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Asus X551MA 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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6 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 2,723 expert and owner reviews for Asus laptops and found that on average Asus has good ratings. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X551MA has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Toshiba Satellite L50-C (£279.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Light

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X551MA have weights of between 580g and 3.8kg. The Asus X551MA is one of the lighter portable PCs that were released one year ago (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this age and type.

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24 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 840MHz to 1,400MHz. The Asus X551MA has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 844 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X551MA the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Asus X551MA which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus X551MA which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Asus X551MA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 200MHz to 850MHz. The Asus X551MA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 313 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus X551MA does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slot Version

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the X551MA have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed the PCI Express slot version of, the Asus X551MA's PCI Express slot version of only 2 is one of the oldest.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X551MA have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.86 gigahertz, the Asus X551MA has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X551MA has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

An Intel Celeron processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all laptops of a similar age and spec to the X551MA.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X551MA is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Asus X551MA has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X551MA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X551MA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X551MA range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X551MA.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 33 watt-hours, the Asus X551MA has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X551MA have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 2,700Wh.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8,192 megabytes, the Asus X551MA has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA the maximum internal memories range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The cache memories of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X551MA range from 2MB to 8MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X551MA has a very small cache memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X551MA has one of the smaller processor caches amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Asus X551MA is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X551MA have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X551MA is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X551MA is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. The Asus X551MA has one of the slowest maximum turbo frequencies (only 2 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus X551MA is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the X551MA is 840GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551MA

Average Screen Size

The Asus X551MA has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If this many processor core laptop screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X551MA has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X551MA.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
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
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 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(2)
30 September 2014

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12 September 2014

User Reviews

(73)
Reviewed 29 April 2014 by Mr Baz

Do take note of the CPU options though. The Celeron N2815 which runs at 1.5GHz is quite different to the Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz, not just in terms of clock speed but performance. The Core i3 being... Read more…

Reviewed 4 May 2014 by JusReviewing
(Verified Purchase)

Good laptop. Although a little fatter than today's more modern ones it does make space for a CD slot which a lot of more modern laptops lack. Windows 8 wasn't a bother for me as I have used it... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2014 by Anthony
(Verified Purchase)

For hours of typing and multi-tasking this little laptop is perfect for the job. Light weight, great keyboard and easy to operate!

Reviewed 28 April 2014 by Light-Man
(Verified Purchase)

Great bright screen, nice and light, very versatile and overall I am very happy with it. I went for the cheaper Intel Celeron and got it directly from Amazon for £250 and I found it performs as... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2014 by Rbmusicman/and/movie-fan'
(Verified Purchase)

This is a compact and smart looking item. Windows '8' has many features not afforded to the earlier Windows '7' When buying new there are many updates that have to be downloaded initially. (I've... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x551ma, asus x551, asus x551m, x551masx090, x551masx049, x551masx159, asus x551ma, x551masx131, x551masx131d, x551masx090d, x551masx049d, x551masx159h
Barcodes 04716659701040, 04716659702696, 04716659715146, 04716659715153

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