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Asus X501 Series

Asus X501A-XX243HProcessor: AMD E-Series E2-1800, Intel Celeron B820, Intel Celeron B830, Intel Core i3 2328M, Intel Pentium B980
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7340, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 2.5kg, 2.6kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 54%, features: 65%, display: 70%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: - %

 

Asus X501A-XX145

Specifications

Asus X501A-XX145Notebook: Asus X501A-XX145
Processor: Intel Celeron B820
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 X501A-XX145 (Model)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% 보급형 15.6인치 노트북의 새로운 표준 - 에이수스 X501A (통합편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Asus X501A-XX277H

Specifications

Asus X501A-XX277HNotebook: Asus X501A-XX277H
Processor: Intel Celeron B830
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus X501A-XX277H review
Source: PC Advisor English
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 money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 40% features: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

Asus X501A-XX402H

Specifications

Asus X501A-XX402HNotebook: Asus X501A-XX402H
Processor: Intel Core i3 2328M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus X501A-XX402H review
Source: PC Advisor English
On the plus side, the Asus weighs a portable 2.1kg, which is well below average for a 15.6in laptop. It’s no ultraportable, but the X501A can easily be carried around. With a battery that provides a good 4.5 hours of video streaming over Wi-Fi, it’s a real bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 80%

 

Asus X501U-XX058H

Specifications

Asus X501U-XX058HNotebook: Asus X501U-XX058H
Processor: AMD E-Series E2-1800
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7340
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% ASUS X501U-XX058H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 70% mobility: 83% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%

 

Asus X501A-XX145H

Specifications

Asus X501A-XX145HNotebook: Asus X501A-XX145H
Processor: Intel Celeron B820
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus X501A-XX145H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%

 

Asus X501A-XX243H

Specifications

Asus X501A-XX243HNotebook: Asus X501A-XX243H
Processor: Intel Pentium B980
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus X501A-XX243H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 77% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%

 

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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).


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.AMD Radeon HD 7340: Integrated processor graphics card in the 2nd generation of Zacate APUs (e.g., E2-1800). Due to Turbo Core, the graphics card can clock from 523 to 680 MHz and is based on the same core as the Radeon HD 6320 (1. generation Zacate).Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Celeron:

B820: Entry level dual core processor for laptops with integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics based on the HD Graphics 2000) and reduced features of the Sandy Bridge core (no Turbo Boost, AES, ...). B830: Entry level dual core processor for laptops with integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics based on the HD Graphics 2000) and reduced features of the Sandy Bridge core (no Turbo Boost, AES, ...). Intel Core i3:

2328M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.2 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz). Similar to the  Core i3-2330M but without SMB tools support.AMD E-Series:

E2-1800: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).Intel Pentium:

B980: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.1 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Pentium 987
Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59367598
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Pentium 2020M
HP 650-B6N63EA
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Pentium B970
Asus X501A-XX145H
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Celeron B820
HP Pavilion SleekBook 15-b025ec
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Pentium 987
HP 650-H5K82EA
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Celeron 1000M

Devices with the same GPU

HP Pavilion 14-c002sa
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Celeron 847, 14", 1.8 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY8PUK
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Pentium 997, 14", 1.8 kg
Asus F75A-TY089H
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Pentium B980, 17.3", 3 kg

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HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 15.6", 2 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-10 (Update: 2013-02-10)