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Asus X552EA 2 Core AMD E 1GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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The ASUS X Series is the perfect all-round laptop for work and play. Stylish and durable design is combined with a choice of Intel or AMD processors, while 2-second Instant on gives smartphone... More
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9 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed it thought it was a bargain for the price. Todini scored this laptop very highly and mentioned “As cheap as chips, love it, woza”.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Asus is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Asus also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X552EA has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X552EA.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2404588_price], the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2392874_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G70-70[plb_2937993_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X552EA which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Asus X552EA has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the 13[pl_1304263_price], or the Latitude 13[pl_2399614_price] both from DELL or the Fujitsu LifeBook E554[plb_2417364_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X552EA, the Asus X552EA has a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL 13[plb_1304263_price], the Lenovo G500[plb_2417960_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2421269_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X552EA is 590GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB. The Asus X552EA has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for 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.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba L850-1L4[plb_1320414_price], the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2360347_price], or the HP Pavilion 15-p020ng[plb_2369196_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD and higher rated), the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2435190_price] (SSD and higher rated), or the DELL Latitude E6440[plb_2465947_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X552EA range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. When compared to other laptops that were released more than two years ago, the processor frequency of the Asus X552EA of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Pavilion TouchSmart 11-e030sa[pl_1986712_price], or the Pavilion TouchSmart 11-e001sa[pl_2003084_price] both from HP or the Toshiba C55D[plb_1625606_price] which has better reviews.

If this Asus portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi[plb_2964619_price] (1.2GHz), the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3099410_price] (1.35GHz), or the HP 255 G3[plb_2878976_price] (1.35GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Asus X552EA has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC has an AMD E processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X552EA the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X552EA has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the T420s[pl_48433_price], or the T440[pl_2216156_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire V5-573[plb_2212625_price] which has better reviews.

If this Asus portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Satellite C55-B[pl_2843987_price] (6GB), or the L55T[pl_2941303_price] (6GB) both from Toshiba or the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA[plb_2964564_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X552EA that we have assessed the processor cache of, the Asus X552EA's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of this spec and age is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between two and three processor threadss, including the Asus X552EA which has two processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X552EA has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X552EA. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs of this type and age is 49Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X552EA do not have a touchscreen. The Asus X552EA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touchscreen and we think the Asus S400CA-CA035H[plb_1465624_price], the Acer Aspire V3-572P[plb_2414236_price], or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B[plb_2383885_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus X552EA has a better processor cache level than most similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most medium processor cores notebook 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 portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X552EA.

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

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Asus X552EA has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X552EA. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X552EA is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X552EA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Asus portable PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The Asus X552EA has a fairly standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X552EA.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude E6540[plb_2400787_price], the Acer Aspire E1-572[plb_2043790_price], and the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Pavilion 17[pl_2725280_price] (17.3"), or the Pavilion 17[pl_2746721_price] (17.3") both from HP or the Asus X751LA[plb_2715570_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Asus X552EA has a pretty standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Other 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus K550CA[plb_1603079_price], the Toshiba Satellite C50-A[plb_2138688_price], or the HP 350 G1[plb_2187877_price].

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Specification

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Processor Threads
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Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
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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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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
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 Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
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Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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Security
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Cable Lock Slot
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Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 30 March 2014 by Robert S.
(Verified Purchase)

Like I stated above: required 90+ Downloads probably due to the fact it had sat on a shelf since it is not cutting edge. Still runs GREAT after going thru that, and does what I wanted. I need it... Read more…

Reviewed 21 October 2015 by Prakash P.
(Verified Purchase)

No more ASUS, would recommend against buying an ASUS...

Reviewed 30 March 2015 by Todini
(Verified Purchase)

As cheap as chips, love it, woza. Thanks.

Reviewed 6 February 2014 by Jason D.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm not a fan of windows 8. 8 makes it way to difficult to get to the BIOS. I ordered 2 of these laptops, and installed PC Linux OS on one of them, it works perfectly...

Amazing price for what you get. Light weight. Screen is very clear. The cool touch feature is very nice to have when you have a ton of typing to do
Sleek and light
Fast Start-up
Easily connected to home wireless
Runs Office
The RAM slot can only handle up to a 4 gig stick
Asus support is non-existent, RMA requests go into deaf ears. After 6 months, hard disk died, no response from ASUS support. 1.5 years later, laptop won't boot, many users facing same problem - blank
Had to download over 90 upgrades, took several hours
Comes with Windows 8 and that required it to be upgraded to 8.1. .not comfortable with it yet it is DIFFERENT
Touchpad is beyond terrible. Get a small wireless mouse. Sadly, Fedora 20 no longer includes AMD Catalyst driver in the rpmfusion repo. Since Nvidia Optimus is a non-starter on Linux laptops, we've be
Reviewed 19 January 2014 by Stuart D.
(Verified Purchase)

This is the third quad-core AMD A-series CPU ASUS laptop that I've purchased from NewEgg for members of my family over the past two years. The model numbers keep changing, but the price stays... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x552ea, asus x552, x552eams1, x552eams1h, asus x552e, x552eams1hw, asus x552ea, x552eams1hwh, x552eams1hwht, x552eabingsx285, x552eabingsx285b, asus x552eabingsx285, asus x552eabingsx285b
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2 core AMD E 1GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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