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Asus K31AD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 12GB 2TB Hybrid-HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 12GB Aug 2015
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Asus Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

On average Asus medium processor core personal computers have good reviews as do all computers manufactured by Asus.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on computers of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the K31AD is 640MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Asus K31AD has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

PCs of a similar age and spec to the K31AD have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the Asus K31AD has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Asus K31AD has one of the bigger total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the K31AD is 840GB.

Alternative 2TB total storage capacity PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus M52AD[plb_3102529_price].

Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL 8900[plb_3251718_price] (2TB) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of desktop computers that are a comparable age to the K31AD is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB. With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the Asus K31AD has one of the bigger internal memory amongst PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12GB memory personal computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus M52AD[plb_3102529_price].

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP 800 G2[plb_3797297_price] (16GB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 500GB to 2TB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the Asus K31AD has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the K31AD.

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Supports Seven Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Asus K31AD is more than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market 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 computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is the most commonly found audio output channel on medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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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 PC.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Asus K31AD has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the K31AD range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 32 gigabytes, the Asus K31AD has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the K31AD. The average max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the K31AD is 65GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is Hybrid-HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that have been available 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 Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the K31AD range from 1GB to 64GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the Asus K31AD has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Asus K31AD is more than most personal computers of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this Asus desktop computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Asus K31AD has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average maximum internal memory of desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 33GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most personal computers that are a similar age to the K31AD have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Asus K31AD which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago is 1,800MHz. The Asus K31AD has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Asus K31AD has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates amongst PCs of this age. The system bus data transfer rates of desktop computers of a similar type and age to the K31AD range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This Asus desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
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Memory Type Supported Processor
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Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
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PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Compatible Memory Card
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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 Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
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 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
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Certificates
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Manual
Mouse Included
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AC Adapter

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k31aduk013, k31aduk013t, asus k31aduk013, asus k31aduk013t
Barcodes 04712900151367

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