This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this spec and age.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus TP500LA has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type which do not have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The TP500LA has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TP500LA.
We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus R554LA, and the HP Spectre x360 is also worth considering.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus TP500LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.
Quite Big Screen Size
The Asus TP500LA has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of laptops of this type and age range from 8.9" to 16".
Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Asus R554LA which has a better Rating.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
The TP500LA has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year processor families range from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-4xxx.
If the processor family of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 (Intel Core i7-4xxx).
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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the TP500LA the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB. The Asus TP500LA has one of the bigger total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most laptops of a similar age and type to the TP500LA have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the TP500LA which has two USB 2.0 ports.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the TP500LA has a touch sensitive screen.
Other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus R554LA, or the HP Spectre x360.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this spec and age.
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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Asus TP500LA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the TP500LA have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the TP500LA's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the TP500LA is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The TP500LA has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a similar spec 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.
This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago.
The best storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is SSD.
Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the HP 13-r100dx (Hybrid-HDD).
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the TP500LA is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year display resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.
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At 2.1 kilograms, the Asus TP500LA is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the TP500LA the weights range from 580g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.
Quite Small Internal Memory
Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the TP500LA the internal memory range from 1GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.6GB. The Asus TP500LA has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Toshiba Z10t which has a better Rating.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the TP500LA have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus TP500LA which has one USB 3.0 port.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Asus released the TP500LA over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus TP500LA has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.