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Asus PU551LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB May 2014
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Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Price Has Recently Dropped by £65.00

In the last few weeks the PU551LA has dropped in price by £65.00.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The PU551LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the PU551LA.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the PU551LA has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus X551CA[plb_2452241_price], or the HP Pavilion 15[plb_2663625_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_2305898_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the PU551LA is 12GB. The PU551LA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the PU551LA has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the PU551LA is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Asus PU551LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the PU551LA. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PU551LA is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The PU551LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the PU551LA range from 4GB to 32GB. The PU551LA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU551LA have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus PU551LA does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Pavilion 15[pl_2663625_price], or the Pavilion 15[pl_2353204_price] both from HP or the Asus X551CA[plb_2452241_price] is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that are a comparable 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Asus X551CA[plb_2452241_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Asus PU551LA has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the PU551LA is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the EliteBook 840 G1[pl_1620817_price], or the Pavilion 15[pl_2353204_price] both from HP.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G50-70[plb_3057567_price] (1.7GHz and cheaper).

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus PU551LA has one of the smaller internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2520092_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The PU551LA does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP ProBook 450[plb_2376206_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU551LA is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The PU551LA has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus PU551LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the PU551LA over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Asus PU551LA has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price].

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the PU551LA has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
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Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
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 III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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 My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Energy Star Certified
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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

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