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Asus X551MA 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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4 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X551MA, the Asus X551MA has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Asus X551MA has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 750 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X551MA. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus X551MA has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X551MA. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X551MA is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X551MA is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years 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 portable PC.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551MA have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Asus X551MA which has two SATA connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 750 megahertz, the Asus X551MA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551MA is 760MHz.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X551MA which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and 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.

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

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X551MA has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Asus X551MA has one of the smallest processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X551MA is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA, the battery capacity of the Asus X551MA of only 33 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The battery capacities of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

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

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Asus X551MA is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X551MA have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X551MA is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X551MA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops that were launched more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.41 gigahertz, the Asus X551MA has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551MA.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus X551MA has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The hard drive speeds of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X551MA range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the X551MA.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Asus X551MA has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X551MA.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X551MA has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551MA.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (6GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551MA has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Asus X551CA (2.2kg).

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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
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

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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, asus x551ma, asus x551mav, x551ma2830500, x551mabingsx373, x551mabingsx391, x551mabingsx391b, x551mabingsx373b
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