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Asus X551MA 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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13 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 73 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Asus portable PC is 78 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Two customers who purchased this laptop thought it was easy to use. Dianew said on Amazon “I love this! Fits my needs exactly, easy to use and very quick responses, even from sleep mode” in their review of the Asus X551MA and gave it a very good review score.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Jusreviewing mentioned on Amazon “For the price it is a great all rounder that is quick and easy to set up” in their review. One Asus X551MA owner who purchased this laptop thought it was easy to use the menus.

One Asus X551MA reviewer who reviewed this laptop wrote that it had a good experience. Mr Baz mentioned two years ago “It's a better experience than the 8.0 version”.

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Good Size

One person who reviewed the Asus X551MA thought it was a good weight. Anthony wrote on Amazon two years ago “Light weight, great keyboard”. One Asus X551MA reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was good structurally.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Maria De Lurdes Culembe Baptista wrote on Amazon “It's big, windows 8, bigger screen which doesn't damage the eye sight, light and not heavy and it doesn't heat up which is great” in his review.

One Asus X551MA reviewer who bought this laptop considered that it was compact. Two years ago Rbmusicman/and/movie-Fan' said on Amazon “This is a compact and smart looking item”.

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Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it thought it had good features.

Good Connectivity

One Asus X551MA reviewer thought the Asus X551MA was good in terms of USB connections.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Good Product Quality

Two people agreed that it was good quality. Matt Bailey wrote on Amazon “Sixth form aged daughter is pleasantly surprised by the quality of this!”.

Robust

A few Asus X551MA owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Cosmic1974 wrote on Amazon two years ago “Solid construction and a decent enough battery”.

Good Brand

Asus is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Asus also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X551MA has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung NP905S3G, the Lenovo W541, or the Acer Aspire VN7-591G which has better reviews.

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Light

The weights of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X551MA range from 980g to 4.2kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551MA is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551MA.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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23 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This many processor core notebook PC received an expert rating of 53 out of 100 from Chip.de. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this notebook PC.

Poor Design

One Asus X551MA reviewer who purchased it thought it was not a good design. Rob rated it 20 out of 100 and he said “Bad design”.

Poor Battery Life

One person who reviewed it considered that it was not quick to charge. Adriana said two years ago “Is difficult to charge because the plug doesn't match well” in her review and gave the Asus X551MA a rating of 60 out of 100. One Asus X551MA reviewer who bought it reckoned that it did not have a good battery life.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 844 megahertz, the Asus X551MA has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X551MA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 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 many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551MA. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X551MA the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

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

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

The Asus X551MA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 313 megahertz, the Asus X551MA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X551MA. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 380MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 850MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X551MA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the HP ZBook 15, the Asus N751JX, or the Acer Aspire ES1-311 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 830MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 640MHz to 900MHz. At only 844 megahertz, the Asus X551MA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X551MA is 2.7, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. At only 2, the Asus X551MA has a quite old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Satellite C75D, or the Satellite C70D-C both from Toshiba or the Asus N750JK which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Samsung NP905S3G (SSD), the Asus NX500JK (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.86 gigahertz, the Asus X551MA has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551MA is 2.3GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this Asus laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the ProBook 455 G2 (1.9GHz and higher rated), or the ProBook 455 (1.9GHz and higher rated) both from HP or the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 (1.9GHz and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus X551MA has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst display resolution amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X551MA has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

An Intel Celeron processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X551MA.

The best processor family across similar types of notebook PC is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Asus X551MA has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X551MA is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.7GB.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung NP905S3G, the HP 250 G2, or the Asus X200MA which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Satellite L50D-B (6GB), or the Satellite L50D-C (6GB) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo G50-45 (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the X551MA. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X551MA have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.2TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the W540, or the W540 both from Lenovo or the HP 250 G2 which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Pro (512GB), or the OMEN 15 (512GB) both from HP or the Lenovo W541 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X551MA does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the X551MA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus X200MA, the HP Pro ($759.95), or the DELL Precision M3800 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X551MA is 18GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

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 have been on the market for a similar time to the X551MA. The average battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 77Wh.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X551MA have between two and eight battery cells, including the Asus X551MA which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago 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

When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age that we have checked, the maximum turbo frequency of the Asus X551MA of only 2 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X551MA have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551MA

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this many processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The Asus X551MA has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including the DELL Precision M4800, the Asus N550JK, or the HP Pavilion 15 which has better reviews.

If this Asus portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Precision M6800 (17.3"), or the Precision M6800 (17.3") both from DELL or the Acer Aspire VN7-791g (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Thread
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Processor Memory Channel
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
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
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect 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
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Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

Expert Reviews

(2)
30 September 2014

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12 September 2014

User Reviews

(73)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x551ma, asus x551, asus x551m, x551masx090, x551masx131, x551masx019, x551masx159, x551masx049, asus x551ma, x551masx090d, x551masx131d, x551masx019d, x551masx159h, x551masx049d
Barcodes 04716659701040, 04716659702696, 04716659715146, 04716659715153
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