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ASUS X301A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of ASUS X301A. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the battery and reliability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS X301A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS X301A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of ASUS X301A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and performance. The usability and durability are also appreciated, but views are divided on the reliability.

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59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS X301A-EB31 13.3-Inch LED Laptop Windows 7 home premiumASUS X301A-EB31 13.3-Inch LED Laptop Windows 7 home premium

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus X301A-RX005V Subnotebook

 

Glamorous Device with a Drawback. When beautiful meets cheap, it will surely be good - or will it? Asus starts out well with the key features - 13.3-inches, Intel Core-i3, 499 Euros (~$646), but when it comes to details, its facade is seen through.

Pretty case, Low energy consumption, Very long battery life, Good Office performance, Surfaces remain cool at all times

Rattling Hard Drive, Noisy Touchpad, Few Ports, Rattling Keyboard, Creaking Chassis, TFT without Anti Reflection Coating, Low Contrasts, No Maintenance Flaps

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

Kenny

 

Just got this laptop a couple of weeks ago! The screen is pretty nice (1366x768), because its so small the 1366x768 screen looks pretty crisp. I cant complain about the keyboard its very good, however I would like it to be back-lit! The performance is...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Altec Lansing / HD / SonicMaster Lite
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):5
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:19
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:UL, CE, BSMI, VCCI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU, E-standby
Energy Star certified: Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, White / Blue / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethetrnet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Altec Lansing / HD / SonicMaster Lite
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Ultimate\nWindows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Home Premium\nWindows 7 Home Basic
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Diagonal (metric):13.3
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:No / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):N / VT-x
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:3.75
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:No / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:1000M / 2020M / B830 / B960 / B970 / B980 / I3-2328M / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1000M / 2020M / B960 / B970 / B980 / I3-2328M / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D2 / J1 / L1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 53442 / 59836 / 63915 / 65700 / 69669 / 70927 / 71142 / 71465 / 72060
Processor code:SR07V / SR0DN / SR0DP / SR0J1 / SR0J2 / SR0N2 / SR0TC / SR0U1
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.9 / 9
Height:1.18
Height (front):1 / 1.04 / 10.4
Height (rear):1 / 1.18 / 11.8
Weight:3.75 / 4
Width:13 / 9.09