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Asus PU551LA 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB May 2015
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15 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 6 user reviews this portable PC has an average user rating of 76%.

Easy to Use

A few Asus PU551LA reviewers agreed that the Asus PU551LA was easy to use. Last year Rex Eastment said on Amazon “1 as I like to control my computer and not it controlling me”. Rex Eastment also mentioned “I am not a fan of Windows 8 or 8.1 as I like to control my computer”.

One Asus PU551LA owner said that this laptop was easy to setup. Rex Eastment gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote “It does exactly what I want it too! Excellent delivery service and easy to set up”.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Asus PU551LA has more SATA III connectors than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. This portable PC is a four SATA III connector portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU551LA which only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Four SATA Connectors

The PU551LA has more SATA connectors than most of the notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most of the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the PU551LA only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this portable PC has four SATA connectors.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,000 megahertz, the PU551LA has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the PU551LA. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PU551LA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The PU551LA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Asus laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the PU551LA the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the PU551LA range from 11" to 18". The PU551LA has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the PU551LA.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Aspire E5[pl_2736268_price], and the Aspire E5-571[pl_2857818_price] both from Acer or the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3" and higher rated), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus PU551LA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PU551LA also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus PU551LA[plb_2575366_price], and the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2707942_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 3531[plb_2973628_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the PU551LA have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus PU551LA which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the PU551LA has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the PU551LA.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Asus PU551LA reviewer who purchased it considered that it was not cheap. Rex Eastment wrote in his review of this laptop “Not it controlling me! It was a little more expensive than I wanted to pay.” .

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the PU551LA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the PU551LA.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus PU551LA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and type do have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Asus PU551LA[plb_2575366_price], the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2707942_price], or the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Asus PU551LA has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 2 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of this age and type range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The PU551LA has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.9 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

There are a number of alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus PU551LA[plb_2575366_price], or the HP 350[plb_2746651_price].

If this Asus laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo E550[plb_2963637_price] (2GHz), the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3009234_price] (2GHz), or the Asus X555LA[plb_2947144_price] (2.1GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the PU551LA, the PU551LA does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price], the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price], or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the PU551LA has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the PU551LA is 650GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB.

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Thick

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm. With a height of 28.2 millimeters, the PU551LA is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus PU551LA

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Asus PU551LA has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus PU551LA has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], the HP ProBook 640[plb_2735407_price], and the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2857818_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Asus notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB and higher rated), or the Z51-70[pl_3375574_price] (1TB and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (750GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

The PU551LA has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], the HP ProBook 640[plb_2735407_price], or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2857818_price].

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3007094_price] (8GB and cheaper); or the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB and higher rated), or the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] (6GB and higher rated).

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Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 28 March 2015 by Biastai
(Verified Purchase)

This notebook was bought as a replacement for a Toshiba lappy that died after good service. The Asus is not too bad as a replacement. I like the keyboard better than the Toshiba, but I think the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 April 2016 by Dave McClements
(Verified Purchase)

A HEAP OF MERDA...

(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop as it still has Windows 7 as its operating system. I am not a fan of Windows 8 or 8.1 as I like to control my computer and not it controlling me!! It was a little more... Read more…

Reviewed 21 July 2015 by Justas Suveizdis
(Verified Purchase)

Fast and nice laptop. recommend for everyone.

Reviewed 21 May 2015 by Carl "csh"
(Verified Purchase)

Great, so far.

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus pu551, asus i34030, asus pu551l, asus pu551la, asus i34030u, asus pu551laxo086, asus pu551laxo192, asus pu551laxo086g, asus pu551laxo192g
Barcodes 04716659893790, 04716659972952

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