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Asus X401U 2 Core AMD C 1GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 AMD C 1GHz 4GB May 2013
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The ASUS X401U boasts patterned dark blue and ice white to express your style.. Equipped with new AMD Brazos technology, the ASUS X401U delivers the best mobile performance and multitasking... More
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Review ASUS SLimbook X401U, Notebook 14 at Rp  2,899,000
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3 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Asus medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews as do all laptops manufactured by Asus.

802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have a front camera, however the Asus X401U does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the Asus X401U does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only AMD C Processor Family

The Asus X401U has an AMD C processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An AMD C processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X401U.

Across similar types of portable PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops of this age and type. 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X401U range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1 gigahertz, the Asus X401U has one of the slowest processor frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Acer Aspire One AO725 which has better reviews.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Asus X401U's processor boost frequency of only 1.333 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X401U, the processor cache of the Asus X401U of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. The processor caches of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus X401U has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 320 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X401U is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X401U has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the X401U have between two and three processor threadss, including the Asus X401U which has two processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Asus X401U does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the X401U also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Asus X401U has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X401U range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X401U

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus X401U has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X401U.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Asus X401U has a fairly standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X401U.

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Asus X401U has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X401U.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X401U has a relatively standard total storage capacity (320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X401U.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
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
Speakers Manufacturer
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width

Expert Reviews

(7)
19 July 2013

Asus X401U The low price of under $280 for a lightweight 14-inch notebook is undeniably attractive and cut corners should be expected from any interested buyer. However, we cannot agree with the...

4 September 2013

Netbook AMD pas cher. A seulement 280 dollars en boutique, l'Asus X401U est l'un des netbooks 14 pouces les moins chers. Le processeur Zacate dual-core est-il assez performant pour un usage... Read more…

14 November 2012

Cet Asus X401U ne coûte que 399 euros et ce prix est? juste. Performances modestes, mais confort d?utilisation correct : l'ultraportable est sauvé par son écran. Question mobilité, en...

Netbook AMD econômico. Com um preço de venda de apenas $280, o Asus X401U é um dos mais econômicos netbooks de 14 polegadas. No entanto, será que o processador dual-core Zacate oferece... Read more…

19 July 2013

200.6cd/m?2;188.8cd/m?2;180.2cd/m?2;200.2cd/m?2;188.8cd/m?2;178.2cd/m?2;193.8cd/m?2;192.2cd/m?2;177.8cd/m?2;InformacionesX-Rite i1Pro Basic 2Máximo: 200.6 cd/m?2;Médio: 189 cd/m?2;iluminación:... Read more…

16 September 2013

????????? ?????? AMD. ????? ?? $280, Asus X401U - ???? ?? ???????? ??????? 14-???????? ????????. ?????? ????????????? ?? ??????????? Zacate ????????? ??????????? ?????????????????? ???... Read more…

Inexpensive
Very lightweight
Good display for the price
Removable battery
Fullsize arrow keys
Slow system performance
Average battery life
Poor 1080p playback
No easily removable maintenance hatch
Poor outdoor usability
27 July 2013

Economico portatile AMD. Con un costo di appena $280, l'Asus X401U è uno dei portatili da 14" più economici. Tuttavia, il processore dual-core Zacate riuscirà ad offrire abbastanza potenza per... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x401uwx032, x401uwx032h
Barcodes 04716659295884

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