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Asus X453MA 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Oct 2014
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3 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus has good average ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

The Asus X453MA has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the 13[pl_1304263_price], or the Latitude 14 5000[pl_2439508_price] both from DELL or the Acer Travelmate TMP256-M[plb_2434574_price].

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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25 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Poor

On average, people who bought this Asus portable PC rated it as 40 out of 100. This medium processor cores laptop in the bottom 8% of all the notebook PCs of this age and type when ranked by user rating.

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

When compared to other laptops of this age and type that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of, the Asus X453MA's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 792 megahertz is one of the slowest. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the X453MA have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. The Asus X453MA has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.32 gigabytes per second) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 22GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Asus X453MA has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X453MA.

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

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the Asus X453MA which uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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

The Asus X453MA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The Asus X453MA is a two total number of SATA connectors portable PC.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Asus X453MA's internal memory is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X453MA. The internal memorys of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba C850[plb_1465729_price], the Asus A-SX190D[plb_1478956_price], and the Lenovo B40-30[plb_2810643_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the X1 Carbon[pl_3799393_price] (4GB and higher rated), the E540[pl_2975960_price] (4GB and higher rated), or the T440s[pl_3100603_price] (4GB and higher rated) all from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X453MA, the Asus X453MA does not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the DELL 13[plb_1304263_price], the Lenovo G500[plb_2433548_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2421965_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the L850-1L4[pl_1320414_price], and the Satellite C50-B[pl_2370385_price] both from Toshiba or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price] is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD), the DELL Latitude 14 7000[plb_2497173_price] (SSD), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2539577_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X453MA has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of this age and type is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X453MA range from 5Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 30 watt-hours, the Asus X453MA has a very small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The Asus X453MA is a two number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the X453MA have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Asus X453MA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X453MA. The processor caches of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Asus X453MA is a two processor threads laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X453MA have between two and three processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus X453MA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Asus X453MA does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X453MA also do not have a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen and we think the S400CA-CA035H[pl_1465624_price], or the UX303LA[pl_2395850_price] both from Asus or the DELL Vostro 14 5000[plb_2428081_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Asus X453MA has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X453MA. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X453MA is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X453MA is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Asus X453MA has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X453MA.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.58 gigahertz, the Asus X453MA has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this type and age have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus X453MA has a better processor cache level than most laptops of this age and spec. This portable PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have a L3 processor cache.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L2) is actually the worst processor cache level amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X453MA.

The best processor cache level across comparable types of portable PC is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X453MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the X453MA.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.16 gigahertz, the Asus X453MA has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Aspire E5-511[pl_2945007_price], or the Aspire ES1-311[pl_2567085_price] both from Acer or the Asus X551MAV[plb_2715569_price].

If this notebook PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Pavilion x360 13-s052sa[pl_2964603_price] (2.2GHz), or the ENVY 17-k254na[pl_2964607_price] (2.2GHz) both from HP or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (2.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X453MA has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X453MA.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the ProBook 440 G1[pl_1625281_price], or the ProBook 440 G1[pl_2162400_price] both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A[plb_2157408_price] which has better reviews.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Z50[pl_2964582_price] (1TB), or the G50-70[pl_3239515_price] (1TB) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2943441_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Asus X453MA has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X453MA.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the T420s[pl_48433_price], or the ThinkPad T440[pl_2541961_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 14R[plb_2027540_price].

If this laptop display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2943441_price] (15.6" and higher rated), the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2988448_price] (15.6" and higher rated), or the Lenovo E540[plb_2975960_price] (15.6" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Asus X453MA has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2kg heavy laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the 640 G1[pl_2351423_price], and the ProBook 645 G1[pl_2055346_price] both from HP or the Acer Aspire V5-572G[plb_1556228_price] is also worth considering.

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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 Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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 Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 2 September 2015 by R. Stoddart

Total waste of money. Please do yourself a favour and do not buy this or any Asus laptop. I know I sound bitter against Asus but I have good reason. I bought this as a nice budget laptop to do a... Read more…

Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Sinead flood

Dreadful product. Performance is appallingly slow and it has proven impossible to get in touch with ASUS. A waste of money...

Reviewed 25 October 2015 by Amazon Customer

Bought this at a bargain price . . Too good to be true. Its going back tomorrow. I didn't expect too much from it which is just as well, I was only going to be using for facebook and browsing the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 February 2016 by Grace

Bought this as a cheap, light laptop for taking to uni during the week. It does the job - lightweight, runs fairly cool, can handle some light browsing and word processing. The initial model I had... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x453ma, asus x453, apple x453, asus x453m, apple x453m, x453mawx221, x453mawx322, x453mavx058, x453mawx216, x453mawx059, x453mawx058, x453mawx220, x453mawx194, x453mawx122, x453mawx217, x453mawx315, x453mawx223, x453mawx218, asus x453ma, x453mawx116, x453mawx219, x453mawx320, x453mawx095, x453mawx222, x453mawx323, asus n28402, x453mawx315b, x453mawx223b
Barcodes 04716659925224, 05055792306811

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