Powered by Intel Celeron 1007u processor, ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L has been designed for everyday use. It can handle tasks like documents processing, web browsing, video chatting and social networking. Though the processor belongs to low-end category yet it is capable of streaming HD videos. ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L comes with 4 GB memory and 500GB hard drive. This 15.6” laptop weighs around 4.75 lbs, thus it is easy to lug around. However, the low weight comes at the cost of optical drive. Also, it offers only 2 USB ports. Best Buy is offering ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L at an extremely bargain price of $280 as a bundle (Cyber week sale) which includes Internet security software, a sleeve case, a wireless mouse and a compact flash drive. Is this inexpensive 15.6-inch notebook worth its price? Read the review to know more about the performance and specifications of this laptop.
ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L specification and performance
Intel Celeron 1007u operates with 1.5 GHz and boasts of 2 MB of smart cache. The processor is 3rd generation Intel Celeron processor and is a dual core processor. It is integrated with Intel HD Graphics which operates with 350 MHz and the frequency can boost up to 1 GHz. Intel HD graphics is the only graphics option available with ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L.
ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L offers performance for regular computing but doesn’t support latest games, even in low settings. However, older games like Trackmania Nations Forever can run on this machine.
ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L comes with 4 GB memory and it is the limit as there is no option for further memory expansion. However 4 GB memory is sufficient for basic multitasking. The 500GB hard drive operates with 5400 rpm and comes preloaded with Windows 8 OS.
The 15.6” LED backlit HD display offers 1366 X 768 pixels resolution which is common for all budget 15.6” laptops and notebooks. It supports 720p high definition playback.
As told earlier, this laptop model from ASUS comes with only 2 USB port and 1 USB 3.0 port. Besides USB ports there is a HDMI output, RJ 45 jack and audio ports. It also comes with integrated webcam.
Network connectivity is supported by 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet for wired connectivity and 802.11 b/g/n for wire-less connectivity. Bluetooth connectivity is available
Pros of ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L
500 GB hard drive (generally, similar priced laptops offer 320GB hard drive space)
Cons of ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L
Only 2 USB ports