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Asus X551MA 15.6'' Laptop

Asus X551MA 15.6'' Laptop

Item: 573082    Model: X551MA-RCLN03

Asus X551MA 15.6'' Laptop
4.0stars
( 44 reviews)
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  • Intel Celeron N2815 1.86GHz, up to 2.13GHz Burst Processor
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Asus X551MA 15.6'' Laptop
 
3.9

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (14)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Efficient (10)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

  • Inefficient (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (16)
  • Organization (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (15)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (4)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

A really nice product for the money ....

We bought this a week ago. Some highlights:

1) Buying from Staples - the store - was a real pleasure. The man who assisted us was pleasant and not pushy....Read complete review

We bought this a week ago. Some highlights:

1) Buying from Staples - the store - was a real pleasure. The man who assisted us was pleasant and not pushy. I forgot how buying things from humans (vs. online, which I do almost exclusively) can be so rewarding.

2) We went in wanting this computer. For $249 we couldn't find something new that was less expensive - anywhere. They had it in stock, and ready to go for us very quickly (after a quick try at an honest upsell ... we SHOULD have spent $100 more on something with a couple more features, but we were all about the cost).

3) This computer is light, easy to get going, and has a great keyboard. I love the keyboard. The touch pad is separate, not integrated into the frame, which I actually find that I prefer (I've had three laptops this year, long story).

4) You get what you pay for. I'm extremely happy with this. It isn't the fastest responder ... I run office 365 on it, and use Publisher. It isn't speedy, but it WORKS! I kind of feel that I have a bit of molasses work horse on my hands. Again, I'm still thrilled with the price, and that makes the circa 2000 speed just fine with me!

5) Do not buy this if you wish to watch video on it. The occasional facebook video will be fine, but if you want to watch Netflix or other streaming video, this isn't for you. Seriously. I can't say that perhaps it wouldn't be faster if it was directly plugged into a modem or something (we are on wifi, which works great and installed super easy with our home system) but for streaming, not so much.

6) I would give it 4.5 stars if I could. Can't give 5 because of the video element - but my husband read that before we bought it so i wasn't surprised by it. If you want to get your kids a computer to do school work, and a computer that won't get them sucked into watching t.v. online (because it's just functional in that way) ... this is a good idea!! ;)

Good luck w/ your purchase.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Glad it was on sale.

I needed an extra basic laptop for home and my volunteer work. This seemed like a really good buy and ASUS seemed to have a good review. When I got the laptop home I...Read complete review

I needed an extra basic laptop for home and my volunteer work. This seemed like a really good buy and ASUS seemed to have a good review. When I got the laptop home I plugged it in to charge. When I was starting to use it I noticed that even though it was charging the battery was only at 93% and losing charge. I called ASUS support and was told to use the computer on battery until it was under 10%. I did s requested and when I recharged it would only go to 80%. I called technical support and they said I would have to send the entire laptop, at my expense, to ASUS. This was unacceptable and I returned it to Staples. They exchanged the laptop and I was happy.

When I returned home with the exchanged laptop I plugged it in and it would not charge. I investigated and found the wire to the charger was cut. Again, I returned the laptop and Staples replaced the charger. Other than this power problem the laptop seems to be a good buy. I am glad that I purchased this laptop at Staples who was willing to assist with great customer service!

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4.0

Handy Laptop for the Unbeatable Price

By BigMika

from Brooklyn, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Asus X551MA 15.6'' Laptop:

This laptop is very inexpensive but it works remarkable. I rarely have to charge this laptop and I use it for more than 4 hrs. everyday. In addition, the internet is very fast despite it only having an Intel processor. I am very impressed with this laptop.

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4.0

Programs

By conmom

from Falls church

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Asus X551MA 15.6'' Laptop:

I am slowly learning my new laptop.Some times it is hard to find things I knew whee to find on my old computer. But for the most part is getting easier day by day.

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2.0

Low End Model

By Officemanager991

from Washington

Verified Buyer

Comments about Asus X551MA 15.6'' Laptop:

The Ausus X551MA 15.6" Laptop is purely functional. It has a very plastic feel and an almost hollow sound near the mouse pad. If I wasn't on a such a tight budget I would have surely chosen differently. It functions just fine but surely feels cheap.

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3.0

Don't know if it's Windows 8 or what...

By Babs

from Kansas

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Asus X551MA 15.6'' Laptop:

Had some problems right off the bat. Ended up with a reinstall of the Windows 8.1 upgrade along with all the other stuff. No idea if it was the computer or the software. It's not been very long since the reinstall, but so far no further trouble.

Other than that, we use it for very basic stuff and it has been a great value. Particularly enjoy the nice, large screen.

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4.0

Asus A-OK

By Bill

from Medford, NY

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Asus X551MA 15.6'' Laptop:

Haven't had it very long yet, but so far it has been fine quality for a very reasonable price.

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