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Asus K31AD 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Oct 2015
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Asus Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked 211 user and expert reviews for Asus 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 few processor core computers range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the K31AD is 8GB and the biggest is 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus K31AD has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the K31AD.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other 1TB total storage capacity computers and we think the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3068674_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Asus desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Acer Revo One RL85[plb_3132464_price] (2TB and higher rated).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Desktop computers of this age and type have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Asus K31AD has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.

Alternative 8GB memory desktop computers currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Aspire XC-710[plb_3164559_price], or the Lenovo S500 SFF[plb_3113305_price].

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports Seven Compatible Memory Cards

The Asus K31AD has a greater number of compatible memory card than most personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the K31AD. The compatible memory cards "SDHC", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "SDXC", "MS PRO" and "xD" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Asus K31AD has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most PCs of this spec and age.

This computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output amongst all few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the K31AD.

Amongst similar types of computer the worst audio output is 5.1.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

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

The Asus K31AD is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the K31AD have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Price Has Recently Increased by £19.03

The price of the K31AD has increased by £19.03 in the last 11 days.

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on desktop computers of a comparable age and type 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.

Alternative HDD personal computers currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper computers such as the S500 SFF[pl_3113305_price], or the ThinkCentre E73 SFF[pl_2977787_price] both from Lenovo or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2229962_price].

If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Chromebox CXI[plb_2775942_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_2972867_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 gigabytes, the Asus K31AD has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. Comparable spec desktop computers that were released one year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.1GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most desktop computers of this age and type have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Asus K31AD which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Heavy

The weights of PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 140g to 14kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg. At 8.6 kilograms, the Asus K31AD is quite heavy compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the K31AD.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus K31AD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this few processor core PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.6 gigahertz, the Asus K31AD has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the K31AD.

We compared all the other 3.6GHz processor clock speed desktop computers to this PC and we think cheaper computers such as the HP HP 280 G1[plb_2692083_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo S500 SFF[plb_3113305_price] (3.7GHz and cheaper), the Fujitsu D556[plb_3128192_price] (3.7GHz and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire XC-710[plb_3164559_price] (3.7GHz and cheaper).

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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
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
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
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
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus k31, asus k31a, k31adde027, asus k31ad, k31adde027s, asus k31ade
Barcodes 04712900066388

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