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Asus N551VW

Asus N551VW 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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

Good User Reviews

People who bought this notebook PC rated this notebook PC 83% on average.

Nice Design

One Asus N551VW owner who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. One person said in their reviews that this laptop was good looking. Expert review site Laptopmedia.com wrote in their review “We are also pretty pleased with th” .

Robust

One Asus N551VW reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One person who purchased the Asus N551VW mentioned that it was good quality. Expert website Laptopmedia.com mentioned in their Asus N551VW review “It offers sleek design and good build quality with our only complaint being the big weight (2.7 kg)” .

Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We checked 2,723 user and expert reviews for Asus portable 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 many processor core portable PCs range.

Quite Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s. The maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Asus N551VW of 34.1 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest amongst similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Asus N551VW of 64 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the N551VW. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N551VW is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the N551VW is 2.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB. The Asus N551VW has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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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 the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus N551VW supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N551VW.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the N551VW.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Asus N551VW has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the N551VW range from 2GB to 32GB.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (32GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus N551VW has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N551VW 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 a similar type and age to the N551VW also have a front camera.

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Very Fast System Bus Data Transfer Rate

Across all the notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the system bus data transfer rates range from 2.3GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 5GT/s. With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the Asus N551VW's system bus data transfer rate is one of the fastest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the N551VW.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the Asus N551VW has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the N551VW the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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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 laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who bought it wrote that it was not a good weight. Last year Laptopmedia.com said “Good build quality with our only complaint being the big weight (2.7 kg) and thick profile (32.2 mm” in their review of the Asus N551VW.

One Asus N551VW owner who purchased the product considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Laptopmedia.com said “Bulky 32.2 mm) and heavy 2.7 kg” in their review of this laptop.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other laptops of a comparable type and age to the N551VW that we have assessed, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Asus N551VW of only 1.7 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N551VW range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.7GB.

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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 many processor core portable 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.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus N551VW does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Asus N551VW has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the N551VW.

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

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus N551VW

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus N551VW has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the N551VW.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (2.8GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus N551VW has a relatively average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus N551VW has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3").

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Average Weight

The Asus N551VW has a relatively typical weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the N551VW.

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Specification

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Product Type
Processor
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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
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 Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 5400, asus 80211, asus 5400r, n551vwcn089, asus 80211a, asus gtx960, asus i76700, asus i76700h, n551vwcn089t, asus 80211ac, asus gtx960m, n551vwcn089tb, asus i76700hq, n551vwcn089tbe, asus n551vwcn089, asus n551vwcn089t, asus n551vwcn089tb, asus n551vwcn089tbe
Barcodes 04712900140873

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