This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on few processor core PCs that have been available for more than a year.
Asus has good average reviews for its few processor core PCs as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other brands.
Has One Cable Included
The Asus BP1AD has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. This PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the BP1AD.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many PCs of this age and spec.
Two PCI Slots
The Asus BP1AD is a two PCI slot computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the BP1AD have between one and two PCI slots.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on few processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of a similar age and spec to it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most comparable spec personal computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus BP1AD which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Two 5.25" Bays
The Asus BP1AD is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Asus BP1AD has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most few processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most few processor core PCs that were released one year ago have a 5.1 audio output channel.
A 7.1 audio output channel is actually the best audio output amongst all PCs that have been around for more than a year.
Amongst similar types of computer the worst audio output is 5.1.
Two 3.5" Bays
The Asus BP1AD is a two 3.5" bay computer.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as it.
The Asus BP1AD is one of the narrower personal computers of a similar age and spec to the BP1AD (only 96 millimeters) amongst desktop computers of this age. The narrowest few processor core personal computer that has been available for more than a year is 29mm wide, the widest is 660mm, and the average width is 180mm.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that are a similar age to 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.
Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
The Asus BP1AD has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory capacities (only 1.7 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. Across all the PCs of a comparable spec and age to the BP1AD the maximum graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.28GB to 1.8GB.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Asus BP1AD has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the BP1AD. Few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the BP1AD have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2GB.
PCs of this age and type have heights of between 10mm and 500mm. With a height of 405 millimeters, the Asus BP1AD is very tall compared to most of the other personal computers that were released one year ago.
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The lightest personal computer of a similar age and spec to the BP1AD is 140g heavy, the heaviest is 16kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg. The weight of the Asus BP1AD of 11 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst few processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this few processor core personal computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.5 gigahertz, the Asus BP1AD has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.
At 4 gigabytes, the Asus BP1AD has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the BP1AD.
If you would prefer a personal computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the M32AD (£456.45) (6GB), or the VM62 (£476.38) (8GB) both from Asus or the Acer Aspire XC-605 (£557.95) (6GB).
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
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 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
Horizontal, Horizontal/Vertical, Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Pentium, Pentium G
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video