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Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03 15.6" (1920x1080) IPS Touch Screen Intel Core i5-4200U notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03 15.6" (1920x1080) IPS Touch Screen Intel Core i5-4200U notebook. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and price also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the touchpad and size. Many are negative about the connectivity and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03 15.6" (1920x1080) IPS Touch Screen Intel Core i5-4200U notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03 15.6" (1920x1080) IPS Touch Screen Intel Core i5-4200U notebook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03 15.6" (1920x1080) IPS Touch Screen Intel Core i5-4200U notebook from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and portability are overall positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas comments about the size and durability are mixed. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus Q500A-BHI7T05 Notebook

 

Quality on a budget. The entry-level category is filled with nume

Very good build quality and brushed aluminum construction for the price; Great CPU performance with no throttling; Keyboard backlight on a budget notebook; Bright glossy screen for indoor use; Large responsive touchpad; Easily accessible HDD, RAM, and...

Fingerprint magnet with hard to clean surfaces; Very difficult to use under sunlight; Ports may be too close up front; sd reader difficult to access; Poor speaker quality; Slightly on the heavy side; Inaccurate pre-calibrated colors; Arrow keys and...

Great design and chassis, very fast CPU performance and even a backlit keyboard on a budget notebook.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Michael O. (newegg.com)

Serious Design Flaw

 

I recommend staying away from this computer. Asus has some good products, but this is not one of them. This hinge design flaw should be something caught in quality control. Hopefully they learn from their mistakes, but in the meantime, I'm down my only...

1. The computer is fast and easily upgrade-able ; 2. The computer looks sleek ; 3. The keyboard and mouse are solid (in my opinion) ; 4. Was in great condition for a B-grade refurbished model ; 5. Beautiful display, best part of this computer

1. Is a bit of a fingerprint magnet ; 2. Plastic tabs on bottom are easily broken during disassembly ; 3. Speakers are so-so ; Here I launch into why I gave it one star. Thomas W. is absolutely correct; the design for the hinge is unsound. If I had to...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good quality sound but...

 

This is a great laptop, if you're prepared to buy a new one in another eight months. I love Asus computers but this one in particular has been more trouble than it's worth.

Great graphics card ; Great performance on all kinds of programs and games ; This is a great laptop for just about anything(At least for a short while.)

So far the average motherboard life seems to be 6-8 months ; I bought this laptop new January 2014 and it was great. Schoolwork, games, media. I could do it all. But then in November the motherboard fried and I had to send it back to the manufacturer...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Eats Motherboards

 

This is a great laptop, if you're prepared to buy a new one in another eight months. I love Asus computers but this one in particular has been more trouble than it's worth.

Great graphics card ; Great performance on all kinds of programs and games ; This is a great laptop for just about anything(At least for a short while.)

So far the average motherboard life seems to be 6-8 months ; I bought this laptop new January 2014 and it was great. Schoolwork, games, media. I could do it all. But then in November the motherboard fried and I had to send it back to the manufacturer...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Solid

 

Je ne regrette rien

Great when switch to Win7 ; Great to use with ASUS Gesture command, like the mac ; good for everything basic ; great of on the go programming or movie watching

Darn touchpad is really darn sensitive ; battery gets weak after 9 months of sporadicc on/off charge use

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good card, Great value, better than Xfired 270Xs.

 

This is/was a great laptop. I really do like it. However, It's nearly impossible to use something with such horrendous durability, especially with such a scarcity of parts.

Touchscreen ; Slim form factor

Mechanically unsound. (i.e. the hinge broke away from the LCD enclosure just outside of the warranty period. I am still unable to find a new enclosure to replace it. The arm for the hinge is not affixed in the manner in which it would be able to handle...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Joseph W. (newegg.com)

Major design flaws

 

This is/was a great laptop. I really do like it. However, It's nearly impossible to use something with such horrendous durability, especially with such a scarcity of parts.

Touchscreen ; Slim form factor

Mechanically unsound. (i.e. the hinge broke away from the LCD enclosure just outside of the warranty period. I am still unable to find a new enclosure to replace it. The arm for the hinge is not affixed in the manner in which it would be able to handle...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Major design flaws

 

This is/was a great laptop. I really do like it. However, It's nearly impossible to use something with such horrendous durability, especially with such a scarcity of parts.

Touchscreen ; Slim form factor

Mechanically unsound. (i.e. the hinge broke away from the LCD enclosure just outside of the warranty period. I am still unable to find a new enclosure to replace it. The arm for the hinge is not affixed in the manner in which it would be able to handle...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Keyboard issues

 

Price for performance

Motherboard and Keyboard issues in the first year and then Keyboard stopped working in year 2. Daughter used it her first year in college. Had some minor audio issue and reported keyboard intermittent problems in year 1. Sent for repair. ASUS replaced...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Daniel A. (newegg.com)

DEAD BATTERY

 

It will not cost me an additional estimated $200.00 to send to Asus and replace it.

works plugged in

This seller sold us a laptop without a replaceable battery that you can do yourself. The internal battery will not hold a charge from day one

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:37.5