Asus X401A Review

The Asus X401A is a representative of the public sector laptops. With its relatively low price it has a nice design, high performance and light weight, which facilitate the transport of the device. Let’s look at this laptop in more detail.



Fully plastic housing prevents this computer to have a pleasant appearance. The laptop is available in several colors: here is the classic black and white and bright pink and light green laptops. While the cap has a smooth coating surface of the operating panel has a weave texture, which looks good and very pleasant to touch.

The only disadvantage of this solution is that the plastic parts are not as durable as metal. Of course, they can reduce the weight and price tag of the device, but at the same time they reduce reliability. Thus, if the pressure on the cover or in the center of the keyboard panel, they bend. However, the assembly of the computer has no cracks and gaps, and all parts are screwed on conscience.


Input Devices

Asus X401A has a rather large keyboard, though without a keyboard. This decision is due to the relatively small size of the device. In this case, the keyboard has a pretty overall keys, including a full-size press «Enter», that now can be called rare. The keys are pressed well, have an elastic recoil and average speed, which is good for working with text.

Also, our stylish laptop has a touchpad with no physical keys and a matte finish. This decision makes the job even easier with the touchpad: matt coating provides excellent grip with finger and prevents sliding on the surface. The touchpad has a high sensitivity and a fairly accurate navigation.



Diagonal screen size of the device is 14 inches with a resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels. Judging by the standards of budget laptops, it is quite appropriate measure for our computer. Eventually, the screen always been the weakest devices economy. And the screen of our laptop is no exception. When a good indicator of brightness Asus X401A has scant viewing angles and under high contrast and color reproduction. Although watching movies at home is unlikely to be able to prevent.



The issue of performance in these laptops are also very sensitive. It is appropriate to the expression of “the rich, and so happy.” On board, our computer has a chip Intel Celeron B820 processor with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz, RAM 2 GB, 320 GB hard drive and an integrated graphics core, which, unfortunately, be able to run a pretty old game, and that’s not all. Games like GTA III will slow down during the chase because of the scale of relatively large load on the graphics core.



The Asus X401A has a rather simple set of interfaces that allow you to work with the necessary external devices without any difficulty. It includes two USB ports, one of which is 3.0, VGA video connector and two HDMI, two audio jack 3.5 mm headphone and microphone jacks, an Internet connection and an RJ-45 jack for the AC-adapter.


The Asus X401A is a computer that is especially suited for office work. But, anyway, you can run on it various multimedia files and not demanding heavy video games. At the same time it has a relatively small mass, which allows us to use not only at home but also in the office

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