Asus is one of the superior laptop brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebooks.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus F551CA has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core notebooks that were released more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.
There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo L440.
Has a Front Camera
The Asus F551CA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebooks that were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
The Asus F551CA has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11g WiFi standard found on most laptops of this type and age. In addition, this Asus portable PC has an 802.11b WiFi standard.
This notebook's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all notebooks of this age and type.
The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook is 802.11a.
6 Reasons Against
Quite Small Internal Memory
Across all the medium processor core notebooks that are a similar age to the F551CA the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.1GB. The Asus F551CA has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are older than two years.
Notebooks of a comparable spec and age to the F551CA have weights of between 790g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. At 2.4 kilograms, the Asus F551CA is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebooks of this type and age.
Most notebooks of a comparable spec and age to the F551CA have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus F551CA which has one USB 3.0 port.
Very Slow Hard Drive Speed
The Asus F551CA has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the F551CA the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.
+3 More reasons against
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebooks that have been available for around the same time as it.
Only L3 Processor Cache
This notebook has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebooks that are older than two years.
7 Other reasons to consider the Asus F551CA
Over Two Years Old
Asus released the F551CA over two years ago.
Average Screen Size
The Asus F551CA has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the F551CA.
If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the [pl_2964580] (17.3"), or the ENVY 17-n065na (17.3") both from HP.
Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family
The Asus F551CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebooks that have been around for more than two years.
If the processor family of this medium processor core laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the [pl_2964567] (Intel Core i3-5xxx), or the Pavilion 15-ab045sa (Intel Core i3-5xxx) both from HP or the Lenovo U41 (Intel Core i3-5xxx).
+5 Other reasons
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus F551CA has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebooks that were released more than two years ago.
Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X240 (516GB) which is also higher rated.
1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.
If the display resolution of this Asus laptop is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z710 (1920 x 1080) which is also higher rated.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Asus F551CA has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the F551CA.
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebooks 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.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus V550CA.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo MAHA5UK (HDD+SSD).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM70, Intel HM70 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
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