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Asus X102BA 2 Core AMD a 1GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

2 AMD a 1GHz 2GB Nov 2013
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The ASUS X102BA notebook fits the bill perfectly for those looking for a portable and stylish computing platform. This 10.1 - inch notebook's compact lines feature soft curves which are gentle to... More
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ASUS X102BA-BH41T 10.1 Touchscreen Laptop Review
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11 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this laptop rated it as 73%.

Reasonably Priced

A few people agreed that the Asus X102BA was good value for money. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “We've seen a small number of them breaking away from the more expensive models, such as Ultrabooks and hybrids, offering great portability, incredible value for money” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Pcadvisor.co.uk said “The new X102BA from Asus is one of the most affordable Windows 8 laptops that we've seen”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this laptop “Although the Asus X102BA has price on its side”.

Some Asus X102BA reviewers said in their reviews that this laptop was a bargain for the price. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review “Cheap laptops are nothing new.”. Expertreviews.co.uk also wrote “This cheap, touchscreen laptop is infuriatingly slow”.

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Good Battery Life

One person wrote in their reviews that the Asus X102BA had a good battery life. Techradar.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said “Hybrids, offering great portability, incredible value for money and good battery life” in their review of the Asus X102BA.

Good Size

One Asus X102BA reviewer who bought this laptop wrote that it was compact. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Its compact 10in screen and downsized keyboard won't su” in their Asus X102BA review and rated the Asus X102BA 80 out of 100.

Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 3,179 expert and user reviews, Asus has good ratings for its portable PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X102BA has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL 13[plb_1304263_price], the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2417946_price], and the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2404588_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X102BA, the Asus X102BA has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 13[pl_1304263_price], or the Latitude 13 3340[pl_2418540_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2421965_price].

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Asus X102BA has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X102BA which do not have a touchscreen.

Alternative laptops with a touchscreen currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus S400CA-CA035H[plb_1465624_price], the Acer Aspire V3-572P[plb_2414236_price], or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B[plb_2383885_price].

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Light

The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X102BA range from 300g to 3.8kg. At only 1.1 kilograms, the Asus X102BA is very light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X102BA.

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21 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This Asus laptop has an average expert rating of 68% based on eight expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and zdnet.be.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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

The Asus X102BA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Asus X102BA has a very small display diagonal (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X102BA. The display diagonals of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X102BA range from 10" to 18".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 10.1" notebook PCs currently available including the Asus CH-WHI024S[plb_1356964_price] which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the X131e[pl_2280393_price] (11.6" and higher rated), or the YOGA 300[pl_2964516_price] (11.6" and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11-e030sa[plb_1986712_price] (11.6" and higher rated).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 5.5GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Asus X102BA has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 2GB internal memory portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu LifeBook AH512[plb_1582933_price], the Toshiba C850[plb_1465729_price], and the Asus X55A[plb_1524652_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Elitebook Folio H5E46ET[plb_1631469_price] (4GB), the MSI CX61 2PC[plb_2419080_price] (4GB), or the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2406136_price] (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of a similar type and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the L850-1L4[pl_1320414_price], or the Satellite L70-B[pl_2364560_price] both from Toshiba or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369293_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD), the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2435190_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude E6440[plb_2465947_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X102BA is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1 gigahertz, the Asus X102BA has a very slow processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X102BA.

Other 1GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Aspire One AO725[pl_1491127_price], or the Aspire V5-122P[pl_1569271_price] both from Acer or the Asus X401U[plb_1556282_price].

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53[plb_2276983_price] (1.06GHz), the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi[plb_2964619_price] (1.2GHz), or the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3099410_price] (1.35GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only AMD a Processor Family

The Asus X102BA has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X102BA the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Asus X102BA's maximum internal memory is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X102BA. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X102BA have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus X102BA has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The hard drive capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X102BA range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of this age and type is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X102BA, the Asus X102BA's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Asus X102BA is a two processor threads laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X102BA have between two and three processor threadss.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 33 watt-hours, the Asus X102BA has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X102BA. Laptops of this age and spec have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Asus X102BA is a three number of battery cells portable PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X102BA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X102BA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Laptops of a similar age and type to the X102BA have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. The processor boost frequency of the Asus X102BA of only 2 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X102BA.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus X102BA has a L2 processor cache which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have a L3 processor cache.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L2) is in fact the worst processor cache level across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The best processor cache level across similar types of notebook PC is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus X102BA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X102BA has a pretty standard total storage capacity (320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 320GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Acer TravelMate TMP643-M[plb_1525354_price], the HP Probook 4340s[plb_1451176_price], or the Lenovo T520[plb_1500745_price] which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2719748_price] (360GB and higher rated), or the HP Elitebook Folio H5E46ET[plb_1631469_price] (500GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(12)
25 February 2014

This cheap, touchscreen laptop is infuriatingly slow and we don?t recommend it...

24 January 2014

With a typical online price of around £299, the new X102BA from Asus is one of the most affordable Windows 8 laptops that we've seen. It's obviously not going to be a top performer at that price,... Read more…

23 January 2014

At this price point, the Asus X102BA is surprisingly good. We fully expected a similar performance to that of its closest rival, the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11, but it betters it in almost every...

23 January 2014

If you're a student on a tight budget, then the Asus X102BA is definitely a good buy. For the money you get a laptop running a full version of Windows 8, meaning you can install almost anything...

13 November 2013

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User Reviews

(223)
Reviewed 2 February 2014 by Keith

I purchased this laptop one week ago and I was immediately worried by the slow operating system. It turned out that windows 8 simply needed to be updated to 8.1 which was a lengthy process, but... Read more…

Reviewed 5 December 2014 by Gre4t Moments
(Verified Purchase)

This review is bit a long one as I am trying to answer many worries, doubts and questions about ASUS X102B(A). I have tested two different machines and one of the notebooks is the one I am using... Read more…

Reviewed 4 January 2014 by Matt

This little Asus fitted my requirements perfectly and I am happy with it. Laptops of this size are quite rare now to buy and I wanted something to use while relaxing in the armchair or in the... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2014 by User 1
(Verified Purchase)

First off, if you are looking for a desktop/laptop replacement then this is not the product for you, however if you are looking for a small compact desktop/laptop companion then read on : The ASUS... Read more…

Reviewed 4 January 2014 by Mr. Picky
(Verified Purchase)

When I wrote this there were only two reviews, one 5* and one 1* (would have been -5* if it was permitted!). The negative report was really a rant about Windows 8 which is not a comment about the... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x102ba, x102barh41, x102babh41, x102badf001, x102badf006, 102badf009h, x102badf003, x102barh41t, x102badf014, x102babh41t, x102badf009, 102ba-df009h, x102badf006h, x102badf003h, x102barh41tc, x102badf014h, x102babh41tb, x102badf009h, x102babh41tp, x102badf001h, x102babh41tbl, x102babh41tpk, x102barh41tcb
Barcodes 00886227504664, 00886227589890, 00886227589906, 00886227589913, 04716659523987, 04716659570998, 04716659572510, 04716659573029, 08862275898902, 08862275899138

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