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Asus X551MA 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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12 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

X551MA owners on average rated this portable PC 78%.

Reasonably Priced

Several people who reviewed it said that it was good value for money. Cosmic1974 wrote on Amazon “Quality at a good price” in their Asus X551MA review. Cosmic1974 also mentioned “Best price I could find for this spec”. Darren Hodgson said on Amazon “Good value for money easy to use lots to do with it my daughter who is ten finds it very useful for her homework” in his review.

A few Asus X551MA reviewers who bought it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Mr Baz said on Amazon “Build is a bit cheap, clearly it has had some cost cutting in terms of quality of plastics (not unexpected) the low price does compensate for this though”. Rbmusicman/and/movie-Fan' mentioned in their Asus X551MA review on Amazon “Tremendous product at a bargain price”.

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Easy to Use

Several Asus X551MA reviewers thought it was easy to use. Dianew wrote on Amazon three years ago “I love this! Fits my needs exactly, easy to use and very quick responses, even from sleep mode” in their review of the Asus X551MA. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Asus X551MA was easy to setup. Jusreviewing wrote “For the price it is a great all rounder that is quick and easy to set up” in their review of this laptop.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

One customer concluded that the Asus X551MA had a good experience. Mr Baz gave the Asus X551MA a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “It's a better experience than the 8.0 version” in his review of this laptop.

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Good Size

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good weight. Anthony rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “Light weight, great keyboard” in his review. One Asus X551MA owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good structurally.

One customer said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Maria De Lurdes Culembe Baptista said on Amazon “It's big, windows 8, bigger screen which doesn't damage the eye sight, light and not heavy and it doesn't heat up which is great” in his review of the Asus X551MA.

One Asus X551MA owner who reviewed the Asus X551MA reckoned that it was compact. Three years ago Rbmusicman/and/movie-Fan' said in their review on Amazon “This is a compact and smart looking item” and rated the Asus X551MA 80 out of 100.

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Good Technical Features

One Asus X551MA owner considered that this laptop had good features.

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Asus X551MA owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Matt Bailey said in his review “Sixth form aged daughter is pleasantly surprised by the quality of this!” .

Robust

Several Asus X551MA owners said in their reviews that the product was well made. Cosmic1974 mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Solid construction and a decent enough battery” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 3,179 user and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X551MA has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X551MA.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[pl_2418547_price], or the EliteBook 840[pl_2421980_price] both from HP or the DELL 13[plb_1304263_price] which has better reviews.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

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

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25 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This notebook PC received a score of 53 out of 100 from expert review site Chip.de. If all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this laptop is in the bottom 1%.

Poor Design

One person who reviewed it thought it was not a good design. Rob scored this laptop 20 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the Asus X551MA “Bad design”.

Poor Battery Life

One Asus X551MA owner who reviewed the Asus X551MA thought it was not quick to charge. Adriana mentioned in her review three years ago “Is difficult to charge because the plug doesn't match well” . One person considered that the product did not have a good battery life.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 750 megahertz, the Asus X551MA has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X551MA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus X551MA has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551MA. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X551MA range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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

The Asus X551MA is a notebook PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec use 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

Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X551MA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Asus X551MA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X551MA have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, including the Asus X551MA which has two total number of SATA connectorss.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys of between 660MHz and 900MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 750 megahertz, the Asus X551MA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X551MA do not have a full-size keyboard. The Asus X551MA is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the 13[pl_1304263_price], or the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2404184_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2417689_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of this age and type. 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 laptops that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the L850-1L4[pl_1320414_price], and the Satellite NB10t[pl_2365931_price] both from Toshiba or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369308_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD), the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2435190_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude E6440[plb_2465947_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 typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X551MA has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X551MA is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age, the processor cache of the Asus X551MA of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X551MA. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 12GB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Asus X551MA is a two processor threads portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between two and three processor threadss.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops of this age and type is 49Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 33 watt-hours, the Asus X551MA has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X551MA.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Asus X551MA is a three number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X551MA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus X551MA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Asus X551MA does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of this type and age 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 S400CA-CA035H[pl_1465624_price], or the TP500LA[pl_2381507_price] both from Asus or the Acer Aspire V3-572P[plb_2414236_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.41 gigahertz, the Asus X551MA has a very slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Asus X551MA is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X551MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Asus X551MA has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X551MA.

Alternative 2.16GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the 250[pl_2512911_price], or the Compaq 15[pl_2515484_price] both from HP or the Acer Travelmate TMB115-MP[plb_2407838_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the ZBook 14[pl_2719880_price] (2.2GHz), or the ProBook 440[pl_2726420_price] (2.2GHz) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2709153_price] (2.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus X551MA has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of other 15.6" laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the Inspiron 15 3000[pl_2079979_price], or the Inspiron 15 3000[pl_2145370_price] both from DELL or the Toshiba Tecra A50-A[plb_2134165_price] which has better reviews.

If this Asus laptop display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GP70 2PE[plb_2538688_price] (17.3"), the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2709489_price] (17.3"), or the HP ENVY 17-n065na[plb_2964646_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X551MA has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X551MA.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude E5440[plb_2077437_price], the HP 340 G1[plb_2105364_price], or the Acer Aspire V5-572[plb_2089895_price].

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2680097_price] (508GB and higher rated), the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2719740_price] (512GB and higher rated), or the HP ZBook 15[plb_2741838_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus X551MA has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the T420s[pl_48433_price], and the X240[pl_2126898_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 14 5000[plb_2112527_price] is also worth considering.

If this Asus portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Transformer Book Flip TP300LA[pl_2964564_price] (6GB and higher rated), or the X555LA[pl_2715484_price] (6GB and higher rated) both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2706073_price] (6GB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X551MA has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X551MA.

There are a number of alternative 2.2kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the F551MA[pl_2225782_price], or the X551CA[pl_2452241_price] both from Asus or the Fujitsu LifeBook S752[plb_2075791_price].

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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
Processor Memory Channel
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
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
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
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 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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(2)
30 September 2014

Video review: Editörümüz Murat Gams?z, kampanyadan 500TL+KDV'ye ald??? Asus laptop'u inceliyor. Ucuz ürünlerde nelerin eksik kald???n? görmek ve hangi i?lere yarayaca??n? ö?renmek... Read more…

12 September 2014

User Reviews

(73)
Reviewed 29 April 2014 by Mr Baz

Do take note of the CPU options though. The Celeron N2815 which runs at 1.5GHz is quite different to the Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz, not just in terms of clock speed but performance. The Core i3 being... Read more…

Reviewed 4 May 2014 by JusReviewing
(Verified Purchase)

Good laptop. Although a little fatter than today's more modern ones it does make space for a CD slot which a lot of more modern laptops lack. Windows 8 wasn't a bother for me as I have used it... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2014 by Anthony
(Verified Purchase)

For hours of typing and multi-tasking this little laptop is perfect for the job. Light weight, great keyboard and easy to operate!

Reviewed 28 April 2014 by Light-Man
(Verified Purchase)

Great bright screen, nice and light, very versatile and overall I am very happy with it. I went for the cheaper Intel Celeron and got it directly from Amazon for £250 and I found it performs as... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2014 by Rbmusicman/and/movie-fan'
(Verified Purchase)

This is a compact and smart looking item. Windows '8' has many features not afforded to the earlier Windows '7' When buying new there are many updates that have to be downloaded initially. (I've... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x551ma, asus x551, asus x551m, asus x551ma, asus x551mav, x551ma2830500, x551mabingsx373, x551mabingsx391, x551mabingsx391b, x551mabingsx373b

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