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Asus X551CA 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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A classic, timeless design The ASUS X Series is the perfect all-round laptop for work and play. Stylish and durable design is combined with a choice of Intel or AMD processors, while 2-second... More
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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the X551CA is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Asus X551CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,771 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good reviews for its portable PCs. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X551CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Asus X551CA has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average screen size of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 15".

If this Asus notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2471097_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X551CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551CA.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56V[plb_2297307_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X551CA has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X551CA also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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18 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus X551CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Asus X551CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops that were launched around the same time as the X551CA the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Asus X551CA has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X551CA.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (1.58GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X551CA has a better processor family than most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. This Asus notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X551CA the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The maximum internal memory of the Asus X551CA of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X551CA.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X551CA has one of the smaller L3 caches amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average L3 cache of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X551CA is 2.9MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X551CA is a two processor thread portable PC.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The cache memories of laptops of this age and spec range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. The Asus X551CA has a quite small cache memory (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the X551CA.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X551CA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Asus X551CA has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X551CA have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X551CA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X551CA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551CA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus X551CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X551CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus X551CA which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X551CA has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X551CA.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551CA has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the X551CA.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551CA has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Display
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Networking
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Keyboard
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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Expert Reviews

(2)

There's no doubt about it...Nvidia's GTX 980 Ti is an impressive chip. Offering nearly the same performance as the GTX Titan X 12GB (and with far more overclocking headroom), the 980 Ti slips in...

Incredible performance, eclipsing other recent GeForce offerings by a significant margin, quiet and effective cooler, relatively compact at 10.6" long
Affordable Price
Stylish Design
Two Operating Systems
Long Battery Life
High power use, significant heat output
Keyboard unavailable
No SIM card slot
Small camera resolution
No individually lit keys or dedicated Macro keys, nonupgradeable GPU
23 February 2015

Embalaje y Accesorios Características General SeriesX Series ModeloX551CA-SX014H ColorNegro con textura Procesador ProcesadorCore i3-3rd Generation Variante3217U ChipsetMobile Intel HM76 Express... Read more…

User Reviews

(61)
Reviewed 31 December 2014 by M. G. Chisholm
(Verified Purchase)

Right, lets be up front here. This review is based upon the price I paid for this laptop not the absolute power and build. Fact is that this laptop is cheap in both build and quality with low rent... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Hamish Bain
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this Laptop as my Toshiba that I've had for 8 years finally packed it in as soon as I got back to Uni. Since I had deadlines within the next few weeks I didn't have a huge amount of time... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Mawine10
(Verified Purchase)

I looked for a new laptop as mine was 5 years old. This one is perfect, nice design, quite fast, sound ok and it's cheap. I'm not a real gamer but it runs perfectly The Sims 4 and World of... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2014 by Peter a hutchinson
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first personal lap top and although I do struggle a bit with it I find it easier to use than our old computer. This is definatly worth evey penny my wife spent...

Reviewed 24 January 2014 by Harrison
(Verified Purchase)

Bad Points are the keyboard and the mouse pad. Nice design and runs smoothly, runs football manager well and apps well. Windows 8 is amazing!

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