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Asus X401A

Asus X401A
alaScore 89

11 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and build quality. The design and portability also get good feedback, but comments about the usability and performance are different.

value for money, portability, design, build quality, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus X401A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 11 reviews)

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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...

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Failed after 4 months


Do NOT purchase this machine. Best Buy, Geek Squad and ASUS do not back this machine, and the hard drive on mine failed on month 4 of ownership with light use. Just one months AFTER the 90 warrenty to expire. I thought ASUS hard drives lasted longer...

its cute

Hard Drive failed after only 4 months of light use


Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

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


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


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