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Asus X501A 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.7GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.7GHz 2GB Jun 2015
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Asus X501A Laptop Review

15 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This notebook PC is one of the most awarded by experts of all the laptops of this type and age.

The experts at Notebook-center.ru and Tech-labs.ru both wrote that this Asus laptop was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Asus portable PC received a "Recommended" from PC Advisor.co.uk who wrote that this portable PC was good.

This laptop received an "Our Choice" award from Techlabs.ua.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 36 owner reviews this portable PC has an average owner rating of 84%.

Good Battery Life

A number of customers who purchased the Asus X501A concluded that it had a good battery life.

Robust

Several Asus X501A owners who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Asus gets all the basics right with the X501A, providing a sturdy, portable laptop with good battery life” in their review of the Asus X501A and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Size

One customer thought it was thin. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “The X501A is a slim and very sharp-looking laptop” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 2,723 owner and expert reviews for Asus notebook PCs and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X501A is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X501A, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Asus X501A of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X501A the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X501A have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,050 megahertz, the Asus X501A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X501A.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X501A has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X501A, the Asus X501A has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X501A has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X501A 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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Asus X501A is a six battery cell count laptop.

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17 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Three experts from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk and mobimaniak.pl have rated this medium processor core notebook PC on average 69 out of 100.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X501A range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X501A that we have checked the maximum processor memory bandwidth of, the Asus X501A's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X501A is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X501A use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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

The Asus X501A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X501A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Asus X501A has a very small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X501A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X501A the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Asus X501A has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X501A have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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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 frequently found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X501A has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X501A the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus X501A has one of the smallest hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X501A range from 5GB to 2TB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this age and spec have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X501A, the Asus X501A's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X501A have between two and three processor threads, including the Asus X501A which has two processor threads.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Asus X501A has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of laptops of this type and age is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X501A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X501A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X501A is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X501A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X501A is 0.3MP, the highest is 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus X501A has a very low front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X501A.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus X501A

Average Weight

The Asus X501A has a fairly standard weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X501A.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X501A has a relatively typical total storage capacity (320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X501A.

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® 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 Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
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
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(13)
18 February 2013

Asus gets all the basics right with the X501A, providing a sturdy, portable laptop with good battery life. It offers good value if you just need a basic laptop for undemanding tasks...

26 July 2012

This sharp-looking laptop lacks an optical drive, but is surprisingly powerful for its price...

6 September 2012

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6 June 2013

Asus X501AAsus X501A to jeden z najta?szych laptopów na rynku. Nie posiada nap?du optycznego, ograniczona jest te? liczba z??czy zewn?trznych, ale dzi?ki temu sylwetka komputera jest bardzo...

Jeden z najtaszych laptopw z Core 3 2
Generacji (Sandy Bridge), esteci doceni wygld i moliwo wyboru wersji kolorystycznej, bardzo lekki, jak na laptop formatu 15", raczej cichy i chodny, nieze goniki
Nierwnomiernie krccy si wentylator, saba jako materiaw wykoczeniowych, mao zczy zewntrznych, tandetne w odczuciu klawiatura i gadzik, byszczca matryca o sabych parametrach, trudny dostp pod mask"
7 February 2013

ASUS X501A to seria bud?etowych notebooków, skierowanych do osób szukaj?cych prostego i taniego komputera mobilnego. Dost?pny w wielu ró?nych konfiguracjach sprz?t wyró?nia si? przyjemnym... Read more…

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User Reviews

(36)
Reviewed 16 July 2013 by Edvinas M.
(Verified Purchase)

Only had this laptop for few days. Already loving it. It is sleek, solid and light. After checking the specs and finding out it is Celeron powered I had not much hope. Boy was I surprised.... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2013 by Dave McC
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this to replace my four year old toshiba which was on it's way out and considering the money off currently, I think that this is a bargain. I got it for £229 with the discount. Screen is... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2013 by Jon
(Verified Purchase)

The product arrived really quickly, it is quite big but i am starting to get used to it. The Battery is good last around 4-5 hours (not bad) and its fast compared to my old Samsung netbook. Anyway... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2013 by AndyCS
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased this for my wife who needs a device for e-mail and web. She likes a 'proper' keyboard, so a tablet was not an option. The price was good (I also paid less than currently shown) and it... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2013 by Midge
(Verified Purchase)

This laptop has replaced an ageing desktop that had the windows xp operating system. My mother in law has enjoyed getting to grips with windows 8 and this laptop, although by no means a high... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x501awh01, asus b82017, asus b82017g, asus b82017gh, asus b82017ghz, asus x501awh01
Barcodes 00886227298365
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