1adi5444s023, bm1adi5444s049b, bm1adi5444s023b, asustek bm1adi5444s023, asustek bm1adi5444s023b
Barcodes 04716659652083, 04716659721581

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