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Asus N551VW

Asus N551VW 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-6xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Jul 2015
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Asus many processor core portable PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by Asus.

Quite Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the N551VW that we have assessed the maximum processor memory bandwidth of, the Asus N551VW's maximum processor memory bandwidth of 34.1 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the N551VW range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 25GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N551VW that we have checked, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Asus N551VW of 64 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This portable PC has a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus N551VW supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also support 2, 133MHz and 1 and 600MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus N551VW has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Asus N551VW has one of the bigger internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the N551VW the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (32GB).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Asus N551VW has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N551VW. Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the N551VW have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus N551VW has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus N551VW has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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Very Fast System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The slowest system bus data transfer rate of laptops of a similar spec and age to the N551VW is 2.3GT/s, the fastest is 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 5GT/s. The system bus data transfer rate of the Asus N551VW of 8 Gigatransfers per second is one of the fastest amongst many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the N551VW range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Asus N551VW has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus N551VW has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and spec which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the N551VW the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.7GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 gigabytes, the Asus N551VW has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the N551VW.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar 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.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus N551VW is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the N551VW have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Asus N551VW has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the N551VW.

Across similar types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus N551VW

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this many processor core laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus N551VW has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the N551VW.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015479_price] (2.8GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Asus N551VW has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the N551VW.

If this many processor core laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2999024_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

The Asus N551VW has a fairly average weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the N551VW.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width

Expert Reviews

27 November 2015

The refreshed ASUS N551NVW looks like a logical solution between the old N551 and the N552. It offers sleek design and good build quality with our only complaint being the big weight (2.7 kg) and...

Sturdy
Bulky 32.2 mm) and heavy 2.7 kg)
PWM from 0 to 99 screen brightness, mSATA instead of M.2 SSD support

User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 9 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I've been using this laptop for about a month and have been really happy with it. It boots quickly, runs smoothly, the display is clear and crisp and the design is nice. I chose it primarily for... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Grybek

On paper, this is a well specced system. It has an SSD and Hard Drive, plenty of RAM and a dedicated graphics card. In practice there a number of shortfalls. First the likes: The speed is good... Read more…

Reviewed 28 February 2016 by Elliot silva
(Verified Purchase)

So far so good! For it's price I think It is a great machine, it's the old model but with upgraded specs, comes with an SSD of 128gb which is enough for me, since I install games and the programs... Read more…

Reviewed 25 March 2016 by Ben Thompson
(Verified Purchase)

This is a review for the Asus K501UB-DM021T. Bought this laptop at £689.99 and it was definatly worth the money! Firstly the looks of this laptop are great, it is fairly sleek for a full laptop... Read more…

Reviewed 18 March 2016 by Stanley spackman
(Verified Purchase)

So far the Notebook is performing very well with a clear screen and no adverse featires...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 80211, n551vwcn058, asus gtx960, asus i76700, asus 80211a, asus 80211ac, n551vwcn058t, asus gtx960m, asus i76700h, n551vwcn058tb, asus i76700hq, n551vwcn058tbe, asus n551vwcn058, asus n551vwcn058t, asus n551vwcn058tb, asus n551vwcn058tbe
Barcodes 04712900140880

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