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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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Intel Segment Tagging
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
DVD Super Multi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
BIOS, HDD, User
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, Energy star, IDA, CECP, WEEE, Erp 2013, RoHS
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