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Asus X101
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Asus X101 2 Core Intel Atom 1.6GHz 1GB 320GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

2 Intel Atom 1.6GHz 1GB Jun 2012
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,771 expert and owner reviews for Asus notebook PCs and found that on average Asus has good ratings. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most commonly found supported number of colours display on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X101 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X101 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Light

The average weight of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.2kg. The Asus X101 is very light (only 1,000 gram) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X101.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T420s (1.7kg), or the DELL XPS 13 (1.4kg).

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Narrow

The average width of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X101 is 360mm. With a width of only 262 millimeters, the Asus X101 is one of the narrowest similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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26 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 2 gigabytes, the Asus X101 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X101. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 1 gigabyte, the Asus X101 has one of the smallest internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP (2GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X101 is 15". With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Asus X101 has one of the smallest screen sizes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X101 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X101 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec. 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.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Asus X101 has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an AMD E processor family. The worst processor family of all similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is Intel Pentium M and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X101 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Asus X101 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 (1.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 5 watt-hours, the Asus X101's battery capacity is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago. Medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the X101 have battery capacities of between 5Wh and 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Portable PCs of this type and age have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the memory clock speed of the Asus X101 of only 800 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow System Bus Data Transfer Rate

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X101 that we have assessed the system bus data transfer rate of, the Asus X101's system bus data transfer rate of only 2.5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the slowest. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X101 the system bus data transfer rates range from 2.5GT/s to 5GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 5GT/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X101 that we have assessed, the Asus X101's maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only Eight Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus X101 is a eight solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X101 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X101 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Asus X101 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X101 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X101 have hard drive capacity of between 120GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X101 is 3mAh and the biggest is 30,000mAh. At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Asus X101 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years have processor clock speeds of between 800MHz and 3,100MHz. At only 1,600 megahertz, the Asus X101 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

The Asus X101 has a quite small megapixel count (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. The megapixels counts of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the X101 range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Asus X101 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X101, the Asus X101 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus X101 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X101. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X101 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 36MP.

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Quite Small L2 Cache

At only 1 megabyte, the Asus X101 has a quite small L2 cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest L2 cache of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 0.5MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average L2 cache is 1.6MB.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus X101 has a L2 processor cache which is better than the L3 processor cache found on most laptops of this age and spec.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the X101.

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

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Only 2GB Internal Memory Size

The Asus X101 has a maximum internal memory size of 2GB. That's 50% less internal memory size than the most common internal memory size of 4.1GB.

This laptop's internal memory size (2GB) is actually the worst internal memory size across all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the X101.

An 8.2GB internal memory size is the best internal memory size amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Asus X101 supports a better bluetooth version than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus X101

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Asus X101 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X101.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 (5.2h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Processor Operating Mode
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Supply
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Dimensions
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Graphics Adapter
Wireless Technology
Display
Weight

Expert Reviews

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7 October 2011

If Asus has released the Eee PC X101 back in 2007, it would have changed the way we think about computers, portability, and pricing. Instead, Asus released the Eee PC 701? which still did all of...

29 September 2011

With a price tag of INR 12,500 the Asus EeePc X101 has been kept well within the range of the masses, but it is to be seen whether the masses go for the same. Apart from the few problems that have...

26 September 2011

ASUS is attempting to breathe new life into the netbook market with the $199 ASUS Eee PC X101 netbook. Offering portability, deep social networking integration, and MeeGo, an operating system... Read more…

14 October 2011

W Asusie Eee PC X101 tajwa?ski gigant pok?ada? naprawd? spore nadzieje. Sprz?t zaprezentowany na targach Computex 2011 mia? o?ywi? skostnia?? bran?? netbooków, dzi?ki nawi?zaniu do pierwszych... Read more…

7 September 2011
27 November 2011

Der EeePC X101 ist nicht nur flacher als ein typisches Netbook, sondern mit einem Gewicht von rund 920 Gramm auch leichter. Trotzdem bietet er dem Nutzer einen 10,1 Zoll großen Bildschirm mit... Read more…

Niedriger Preis, gute Verarbeitungsqualitt, geringes Gewicht
SSDFestplatte
Sehr gnstig, flach und leicht
Open Office vorinstalliert
Schlank und leicht, zwei Betriebssysteme, gute Verarbeitung, wahrscheinlich gnstig
Akkulaufzeit
MeeGo Linux
Akkubeule
Berschaubare Leistung, schwacher Akku
Nur DreiZellenAkku
26 November 2011

Gute Verarbeitung Fühlt sich sehr stabil an Sehr leicht Winziges Netzteil Prädestiniert für soziales Netzwerken Der Preis wenige Anschlüsse vergleichsweise kurze Akkulaufzeit MeeGo verlangt...

1 November 2011

Für Schule, Uni und die Fahrt zwischen zwei Steckdosen kann man den ASUS Eee PC X101 einwandfrei empfehlen. Er ist stabil genug, auch widrige Umstände zu überleben, es lohnt sich aber leider...

2 October 2011

Das Asus Eee PC X101 will keinesfalls ein vollwertiges Notebook, sondern nur eine Gelegenheitslösung für die Generation Facebook sein. Dieser Aufgabe wird das sehr günstige Gerät gerecht ?...

19 September 2011

Das Asus Eee PC X101 Netbook will vor allem mit einem sensationell niedrigen Preis und äußerst kompakten Abmessungen überzeugen. Dabei stolpert das Gerät jedoch über einige Hürden, die den... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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