Asus ASUSPRO BU401LG
Reviews for the Asus ASUSPRO BU401LG
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Positive: Conservative and stylish design; the combination of carbon fiber and aluminum case; powerful low-voltage processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2014
Model: The ASUSPRO is an ultrabook built for professional users where security is a concern, since it is equipped with several data protection layers. The security features available are a fingerprint scanner, a Trusted Platform Module, Intel Anti-theft LoJack and HDD password protection. The BU401LG features an Intel Core i5 processor clocked at up to 2.6 GHz and 4 GB DDR3 low voltage RAM (up to 8 GB). The 14.0 inch screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:9. As for mass storage, this ultrabook has a 128 GB SSD and a 500 GB HDD. Along the sides of this device, there are three USB 3.0 ports, a VGA port, an SD card reader and an HDMI out.
At just 1.64 kg and 20 mm thick, this device is very portable and can last the whole business day solely on battery. The body of the ASUSPRO is highly durable as it is constructed with magnesium alloy and also carbon fiber for several parts of the body. The Ultrabook is shock resistant and features a spill resistant keyboard. Thus it will remain functioning despite a coffee spill or a minor drop. Finally, the ASUSPRO BU401LG is a reliable business companion with a slim design and many security feature.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M:
Rebranded GeForce GT 645M/640M with minimal improvements to power consumption. Can also be based on the slower GK208 chip (only 64 bit memory interface).
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Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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.
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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).
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