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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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The price and portability also get good views. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and touchpad. There are mixed opinions on the reliability and usability.

performance, portability, price, design, battery

keyboard, size, durability, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus X501A-XX277H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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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 (reevoo.com)

Asus X501A-XX280H

 

mouse became mis aligned and won't work casing falling to pieces this computer developed multiple faults not long after the one year guarentee expired

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus X501A-XX476H

 

Not expensive, looks nice enough.

Keyboard is terrible: flimsy, no lights to indcate caps lock on, tiny number keypad. No DVD burner.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus X501A-XX476H

 

Very good value for money, ideal for standard laptop use

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus X501A-XX476H

 

Very slim Nice design in general Does everything I need it to do For the price, you won't find much better

Had some trouble with the touchpad, it occasionally just stops working

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus X501A-XX476H

 

Not expensive, looks nice enough

Keyboard is terrible: flimsy, no lights to indcate caps lock on, tiny number keypad. No DVD burner

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus X501A-XX402H

 

Light, though not that thin. Good performance, all works well. Hard drive pretty good.

Battery could stand to last a little longer, although decent amount of time if the wifi is off and not put to intensive uses.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus X501A-XX476H

 

It's very light, with a great screen.

No CD/DVD drive, hence the lightness in weight. But, it's very cheap to buy an external drive.

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SonicMaster Lite
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):5.5
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

Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Brown / Black, White / Blue / Pink / Red / Silver / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Brown / Black, White / Blue / Pink / Red / Silver / White
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / 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 / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / 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 (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
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 / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 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 Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / 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
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
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Y / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
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
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 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:1000M / 2020M / B820 / B830 / B960 / B970 / B980 / I3-2350M / I3-2370M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor Socket:PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / Q0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
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:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
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 / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
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): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 53442 / 59836 / 63915 / 67193 / 69669 / 71141 / 71142 / 72060 / I3-2370M
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:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N
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:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC,SD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
HDD interface:SATA / Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 532 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.3 / 253
Height (front):2.65
Height (rear):3.23
Weight:2.07
Width:38 / 380