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Asus X451CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB May 2014
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6 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Asus is one of the superior brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X451CA has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most of the laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X451CA only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this Asus notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the X451CA, the Asus X451CA has a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X451CA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X451CA the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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20 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X451CA is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X451CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X451CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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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 X451CA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X451CA. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X451CA is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus X451CA 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.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X451CA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X451CA.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar 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 want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Asus X451CA has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Laptops of this age and spec have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP (1.58GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Asus X451CA has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X451CA. The internal memory of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Asus X451CA has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X451CA the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X451CA is 12GB. The maximum internal memory of the Asus X451CA of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X451CA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The battery capacities of laptops of this age and spec range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 2,600 milliamperes * hour, the Asus X451CA has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X451CA. The average battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3,700mAh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X451CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Asus X451CA does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus X451CA which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs that are a similar age to the X451CA is 590GB. The Asus X451CA has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X451CA.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X451CA have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus X451CA which has four battery cells.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X451CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X451CA has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Asus X451CA has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X451CA.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the ProBook 650 (£691.18) (15.6"), or the 250 (£219.99) (15.6") both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 (£410.00) (15.6").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
3D Compatible
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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 FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 December 2013

Beautiful and simple, yet no compromise in build quality and acceptable system performance, is what we were to conclude on the ASUS X451. The ASUS X451 retails at RM1449, neither expensive nor the...

Decent build quality and materials
Acceptable system performance
Lightweight despite of 2.1KG
Great keyboard and touchpad
Cool and quiet
Only two USB ports, located too closely
Unutilized space on the right
No easy access compartment to RAM and hard drive
Average battery life
Mediocre display quality

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x451ca, vx039h, asus x451, asus x451c, asus vx038, asus x451ca, asus vx038h, x451cavx104, x451cavx125, x451cavx104h, x451cavx125h, x451cabralvx104h
Barcodes 07898573291726

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