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Asus X552CL 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Mar 2014
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9 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs manufactured by Asus.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus X552CL has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X552CL. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X552CL is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X552CL supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Laptops that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X552CL has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price], or the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_1871522_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X552CL has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Asus X200CA[plb_1605177_price], the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1620825_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145645_price] which is cheaper.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Narrow

The narrowest portable PC of a similar spec and age to the X552CL is 38mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X552CL, the Asus X552CL's width of only 38 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X552CL is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X552CL have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus X552CL does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the HP ProBook 4540s[plb_1532938_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 15R[pl_1385146_price], and the Latitude 12 5000[pl_2517764_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age that we have checked the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the Asus X552CL's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,000 megabyte is one of the smallest. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X552CL have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Laptops of this age and type have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Asus X552CL has a fairly small battery capacity (only 37 watt-hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X552CL.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X552CL is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145645_price], or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1620825_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X552CL is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus X552CL has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus X552CL is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus X552CL has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago 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 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X552CL

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X552CL has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Asus X552CL has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X552CL.

Other 2.5kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the 250 G1[pl_1557366_price], or the Probook 650[pl_1500514_price] both from HP.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Probook 650[plb_1584506_price] (2.5kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X552CL has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X552CL.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the B590[pl_1616779_price], or the B590[pl_1558326_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 15 3521[pl_2190565_price] (750GB), the Inspiron 17[pl_2253142_price] (750GB), or the Inspiron 15[pl_2300892_price] (750GB) all from DELL.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus X552CL has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 6GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Asus X75A[plb_2093232_price] which is cheaper.

If this Asus laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 14 5000[plb_2112532_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X552CL has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X552CL.

There are a number of other 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the X550CA[pl_1598959_price], or the V550CA[pl_1633423_price] both from Asus which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2118047_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s[plb_2978670_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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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
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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
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
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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 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
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Power
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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2 Awards

Expert Reviews Best Buy alphr.com Recommended (A List)

Expert Reviews

(6)
10 June 2014

A cracking budget laptop - the X552CL nails the essentials and turns in a performance to embarrass laptops at twice the price...

Alphr.com

Are you a keen gamer but do not have a huge budget to spend? Well there are many great laptops on the market featuring dedicated graphics for optimal gaming performance, which can perfectly handle... Read more…

26 March 2014

This laptop may only have an Ivy Bridge processor, but its dedicated graphics and superb screen make this £500 system an award winner...

Expert Reviews

12 February 2014

You're not going to get a full-on gaming rig for under £500, but the X552CL budget laptop from Asus is a good attempt to provide respectable graphics performance at a competitive price. See also:... Read more…

8 November 2013

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User Reviews

(28)
Reviewed 8 July 2014 by Tarrboy

This is a pretty decent laptop and does all that I have asked of it so far. The graphics card plays FM14 and other graphic intensive games pretty well and generally copes with HD media playback... Read more…

Reviewed 19 April 2014 by Mr. R. Butler
(Verified Purchase)

This is a good laptop for the price if you are after one with its own video card. at 350 it was the cheapest I could find with one. from a reputable company.. after swapping out the hard drive for... Read more…

Reviewed 9 February 2014 by Anne Amarilli
(Verified Purchase)

I .loved the easy to understand set up and the speed of start up. It does everything I want simply and efficiently...

Reviewed 11 October 2014 by Nchimunya
(Verified Purchase)

I like that Asus managed to make the perfect pc for ever day living. You can do all your work and even play decent games on it. Don't like the track pad so much, and also that it only has 2 usb... Read more…

Reviewed 27 December 2014 by Mr R
(Verified Purchase)

Had a tough job finding a laptop for my boy that could not only be used for school work but also for gaming, more specifically minecraft. Most retailer were recommending I spend 5/600 plus but I... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i33217, x552cl, i33217u, asus x552, asus gt710, asus x552c, x552clsx037, x552clsx151, asus i33217, asus gt710m, asus x552cl, x552clsx037h, x552clsx151h, asus i33217u, warranty gt710, warranty gt710m, warranty i33217, warranty i33217u, asus x552clsx037, asus x552clsx037h, asus a1x552clsx037, asus a1x552clsx037h, warranty x552clsx037, warranty x552clsx037h
Barcodes 04716659574965, 04716659669876, 05052183864905

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