ASUS X551MA-SX018H 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Celeron 1.5GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 8)
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ASUS X551MA-SX018H 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Celeron 1.5GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 8)
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|Item Weight||2.2 kg||2.1 kg||Information not provided||2.4 kg|
|Display Size||15.6 inches||15.6 inches||15.6 inches||15.6 inches|
|Processors||celeron 1.5 GHz||celeron 2.16 GHz||celeron 1.86 GHz||celeron 2.16 GHz|
|Operating System||Windows 8||Windows 10||Windows 8||Windows 8.1|
|Memory||4 GB DDR3L-SDRAM||4 GB SO-DIMM||4 GB DDR3-SDRAM||4 GB DDR3L-SDRAM|
|Storage||500 GB||500 GB 5400 RPM||500 GB 5400 RPM||500 GB|
|Graphics Description||Intel HD||Intel HD||Intel HD||Intel HD|
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An All-around 15.6-inch Notebook with User-centric Features for Everyday Computing
The ASUS X Series is the perfect all-round laptop for work and play. Stylish and durable design is combined with an Intel processor, while 2-second Instant On resumes your computer from sleep mode in 2 seconds giving your notebook smartphone-like accessibility and SonicMaster technology gives great sound quality.
ASUS X Series gives you everything you need for a multitask computing and multimedia experience.
HD Camera -- Video Calls in Crystal Clarity
The X series features a 720p HD camera with a highly sensitive sensor that performs well in diverse light conditions, from lightly lit room to the bright outdoors. Now you can reach out to your love ones or anyone else while looking great.
Lifelike Colours with ASUS Splendid Technology
Splendid technology delivers vibrant visuals to satisfy the most demanding viewing standards. It fine-tunes display properties based on application, adjusting colour gamut and accuracy. The results are more vibrant colours and pristine image quality in all applications, from movies to photos.
Incredible Performance -- Providing a Smooth Computing Experience
Value-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.
Productivity and Enterntainment
ASUS X Series are powered by up to Intel Core processors that deliver smooth, responsive performance. They integrate faster processors, more powerful graphics and an advanced onboard memory controller adequate for daily multitask computing or multimedia entertainment. ASUS X Series can handle more applications at once without slowing down, resulting in very rewarding usage for work and pleasure, all within a slim form factor.
Smartphone-like Responsiveness with Instant On
ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology brings notebooks smartphone-like responsive performance, with near-instant resume even from prolonged standby. This Instant On 2-second resume means so long notebook reboot frustration, and get back into fun and productivity delay-free. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology also optimises battery life with various power modes to suit the task at hand. With Instant On functionality enabled, ASUS notebooks can remain in standby mode for two weeks. There is no worry about data loss while in standby mode as data automatically gets backed up when the battery drops to 5% charge.
USB 3.0 -- Ultra-fast Data Transfers
USB 3.0 is ten times faster than USB 2.0 and with two ports at your disposal; you can save photos, transfer music and open multi-gigabyte video files in a fraction of the time with compatible storage. Say goodbye to long waiting times -- transferring a 25GB Blu-ray-quality movie now takes a mere 70 seconds. Work and Play faster with USB 3.0
Stay Comfortable with IceCool Technology
Asus engineering has created an internal layout that keeps heat away from palm rests and from users. Always below body temperature, palm rests feel cool to the touch, and are therefore more comfortable to use even during long sessions.
Incredible Sound -- Precise, Crystal Clear Audio to Complete the Cinematic 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.
SonicMaster techonology, development efforts of the ASUS Golden Ear team together with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, offers a remarkably attractive mobile multimedia package. Our tailored mix of superior hardware and optimised software improve audio quality with easily distinguishable and accurately louder sounds. Bigger speakers and resonance chambers give a smooth, rich and detailed sound that enhance audio experience in different usage scenarios like movies and music. ASUS SonicMaster technology partnered with AudioWizard, audio tuning software, adds new depth to your entertainment experience.
AudioWizard Maxx Audio Tuning
AudioWizard is an audio tuning software bundled with the 2011 Technical GRAMMY award winner- MaxxAudio, a professional audio processing tool in the industry. The five selectable modes enhance sound quality to suit different listening environments. Enjoy lifelike sound in music, movies and games, with all modes fine-tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team. The proprietary interface puts you first, so it's utterly user-friendly, offering quick and direct access to your content. It's so flexible, you can change the sound in seconds.
Incredible Touch -- Precise Input
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.
Touchpad -- Multi-touch Made Easy
The X Series' multi-point touchpad comes with Smart Gesture technology that offers finger-tip natural computing. It delivers naturally simple but intricate interaction, with scrolling and right clicking for access to advanced functions without a mouse. Smart Gesture technology supports a range of touch commands like pinch zoom in/out, scroll, and tap that simulate Windows 8 touchscreen functions. The touchpad is in ratio as the display for more precise pointer control and we've made it large to leave plenty of room to use Windows 8 gestures.
An Ergonomic Seamless One-piece Keyboard
The back-assembled, seamless one-piece keyboard prevents key float to provide you with a comfortable and assured typing experience. The ergonomically crafted Chiclet keyboard design spaces out the keys to provide an improved layout that ensures typing accuracy. Each individual key has been expertly tuned to ASUS's Golden Ratio of keyboard force and stroke to increase key responsiveness for faster typing. These details add up to reduce user fatigue even after prolonged periods of typing.
Incredible Cloud -- Access Your Data and Files Anytime, Anywhere
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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Top Customer Reviews
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 quite a bit faster than the Celeron in real world use (hence the price difference see benchmark below)
The core specification is fairly straightforward with enough memory and hard drive space for most users.
A quick fire list of pros and cons
+ Great value (esp the Celeron option)
+ 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
- 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, it won't fall apart or anything like that, texturing looks ok, I've used worse.Read more ›
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 had to download 101 windows updates, most of which are essential)
(Also upgrade to Windows 8.1 which took around 3 hours to complete)
When fully charged you have between 3-4 hours battery time, which is pretty
good, more using the recommended power level.
The item is currently being offered by 'Amazon' for just £219.99 which is great
-value for money for an item of this quality.
(a suitable lap-top case is available for around a tenner currently)
The level of sound that comes out of this laptop is really high although sometimes isn't of the highest of quality.
The screen for me is bright and clear but against my smartphones oled screen you can see slightly lower quality.
The speed of this laptop is something of a surprise considering its price but it does struggle a little if you have too many programme opened.
For the price it is a great all rounder that is quick and easy to set up. I was ready to surf the net via wifi within 15 minutes. I really don't have any major issues with it at all and am glad I chose this over a more expensive model.
In my opinion this is great for practically any use including playing games and typing up documents, like I do.
I went for the cheaper Intel Celeron and got it directly from Amazon for £250 and I found it performs as good or better than a AMD-A8 processor I tried recently.
Overall I think it is a very good balance of lightness, performance, portability and build quality-especially for the price.
Decent sound quality from the built in speakers is a bonus compared to your typical laptop.
Power on battery lasts a few hours, but who I bought it for is not travelling with it so it's plugged in most of the time it is used.
Yes it's got windows 8 on it, which is a learning curve.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very robust and good screen display including watching DVDs and all internet connection well worth a lookPublished 28 days ago by Davids Orders
very slow very quickly. recently updated to free win10 but it went even slower. very disappointingPublished 11 months ago by David Thompson
Lacks so many features of the old laptops. Would prefer to have kept my old laptop with all the important applications. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sheila Lloyd
Using it to type this review now!
Still love it and wont be replacing it anytime soon.
Not going into detail with the specs because it is doing exactly what I bought it... Read more