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Asus X551CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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Cheap Laptop for Minecraft, Editing & More! - Asus X551CA Laptop Review

22 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Benchmark.pl gave this portable PC a "Good Product" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this Asus portable PC is 85 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including benchmark.pl, techbuyersguru.com and informaticavalse.com. If all the similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this notebook PC is in the top 6%.

Nice Design

Four Asus X551CA owners reckoned that the product was good looking. In November last year Techbuyersguru.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Asus X551CA “Stylish Design”. Techbuyersguru.com also mentioned “Eye-catching styling, nicely-balanced acoustics ideal for music playback”.

Several Asus X551CA reviewers said in their reviews that it was a good design. Harrison mentioned on Amazon “Nice design and runs smoothly, runs football manager well”. Techbuyersguru.com said in their review “Classy design and cool look”.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed the Asus X551CA reckoned that it was easy to use. Gary Natella wrote “Every thing about it is easy to use”. Peter a Hutchinson said on Amazon “Although I do struggle a bit with it I find it easier to use than our old computer” in his review of the Asus X551CA.

One customer who purchased it wrote that it was easy to setup. Gary Natella mentioned on Amazon “Bought this for my daughter, easy to set up” in his review of the Asus X551CA.

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Robust

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Max D said “For Miniclip (who games there?), I can get a solid 40fps in a quite demanding game” in his Asus X551CA review. One Asus X551CA owner wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. In November last year Techbuyersguru.com wrote “Durable coating”.

Good Battery Life

Two Asus X551CA owners agreed that it had a good battery life. Chris wrote in his Asus X551CA review “I needed a laptop that has reasonable battery life, runs quickly, doesn't crash, doesn't need a technowizard to add a printer/scanner”. Techbuyersguru.com wrote “Strong battery life, iOS Android compatibility”.

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased the product thought it had good features. Techbuyersguru.com mentioned in their review of this laptop last year “Decent Set of UniqueUseful Features” and scored the Asus X551CA very highly.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was quiet.

Good Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Techbuyersguru.com said in their review “Effective cooler, relatively compact at 10.6" long” .

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551CA range from 2GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Asus X551CA has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the X551CA.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus notebook PCs and also specifically for Asus medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Good Product Quality

Two people reckoned that the Asus X551CA was good quality. C. F. Howat wrote in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Build quality is very cheap”. Techbuyersguru.com mentioned last year “NVMe SSD, great keyboard feedback, good speaker quality, accessible internals” .

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X551CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X551CA.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of this spec and age range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X551CA has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551CA.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X551CA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X551CA has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the X551CA.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper; or the DELL Inspiron 15 ($529.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X551CA is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 26GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Asus X551CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big L2 Cache

Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have L2 caches of between 0.5MB and 4MB. At 3 megabytes, the Asus X551CA has a quite big L2 cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the X551CA.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

The average owner rating of this portable PC is 67 out of 100 based on 64 owner reviews.

Poor Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not good in terms of USB connections. C. F. Howat gave the Asus X551CA a score of 1 stars and wrote “Aerial very poor and fails to pick up Wifi The USB cables on wrong side for right hand person meaning trailing cables” in their review.

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X551CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551CA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (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 laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time 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.

Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper; or the DELL Inspiron 15 ($529.99) which has better reviews.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X551CA the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551CA's maximum internal memory is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the X551CA the battery capacities range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh. With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X551CA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X551CA.

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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 have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X551CA does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X551CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551CA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus X551CA has a better processor cache level than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most laptops of this age and type have a L3 processor cache.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L2) is in fact the worst processor cache level across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the X551CA.

Across similar types of portable PC the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus X551CA is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the X551CA.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X551CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X551CA has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the X551CA.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus X551CA has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X551CA.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 15 ($529.99) (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551CA has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the X551CA.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X551CA has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standard
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Optional Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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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Product Identifiers

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