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Asus X401A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 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. People really like the size and usability. The price and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the sound and reliability. Reviews are divided on the energy efficiency.

portability, performance, price, 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 82/100 = 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 are impressed by the size and price. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but the energy efficiency and reliability get less positive views.

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-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)

May, 2016

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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the portability and size are generally positive. The usability and price also get good comments. 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 product: ASUS X401A-BCL0705Y 14" Ultrabook Notebook 1.8GHz Intel Processor 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 320GB Hard Drive

May, 2016

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: Paul (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A-WX350H

 

Ideal for sending child away to University, not too expensive, good all round computer ; Bought for spec not much more

No real bad points, as it is not a top end computer, and not a low end

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Hossein (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A-WX350H

 

Wifi connection

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Jon (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A-WX350H

 

Light, brisk, no-frills machine offering a lot for the money. Should suit others who like the Ultrabook format but don't want to spend a fortune on something that will look rather ordinary in a year or two

Not really a 'bad' point, but it takes a while to adjust to the keyboard and trackpad. 2 USB ports (one USB3) and no Bluetooth is fine for me, but others may want more

May, 2013

Consumer review by: john (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A-WX350H

 

Fast HDMI TV output

1. Wireless takes 10 to 30 min to connect if you're lucky ; 2. Battery life just over 1 hour ; 3. Track pad is awkward and sticks ; 4. Dead pixel ; 5. Windows 8 ; 6. Case gets really grubby ; 7. Christmas cracker LEDs don't emit light

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A-WX350H

 

Very light and sleek design. Great overall for the money

Viewing angle of the screen is okay but not great; exactly as you'd expect for a budget laptop though ; Windows 8 - Another example of Microsoft not being able execute their grand ideas

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: audrius (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A-WX350H

 

problem wifi to slow

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Ven (reevoo.com)

Asus X401A-WX350H

 

Nice Build Quality ; Nice Screen ; Bargain Price

Not so great touchpad ; Bulky for an Ultrabook specification

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Display

HD type: No

Graphics

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

Networking

4G: No

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