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Asus K30AD 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus has good average ratings for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of PCs of a similar age and spec to the K30AD is 3.1GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB. At 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus K30AD has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the K30AD.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This personal computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many similar spec computers that are a comparable age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on personal computers of a similar type and age to it.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports Four Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Asus K30AD is more than most personal computers of a similar spec and age to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the K30AD. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC" and "MS PRO" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Asus K30AD has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec computers that were released one year ago have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This PC's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output across all few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the K30AD.

The worst audio output across comparable types of PC is 5.1.

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Four Processor Threads

The Asus K30AD is a four processor thread desktop computer.

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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 this age and spec.

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2 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time 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.

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Heavy

With a weight of 8.7 kilograms, the Asus K30AD is one of the heavier few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year amongst few processor core computers of this age. The lightest desktop computer of a similar type and age to the K30AD is 140g heavy, the heaviest is 14kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus K30AD

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus K30AD has a fairly typical processor clock speed (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for more than a year.

If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the 3020M (3.1GHz), or the OptiPlex 3020 Micro (£300.19) (3.1GHz) both from DELL.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus K30AD has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the K30AD.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus K30AD has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K30AD.

If this few processor core PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus M32AD (6GB).

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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
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
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
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
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
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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 OpenGL Version
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
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) 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
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
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 AES New Instructions
Idle States
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
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Expert Reviews

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Excellent build quality
Sleek profile and light weight
Fairly good display
Decent everyday performance and battery life, despite packing a small battery
Runs cool in most situations and is fanless
Only available with a gold interior
Large footprint for a 13incher
Nonbacklit keyboard with poor feedback
The display is glossy, without being touch capable
Limited IO

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus k30, asus k30a, k30admy006, k30adsp015, asus k30ad, k30admy006s, k30adsp015s, asus a1k30aduk003sw8
Barcodes 00886227835652, 04716659835653

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