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Asus X401A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good reviews, whereas there are mixed opinions on the reliability and performance.

price, portability, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus X401A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The performance and portability also get good comments, but the energy efficiency and reliability get less positive comments.

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-

Dec, 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 really like the portability and size. The usability and price also get good comments, whereas 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

Dec, 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

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery performance:4400
Battery voltage:19
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No
RoHS compliance: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Brown / Green / Pink / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
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
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X1600 / No / NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 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
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
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 layout:1 x 4

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
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 / 10,1000,100
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethetrnet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / Sonic Master Lite / SonicMaster Lite
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

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
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A 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
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 17 / 18 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:1000M / 2117U / B820 / B830 / B950 / B967 / B970 / B980 / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I3-2367M / I3-2370M / I3-3110M
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 Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1000M / 2117U / B820 / B830 / B970 / B980 / I3-2350M / I3-2367M / I3-2370M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 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:J1 / L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 85C ; 100C / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / 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
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / 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
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N / No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 53442 / 59798 / 63915 / 67193 / 69669 / 71141 / 71469 / 72060
Processor code:SR04J / SR0CV / SR0DN / SR0DP / SR0J1 / SR0J2 / SR0N2 / SR0VQ
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Password protection:Y

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD, MMC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.49
Height:1.01 / 1.04 / 1.05 / 10.4
Height (front):0.945
Height (rear):1.18
Weight:3.88 / 4.08
Width:13.5