Review Asus Slimbook X401U, Specs And Price

Computer maker Asus and AMD processor manufacturers, working to make a notebook that sells for netbooks. Asus products are Slimbook X401U, available in Indonesia since July 2012 at a price of $ 3 million.

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

Slimbook X401U is available in two colors, namely black and silver. His 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.

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.

Theoretically, 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.

Kitchen runway 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 resistance
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 :

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

- Can not play the game the middle class
- The keyboard is less convenient
- No bluetooth
Specifications Asus Slimbook X401U
- Processor Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) AMD dual-core C-60 1GHz
- Radeon HD 6290 Graphics
- 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
- Price Rp 3 million In Indonesia

Asus VivoBook, Notebook Touch Screen Windows 8

Asus did not want to miss the coming Windows 8 operating system. Taiwanese computer manufacturer has introduced VivoBook, notebook products that can be navigated with the touch of a finger.

In a press release received KompasTekno, Thursday (25/10/2012), Asus introduced two series VivoBook, namely VivoBook S200 and S400 ViVoBook.

ViVoBook equipped with loudspeakers SonicMaster technology and software InstanOn that make this notebook can wake up back in two seconds from sleep mode (sleep). In addition, Asus also provides data storage media in the cloud (cloud) WebStorage 32GB free for 3 years.

ViVoBook comes with a choice of three colors: pink, blue, and silver.

ViVoBook S200
VivoBook S200 has a 11.6-inch screen size, with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Thickness of 2.17 cm and weighs 1.4 kg.

Processor VivoBook S200 is available in two options, namely Intel Dual Core and Intel Core i3. Other kitchen runway, this notebook is reinforced with 4GB DDR3 RAM, and a 500GB hard disk. In it has installed operating system Windows 8.

VivoBook S400
VivoBook S400 equipped with screen resolution and aspect ratio equal to VivoBook S200, but it has a wider landscape screen at 14 inches. 2.1 cm thick and weighs 1.8 kg.

VivoBook S400 is also available in two processors, the Intel Core i3 and Intel Core i7. The device is reinforced with 4GB DDR RAM, data storage media and SSD24GB 500GB hard disk, and use Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

Microsoft: Two Versions of Windows 8 Will Not Make Confused

Microsoft officially launched its newest operating system, Windows 8 in Singapore, Thursday (25/10/2012). The global launch was held simultaneously from Asia.

A day later, on Friday (26/10/2012), the launch will be conducted simultaneously also in the United States and Europe.

Microsoft Regional President Asia Pacific Tracey Fellows said Windows 8 comes with a user interface (interface) which is completely different from previous versions of Windows.

Windows 8 is designed to meet the needs of users on the desktop and tablet PC platforms as well.

"Tablet PC will be the future that Microsoft needs to develop its application in accordance with these devices. Existence of two versions of Windows 8 (for desktop and tablet PC) is not intended to confuse the user, but for flexibility of use," said Tracey.

He explained that the current Windows 8 has been used by more than 1,000 types of computers and tablet PCs varies of brands. Windows 8 is also supported by millions of third-party applications are available at the Windows Store.

In Indonesia alone, there are now at least have 44 applications that can be used in Windows 8, including applications, Kompasiana, magazine Computer Info, Chic, Tuberose Instant, and a number of magazines published by the AP.

Meanwhile, Microsoft Indonesia president director Andreas Diantoro said the new operating system will be available in Indonesia next week.

"Buyers are upgrading from July 2012 sufficient to pay 15 dollars to upgrade to Windows 8. Meanwhile retail price of Windows 8 Pro, which features a DVD and instructions, are sold at a price of 69.99 dollars," said Andreas.

Microsoft Indonesia will introduce 50 tablet device or computer that supports Windows 8 on Device Day at Mal Taman Orchid, Jakarta, starting on Friday (10/26/2012) until Sunday (28/10/2012).

What Difference Windows 7 and Windows 8?

Nowadays, Windows 7 is Microsoft's operating system has become the most widely used. With the launch of Windows 8 on Friday (10/26/2012), is the dominance of the Windows 7 operating system will come to an end?

How can I get Windows 8 could win from Windows 7? One way that can be used by Microsoft is to "force" Windows 7 users to switch to Windows 8.

To make Windows 7 users to switch to Windows 8, Microsoft provides several strategies. One way is to present a variety of features that are not owned by Windows 7.

Windows 8 does have hundreds of new features, such as a faster boot time, airplane mode (all things related to radio, such as WiFi and 3G will be turned off when using this mode), the function copy / move / paste the claimed better anti default-virus (Windows Defender with all the features of Microsoft Security Essentials), using images as a password, and much more.

Unfortunately, the "Windows XP mode" in Windows 7 has been removed in Windows 8.

Features Windows DVD Maker had already disappeared from Windows 8.

To see the difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 in terms of features, please refer to the table below.

Asus Has Release Laptop 14 Inch Worth "Netbook" and Able "Game" Weight

Through Slimbook X401U, Asus notebook trying to offer a cheap alternative, but it has a screen size of relief. 14-inch notebook is priced at $ 3 million or more or less equivalent to most netbooks which only has a screen size of 10 or 11 inches.

"Although the price is cheap, the integrated graphics on this notebook (make it) can be used to play games," said Country Head Indonesia Hermawan Sutanto AMD launch event Slimbook X401U in Jakarta, Monday (07/23/2012) yesterday.

Herman cited the Pro Evolution Soccer (PES), which can be smoothly played on this notebook. Other games are more "serious" calls can be played, but with the lower resolution.
Slimbook X401U shaped thinner than a conventional laptop, and weighs 1.7 kg. In it is embedded processor Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) AMD dual-core C-60 with Radeon HD 6290 integrated graphics.

To attract consumers, AMD is trying to provide more value in terms of the amount of money paid for a product and what features are obtained from a notebook with AMD processor.

"We love more with the same budget. So, if you have money to Rp 3 million, in notebook AMD was able to play the game," added Herman.

Why is the game? "Because most consumers are buying notebooks asked if he bought the notebook can be used to play the game or not," said Juliana Cen, Product and Marketing Manager of Asus Indonesia.

To overcome the problem of excessive temperature when running games, Asus implements Ice Cool technology that maximizes heat dissipation.