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Asus X55A 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 2GB Feb 2013
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The ASUS X55A features a matte surface with a classic suit pattern that demonstrates simplicity, realism, and originality. Exclusive ASUS engineering has created a unique internal layout that... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all laptops built by Asus.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X55A has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X55A only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Asus X55A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X55A. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 370MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Asus X55A has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age. The average screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X55A is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X55A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X55A.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X55A has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X55A supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the X55A the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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 are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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22 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 17GB/s, the fastest is 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X55A that we have checked, the Asus X55A's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most laptops of this age and type use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Asus X55A which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X55A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X55A which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Asus X55A has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X55A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X55A the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo B590[plb_1524686_price] (4GB), or the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2379667_price] (4GB).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X55A has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the MSI CX640MX[plb_2376153_price] (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable 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.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X55A has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The best processor family of all laptops of a comparable type and age to the X55A is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X55A have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X55A has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Asus X55A has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X55A range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X55A has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X55A. The average memory clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X55A have between two and three processor threads, including the Asus X55A which has two processor threads.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X55A has one of the smaller L3 caches amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X55A the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X55A's cache memory is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X55A.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of portable PCs of this type and age is 0.95MP, and the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP. With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus X55A has a fairly small megapixel count compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X55A.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X55A the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X55A has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X55A is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X55A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X55A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolution of the Asus X55A of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X55A the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X55A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Weight

The Asus X55A has a pretty standard weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X55A.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X55A has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X55A.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Reviewed 21 November 2012 by F. Rafati
(Verified Purchase)

Pros: Fast boot/start up time Good battery life Cons: Doggy touchpad, very confusing and gets you where you don want frequently! poor graphic cheap plastic chasis specs don't match what it says on... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2013 by AC
(Verified Purchase)

Overall it's a very good laptop for a low price. I managed to pick it up for £220 on Amazon warehouse deals and it isn't a purchase i regret. The specs are fantastic for that price, everything... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2013 by Mr D I Tillotson
(Verified Purchase)

No strong complaints about the laptop but I do have an issue with it being described as coming with Bluetooth when, in point of fact, it doesn't...

Reviewed 23 June 2013 by Ms. S. Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Got this computer because my old desktop couldn't handle the internet works great for that but still finding windows 8 a bit of a pain at times. memory could be bigger but good for the price...

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Glilla Bear

A piece of ordure. After a couple of years it will do nothing...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus x55, x55asx117, x55asx118, asus x55a, x55asx193, x55asx208, x55asx193h, x55asx208d, x55asx117h, x55asx118d, x55a-sx193h
Barcodes 04716659309147, 04716659323594, 04716659385028, 04716659455745

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