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Asus X551MA 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.166GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Pentium 2.17GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Asus also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X551MA has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Light

Many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551MA is one of the lighter comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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26 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this type and age is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz. At only 854 megahertz, the Asus X551MA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X551MA.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X551MA is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 29GB. 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 are a comparable age to the X551MA.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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 Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X551MA is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X551MA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 313 megahertz, the Asus X551MA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X551MA range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X551MA have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus X551MA does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.9. The Asus X551MA has one of the oldest PCI Express slot versions (only 2) amongst laptops of this age.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X551MA is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. The Asus X551MA has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Asus X551MA has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family. The processor family of all laptops of this type and age ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the X551MA do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X551MA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X551MA the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X551MA the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh. 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.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes, the Asus X551MA has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X551MA the maximum internal memories range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 29GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The Asus X551MA has one of the smaller cache memories (only 2 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The cache memories of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average cache memory is 5.4MB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Asus X551MA has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average processor cache of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X551MA is 4.8MB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this type and age 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

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

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.42 gigahertz, the Asus X551MA has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus X551MA which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 780GB. The Asus X551MA has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551MA.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus X551MA has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Asus X551MA is a four processor thread laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X551MA have between four and seven processor threads.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the X551MA over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.166 gigahertz, the Asus X551MA has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus X551MA has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) 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 laptops of this age and spec.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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.

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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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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
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
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter 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

Video review: Editörümüz Murat Gams?z, kampanyadan 500TL+KDV'ye ald??? Asus laptop'u inceliyor. Ucuz ürünlerde nelerin eksik kald???n? görmek ve hangi i?lere yarayaca??n? ö?renmek... Read more…

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, x551mads21, x551maqsp1, x551masx020, x551masx088, x551masx103, x551masx150, x551masx110, x551mads21q, x551masx056, x551masx057, x551maqsp1c, x551masx150d, x551masx110h, x551masx020d, x551masx056h, x551masx056d, x551masx057d, x551maqsp1cb, x551masx020h, x551masx088d, x551masx103d, asus x551mads21, asus x551masx020, asus x551mads21q, asus x551masx020h
Barcodes 00886227643806, 00886227680337, 04716659657453, 04716659665939, 04716659665953, 04716659681311, 04716659683261, 04716659703655, 08862276803370
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