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Asus X552EA 2 Core AMD E 1GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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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 Instant on gives smartphone... More
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8 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 2,723 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X552EA range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X552EA has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X552EA.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years, the Asus X552EA has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X552EA, the Asus X552EA has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X552EA has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X552EA. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X552EA range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that came out more than two years ago. 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

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X552EA is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1 gigahertz, the Asus X552EA has one of the slowest processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Acer Aspire One AO725 which has better reviews.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo B50-45 (1.35GHz).

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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 commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Asus X552EA has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an AMD E processor family, whereas most laptops of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X552EA has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Asus X552EA has one of the smallest processor caches (only 1 megabyte) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X552EA is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Asus X552EA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 37 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X552EA is 50Wh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X552EA do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X552EA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus X552EA has a better processor cache level than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus X552EA is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X552EA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X552EA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the X552EA.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X552EA has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Asus X552EA has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X552EA.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet 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 Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
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
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 30 March 2014 by Robert S.
(Verified Purchase)

Like I stated above: required 90+ Downloads probably due to the fact it had sat on a shelf since it is not cutting edge. Still runs GREAT after going thru that, and does what I wanted. I need it... Read more…

Reviewed 21 October 2015 by Prakash P.
(Verified Purchase)

No more ASUS, would recommend against buying an ASUS...

Reviewed 30 March 2015 by Todini
(Verified Purchase)

As cheap as chips, love it, woza. Thanks.

Reviewed 6 February 2014 by Jason D.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm not a fan of windows 8. 8 makes it way to difficult to get to the BIOS. I ordered 2 of these laptops, and installed PC Linux OS on one of them, it works perfectly...

Amazing price for what you get. Light weight. Screen is very clear. The cool touch feature is very nice to have when you have a ton of typing to do
Sleek and light
Fast Start-up
Easily connected to home wireless
Runs Office
The RAM slot can only handle up to a 4 gig stick
Asus support is non-existent, RMA requests go into deaf ears. After 6 months, hard disk died, no response from ASUS support. 1.5 years later, laptop won't boot, many users facing same problem - blank
Had to download over 90 upgrades, took several hours
Comes with Windows 8 and that required it to be upgraded to 8.1. .not comfortable with it yet it is DIFFERENT
Touchpad is beyond terrible. Get a small wireless mouse. Sadly, Fedora 20 no longer includes AMD Catalyst driver in the rpmfusion repo. Since Nvidia Optimus is a non-starter on Linux laptops, we've be
Reviewed 19 January 2014 by Stuart D.
(Verified Purchase)

This is the third quad-core AMD A-series CPU ASUS laptop that I've purchased from NewEgg for members of my family over the past two years. The model numbers keep changing, but the price stays... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x552ea, asus x552, x552eams1, x552eams1h, asus x552e, x552eams1hw, asus x552ea, x552eams1hwh, x552eams1hwht, x552eabingsx285, x552eabingsx285b, asus x552eabingsx285, asus x552eabingsx285b
Barcodes 04716659877868

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