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Asus X501A-XX277H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 reviews of Asus X501A-XX277H. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The portability and price also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the keyboard, and there are some negative opinions about the touchpad and reliability.

performance, price, portability, usability, design

size, reliability, touchpad

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. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The usability and price also get good comments.

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, 2016

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. People really like the portability and design. The performance and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and size. Views are divided on the durability.

price, screen, performance, design, portability

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, 2016

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (pcadvisor.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 (pcadvisor.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

Camera

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

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 53442 / 63915 / 67193 / 69669 / 71141 / 71142 / 72060 / B960 / I3-2370M
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)