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Asus X551MA-SX030H 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Celeron N2815 1.86GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, Wi-Fi, Webcam, Bluetooth, Windows 8 64-bit)

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Intel Celeron
  • Stylish notebook for users to express their individuality
  • Enjoy high quality audio courtesy of ASUS SonicMaster technology
  • True instant on 2-sec resume from sleep mode
  • Ultra-fast data transfers
  • Windows 8
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Weight 2.2 kg 2.3 kg 2.6 kg 2.3 kg
Display Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Processor Intel Celeron 1.86 GHz AMD E Series 1.3 GHz Intel Pentium 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3 1.8 GHz
Operating System Windows 8 None Windows 8.1 Windows 8
Memory 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 6 GB
Hard Drive 500 GB 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB
Graphics Card Integrated Integrated Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
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Style Name: Intel Celeron
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BrandASUSTek
Item Weight2.2 Kg
Product Dimensions100 x 100 x 100 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model numberX551MA-SX030H
SeriesX551MA-SX030H
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCeleron
Processor Speed1.86 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Energy Content37 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_packed_with_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight500 grams
  
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Best Sellers Rank 3,236 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.6 Kg
Date First Available24 Jan 2014
  
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Style Name: Intel Celeron

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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 like accessibility and SonicMaster technology gives great sound qualityValue-packed with all the essentials, the X Series reinvents your daily computing experience. Whether you are using it for work or for fun, this is an ideal machine for both productive computing and entertainment. It features up to an Intel Core processor and Instant on that resumes your computer from sleep mode in 2 seconds and USB 3.0 for 10 times faster data transfer speed. ASUS X Series gives you everything you need for a truly satisfying multitask computing and multimedia experience.

On most notebooks, all sound frequencies originate from small onboard speakers. The resulting audio comes from a single source and lacks distinctiveness. Like other notebooks in the ASUS range, the X Series comes equipped with SonicMaster technology and ASUS AudioWizard to bring you high fidelity audio. Experience omnidirectional sound and hear each individual instrument's nuances with the X Series.

The ASUS Golden Finger team puts natural interfaces first, developing standards far beyond industry average. This assures ASUS provides the most comfortable and responsive experiences in every application and at all times. The X Series has a large touchpad equipped with Smart Gesture technology for quick and precise response across a wide range of touch inputs. The ergonomic seamless one-piece keyboard is designed to provide you the most comfortable typing experience.

ASUS WebStorage ensures you get access to your data and files on any device that has an internet connection. With ASUS WebStorage, your files are automatically kept up-to-date and synced across various devices; you can share photos and videos with friends and family, and stream your music and movies to your device. ASUS X Series comes with free ASUS WebStorage space

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The Asus X Series is the perfect all round laptop for any user, seamlessly combining stylish design with powerful performance. The X series features a brilliant HD display powered by Asus' Splendid technology. This technology delivers vibrant visual images, fine tuning the display based on what you're watching and ensuring all your favourite pictures, videos and programs come to life. Powered by Intel's innovative Dual Core processors and 4GB of RAM, the X series produces smooth and responsive performance every time, powering through the most intensive applications like programs and games. Asus Super Hybrid Engine II technology is designed to bridge the gap between smartphone and notebook, producing a near instant 2 second resume time from standby, meaning you can get back to your favourite programs, it also uses various power modes to optimise battery life. transfer your files in no time using USB 3.0. USB 3.0 provides you with up to ten times the transfer speed of USB 2.0, making transferring large files quicker than ever before. Asus have also catered to the Laptops sound. Its SonicMaster technology produces stunning, high fidelity audio and omnidirectional sound letting you enjoy your favourite audio more than ever. This notebook also utilises the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 8.1 A completely redesigned experience providing better battery life, social integration, improved security and a more intuitive user interface.

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121 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 12 May 2014
Style Name: Intel Celeron
This is the newer updated version of the Asus X551MA-SX018H model, it features the same screen, keyboard and unit as the prior model, with the exception that the CPU is now a somewhat faster Intel Celeron N2815 1.86GHz (the older one had a 1.5GHz CPU) It's not a huge step up but the addition of bluetooth 4.0 might just appeal to some..

There is a significant difference in CPU performance from the Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz and the Celeron N2815 1.86GHz. The i3 being over twice as fast as the Celeron. Bear that in mind depending on your needs and the price point.

The core specification is fairly straightforward with enough memory and hard drive space for most users and more than enough for day to day use

A quick fire list of pros and cons

Pros:
+ Great value one of the lowest prices on a laptop
+ 15.6" 1366x768 screen is quite good and contrasty easy to read and sharp (better than you expect for the price)
+ 4GB ram and 500GB hard drive is more than sufficient for most users needs even if you have quite a lot of media files around
+ One USB port is the faster USB 3.0
+ Built in SD Card Reader, as well as Wired Lan port and HDMI out
+ Webcam with Microphone built in (not the best webcam in low light but it's fine for this price with decent resolution)
+ Keyboard and touchpad are satisfactory, good response on the trackpad and the keys are of the enclosed type (harder for small children to rip them off!)
+ DVD/CD Burner 8x and 24x should satisfy any media playback/burning needs
+ Bluetooth 4.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Jayarfer on 8 Jun 2014
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Having read some mixed reviews about quality and finish I am delighted with this purchase. Firstly, I'm an IT professional but wanted a cheap and cheerful full laptop so that I can take abroad to work - a workhorse not a fashion icon. It needed to be powerful enough and have sufficient features that I could still function away from home - I run my own website design business. This machine has exceeded expectations. Firstly quality and appearance. It appears solidly build, with a keyboard that feels responsive and precise. The only downside to be honest is that there is no caps lock light. The mouse pad is a lot better than my other laptop which is an HP and again functions precisely and smoothly. The casing is a textured finish not unlike some Compaq or HP laptops. Yes, it will mark with sweaty hands, but a soft cloth cleans it down nicely.
The screen is quite shiny but lovely and clear. Fine in normal and even bright light.
Performance for an inexpensive (well relatively) laptop is very good, multi-tasking without hesitation or any obvious delays and everything loads very quickly. The startup time is very quick from a cold startup, maybe that is Windows 8. It runs quite fast too. Compared with many PC's and laptops this could be said to be a quick machine. Certainly better than others I have tried in this price bracket recently. Installing software from the built in DVD drive was very quick and startup of apps is fast too.
It's not preloaded with Windows 8.1, but Windows 8. Updating is reasonably straightforward but I wouldn't say would be easy for a complete novice. Overall Windows 8 (or 8.1) is what it is. I don't find it as off putting as many, but wouldn't say it was Microsoft's moment of glory!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Gordon on 12 Aug 2014
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Paid about £295 (deal of the week) for the Intel Core i3. Excellent value as you would normally get the ‘lesser’ Intel Celeron or Intel Pentium for this price! Secure packaging.

Pros: Such good value that you can accept the cons! Light weight, quick start, great screen resolution, good battery life, made out of good quality material, quiet and full keyboard.

Cons:
- Expect to leave fingerprints all over your laptop because the material is a hard plastic type; the natural oils from your skin will transfer.
- If you touch type fast, there is a slight bothersome 'hollow' sound from tapping the keys (not as noticeable if you type slowly).
- Upgrading to Windows 8.1 can take at least 6 hours because you need to do about 93 Windows updates first before you can upgrade to Windows 8.1.
- No indicator light when caps lock or num lk are on/off.
- Your DVD player may not play DVDs, you’ll have no idea why and no indication of what to do! Try downloading codecs for your DVD player (mine only worked after downloading Windows 8 codecs AND K-Lite codecs combined). Also, remember to set the DVD Region.
- The Windows 8.1 sliding ‘charm’ window will keep opening up when you’re working which can be irritating. To my knowledge, there is no way to stop it except to avoid using the far right hand side of your mouse pad (mouse pad has shortcut qualities).
- If you’re working from a USB stick, expect Windows Explorer to work slowly and stall frequently.
- There may be quite a few pointless pre-installed programmes that you’ll want to remove.

Many people complain about Windows 8.1; it’s not great but if you approach using it slowly and logically, you just need time to find your way around the operating system. This laptop doesn't come with MS Office installed (no surprise given the inexpensive price) but offers a trial version of Office 365 and paid upgrade option.
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