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Asus PU551LA 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 2,723 expert and user reviews, Asus has good ratings for its portable PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The PU551LA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus notebook PC 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 laptops that were released around the same time as the PU551LA.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the PU551LA has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Inspiron 17[pl_2253142_price], or the Inspiron 17 7737[pl_2045961_price] both from DELL or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The PU551LA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price], the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253142_price], or the HP ProBook 440[plb_2351468_price] is also worth considering.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the PU551LA has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Asus PU551LA has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the PU551LA. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PU551LA is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The Asus PU551LA has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the PU551LA. The processor caches of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the PU551LA range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and type is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Asus PU551LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 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

Laptops of a similar type and age to the PU551LA have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. The PU551LA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price], or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2358586_price].

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo T440[plb_2801736_price] (SSD and cheaper); or the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus PU551LA has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the PU551LA. The internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the PU551LA range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Lenovo B5400[plb_2037224_price] which is cheaper.

If this Asus portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB and cheaper), the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo S540[plb_2433540_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 4,200 revolutions per minute, the PU551LA has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the PU551LA the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 this spec and age.

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Heavy

The Asus PU551LA is one of the heavier notebook PCs of this age and spec (2.5 kilograms) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PU551LA the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.5kg heavy laptops and we think the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1453625_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Latitude E6430[pl_1628672_price] (2.5kg), or the Latitude E6430[pl_2108791_price] (2.5kg) both from DELL.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PU551LA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Inspiron 17[pl_2253142_price], the Inspiron 17 7737[pl_2045961_price], or the Latitude 15 3540[pl_2651126_price] all from DELL is also worth considering.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable 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 have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus PU551LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the PU551LA has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2357769_price], or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2353448_price].

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (2.1GHz), or the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (2.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The PU551LA has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the PU551LA.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the Inspiron 15R[pl_1385146_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2145645_price] both from DELL or the Asus X551CA[plb_2045549_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The PU551LA has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 14 3440[plb_2061157_price], or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2142770_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price] (1TB and cheaper), the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Specification

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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 HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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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 pu551laxb71, asus i74510, asus i74510u, pu551laxb71c, pu551laxo116, pu551laxb71cb, pu551laxo116g, asus pu551laxo194, asus pu551lax0194, asus pu551laxo194g, asus pu551lax0194g
Barcodes 00886227943838, 04716659900405, 04716659943839, 04716659972907

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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 799.00 £518.40
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14.26GB Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
244GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 916.98 £518.40
1 Newer Intel TSX-NI Version
1.3kg Lighter
Much Better User Reviews
90% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
96% Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Smaller Screen Size

Lenovo T430 vs Asus PU551LA

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 i7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,269.95 £518.40
70% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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3,000 RPM Faster Hard Drive Speed
1 Newer PCI Express Slot Version
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
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