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Asus X551MA 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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10 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X551MA is 24h. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Asus X551MA's battery life of 33 hours is one of the longest.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X551MA has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X551MA, the Asus X551MA has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551MA, the Asus X551MA has a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X551MA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X551MA is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and spec.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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28 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Asus X551MA has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 756 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X551MA that we have checked, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Asus X551MA of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Asus X551MA which uses 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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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Asus X551MA is a two SATA connector laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

If the storage medium of this laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X551MA has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. Most portable PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X551MA ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X551MA is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R (6GB).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X551MA has a very slow memory clock speed (only 1,066 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X551MA. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the X551MA have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. With a cache memory of only 1 megabyte, the Asus X551MA has a very small cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Asus X551MA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 smaller maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X551MA is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551MA have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X551MA, the Asus X551MA's maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X551MA the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of only 33 watt-hours, the Asus X551MA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Asus X551MA is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X551MA is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X551MA, the Asus X551MA does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X551MA that we have assessed, the display brightness of the Asus X551MA of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest. The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X551MA is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Asus X551MA's maximum turbo frequency of only 2.13 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus X551MA is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus X551MA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X551MA is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus X551MA's hard drive speed is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Thick

The thinnest portable PC of a similar age and type to the X551MA is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of 36.59 millimeters, the Asus X551MA's height is one of the thickest amongst laptops of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551MA

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the X551MA over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551MA has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Asus X551CA (2.2kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus X551MA has a fairly typical processor clock speed (1.86 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
Total Number of SATA Connectors
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
Operating System Architecture
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
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 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 Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
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
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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

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