Large 4GB memory lets you run demanding programs — plus Microsoft® Windows® 8.1!
The very latest version of Windows.
500GB hard drive holds thousands of songs, photos and documents.
Large 15.6" diagonal display.
SonicMaster technology and ASUS AudioWizard deliver outstanding hi-fi audio.
Wireless-N (802.11n) for high-performance, cable-free networking.
Lets you access wireless networks to share files, surf the Web and exchange e-mail. Fully compatible with 802.11a/b/g. High-speed wired networking is also supported.
Plays and burns CDs and DVDs.
Memory card reader for fast, easy file transfers.
Transfer your digital photos, music and other files from Secure Digital (SD), SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
HDMI port lets you view videos and photos on your HDTV.
(HDMI cable sold separately.)
USB 3.0 port for ultra-fast data transfers.
Up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, yet fully compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
Built-in webcam and microphone let you keep in touch with others via video and voice messaging.
Supports resolutions up to 1.0 megapixel.
Up to 2 hours 52 minutes of battery life.
Battery life will vary depending on the product configuration, product model, applications loaded on the product, power-management setting of the product, and the product features used by the customer. As with all batteries, the maximum capacity of this battery will decrease with time and usage.
Greener choice — complies with the EPA's Energy Star® standards.
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ASUS� X551MA-RCLN03 Laptop Computer With 15.6 Screen & Intel� Celeron� Processor
Did not function
Plugged this computer in and it froze during initial set-up (see photo) and then wouldn't start again. Absolutely the worst computer purchase I've ever made.
April 12, 2014
Bad first impression
The advertisement on the website for this computer said that it had Windows 8.1 already preloaded. I took it home and it did not, so I went to download Windows 8.1 off of the App store, and the app store wouldn't let me until I updated the windows system.
This is where I began to have problems: The computer was behind on updates (91 needed# so I thought this process would go easy, since all I have to do is click the install updates, but when I did, the computer did not update, instead it just stayed at 0% each time I attempted to update. I waited, I restarted the computer quite a bit of times, and went to the help, but when I went to the help program the computer began freezing up. The mouse was stuck, and to make a long story short, I just got frustrated with the thing and quit. I have had computers in the past and updating has never been an issue,.
I bought a laptop #HP) 3 months ago and getting it home, and updating was a smooth process. Using this particular ASUS computer for the first time, my first encounter was unpleasant and I just did not want it anymore if it was going to start off not on a good note. The customer service was understanding and I had no issues returning the product. Good luck for someone who does buy this model, hope yours works good for you.
April 12, 2014
Great Computer Purchase
Purchased this laptop from Office Depot 2 weeks ago. Good deal and great computer. Lightweight, easy to use and fast, even with lots of windows open simultaneously. I love having the numeric keypad since I am an accountant. I would definitely recommend this ASUS. I've never owned an ASUS before and, so far, I don't regret my purchase at all.
April 8, 2014
Good Deal, Few Surprises
Got this on sale and have no complaints for the price. It actually came with 8 and not 8.1. The download upgrade was easy enough: but had to first install 70 (really!) updates before that could happen. Second thing I did was get the free third party shell that restores the classic screen and start button.
The keyboard response is noisier than previous laptops but probably because there's a protective panel which the keys are set into. I imagine it is to keep dust (or food, crumbs, etc.) from fudging up the contacts. Not a big deal.
Much lighter than previous laptops I've had. Screen is HD and what a difference it makes when watching videos and streaming.
April 5, 2014