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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.
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).
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].
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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).
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.
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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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).