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Asus F551MA 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by Asus.

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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the F551MA is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus F551MA has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Asus F551MA has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Asus F551MA has a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus F551MA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and spec ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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22 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the F551MA range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Asus F551MA has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 756 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus F551MA has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the F551MA. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the F551MA is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus F551MA is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the F551MA have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Asus F551MA which has two SATA connectors.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this spec 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus F551MA has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. Across all laptops that were released around the same time as the F551MA the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the F551MA the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus F551MA has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (6GB).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Asus F551MA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the F551MA. The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops that are a similar age to the F551MA have between two and three processor threads, including the Asus F551MA which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the F551MA have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Asus F551MA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 33 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Asus F551MA is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the F551MA have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus F551MA is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus F551MA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of laptops of this spec and age is 240 cd/m². The Asus F551MA has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the F551MA have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the F551MA that we have checked, the maximum turbo frequency of the Asus F551MA of only 2.13 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the F551MA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus F551MA which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Asus F551MA has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the F551MA. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus F551MA has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the F551MA. Laptops that came out around the same time as the F551MA 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 laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Thick

The Asus F551MA is quite thick (31 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average height of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the F551MA is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus F551MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the F551MA over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus F551MA has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the F551MA.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T520[plb_1628563_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Asus F551MA has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the F551MA.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Asus X551CA[plb_2045549_price] (2.2kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.86 gigahertz, the Asus F551MA has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
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
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Processor Code
Execute Disable Bit
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(7)

With the F551MA-SX063H, Asus offers a simple office notebook, which is only suitable for simple tasks. The notebook only needs little energy and always works quietly. In addition, the battery life...

Frugal. Le F551MA n'est pas le plus puissant des ordinateurs, mais il séduit par sa faible consommation d'énergie et ses faibles émissions. Cela sera-t-il suffisant pour se dépêtrer de la... Read more…

20 May 2014

Zuinig. De F551MA heeft niet veel rekenkracht, maar scoort punten met een laag energieverbruik en lage emissies. Is dit voldoende om in de laagste prijsklasse de concurrentie aan te kunnen gaan?

Works quietly, low power consumption, gets hardly warmer
Silencieux
Faible consommation d'nergie
Relativement bien refroidi
Werkt stil
Only 12 months warranty, lowcontrast display
Seulement 12 mois de garantie
Mauvais contraste de l'cran
Slechts 12 maanden garantie
Beeldscherm heeft laag contrast

Frugal. O F551MA não trás muito poder de desempenho. Porém, ganha pontos com o seu baixo consumo de energia e baixas emissões. Será isto suficiente contra a concorrência no segmento de... Read more…

Frugal. El F551MA no trae mucho rendimiento de procesado. Pero puntúa con un bajo consumo de energía y bajas emisiones. ¿Basta con eso para enfrentarse a la competencia del segmento de precios... Read more…

Asus bietet mit dem F551MA-SX063H ein einfaches Office-Notebook, das auch nur für einfache Aufgaben geeignet ist. Das Notebook benötigt nur wenig Energie und arbeitet immer leise. Zudem kann es...

13 May 2014

Frugale. L'F551MA non ha prestazioni eccezionali. Ma ha consumi ed emissioni molto bassi. E' sufficiente questo per reggere il confronto nel segmento "economico"?

Product Identifiers

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