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Asus X55A 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 2GB Jan 2013
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The ASUS X55A features a matte surface with a classic suit pattern that demonstrates simplicity, realism, and originality. Windows 7 Ultimate or other editions available, equipped with the latest... More
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4 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Asus X55A has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Medium processor cores notebook PCs manufactured by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

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 this type and age.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Memory

The Asus X55A has a very small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X55A. The smallest internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X55A is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus X55A does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X55A.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X55A do not have a full-size keyboard. The Asus X55A is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of laptops of this age and spec range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Asus X55A has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook 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.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X55A has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Heavy

The lightest comparable spec notebook PC that has been around for more than two years is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the Asus X55A is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X55A.

There are a number of other 2.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Lenovo T530 which has better reviews.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus X55A has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X55A. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X55A the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X55A has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Asus X55A has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average memory clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Asus X55A is a two processor threads laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

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

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Asus X55A has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X55A the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Asus X55A does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X55A have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. The Asus X55A has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X55A

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this medium processor cores notebook PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus X55A has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X55A.

If this laptop display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X55A has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X55A.

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Specification

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Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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)
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Built-In Speaker(s)
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT 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
Supported Instruction Sets
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)
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 November 2012 by F. Rafati
(Verified Purchase)

Pros: Fast boot/start up time Good battery life Cons: Doggy touchpad, very confusing and gets you where you don want frequently! poor graphic cheap plastic chasis specs don't match what it says on... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2013 by AC
(Verified Purchase)

Overall it's a very good laptop for a low price. I managed to pick it up for £220 on Amazon warehouse deals and it isn't a purchase i regret. The specs are fantastic for that price, everything... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2013 by Mr D I Tillotson
(Verified Purchase)

No strong complaints about the laptop but I do have an issue with it being described as coming with Bluetooth when, in point of fact, it doesn't...

Reviewed 23 June 2013 by Ms. S. Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Got this computer because my old desktop couldn't handle the internet works great for that but still finding windows 8 a bit of a pain at times. memory could be bigger but good for the price...

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Glilla Bear

A piece of ordure. After a couple of years it will do nothing...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers asus x55, asus x55a, x55asx193d
Barcodes 04716659382188

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