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Asus X551CA 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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A classic, timeless design The ASUS X Series is the perfect all-round laptop for work and play. Stylish and durable design is combined with a choice of Intel or AMD processors, while 2-second... More
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9 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 2,723 expert and user reviews for Asus notebook PCs and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus X551CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X551CA have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X551CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X551CA.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Laptops of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X551CA has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (£734.30) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X551CA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Asus X551CA has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP Probook 450 (1TB).

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X551CA has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X551CA also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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20 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X551CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X551CA 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 X551CA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X551CA range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

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

If the storage medium of this Asus portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at 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 portable PC 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 more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Asus X551CA has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X551CA. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X551CA is 5.3GB.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Asus X551CA has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X551CA is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X551CA is a two processor thread laptop.

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Very Small L3 Cache

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X551CA have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. The Asus X551CA has a fairly small L3 cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X551CA has a quite small cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X551CA have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551CA is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X551CA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X551CA.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X551CA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the X551CA. The average processor cache of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X551CA is 2.9MB.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X551CA is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X551CA do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X551CA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus X551CA is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X551CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus X551CA is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X551CA range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Asus X551CA has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551CA.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the X551CA over two years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551CA has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X551CA has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X551CA.

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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
Conflict Free 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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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
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
Weight
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

(2)

There's no doubt about it...Nvidia's GTX 980 Ti is an impressive chip. Offering nearly the same performance as the GTX Titan X 12GB (and with far more overclocking headroom), the 980 Ti slips in...

Incredible performance, eclipsing other recent GeForce offerings by a significant margin, quiet and effective cooler, relatively compact at 10.6" long
Affordable Price
Stylish Design
Two Operating Systems
Long Battery Life
High power use, significant heat output
Keyboard unavailable
No SIM card slot
Small camera resolution
No individually lit keys or dedicated Macro keys, nonupgradeable GPU
23 February 2015

Embalaje y Accesorios Características General SeriesX Series ModeloX551CA-SX014H ColorNegro con textura Procesador ProcesadorCore i3-3rd Generation Variante3217U ChipsetMobile Intel HM76 Express... Read more…

User Reviews

(61)
Reviewed 31 December 2014 by M. G. Chisholm
(Verified Purchase)

Right, lets be up front here. This review is based upon the price I paid for this laptop not the absolute power and build. Fact is that this laptop is cheap in both build and quality with low rent... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Hamish Bain
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this Laptop as my Toshiba that I've had for 8 years finally packed it in as soon as I got back to Uni. Since I had deadlines within the next few weeks I didn't have a huge amount of time... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Mawine10
(Verified Purchase)

I looked for a new laptop as mine was 5 years old. This one is perfect, nice design, quite fast, sound ok and it's cheap. I'm not a real gamer but it runs perfectly The Sims 4 and World of... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2014 by Peter a hutchinson
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first personal lap top and although I do struggle a bit with it I find it easier to use than our old computer. This is definatly worth evey penny my wife spent...

Reviewed 24 January 2014 by Harrison
(Verified Purchase)

Bad Points are the keyboard and the mouse pad. Nice design and runs smoothly, runs football manager well and apps well. Windows 8 is amazing!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x551ca, asus x551, asus x551c, asus x551ca, asus 2117u4, x551casx090, x551casx138, x551casx086, asus ram750, x551casx144, x551casx138h, x551casx086h, asus ram750g, x551casx144d, asus 2117u4g, x551casx090h, asus ram750gb, asus 2117u4gb, x551ca-sx090h, asus ram750gbh, asus ram750gbhd
Barcodes 04716659626107, 04716659627470, 04716659642060

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