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Asus X551CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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Cheap Laptop for Minecraft, Editing & More! - Asus X551CA Laptop Review
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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that this Asus laptop was good. This laptop received a "Good Product" award from Benchmark.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on three expert reviews from sites including benchmark.pl, techbuyersguru.com and informaticavalse.com the average expert rating of this Asus notebook PC is 85 out of 100. That puts this medium processor cores notebook PC in the top 10% of all the portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

Reasonably Priced

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Harrison rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Good laptop for the price”. Max D said “For both, you can't complain for the price.” in his review of this laptop. Max D also said “If you've got a monitor, keyboard and mouse to spare, building your own desktop PC for this price is tons more efficient”.

A few Asus X551CA owners who reviewed it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Three years ago C. F. Howat wrote in their review “I mean Asus can't you even design a plug! As for the cheap plastic computer” but they only scored it 20 out of 100. C. F. Howat also wrote “Its a really nasty cheap unusable laptop”. Max D wrote on Amazon “Cheap for what it's worth Delivery good”.

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Nice Design

Several people who bought this laptop reckoned that it was good looking. Techbuyersguru.com mentioned “Stylish Design”. Techbuyersguru.com also mentioned “Eye-catching styling, nicely-balanced acoustics ideal for music playback”.

Several Asus X551CA owners said that the Asus X551CA was a good design. Harrison said “Nice design and runs smoothly, runs football manager well” in his review of this laptop. Two years ago Techbuyersguru.com said in their review of the Asus X551CA “Classy design and cool look”.

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Easy to Use

A few Asus X551CA reviewers reckoned that it was easy to use. Gary Natella mentioned on Amazon “Every thing about it is easy to use” in his review of this laptop. Peter a Hutchinson mentioned “Although I do struggle a bit with it I find it easier to use than our old computer” in his review of the Asus X551CA.

One person considered that the product was easy to setup. Three years ago Gary Natella scored it very highly and he said in his review of the Asus X551CA “Bought this for my daughter, easy to set up”.

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Robust

A number of Asus X551CA reviewers who reviewed this laptop agreed that it was well made. Max D mentioned in his review “For Miniclip (who games there?), I can get a solid 40fps in a quite demanding game”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Techbuyersguru.com mentioned “Durable coating”.

Good Battery Life

Some Asus X551CA reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Chris mentioned on Amazon “I needed a laptop that has reasonable battery life, runs quickly, doesn't crash, doesn't need a technowizard to add a printer/scanner” in his review of the Asus X551CA. Techbuyersguru.com mentioned “Strong battery life, iOS Android compatibility” in their Asus X551CA review.

Good Technical Features

One person wrote in their reviews that this laptop had good features. Techbuyersguru.com mentioned in their review “Decent Set of UniqueUseful Features”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that it was quiet.

Good Size

One Asus X551CA owner reckoned that the product was compact. Techbuyersguru.com mentioned in their review “Effective cooler, relatively compact at 10.6" long”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Asus X551CA owners who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. C. F. Howat wrote “Build quality is very cheap”. Two years ago Techbuyersguru.com wrote “NVMe SSD, great keyboard feedback, good speaker quality, accessible internals”.

Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Asus has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Asus X551CA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X551CA.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X551CA is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. The Asus X551CA has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,050 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X551CA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X551CA also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Asus X551CA has a front camera.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Average User Reviews

Based on 64 user reviews the average user rating of this medium processor cores notebook PC is 67 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

One Asus X551CA reviewer considered that the product was not good in terms of USB connections. C. F. Howat wrote in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Aerial very poor and fails to pick up Wifi The USB cables on wrong side for right hand person meaning trailing cables”.

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Asus X551CA is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago 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

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Asus X551CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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 the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2742244_price] (SSD), or the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X551CA range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz. The Asus X551CA has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2962180_price] (1.9GHz), or the Inspiron 17[pl_2404192_price] (1.9GHz) both from DELL or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2861117_price] (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X551CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Laptops that are a similar age to the X551CA processor familys range from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X551CA have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh. The Asus X551CA has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 37 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Asus X551CA does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X551CA also do not have a touchscreen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touchscreen to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_2742244_price], the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price], or the Toshiba Z30t[plb_2984362_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X551CA have battery capacitys of between 38mAh and 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. With a battery capacity of only 2,600 milliamperes * hour, the Asus X551CA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X551CA have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Asus X551CA which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus X551CA has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus X551CA has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551CA is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551CA

Average Display Diagonal

The Asus X551CA has a fairly standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X551CA.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X551CA has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2742244_price] (512GB), or the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus X551CA has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X551CA.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551CA has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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® 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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
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 (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(2)

There's no doubt about it...Nvidia's GTX 980 Ti is an impressive chip. Offering nearly the same performance as the GTX Titan X 12GB (and with far more overclocking headroom), the 980 Ti slips in...

Incredible performance, eclipsing other recent GeForce offerings by a significant margin, quiet and effective cooler, relatively compact at 10.6" long
Affordable Price
Stylish Design
Two Operating Systems
Long Battery Life
High power use, significant heat output
Keyboard unavailable
No SIM card slot
Small camera resolution
No individually lit keys or dedicated Macro keys, nonupgradeable GPU
23 February 2015

Embalaje y Accesorios Características General SeriesX Series ModeloX551CA-SX014H ColorNegro con textura Procesador ProcesadorCore i3-3rd Generation Variante3217U ChipsetMobile Intel HM76 Express... Read more…

User Reviews

(61)
Reviewed 31 December 2014 by M. G. Chisholm
(Verified Purchase)

Right, lets be up front here. This review is based upon the price I paid for this laptop not the absolute power and build. Fact is that this laptop is cheap in both build and quality with low rent... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Hamish Bain
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this Laptop as my Toshiba that I've had for 8 years finally packed it in as soon as I got back to Uni. Since I had deadlines within the next few weeks I didn't have a huge amount of time... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Mawine10
(Verified Purchase)

I looked for a new laptop as mine was 5 years old. This one is perfect, nice design, quite fast, sound ok and it's cheap. I'm not a real gamer but it runs perfectly The Sims 4 and World of... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2014 by Peter a hutchinson
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first personal lap top and although I do struggle a bit with it I find it easier to use than our old computer. This is definatly worth evey penny my wife spent...

Reviewed 24 January 2014 by Harrison
(Verified Purchase)

Bad Points are the keyboard and the mouse pad. Nice design and runs smoothly, runs football manager well and apps well. Windows 8 is amazing!

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x551ca, asus 64, asus 64b, asus x551, asus 64bi, x551cadh31, asus 64bit, asus x551c, x551casx149, x551casx292, x551casx011, x551casx014, x551casx024, asus x551ca, x551casx237, x551cadh31c, asus i33217, x551casx292h, x551casx011d, x551casx014d, x551car13n15, x551casx014h, x551casx024d, x551casx237h, x551cadh31ca, asus i33217u, x551cari3n15, x551casx149d
Barcodes 00042111863976, 00886227557714, 00886227571468, 00886227573851, 00886227602599, 00886227631650, 00886227654123, 00886227776344, 04716659571452, 04716659571469, 04716659573852, 04716659580096, 04716659582311, 04716659586906, 04716659594178, 04716659598015, 04716659602590, 04716659638186, 04716659659716, 04716659716358, 04716659734918, 04716659748663, 04716659821472, 05052916773320, 08862275774848

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