We checked 211 owner and expert reviews for Asus personal computers and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on PCs of this age and type.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Supports Thirteen Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Asus M51AD is more than most PCs of this spec and age. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of a similar age and type to the M51AD. The compatible memory cards "CF", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MicroDrive", "MicroSD (TransFlash)", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MS Duo", "MS Micro (M2)", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "RS-MMC" and "SDHC" are also supported by this PC.
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7.1 Audio Output Channel
This personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is typical of many computers of a similar type and age to it.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on desktop computers of this type and age.
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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
The max memory bandwidth supported processor of the Asus M51AD of only 25.6 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest amongst PCs of a similar spec and age to the M51AD. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the M51AD range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (£615.00) (SSD).
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the M51AD is 3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB. The Asus M51AD has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst comparable spec computers of this age.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Asus M51AD is more than most PCs of this age and spec. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.
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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
PCs of this spec and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.4 gigahertz, the Asus M51AD has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the M51AD.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This computer was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the Asus M51AD has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the M51AD.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 7020 (£299.99) (3.3GHz).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus M51AD has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the M51AD.
If this computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Alienware X51 (£538.80) (2TB).
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus M51AD has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
If this computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus G20AJ (£750.48) (1TB).
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Asus M51AD has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.
If this computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£449.00) (10GB), or the Apple ME253 (£2,467.96) (12GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
CF+, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, SD, MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, MiniSD, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, RS-MMC, MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC