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Asus X401A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Asus X401A. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the energy efficiency. The reliability and keyboard get negative comments.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

keyboard, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus X401A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus X401A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 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. Reviews about the size and performance are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the energy efficiency and reliability.

usability, portability, price, performance, size

keyboard, reliability, energy

85% 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-Asus X401A 14-inch Laptop (Blue) - (Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

Sep, 2015

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. Opinions about the portability and size are generally positive. The usability and price also get good comments, but there are some critical reviews 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 product: ASUS X401A-BCL0705Y 14" Ultrabook Notebook 1.8GHz Intel Processor 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 320GB Hard Drive

Sep, 2015

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
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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: Myles (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A-WX074V

 

Fast booting times. Considerably light with a nice screen

Flimsy space bar and the touch pad needs further development

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Jess (argos.co.uk)

one little problem

 

My only issue was that when I was deciding the specifications of the laptop I wanted to purchase I specifically put that I didn't want a notebook and this laptop was shown in the 'laptops' left to look through. Obviously I realized that it was a...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: frankie (argos.co.uk)

good purchase

 

Good product for a kid.....not good for multitasking...slow if doing more than one thing...overall if its just a basic computer you want then its okay for that......nice product very slim....and attractive looking.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: peter (argos.co.uk)

good stuff

 

really good value but you need to be computer savvy when setting it up.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Ryan (argos.co.uk)

great portable laptop, perfect for a college stude

 

I bought this laptop due to its portability and light weight and it has delivered perfectly, it has everything to make its use very helpful apart from a disc drive but I got arround that easily enough, I would definitely reccomend for any student in...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Celeron ® / Core™ i3 / Pentium / Pentium ®
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:B820 / B830 / B950 / B970 / I3-2330M / I3-2350M
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