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Asus M52AD 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all desktop computers Asus is one of the superior brands.

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 similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Asus M52AD 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 PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the M52AD is 840GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL 8900 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, 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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Two 5.25" Bays

The Asus M52AD is a two 5.25" bay PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the M52AD have between one and three 5.25" bays.

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Supports Eight Compatible Memory Cards

The Asus M52AD has a greater number of compatible memory card than most personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers of this age and type. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MMC+", "MS PRO", "SDHC", "SDXC" and "xD" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus M52AD is a five USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the M52AD have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal 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 around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Asus M52AD has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the M52AD. Similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the M52AD have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on computers that were released more than a year ago. 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 Asus personal computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (SSD).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

PCs of a similar type and age to the M52AD have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the Asus M52AD has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the M52AD.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Asus M52AD has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of this type and age. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Asus personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec computers that were released more than a year ago have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus M52AD which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus M52AD has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that were launched around the same time as the M52AD. Medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the M52AD have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Asus M52AD is a one PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this type and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the Asus M52AD has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the M52AD. Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the M52AD have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 4.9MB and 8.2GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the M52AD is 75GB. The Asus M52AD has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus M52AD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the M52AD.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the Asus M52AD has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the M52AD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3.2GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.94) which has better reviews.

Personal computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP Z240 (3.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Asus M52AD has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the M52AD.

Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£449.00) (10GB), or the Apple ME253 (£2,467.96) (12GB).

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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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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 Standard
WiFi
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
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
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
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Elecktra
(Verified Purchase)

I'm a bit surprised that it requires an external wireless adaptor/antenna but as it came in the package and wasn't an added expense that's fine. And the antenna itself works perfectly when placed... Read more…

Reviewed 15 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Took a bit of a punt on this as there was not much feedback or many reviews of this exact model. It seemed good spec for the money. (it was under £500 at the time). At this price range it was... Read more…

Reviewed 25 January 2016 by Cosyhollow
(Verified Purchase)

I took a gamble on purchasing this machine as it only had one feedback at the time. but I am so pleased I took the risk as I am delighted with it. It is very very quiet, very fast. And it is... Read more…

Reviewed 10 January 2016 by My name
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent super quick, very happy...

Reviewed 2 January 2016 by James D.

It is a very nice looking computer with lots of capabilities when it comes to tasks, I am an avid gamer who wanted to upgrade my PC and this has gone beyond my expectations. This computer however... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code m52, asus m52, asus m52a, code m52a, m52adnl003, asus m52ad, code m52ad, asus uk004, asus uk004t, m52adnl003s, asus m52adx, asus m52adxt, asus m52adxtr, asus m52adxtre, asus m52adxtrem, asus m52adxtreme, asus m52adxtremeuk004, asus m52adxtremeuk004t
Barcodes 00886227914999, 04712900210248, 04716659914990

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