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Asus K553MA 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB May 2014
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A classic, timeless design The ASUS X Series is the perfect all-round laptop for work and play. Its durable design features a stylish concentric circle finish that is available in a range of... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus K553MA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to look at include the ZBook 17[pl_2497662_price], or the EliteBook 745[pl_2441025_price] both from HP or the DELL Vostro 3460[plb_1412327_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago, the Asus K553MA has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the W530[pl_1453057_price], or the G505s[pl_2478724_price] both from Lenovo or the HP ZBook 17[plb_2497662_price].

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Light

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the K553MA the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg. The Asus K553MA is one of the lighter comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the K553MA (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the K553MA which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Asus K553MA has a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e[plb_3192090_price], the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B[plb_2561071_price], or the HP TouchSmart 15-g060nr[plb_2350174_price] which has better reviews.

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16 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Laptops of a similar type and age to the K553MA have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 854 megahertz, the Asus K553MA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this type and age is 29GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Asus K553MA has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the K553MA.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the K553MA use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Asus K553MA which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus K553MA is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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

The Asus K553MA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz. At only 313 megahertz, the Asus K553MA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the K553MA.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the K553MA the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. The Asus K553MA has a quite old PCI Express slot version (only 2) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the K553MA.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of this age and type have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz. The Asus K553MA has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.83 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.83GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the X751MA[pl_2567174_price], or the X551MA[pl_2656314_price] both from Asus or the Medion AKOYA E6239[plb_2545196_price] which has better reviews.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Z50[pl_2964530_price] (1.9GHz), or the E545[pl_2857006_price] (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 745 G2[plb_2948898_price] (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus K553MA has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Portable PCs of this age and type processor families range from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Asus K553MA has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus K553MA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.16 gigahertz, the Asus K553MA's maximum turbo frequency is one of the slowest amongst many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus K553MA has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The hard drive capacity of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the K553MA range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Asus K553MA is a four processor thread laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between four and seven processor threads.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus K553MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The Asus K553MA has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the K553MA.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the HP ENVY x360[plb_2809606_price], the Lenovo G505[plb_2354881_price], or the Asus N56VJ[plb_2377738_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z710[plb_2829227_price] (17.3" and higher rated), the HP ZBook 17[plb_2830772_price] (17.3" and higher rated), or the Acer Aspire ES1-711[plb_2964482_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus K553MA has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the W540[pl_2189487_price], or the T440p[pl_2279832_price] both from Lenovo or the Medion AKOYA E6239[plb_2545196_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus NX500JK[plb_2898867_price] (512GB and higher rated), the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2988449_price] (512GB and higher rated), or the HP Zbook 17[plb_2985456_price] (750GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus K553MA has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the K553MA.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the ProBook 455[pl_2325921_price], and the Pavilion 17-e118dx[pl_2289622_price] both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad W540[plb_2797155_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo G50-45[plb_3539149_price] (8GB), the HP Pavilion 15-p261na[plb_2964511_price] (8GB), or the Fujitsu LifeBook E744[plb_3007865_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the G75[pl_1338970_price], or the N750JK[pl_2479195_price] both from Asus or the HP ZBook[plb_2499614_price] which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price] (SSD), the HP ZBook 17[plb_2499093_price] (SSD), or the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B[plb_2561071_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
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
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
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
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
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
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Steve T.
(Verified Purchase)

Looks very nice and very portable. Battery life is the biggest disappointment. For a CPU that only draws 7.5 watts you should get a lot of running time between charges. But the internal battery is... Read more…

Reviewed 3 April 2015 by M S.
(Verified Purchase)

Really disappointed in ASUS products across the board, but especially with this purchase. Their tech support was also unhelpful. They could have given me some options to provide me with the... Read more…

Price
Clean and attractive look. Thin and light weight. Has a DVD burner. Video quality is good
Cheap Carbon Fiber Construction
Shows fingerprints really prominently
Lacks key drivers for Windows 7
Does not come with items needed for reinstallation of Windows 8
Performance. Poor battery life. Battery, RAM and hard drive are not easy to access if you want to upgrade these components. No hatch access. You have to remove the entire underside panel of the laptop

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k553madb01, k553madb01t, k553madb01tq
Barcodes 00886227779765

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