Asus Slimbook X401U Notebook Review and Specifications

With a relatively affordable price, Slimbook X401U quite satisfactory for light computing needs such as typing, play a song or video.

Design

Slimbook X401U is available in two colors,  black and silver. The body was covered with a plastic material. Material glossy display is easy on the back left hand tracing.



Touchpad on Slimbook X401U wide enough, the finger is convenient when used for navigation. Navigating with two fingers up or down, meaning you do scrolling (scroll) the screen. While navigating with 3 fingers down, it will take you to the desktop.


The buttons on the keyboard Slimbook X401U less tender. Likewise pantulnya less steady power, making it less comfortable when worn typing.

For those of you who are used to typing fast seems to be often misled when pressing the Backspace key to delete the text that is a typo. Therefore, the location of the backspace key is usually located on the right end of the second from the top is occupied by the Home button. This position often outwit KompasTekno intending pressing Backspace, but instead the Home button is depressed.

Slimbook X401U dimensions 34.4 x 24.1 x 1.76 mm and weighs 2:40 kg. Hot air exhaust holes located on the left side and on the bottom.

Connectivity

On the left side of the notebook is only available 1 USB 2.0 ports and charger port.



On the right side, there is a 3.5 mm audio jack port, 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ45 LAN, SD card, and a VGA output.

 
In theory, the presence of a USB 3.0 port can transfer data 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Unfortunately, the process of data transfer is not supported by the speed of the hard disk that is still 5,400 rpm.

Slimbook X401U not equipped with an optical disc drive, and bluetooth.

Performance

Slimbook X401U supported by an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) of the dual-core AMD C-60 1GHz with integrated graphics card Radeon HD 6290 and 2GB DDR3 RAM. The response in opening new windows pretty rushed, though not as smooth.

You can be more satisfied looking at 14-inch wide screen with good graphics quality. Moreover, the aspect ratio of the screen is 16:9. The screen is LED backlight technology 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.

He was able to play high defition video (HD), thanks to the support of Radeon HD 6290 graphics processing. Altec Lansing audio quality licensed, provide sound quality is fairly good for a notebook in its class.

However, when asked to play the middle game, Slimbook X401U seems overwhelmed. Playing the old games like Counter Strike Source, then set to low resolution (800x600 pixel), the notebook is not able to run it smoothly.



Battery life

When used for typing and connected to the Internet with Wi-Fi, the battery capacity is 4400 mAh last about 3 to 4 hours.

Excellent features
To solve the problem of excess heat when running games, Asus implements Ice Cool technology that maximizes heat dissipation.

There is also software that allows product Instant On is "awakened" (active return) within 2 seconds of sleep position. Because Instant On works only when the netbook in sleep mode, the technology has no effect on the process of booting when the notebook is turned off by.

Conclusion


Pros
+ Affordable
+ Good screen quality
+ Can play high definition video (HD)
+ Available USB 3.0 port

Shortage
- Can not play the game the middle class
- The keyboard is less convenient
- No bluetooth



  Asus Slimbook X401U Specifications
- Processor Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) AMD dual-core C-60 1GHz
- Radeon HD 6290 Graphics
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- 14-inch screen aspect ratio of 16:9, 1366x768 pixel resolution LED Backlight
- 320GB Hard disk speed of 5,400 rpm
- The operating system DOS
- Connectivity 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI, RJ45 LAN, SD card, VGA output, and Wi-Fi for internet connection
- Web camera 0.3 MP
- Dimensions 34.4 x 24.1 x 2:40 mm
- Weight 1.76 kg

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