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Asus V551LB 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB May 2013
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ASUS Vivobook V551LB-DB71T 15.6-Inch HD Touchscreen Core i7 Laptop (OLD VERSION) Quick Reviews
Asus VivoBook V551LB DB71T review Nice, but lacking for the price

17 Reasons For

Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Asus has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the V551LB is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Asus V551LB has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus V551LB has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the V551LB 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 Asus V551LB supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the V551LB.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Asus V551LB has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the V551LB. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus V551LB has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the V551LB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus V551LB has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the V551LB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the V551LB the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus V551LB has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus V551LB has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the V551LB do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

The Asus V551LB has a very big L3 cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the V551LB. The average L3 cache of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the V551LB is 3MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Asus V551LB has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the V551LB. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the V551LB is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Asus V551LB has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Asus V551LB has one of the bigger battery capacities (4,500 milliamperes * hour) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the V551LB have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the V551LB range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Asus V551LB has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the V551LB.

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Very Short Battery Life

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the V551LB the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. With a battery life of only 5 hours, the Asus V551LB has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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 frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Asus V551LB is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Asus V551LB has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the V551LB is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus V551LB is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the V551LB have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus V551LB

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Asus released the V551LB.

Average Screen Size

The Asus V551LB has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Asus V551LB has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus V551LB has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the V551LB.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size 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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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)
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
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(7)
25 November 2013

One of the fastest touch-enabled laptops we've seen, this 15.6-inch desktop replacement delivers long battery life, a sleek design, and a decent keyboard and touch pad, but its low-resolution...

12 November 2013

An attractive, solidly built 15.6-inch thin laptop with overall good performance, the Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T is held back by its lackluster display...

2 September 2013

The VivoBook V551LB is a mixed bag of highs and lows, with very good battery life, but a sub-par screen. It has a mostly premium-feeling shell, but lacks the solid-state storage or backlit...

12 August 2013

Compared with other larger but slim notebooks, the Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T manages to impress in several critical areas. The build quality is very high , and fit and finish are excellent. The...

2 August 2013

The Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T desktop replacement laptop is deceptively sleek and slim, offering category leading performance and battery life that will carry you through the day...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 2 November 2013 by Niney C.
(Verified Purchase)

If your touchscreen doesn't always work when you turn it on, turn it off and send it back in for an exchange. My touchscreen didn't always work when I got mine but I didn't know it was a defect.... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2014 by Jerry L.
(Verified Purchase)

Should have done more research on the size and weight before purchasing...

Great machine best buy for the money- Very powerful
Great battery life, really thin, pretty fast, the touchscreen is a cool feature that works well with windows 8
Sleek
EarphonesMicrophones 2-in 1 Jack
Good rubber feet
Had a problem getting Windows 7 to dual boot - a frustrating 3 days
Returned to New Egg just could not live with it- It was heavy and large. Still a great machine
Windows 8 is very different, If you use chrome for your browser it does not allow you to stream music and then pan to different things such as, Microsoft word or different apps. the sound is horrible
A bit heavy
Very reflective screen
Reviewed 30 October 2013 by Michael P.
(Verified Purchase)

The windows 8.1 update did some good, but still is not the windows 7 people know and love, I have had problems downloading software and i'm still not sure what to do differently to get it to work.... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i74500, i74500u, v551lbdb71, v551lbdb71t
Barcodes 00886227507290, 08862275072906

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