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ASUS X501A-SI30403X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The screen and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the build quality, while comments are divided on the keyboard.

portability, price, screen, usability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS X501A-SI30403X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by:

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...

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

Different from old computer


User guide book not available so I could figure out by myself little problems. Had to call Geek squad for many questions.This product is... A nice compact sizeAbout me... Budget Conscious, Computer technology beginner, Gamer, retired

Reasonable price

No guide book to help you


Consumer review by:

Great price for a Core i3 processor


Couldn't believe the price when I saw it on the shelf. Checked it out on line and found it was a Best Buy exclusive with nothing else even close for a genuine Intel Core i3. It's light in weight and very fast. However, if you want to watch a DVD,...

light weight and fast

limited USB ports, no optical drive

Consumer review by:

There is no disc drive


This computer is alright for the price. We like acer products betterThey are more user friendly.This product is... poor sound quality, A nice compact sizeAbout me... Basic web surfing & emails, Business Professional

Easy set up

Keys are not all customer friendly

Consumer review by:

not great


Bought for my daughter as a school computer but it constantly freezes and locks up, will be returning for a different brand.This product is... easy to set upAbout me... Budget Conscious, Basic web surfing & emails, Parent with kids, Social media...



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Well worth the price!


This computer is perfect for my needs and well worth the price. I make detailed, weekly presentations/reports using Word and PowerPoint and this computer easily (and quietly) handles hours of editing when unplugged, lots of downloading large files,...

price, wakes up quickly, large display, not too heavy

spacebar is sticky, shell picks up fingerprints easily, trackpad clicking is a little loud

Consumer review by:

Good computer for the price


Huge fan of ASUS - they make a good product for a good value.This product is... A touch pad that works great, Big screen size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Basic web surfing & emails, Social media enthusiast, Number cruncher (10-key...

Does everything I need it to do with good speed

Windows 8

Consumer review by:

Great entry level laptop for the price


Overall the Laptop is very easy to use, The mouse pad and left and right click buttons are hard to control, I bought A wireless mouse and solved the problems with the mouse pad and buttons, the Laptop runs fast and the screen has great color and...

screen is very clear

Mouse Pad, Left and Right click buttons

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Great book for easy browsing


I mainly use it for government purposes and it is not bad at all. It does basic functions needed from a computer. I highly recommend this for internet browsingand typing. Not for gamers nor video editors.This product is... Big screen size, easy to set...

Easy to set up, ling battery life

It's basic for its price. There's really nothing bad about it