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Asus X551MA 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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5 Reasons For

Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Asus many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Asus is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X551MA has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the X551MA also have a front camera.

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Light

The Asus X551MA is fairly light (only 2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2527948_price] (2.2kg), or the HP 255[plb_2320571_price] (2.2kg).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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22 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 854 megahertz, the Asus X551MA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X551MA. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X551MA is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus X551MA has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X551MA. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X551MA the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 29GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X551MA is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551MA use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X551MA is a four PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X551MA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X551MA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551MA is 430MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Asus X551MA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 313 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus X551MA does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot version of the Asus X551MA of only 2 is one of the oldest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X551MA. The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.9.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.83 gigahertz, the Asus X551MA has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-551[plb_2678952_price] (1.9GHz).

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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 commonly found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X551MA has a better processor family than most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this type and age have an Intel Core i7 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X551MA the worst processor family is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X551MA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst laptops of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X551MA the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X551MA have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh. The Asus X551MA has a quite small battery capacity (only 33 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X551MA have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X551MA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X551MA.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Asus X551MA is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X551MA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus X551MA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.16 gigahertz, the Asus X551MA has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus X551MA is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the X551MA the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Asus X551MA is a four processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X551MA have between four and seven processor threads.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Asus portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Asus X551MA has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X551MA has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X551MA.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs 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.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(2)
30 September 2014

Video review: Editörümüz Murat Gams?z, kampanyadan 500TL+KDV'ye ald??? Asus laptop'u inceliyor. Ucuz ürünlerde nelerin eksik kald???n? görmek ve hangi i?lere yarayaca??n? ö?renmek... Read more…

12 September 2014

User Reviews

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Reviewed 29 April 2014 by Mr Baz

Do take note of the CPU options though. The Celeron N2815 which runs at 1.5GHz is quite different to the Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz, not just in terms of clock speed but performance. The Core i3 being... Read more…

Reviewed 4 May 2014 by JusReviewing
(Verified Purchase)

Good laptop. Although a little fatter than today's more modern ones it does make space for a CD slot which a lot of more modern laptops lack. Windows 8 wasn't a bother for me as I have used it... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2014 by Anthony
(Verified Purchase)

For hours of typing and multi-tasking this little laptop is perfect for the job. Light weight, great keyboard and easy to operate!

Reviewed 28 April 2014 by Light-Man
(Verified Purchase)

Great bright screen, nice and light, very versatile and overall I am very happy with it. I went for the cheaper Intel Celeron and got it directly from Amazon for £250 and I found it performs as... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2014 by Rbmusicman/and/movie-fan'
(Verified Purchase)

This is a compact and smart looking item. Windows '8' has many features not afforded to the earlier Windows '7' When buying new there are many updates that have to be downloaded initially. (I've... Read more…

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