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

$655.73
$299.50 $356.23 cheaper than 11 days ago
2 AMD a 1GHz 2GB Apr 2014
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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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Asus X102BA Review
Asus X102BA Touchscreen 10.1 Inch AMD A4-1200 1 GHZ 2GB RAM 320GB HDD Laptop Quick Reviews

9 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X102BA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X102BA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X102BA also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus X102BA is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Asus X102BA has a touch sensitive screen.

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Light

The average weight of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X102BA is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have checked, the Asus X102BA's weight of only 1.1 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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Narrow

The Asus X102BA is one of the narrowest medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years (only 266 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this type and age have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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22 Reasons Against

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

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

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X102BA range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X102BA, the Asus X102BA's screen size of only 10.1 inches is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Asus X102BA has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X102BA the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus X502CA[plb_1631840_price] (4GB).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X102BA have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X102BA has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1 gigahertz, the Asus X102BA has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X102BA. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X102BA the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only AMD a Processor Family

The Asus X102BA has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This portable PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X102BA the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,066 megahertz, the Asus X102BA has one of the slowest memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest memory clock speed of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Asus X102BA has a very small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X102BA. The processor caches of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X102BA range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X102BA have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X102BA has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X102BA.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 12GB. The Asus X102BA has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X102BA.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X102BA is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. When compared to other laptops of this spec and age, the Asus X102BA's battery capacity of only 33 watt-hours is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X102BA is a two processor thread portable PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X102BA have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus X102BA which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X102BA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Small L2 Cache

The average L2 cache of laptops that were released around the same time as the X102BA is 1.5MB. The Asus X102BA has a quite small L2 cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2 gigahertz, the Asus X102BA has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X102BA. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus X102BA has a L2 processor cache which is better than the L3 processor cache found on most portable PCs of this age and spec.

A L2 processor cache is in fact the worst processor cache level amongst all laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus X102BA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the X102BA.

Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
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

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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

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Product Identifiers

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