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Asus BM1AF 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

Asus is one of the better rated computer manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus BM1AF has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the BM1AF is 1GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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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 the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Asus BM1AF is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Asus BM1AF has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB.

Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Apple Mac Pro (£2,899.99) (12GB), or the DELL XPS 8700 (£789.98) (12GB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the BM1AF have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots, including the Asus BM1AF which has two PCI Express x16 slots.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus BM1AF which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The Asus BM1AF is a three 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight 3.5" bays.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the BM1AF have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. The Asus BM1AF has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Asus BM1AF is more than most computers of a comparable type and age to it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the BM1AF.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop 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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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of computers of this age and spec range from 320GB to 3TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus BM1AF has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst computers of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of personal computers that came out around the same time as the BM1AF is 32GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus BM1AF has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the BM1AF.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Mac Pro (£2,899.99) (512GB).

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Asus BM1AF is a one PCI Express x1 slot personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the BM1AF have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of desktop computers of this age and spec is 6.8MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB. At only 6 megabytes, the Asus BM1AF has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Asus BM1AF is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the BM1AF have between four and seven processor threads.

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Heavy

The Asus BM1AF is one of the heavier desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the BM1AF (13.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BM1AF the weights range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus BM1AF

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus BM1AF has a relatively standard processor clock speed (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the BM1AF.

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
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 Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
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
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
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
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Dual Display Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bm1afi54570100, bm1afi54570100b
Barcodes 04716659694625

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