We calculated the average ratings for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings.
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 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
Fairly Big Screen Size
The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Asus X551CA has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the DELL 5520[plb_1385146_price], the HP ProBook 4540s[plb_1532938_price], or the Lenovo B5400A[plb_2037224_price] which is cheaper.
If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2093232_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus X551CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X551CA.
We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price], the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2373532_price], or the Lenovo S510p[plb_2664455_price].
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Asus X551CA has a front camera.
We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2373532_price], the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price], or the Lenovo S510p[plb_2664455_price] is also worth considering.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
+3 More reasons for
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
8 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551CA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus X551CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X551CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X551CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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.
There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the 5520[pl_1385146_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2523550_price] both from DELL.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440[plb_2801736_price] (SSD and cheaper) or the HP ProBook 640 G1 Notebook PC[plb_2351423_price] (SSD and higher rated).
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
The battery capacities of laptops that are a similar age to the X551CA range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X551CA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X551CA.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551CA, the Asus X551CA does not have a touch sensitive screen.
We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price].
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Asus X551CA is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X551CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.
6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551CA
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.
Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family
The Asus X551CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Asus X551CA has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2045815_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2011147_price] both from DELL or the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1545000_price].
Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Inspiron 17 7737[pl_2045961_price] (750GB), or the Inspiron 15 3521[pl_2092624_price] (750GB) both from DELL or the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2133196_price] (750GB).
+4 Other reasons
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551CA has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X551CA.
We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2045815_price], and the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price] is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB and cheaper).
With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551CA has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X551CA.
Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the EliteBook 8470p[pl_1531685_price] (2.1kg), the 8470p[pl_1613025_price] (2.1kg), or the 8470p[pl_1457901_price] (2.1kg) all from HP.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X551CA has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus V550CA[plb_1633423_price].
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440s[plb_2978670_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 14 5000[plb_2854868_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper).
Colour of Product
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
System Bus Rate
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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