The PU551LA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the PU551LA the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The PU551LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and spec.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the PU551LA has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PU551LA. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the PU551LA, the Asus PU551LA has a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The PU551LA has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the PU551LA the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
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Quite Big Processor Cache
The processor caches of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the PU551LA range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the PU551LA has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The average hard drive capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 570GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB. The PU551LA has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
10 Reasons Against
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 380MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Asus PU551LA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the PU551LA.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the PU551LA have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the PU551LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the PU551LA.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus PU551LA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the PU551LA.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The PU551LA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
4 Other reasons to consider the Asus PU551LA
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.
Average Screen Size
The Asus PU551LA has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the PU551LA.
Average Internal Memory
The PU551LA has a relatively average internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PU551LA.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus PU551LA has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the PU551LA.
If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP2 (1.9GHz).
Intel Segment Tagging
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
450, 745, I7-4500U
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
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, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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, 50/60, 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
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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