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Asus X401A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 reviews of Asus X401A. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and usability are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the sound and reliability. Comments are divided on the durability.

portability, price, performance, usability, size

keyboard, touchpad, reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus X401A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus X401A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Asus X401A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and price. The performance and portability also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the energy efficiency and reliability.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

keyboard, reliability, energy

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus X401A 14.1-inch Laptop (Black) (Intel Celeron B820 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Asus X401A 14.1-inch Laptop (Black) (Intel Celeron B820 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus X401A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Asus X401A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and size. The usability and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, size, portability

reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS X401A-BCL0705Y 14" Ultrabook Notebook 1.8GHz Intel Processor 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 320GB Hard DriveASUS X401A-BCL0705Y 14" Ultrabook Notebook 1.8GHz Intel Processor 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 320GB Hard Drive

Aug, 2017

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

ASUS X401ARF-BCL0705Y

 

bought this for my young daughter to surf and other educational work...system runs well, not crazy fast but that is not what I expected ...the laptop feels solid

Price, features, size

no optical drive, touch pad is not great

Jul, 2014

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

Pleasantly surprised

 

bought this for my young daughter to surf and other educational work...system runs well, not crazy fast but that is not what I expected ...the laptop feels solid

Price, features, size

no optical drive, touch pad is not great

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Phishcook (newegg.com)

Registry Errors Out of the Box

 

Hardware works as expected, thus far

Right out of the box, before anything else was done, Windows 8 failed to update(wouldn't even start to download the updates). Long story short, there were several registry errors, and Asus Tech support's recommendations did not help whatsoever. After...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A-WX350H

 

Size and weight. I was v pleased with performance the first year I had it.

I have had recurring problems with my laptop. It has froze on me a number of times and I cannot get any response from it. Error message Kernal etc. Am disappointed as it started off v well.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Brendan (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A

 

Great Battery Life Really Does Last 4 Hours Plus Nice and light Great design Outstanding Value For Money

Mouse Takes a Bit Of Getting Used To Windows 8 Has Its Issues

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Marc (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A

 

PRICE! Performance isn't at all bad either. This feels like a cheap laptop but that's ok as it's actually a VERY cheap laptop. This is a light, brisk workhorse with reasonable battery life. Keyboard is ok/good. Screen and video playback are very good....

Windows 8 is a steaming pile of car crash. Once you find your way round it it's usable but Microsoft deserve to go bankrupt for this. The touchpad is poor. The pointer jumps about a bit, the touchpad buttons are also active meaning that when you try to...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A

 

Cheap , good battery life , good performance for the price

track pad way too sensitive windows 8, what's the point on a non touchscreen laptop?

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Jeremy (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A

 

Light weight, works very well, nice keyboard, quick to start up, perfect for my wife in her teaching job

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: hayley (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A

 

Great laptop, fast processor, light and good battery life

Windows 8

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Philip (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A

 

very slim and light. runs fast colour

no dvd drive no windows 7 option

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Display

HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor B800 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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:53434 / 53438 / 53442 / 55627 / 59798 / 63915 / 65700 / 67193 / 69669 / 71141 / 71469 / 72060 / B820 / B970
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)

Security

Password protection: Yes