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

2 Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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9 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

Asus is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Asus X551CA has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X551CA. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X551CA range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this Asus portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X551CA.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Asus X551CA has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X551CA, the Asus X551CA has a front camera.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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20 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X551CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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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 portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus X551CA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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 the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Asus X551CA has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X551CA is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP (1.58GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X551CA has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X551CA ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X551CA have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. 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 a similar age and spec to the X551CA.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551CA that we have checked, the Asus X551CA's L3 cache of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551CA have between two and three processor threads, including the Asus X551CA which has two processor threads.

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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 available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X551CA is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X551CA has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X551CA is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X551CA has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X551CA range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The Asus X551CA has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X551CA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the X551CA do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X551CA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus X551CA has a better processor cache level than most portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most laptops of a similar spec and age to it have a L3 processor cache.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L2) is in fact the worst processor cache level amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The best processor cache level across similar types of portable PC is L3.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus X551CA is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X551CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X551CA has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X551CA.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551CA has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X551CA.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551CA has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X551CA.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Networking Standards
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Optional Operating System Supplied
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(1)
23 February 2015

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User Reviews

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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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