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Asus X551MAV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1835 reviews of Asus X551MAV. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. The keyboard and durability get mixed comments. There are some critical views about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus X551MAV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Asus X551MAV-SX391B Notebook Review Update

 

Quiet and cool. Asus wants around 300 Euros (~$380) for its 15.6-inch X551MAV-SX391B laptop. Although the installed Bay Trail Celeron does not offer much computing power, the laptop operates quietly. A Windows operating system is included despite the...

Operates quietly, Low power consumption, Low heat development

12-month warranty only, Dark, low-contrast, viewing angle dependent screen, Poor input devices

For a price of 300 Euros (~$380), the buyer gets a simple 15.6-inch office laptop including a Windows operating system in Asus' X551MAV-SX391B. It is suitable for basic tasks, such as browsing, Skype and video playback. The laptop consumes very little...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Do not buy stopped working after 6 months wont take a charge and tryed many diffrent cords

 

would not recommend

when it worked it was ok

Wont take a charge after only 6 months

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great little laptop

 

I would recommend this to a friend,

fast boot up speed, installed windows 10 upgrade without a hitch. Great product for the price. Light and compact.

I did not take any eggs off for this, but, the mouse pad takes getting use to. I think the plastic feels a little weak. Maybe the low price reflects these cons.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Cheap Laptop That Works

 

If you're shopping for a laptop for normal every day use, you should know what to expect. It handles daily use with ease, but is no means meant to be a daily driver. A simple web browsing, emailing or word processing machine. Although, I did hook it up...

I paired this with an SSD, and it is very snappy on Windows 8. Without the SSD, and stock 500GB HDD, it works well enough for the average day of use. It is very light and quiet for its class. Touchpad supports multi touch, such as two fingers to...

Everything in the cons falls under the, "because it's cheap" category. Touchpad has a lot of give, mainly because it is hollow under it. you have to remove the keyboard to upgrade the hard drive. No CD drive (though not imperative). Keyboard feels...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

good

 

had better performance then I honestly thought it would have. I played some high end games on it. not on high but on medium and low settings. it ran bioshock infinite at a steady 30fps which I was impressed by

feels fragile. because of the plastic body it has

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Item was not refurbished properly.

 

Inexpensive.

Item had cracks in the lid and palm rest at the right LCD hinge. This item did not appear to manufacturer refurbished. I would expect these broken parts to be replaced during the refurb process. Returning item for refund.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I love it. Use it everyday.

 

This thing is great for my simple needs. I was surprised that it was able to run Photoshop without exploding. If I want to run something else at the same time though, that's a different story. Runs Team Fortress 2 well enough. Overall, I'm really happy...

Affordable! Performs well enough for the tasks I need. The USB ports are on the side which is a plus.

Difficulty in multi-tasking. Forget about running any high-spec games.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not impressed

 

I was pleased with the price

I just received this "laptop" and was sadly disappointed when I opened it. It is more like a notebook than a laptop. The touch pad is very poor quality. I guess for the price, you get what you pay for. It just seems very cheaply made, like I would say...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not impressed

 

I was pleased with the price

I just received this "laptop" and was sadly disappointed when I opened it. It is more like a notebook than a laptop. The touch pad is very poor quality. I guess for the price, you get what you pay for. It just seems very cheaply made, like I would say...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great For Normal Everyday Use

 

Bought this for my brother after his last laptop broke (Screen Cracked) it was a HP from a big brand store he got 2years ago. All he does is watch movies and shows online and do some light work on it, for some reason i couldn't get league of legends to...

*Intel *Windows 8.1 or 10 *Made by Asus *Has everything you need to get the job done

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sonic Master / SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):33 / 34
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:UL, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, Energy star, CECP, RoHS, JATE / UL, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, Energy star, CECP, RoHS, JATE\nTUV;KCC;NCC;CE Marking Compliance ;Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance;Japan VCCI Compliance ;GOST-R / UL, CE, FCC, BSMI, CCC, CB, CECP, JATE / UL, CE, FCC, BSMI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, CECP, JATE
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / White
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:TN
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:311 / 313
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:750 / 756 / 792 / 854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):750 / 756 / 792 / 854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N / No

Other features

Audio system:Sonic Master / SonicMaster
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.73 / 1.75
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:33

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.32
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.13 / 2.41 / 2.42 / 2.58 / 2.66
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2.16 / 2.166
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:N2815 / N2830 / N2840 / N3520 / N3530 / N3540
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1170 / BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:B3 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):7.5
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Processor ARK ID:79051 / 81071 / 81074 / 82103 / 82105 / N2830 / N3520
Processor code:SR1SE / SR1SJ / SR1W2 / SR1W4 / SR1YJ / SR1YW
Processor package size:25
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 with Bing

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD / SD / SD, MMC / SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
HDD interface:SATA / Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.1 / 251 / 9.9
Height :1.2 / 3.09 / 3.1 / 3.66
Height (front):3.09
Height (rear):3.66
Weight:2.13 / 2.15 / 2.35
Width:15 / 38 / 380