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Asus PU551LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB May 2014
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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 comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The PU551LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the PU551LA.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the PU551LA have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus PU551LA has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the PU551LA.

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Has a Front Camera

The PU551LA has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the PU551LA.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The PU551LA is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the PU551LA has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Asus PU551LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the PU551LA. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PU551LA have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus PU551LA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PU551LA. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus PU551LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 23GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The PU551LA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the PU551LA which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core 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.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PU551LA the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the PU551LA has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PU551LA.

If this Asus laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410[plb_2650433_price] (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the PU551LA do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus PU551LA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the PU551LA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus PU551LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

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

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2432329_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus PU551LA has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the PU551LA.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus BU401LG[plb_2302173_price] (8GB).

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Specification

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Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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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 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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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Energy Star Certified
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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.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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