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Asus PU551LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The PU551LA is a four SATA III connector laptop.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The PU551LA has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,000 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the PU551LA is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The PU551LA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The PU551LA has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops that were released around the same time as the PU551LA the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus PU551LA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU551LA also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the HP G4[plb_2905347_price], the Lenovo G50-30[plb_2553376_price], or the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PU551LA, the Asus PU551LA has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to look at including the Asus P550LAV[plb_2825857_price], the HP G4[plb_2905347_price], or the Lenovo G50-30[plb_2553376_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the PU551LA have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the PU551LA which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells, including the PU551LA which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have battery capacities of between 37mAh and 8,700mAh. At 5,200 milliamperes * hour, the PU551LA has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the PU551LA.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 56 watt-hours, the Asus PU551LA has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the PU551LA. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Asus PU551LA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the PU551LA. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PU551LA have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the PU551LA has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price].

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PU551LA the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Asus PU551LA has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the PU551LA.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] is also worth considering.

If this Asus notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2913674_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_3007628_price] (1.9GHz 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 the most commonly found display resolution on laptops 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, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price] or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price].

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the PU551LA the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. The PU551LA is quite heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the PU551LA.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the PU551LA is 27mm. The PU551LA is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the PU551LA (28.2 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus PU551LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus PU551LA has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP 15[plb_2319470_price].

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the PU551LA has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the PU551LA.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus PU551LA has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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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
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Audio
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Speaker
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
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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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Expert Reviews

7 June 2016

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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 pu551l, pu551la, asus pu551, asus pu551l, pu551laxb51, asus i54210, asus i54210u, pu551laxo115, pu551laxo036, pu551laxo193, asus pu551la, pu551laxo037, pu551laxb51c, pu551laxo036h, pu551laxo037g, pu551laxb51cb, pu551laxo115g, pu551laxo036g, pu551laxo193g, asuspu551laxo037g, asus pu551laxo115, asus pu551laxo115g
Barcodes 00886227771677, 00886227837380, 00886227943906, 04716659771678, 04716659771692, 04716659794424, 04716659837381, 04716659869375, 04716659899563, 04716659937746, 04716659943907, 04716659972891, 05054629705858

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Lenovo T430 vs Asus PU551LA
Lenovo T430
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14"
Asus PU551LA
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,269.95 £329.00
450MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
0.9GHz Faster Processor Clock Speed
Newer PCI Express Slot Version
2,600mAh Smaller Battery Capacity
Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)

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Lenovo G500 vs Asus PU551LA
Lenovo G500
2 core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
Asus PU551LA
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ £329.00
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Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
A Lot Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Two Less Processor Threads
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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Asus PU551LA
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ £329.00
14.26GB Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
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50% Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
Smaller Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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