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Asus K553MA 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

On average Asus many processor cores laptops have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by Asus.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus K553MA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the K553MA also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the HP ZBook[plb_2499614_price], or the Lenovo Edge E540[plb_2504840_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus K553MA has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the K553MA.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the Acer Aspire E3-112[plb_2504398_price], and the Lenovo G780[plb_2531100_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Asus K553MA is one of the lighter similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the K553MA amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar 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 typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Asus K553MA has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the K553MA which do not have a touchscreen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available which you might want to look at including the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price], the N550JK[pl_2513098_price], or the N550JK[pl_2648302_price] all from Asus which has better reviews.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Asus K553MA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 854 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the K553MA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Asus K553MA is a laptop that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Asus K553MA is a four maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

The Asus K553MA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 430MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 313 megahertz, the Asus K553MA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the K553MA.

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Very Old PCI Express Slots Version

At only 2, the Asus K553MA has a fairly old PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. The PCI Express slots versions of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2 to 3.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.83 gigahertz, the Asus K553MA has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the K553MA. The average processor frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the K553MA is 2.2GHz.

We compared all the other 1.83GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus F751MA[plb_2539894_price], and the Medion AKOYA E6239[plb_2545196_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the E545[pl_2857006_price] (1.9GHz and higher rated), or the Z50[pl_2964530_price] (1.9GHz and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 745 G2[plb_2948898_price] (1.9GHz and higher rated).

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus K553MA has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Across all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the K553MA the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Asus K553MA has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. The internal memorys of many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the K553MA range from 2GB to 32GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think the 15-g073nr[pl_2341669_price], and the ZBook 17[pl_2499441_price] both from HP or the Lenovo Edge E540[plb_2504840_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2773223_price] (8GB), the Lenovo B50-45[plb_2946887_price] (8GB), or the Fujitsu LifeBook E744[plb_3007865_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Laptops of this spec and age have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Asus K553MA has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K553MA.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the K553MA range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. When compared to other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the K553MA that we have checked, the processor boost frequency of the Asus K553MA of only 2.16 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus K553MA has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the K553MA the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 790GB.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Asus K553MA is a four processor threads portable PC.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus K553MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the K553MA.

Average Display Diagonal

The Asus K553MA has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 15.6" laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the 15[pl_2828678_price], the OMEN 15[pl_2549923_price], or the ZBook 15[pl_2546283_price] all from HP which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Z710[plb_2829227_price] (17.3"), the HP ZBook 17[plb_2830772_price] (17.3"), or the Acer Aspire ES1-711[plb_2964482_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus K553MA has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price], the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2320204_price], and the Asus X551MA[plb_2277199_price] is also worth considering.

If this Asus portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the 15-f111dx[pl_2870015_price] (750GB), or the Zbook 17[pl_2985456_price] (750GB) both from HP or the Asus NX500JK[plb_2898867_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on many processor cores laptops 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price], the Asus N750JK[plb_2479195_price], or the HP ZBook[plb_2499613_price].

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price] (SSD and higher rated), or the N550JK[pl_2636187_price] (SSD and higher rated) both from Asus or the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2507934_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Steve T.
(Verified Purchase)

Looks very nice and very portable. Battery life is the biggest disappointment. For a CPU that only draws 7.5 watts you should get a lot of running time between charges. But the internal battery is... Read more…

Reviewed 3 April 2015 by M S.
(Verified Purchase)

Really disappointed in ASUS products across the board, but especially with this purchase. Their tech support was also unhelpful. They could have given me some options to provide me with the... Read more…

Price
Clean and attractive look. Thin and light weight. Has a DVD burner. Video quality is good
Cheap Carbon Fiber Construction
Shows fingerprints really prominently
Lacks key drivers for Windows 7
Does not come with items needed for reinstallation of Windows 8
Performance. Poor battery life. Battery, RAM and hard drive are not easy to access if you want to upgrade these components. No hatch access. You have to remove the entire underside panel of the laptop

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k553madb01, k553madb01t, k553madb01tq
Barcodes 00886227779765

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