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Asus X501A-XX277H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 reviews of Asus X501A-XX277H. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The price and portability also get good opinions. Views about the reliability and usability are mixed. The energy efficiency and touchpad get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus X501A-XX277H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus X501A-XX277H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Asus X501A-XX277H from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the durability and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

performance, price, usability, design, durability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus X501A 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Celeron 1000M 1.5GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)Asus X501A 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Celeron 1000M 1.5GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus X501A-XX277H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Asus X501A-XX277H from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated. The reliability and size get less positive opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

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size, reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS X501A-WH01 15.6" Notebook | Intel Celeron B820(1.7GHz), 2GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, WebCam, HDMI, Windows 8ASUS X501A-WH01 15.6" Notebook | Intel Celeron B820(1.7GHz), 2GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, WebCam, HDMI, Windows 8

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus X501A-XX402H review

 

The X501A is otherwise responsive, and more than up to the job of browsing the web or running productivity apps. It's no gaming rig, though, and managed just 10fps in Stalker at 720p, Low detail.

Asus gets all the basics right with the X501A, providing a sturdy, portable laptop with good battery life. It offers good value if you just need a basic laptop for undemanding tasks.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus X501A-XX277H review

 

Asus' X501 laptop range is very much aimed at those on a budget. There are several models in the range but prices start at a mere £299 for this Celeron-based X501A.

Despite its low price, Asus gets all the basics right with the X501A, providing a sturdy, portable laptop with good battery life. It’s no speed demon, but if you just need a basic laptop for undemanding tasks then the X501A provides excellent value for...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus X501A review

 

This sharp-looking laptop lacks an optical drive, but is surprisingly powerful for its price

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Razzor Ray (newegg.com)

just so so

 

Should looking for Lenovo or Toshiba refurbished deals.

The performance is ok, i3 3120M is powerful among the dual-cores ; the HD4000 graphic card is ok for normal use ,too. You can even play some mainstream game with low effects settings

The build quality is really shameful for ASUS family, I know this is a entry level computer, but the build quality is really below $350 rank laptop ; The screen is terrible,too. The view angle is really narrow, like only 60 degrees. Very normal TN...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Mthrearth (newegg.com)

Bloated, Slow and a Mess!

 

One of the first, and last, times I will buy refurbished. Maybe it is refurbished for a reason.

Light weight ... that is about the only good thing I can think of

bloated withl software, slowed up machine. Full of viruses and just a mess. Scan software forces as startup and tells you what needs to be reparied and of course the only way you can fix it is to pay them money for the Pro Version ... and if you want...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: OCDude (newegg.com)

Failure configuring Windows

 

I wish windows was updated during refurbishment.

No Dents

been running updates for 3 hours ; failure configuring updates reverting changes do not turn off your computer " - for the last hour. - Still not recovered

May, 2014

Consumer review by: JAY (circuitcity.com)

Ok laptop

 

first I don't expect it to be a alien ware laptop I just needed it to run simple programs and multiple windows with out lag it failed to do so it is pretty slow despite the updates that had to be installed the second I turned it on about 5 updates had...

Sep, 2013

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

Screen went white after 6 months

 

Get a laptop with a better track record.

Got it cheap at a big box store, worked well for 6 months (although I hate windows 8)

After 6 months of normal use, booted it up to find a white screen. The computer seemed to be functioning normally and it was just a display issue ; Did some research and found that it's a common problem with this model. Took it apart and reconnected...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: drinkmorem (circuitcity.com)

Great for a Teacher

 

I'm not much of a tech person; I teach at a university, and I mainly needed a light (but with a number key pad) laptop for making teaching materials. The hardware was like new. There was nothing that made me think it was used prior. The packaging was...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: MOART (circuitcity.com)

Nice laptop, wrong charger

 

Laptop arrived with totally wrong charger. Rather than go through hassle of return, I bought another charger.

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / 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 life (max):5.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:19
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

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

Certificates

WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Black, White / Blue / Red / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
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 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency: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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

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
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethetrnet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SonicMaster Lite
Compatible operating systems:Windows 8\nWindows 8 Pro
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: 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 outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 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 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:1000M / 2020M / B820 / B830 / B960 / B970 / B980 / I3-2350M / I3-2370M
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 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:2020M / B820 / B830 / B960 / B980 / I3-2350M / I3-2370M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series: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:PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: 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: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
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):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 / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / 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 / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 53442 / 59836 / 67193 / 69669 / 71141 / 71142
Processor code:SR07V / SR0DN / SR0DP / SR0J1 / SR0J2 / SR0U1
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 532

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.96
Height (front):1.04
Height (rear):1.27
Weight:4.56
Width:15