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Asus K31BF 4 Core AMD a 3.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 AMD a 3.7GHz 8GB May 2015
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus is one of the superior personal computer manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the K31BF is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. The Asus K31BF has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus K31BF has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the K31BF is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the K31BF that we have assessed, the Asus K31BF's maximum turbo frequency of 4.3 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the PCs of this spec and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus K31BF is a six USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the K31BF have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Asus K31BF is more than most PCs of a similar age and type to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers of a comparable type and age to the K31BF. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this PC.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is the most frequently found audio output channel on comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago.

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7 Reasons Against

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

The Asus K31BF is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and type. 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.

If the storage speed of this computer is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Asus K31BF has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that have been around for more than a year. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Asus computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 4 megabytes, the Asus K31BF has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. PCs of a comparable age and spec to the K31BF have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most PCs of this age and spec have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus K31BF which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the K31BF range from 2GB to 260GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus K31BF has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the K31BF.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the K31BF is 3GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the Asus K31BF has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst PCs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus K31BF

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus K31BF has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the K31BF.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity personal computers currently available that you might want to consider include the MSI Nightblade B85C[plb_2749742_price] which has better reviews.

If this medium processor core desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Asus K31BF has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the K31BF.

If this medium processor core desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3121374_price] (10GB).

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter DVI Port
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-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
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter
Other Features
Form Factor
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 20 May 2016 by Andy J C

I had bought this PC from PC World in December needing an upgrade from my Windows Vista PC which had only 2GB RAM and a slowly dying HDD. I can tell you now, since upgrading from my previous PC,... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 8670, k31bfnl002, k31bfde012, asus 8670d, k31bfnl008, k31bfnl008t, k31bfnl002s, k31bfde012s, k31bfnl002sn, k31bfnl002snl, asus k31bfnl002, asus k31bfnl008, asus k31bfnl008t, asus k31bfnl002s
Barcodes 04712900026702, 04712900033250, 04712900165937

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