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Asus X401 750GB 4GB Intel Pentium Dual Core Laptop - £199.99 - Argos
Asus X401 750GB 4GB Intel Pentium Dual Core Laptop - £199.99 - Argos

Asus X401 750GB 4GB Intel Pentium Dual Core Laptop - £199.99 - Argos

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The slim profile and compact design of this Asus ultrabook make it perfect for taking with you wherever you go. Featuring a 14 inch screen making it ideal for viewing all of your media and a large 750gb hard drive, big enough to hold all your movies, games, photos and music.

CPU, Memory and Operating System:

Intel Pentium dual core processor.
4GB RAM.
750GB hard drive.
Microsoft Windows 8.
Display features:

14 inch screen.
Graphics:

Intel HD Graphics.
Shared graphics card.
Interfaces and connectivity:

1 Ethernet port.
1 HDMI port.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Multimedia features:

Built-in mic.
General features:

Weight 2.1kg.

83 Comments

Good basic laptop for a bargain price.
CPU is a few years old now but still a good performer for basic tasks which I imagine most people do all the time.

No webcam! Hot for the price

drmastoi

No webcam! Hot for the price


It has a built in webcam and mic. No optical drive though.

I bought this for my daughter for uni last year (although it was bright pink). It's basic, but has proved reliable over the year and does everything she needs it to. Plays movies just great through hdmi. It does feel quite hollow, cheap and plasticky compared to something 50% more expensive, but I think it's well worth the money.

very tempting ! BuzzDuraband please stop doing this to me

cheapy ponies good

Does anyone know the actual processor spec of this? Argos's site is useless, and the model number is too generic to find anything solid....

Awsome heat

krogothnx

Does anyone know the actual processor spec of this? Argos's site is … Does anyone know the actual processor spec of this? Argos's site is useless, and the model number is too generic to find anything solid....



It'll be a Pentium B960 or B970, that's usually what they've put in these.

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krogothnx

Does anyone know the actual processor spec of this? Argos's site is … Does anyone know the actual processor spec of this? Argos's site is useless, and the model number is too generic to find anything solid....



Well.....I didn't like to speculate, But this website claims it's a i3 processor?

Original Poster Editor

krogothnx

Does anyone know the actual processor spec of this? Argos's site is … Does anyone know the actual processor spec of this? Argos's site is useless, and the model number is too generic to find anything solid....



....But to put you out of your misery it's a B830 (_;)

Edit: I think
Edited by: "BuzzDuraband" 21st Jun 2014

fishmaster

It'll be a Pentium B960 or B970, that's usually what they've put in these.



It's whichever one's 1.6GHz.

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nublets2k

It's whichever one's 1.6GHz.



None then?

BuzzDuraband

None then?



997?

Wouldn't surprise me if Argos messed up the cpu speed tbh, their advertising is very poor

having had one I can say the keyboard is terrible esp. the spacebar.

BuzzDuraband

Asus Vivobook S200 11.6 Inch 4GB 320GB Touch Laptop - £229.99



screens too small

Shard

screens too small



It's the size it is, you mean it's too small for you.

why has no one mentioned this is 'OK for basic browsing and word' yet ?

Done some googling and can't find too much on this specific model as there seems too many variations, does anyone who's owned one know if you could upgrade ram to 8gb ? Would certainly help speed things up a bit

EDIT..

Got my own answer from Asus support site, seems maximum is 4gb

asus.com/Not…ns/
Edited by: "m14x74" 21st Jun 2014

BuzzDuraband

Asus Vivobook S200 11.6 Inch 4GB 320GB Touch Laptop - £229.99



That's a bargain. I have an i3 version and it is one of the best laptops I have ever owned. Might buy another one!

Quidco 1.5%. So, can knock off £2.98

We bought my niece this same one from Argos for her 21st, almost two years ago. The keyboard was horrible and the whole thing was glitchy and slow, horrible laptop. Also, you can't just replace the keyboard on this type of laptop as you can on the older style, something to consider if you go through keyboards.

effingandjeffing

why has no one mentioned this is 'OK for basic browsing and word' yet ?


This laptop will be fine for basic browsing and word.
:-)

effingandjeffing

why has no one mentioned this is 'OK for basic browsing and word' yet ?


Word!

effingandjeffing

why has no one mentioned this is 'OK for basic browsing and word' yet ?



cos what they really mean is porn browsing & entering credit card details

Good price, heat added.

As for CPU, I hate it when you have to guess what it could be. According to the Asus website there's the X401U which has AMD in it and the X401A which can have any of three Intel's in it :

Intel® Core™ i3 Processor
Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor

according to asus.com/Not…ns/

Since this Argos one clearly says "Intel Pentium Dual Core" then I think it's the last one on the list above, not the i3 or the Celeron (or even a Core/Core2 Duo) type.

There numuerous mobile versions of Pentium processors with either B* or T* model numbers.
If we're saying it's def 1.6GHz then it narrows it down to

Intel Pentium T2060 @ 1.60GHz

Have a look at cpubenchmark.net/lap…tml

ok, I'll be that guy that says it, any dual core system it good for basic pc tasks like web, email, docs, etc. but not for gaming, serious number crunching in complex spreadsheets, or any cpu intensive apps like CAD and video encoding. It will do the latter but it will be painfully slooooooow.

Hope this helps.

Isn't Intel Pentium T2060 @ 1.60GHz a single core processor? This states the laptop has a Dual core pentium

a customer asks argos staff about the CPU

http://i.imgur.com/OkQUJN2.png

CrazyOldGoat

Isn't Intel Pentium T2060 @ 1.60GHz a single core processor? This states … Isn't Intel Pentium T2060 @ 1.60GHz a single core processor? This states the laptop has a Dual core pentium



I don't think it is...

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…585

"No of cores: 2"

CrazyOldGoat

Isn't Intel Pentium T2060 @ 1.60GHz a single core processor? This states … Isn't Intel Pentium T2060 @ 1.60GHz a single core processor? This states the laptop has a Dual core pentium



No it's dual core but it's way too old, they haven't made them for 4 or 5 years. It's also 32 bit so unlikely to be used in a laptop with 4GB ram.

If it is 1.6 and a Pentium it's a Pentium 997. But there's a good chance Argos got the spec wrong.

Edited by: "nublets2k" 21st Jun 2014

skykid3

a customer asks argos staff about the CPU



That doesn't actually help...

This link has the same laptop (same price too): techbargains.co.uk/new…197

States that it's Intel Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz Dual Core processor (cpubenchmark.net/cpu…php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+2020M+%40+2.40GHz) which is a much much better processor.

intranix

It's the size it is, you mean it's too small for you.



Yes it is. I'm just pointing out they're not comparable.

It can't be a T2060, my 6 or 7 year old laptop has the T2050 (I did upgrade it to that from a Celeron) I am using it now to look for a new one.

I'm looking for something 4 times better.

nublets2k

That doesn't actually help...


nublets2k

That doesn't actually help...



lol,it's the only answer from Argos!

kencol

It can't be a T2060, my 6 or 7 year old laptop has the T2050 (I did … It can't be a T2060, my 6 or 7 year old laptop has the T2050 (I did upgrade it to that from a Celeron) I am using it now to look for a new one.I'm looking for something 4 times better.



Yeah, I can't tell you what it is, but I'm 100% certain it's not a T2060.

eddy64

having had one I can say the keyboard is terrible esp. the spacebar.



Agreed typing on this is horrible. My advice would be use an external mouse and lock the trackpad otherwise it will drive you mad!

Other than that, great bit of kit, very light, good chassis, performance is perfectly acceptable for most everyday tasks. Mine has an B830 cpu and it runs Ableton Live without issue.
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