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Asus BU201LA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Asus BU201LA. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and reliability are on the whole positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the touchpad. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery.

price, usability, screen, reliability, performance

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus BU201LA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA Subnotebook Review

 

Limited stamina. Asus can compete with the established competitors from Lenovo, Dell, Fujitsu and HP with the 12-inch business subnotebook called BU201LA. It comes with a bright IPS display, an LTE modem and very good input devices. However, the...

Good build quality, Excellent input devices, Bright IPS display with wide viewing angles, Works quietly, Fast SSD, LTE modem

Poor battery life, Maintenability should be improved

The Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA belongs to the 12.5-inch business notebooks. It offers sufficient processing performance for everyday tasks and usually works quietly. In addition, it features a fast solid-state disk and very good input devices. Basically, we...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA-DT036G Ultrabook Review

 

Surprise from the second row. Asus wants to attack the established business competition with its new 12.5-inch subnotebook. The AsusPro BU201LA can not only impress with its great Full HD display, but also with an excellent keyboard and a solid build...

Good build quality, Excellent input devices, Bright and high-resolution display with wide viewing angles, Solid application performance, Low noise and temperature development, Great price-performance ratio

Tricky maintenance, Meager battery runtimes, Slightly limited performance on battery power

We almost have got used to the fact that high-quality business notebooks cost much more than 1,000 Euros (~$1230) – especially if you do not want to have a mediocre TN panel. But the AsusPro Advanced BU201LA now proves that it does not have to be that...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Asus Pro BU201LA-DT006P

 
Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sonic Master / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:32 / 4200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):32
Battery life (max):7
Battery performance:4200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Certification:UL, TUV, MIC, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, WEEE, Erp 2013 / UL, TUV, MIC, CE, FCC, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EU Flower, IDA, CECP, WEEE, JATE / UL, TUV, MIC, CE, FCC, BSMI, Australia C-TICK/NZ A-Tick, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, IDA, CECP, WEEE, JATE / UL, TUV, MIC, CE, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK / A-Tick, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, IDA, CECP, WEEE, JATE
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:12 / 12.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS
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
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16 / 0xA26
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5000 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):12 / 16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:No / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
SIM card support: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Sonic Master / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-i / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-i / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
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:DMI2
Chipset:Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:2x4 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-4210U / i7-4510U / i7-4650U
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4210U / i7-4510U / i7-4650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75114 / 81015 / 81016
Processor code:SR16H / SR1EB / SR1EF
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MiniMMC, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:50 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 8
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500 / 508

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.46
Height:0.827
Height (front):0.508
Height (rear):0.811
Weight:2.65 / 2.8
Width:12.2