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Asus B551LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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Asus Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,723 owner and expert reviews for Asus notebook PCs and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Asus B551LA is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus B551LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 15". The Asus B551LA has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B551LA.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 (£514.22) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus B551LA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B551LA.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus B551LA has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the B551LA also have 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Asus B551LA has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the B551LA is 12GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus B551LA is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the B551LA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that came out more than two years ago is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Asus B551LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the B551LA.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the B551LA have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Asus B551LA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B551LA is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus B551LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the B551LA.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar 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 you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B551LA have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Asus B551LA has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the B551LA.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (1.7GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the B551LA is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus B551LA has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B551LA the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The Asus B551LA is quite heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo B590 (2.5kg).

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus B551LA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the B551LA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus B551LA has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the B551LA have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus B551LA is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the B551LA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Asus B551LA has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the B551LA. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Asus B551LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B551LA. The maximum internal memories of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the B551LA range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Asus B551LA has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the B551LA. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus B551LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus B551LA has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(5)
29 October 2014

De ASUS ASUSPRO B551LA-XO082G is een fijne 15,6 inch laptop. Een machine die als je hem in je handen hebt gewoon klopt. Een goed keyboard, een relatief slanke vorm en lekker veel aansluitingen....

20 August 2015

Asus Pro B551LAAsus Pro B551LA jest, jak sama nazwa wskazuje, stworzony dla profesjonalistów. Solidna a zarazem przyjemna w dotyku obudowa budzi sympati? u?ytkownika. Zawiasy umo?liwiaj?ce niemal...

Solidna obudowa, dobre zawiasy, matowa matryca PLS o dobrych parametrach, bezgona praca bez obcienia, nieze goniki
Wietna jako wykonania, wzmocniona obudowa, matowy ekran o duej jasnoci, wygodna klawiatura, dua liczba zcz w tym czytnik linii papilarnych i zcze Smart Card, dobra wydajno, cicha praca ukadu chodzenia
3letnia gwarancja na lapto
Wietna jako wykonania, znakomity wywietlacz, wygodna klawiatura
Bardzo cichy ukad chodzenia
Throttling, tylko jedno gniazdo audio, przylutowany na stae procesor, zbyt wskie klawisze bloku numerycznego
Brak podwietlenia klawiatury, brak wyjcia HDMI
Czas dziaania mgby by nieco duszy
24 February 2015

Benchmark.pl

Biznesowa seria laptopów firmy Asus ciesz? si? dobr? renom? w?ród u?ytkowników. Chwalone s? przede wszystkim za eleganck? stylistyk?, wytrzyma?? obudow? oraz szereg rozwi?za? nastawionych na... Read more…

4 February 2015

Asus Pro B551LA to jeden z naprawd? nielicznych laptopów biznesowych, które autentycznie nas uj??y (poprzednio by? to HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1). Gdyby tylko powsta?a ?cywilna? wersja tego...

Pclab.pl

6 June 2014

Ein mattes (non-glare), also entspiegeltes Display ist für viele Notebook-Nutzer mit der Hauptgrund, sich für ein Business-Notebook zu interessieren. In der Herstellung sind sie nicht teurer als... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 64, asus 64b, asus 64bi, asus b551, apple b551, asus b551l, asus 64bit, b551lacr015, asus b551la, b551lacn022, b551laxo082, b551lacn102, b551laxo091, apple b551l, asus i54200, b551lacn018, b551laxo082g, b551lacn102g, apple i54200, b551laxo091g, apple b551la, asus i54200u, apple ram500, b551lacn018g, b551lacr015g, b551lacn022x, apple i54200u, apple ram500g, apple ram500gb, apple ram500gbw
Barcodes 00886227784882, 04716659652632, 04716659652649, 04716659746218, 04716659769385, 04716659784883

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