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Asus X553MA 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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The ASUS X Series is the perfect all-round laptop for work and play. Its durable design features a stylish concentric circle finish that is available in a range of colors ranging from staid black... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops manufactured by Asus.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At 313 megahertz, the Asus X553MA has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X553MA have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Asus X553MA has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X553MA.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X553MA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X553MA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a front camera.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 0.3MP and the highest is 2MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the Asus X553MA has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 750 megahertz, the Asus X553MA has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X553MA. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X553MA is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X553MA the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s. At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Asus X553MA has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Asus X553MA has one of the smallest maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this age and spec is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X553MA is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X553MA use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X553MA is a four PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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

The Asus X553MA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X553MA is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. The battery life of the Asus X553MA of only 4 hours is one of the shortest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X553MA.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] (4.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable 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.

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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 around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X553MA has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X553MA is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X553MA have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh. The Asus X553MA has a quite small battery capacity (only 30 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Asus X553MA is a two battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X553MA have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB. The Asus X553MA has one of the smallest cache memories (only 1 megabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed the processor cache of, the Asus X553MA's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X553MA the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and three processor threads, including the Asus X553MA which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X553MA, the Asus X553MA's maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X553MA does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X553MA is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.41 gigahertz, the Asus X553MA's maximum turbo frequency is one of the slowest amongst laptops that were launched around the same time as the X553MA. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X553MA

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.16 gigahertz, the Asus X553MA has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X553MA.

Alternative 2.16GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to look at include the Stream 11[pl_2499827_price], or the Stream 13[pl_2499796_price] both from HP which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo B50-80[plb_3812194_price] (2.2GHz), or the DELL Latitude 14 3450[plb_2875930_price] (2.2GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X553MA has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X553MA.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] (508GB), or the HP ZBook 15u G2[plb_2840959_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X553MA has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus X553MA has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us[plb_3010778_price] (6GB).

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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
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)
PCI Express Configuration
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
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 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 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
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00886227778263, 00886227779765, 00889349022887, 04712900022889, 04712900035957, 04712900047721, 04712900047974, 04712900049077, 04712900051025, 04716659768890, 04716659795032, 04716659829959, 04716659830016, 04716659830030, 04716659836995, 04716659858072, 04716659882091, 04716659931676, 04716659946113, 08862277782636

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