Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA-DT036G
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA-DT036G
Surprise from the second row. Asus wants to attack the established business competition with its new 12.5-inch subnotebook. The AsusPro BU201LA can not only impress with its great Full HD display, but also with an excellent keyboard and a solid build quality – and all that for a surprisingly low price. What is the catch?
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good workmanship and materials; very bright display; good performance; good cooling system; LTE service. Negative: Poor color reproduction; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2015
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Stylish appearance and concise; durable material; incredibly high-quality display; perfect keyboard. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Model: The ASUSPRO series is designed for those who wish to own a high-quality business notebook, and it certainly performs up to expectations. With the BU201 having a simple yet durable dark grey plastic casing, it forgoes design elements as it is simply a working device. Weighing in at only 1.36 kg, it is rather light to carry around for business and a height of 21 mm just makes it comparable to ultrabooks. Besides that, it has a matte 12.5 inch IPS display screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of up to 1920 x 1080 pixels. It features an Intel Core i5, an Intel HD Graphics 4400, 4 GB of single-channel DDR3 RAM as well as a 500 GB Toshiba HDD.
In addition, the BU201 delivers three USB 3.0 ports, a VGA output, a Mini-DisplayPort, a Kensington Lock for security, a 3.5 mm stereo jack, a 4-in-1 card reader, a SmartCard reader and a fingerprint reader. Additionally, it has a standard 11ac Intel WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 card for connectivity, and a 0.9 MP front webcam. Finally, the BU201 is powered by a 32 Wh lithium ion battery, which can last up to 7 hours with minimal settings.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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