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ASUS X551MAV-EB01-B Notebook Intel Baytrail-M Dual-Core N2830 (2.16GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Luis D.
  • 3/27/2015 8:51:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsRuns great when upgraded w SSD

Pros: Large, bright screen
build quality is fine
Nice keyboard

Cons: Trackpad isn't great
A bit flimsy in some places

Other Thoughts: Upgraded to a Crucial M500 SSD, runs great. Super fast booting up. Since I did a wipe and reinstall, I had to download drivers. The graphics drivers on their site don't work. You need to go to Intel's site, search for Celeron N2830 and download the graphics drivers there!

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  • John M.
  • 3/24/2015 12:01:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointing Purchase

Pros: Inexpensive.

Cons: This unit had a defective keyboard. It missed keystrokes often while typing. I checked around and apparently this is a problem that afflicts ASUS products from low to high price ranges. The unit had to be returned.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I apologize if you were disappointed with the purchase. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, the defective keyboard is an isolated case. ASUS provides warranty for the laptop in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect. Should you need further assistance sending it in for service, please email me at cl-rodel@asus.com and write down service# N150388225 on the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,

Rodel
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • BRIAN W.
  • 2/8/2015 8:34:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsLove the laptop, but never going ASUS again...

Pros: I purchased this laptop as an upgrade for my tablet. After a year of a tablet being my main mobile device, I was very frustrated with lack of multi-tasking, scares apps for development, and even simple things like other browser tabs refreshing the page when you switched to them. I was ready to go back to an actual laptop, and frankly this laptop wasn’t much more expensive!

I actually love the laptop, especially for the price! I was actually looking for a smaller system for portability, but found it ironic that the smaller ones were more expensive. In the end, I find I enjoy the extra screen space a lot more than it fitting in my arms or cheap laptop bags. The display is brilliant and large, the keyboard is spaced well with everything as I expect, and a large trackpad lets me get more precision without sacrificing a full mouse stroke across the screen.

The build is much sturdier than I expected. It’s cheap, but the power is coming from the simplicity. The keyboard, power button, and trackpad are all one piece - no creeking border around the keyboard or trackpad, no top cover for buttons or speakers to snap off before you can unscrew the keyboard. The screen folds down on two hinges that doesn’t feel loose or flimsy, and there’s no locking/unfolding latch or mechanism simply because it doesn’t seem to need it. It even folds open about 135°, which is comfortable enough for me to use on a desk while standing. The viewing angle still has a noticable impact on brightness/color, but not as much as other laptops I’ve used.

People seem to be knocking it for having to "take apart the whole thing to get anywhere." While this is true, it's stupid-easy to do! There's 9 perimeter screws, and the top portion pops off with a few simple snaps. There's 3 easy-release ribbon cables for keyboard, trackpad, and power button if you want to remove it completely. After that, everything is extremely accessible! If you have a screwdriver handy, you can still swap out battery, RAM, HDD, and media drive in under 5 minutes! Yet, I can still press and squeeze anywhere and there's no creaking or excessive give. The more I think about this simple 2-piece (3 if you include the screen) design, the more I love it.

I installed a Radeon R7 SSD, get about 200MB/s <0.1ms access, and now the laptop blazing fast! It’s not a gaming laptop, nor is it meant for heavy tasks, but I’m definitely able to have dozens of tabs open and 8 different applications open at the same time (so long as nothing's CPU intensive, which most stuff isn't).

It’s impressively quiet, even when it had the Seagate 5000RPM in there. It doesn't get hot even at full stress, and it's actually comfortable on my lap.

Cons: Most of the stuff I want to complain about isn’t the laptop’s fault. I read the product description, and I know what features it’s missing. Most everything else I find difficult with using it is Windows 8, but I could downgrade (or use Win 10 technical preview) if I wasn’t insistent on learning it so as to not fall behind on tech anymore than I already am.

I really wish they didn’t follow the users-can’t-change-out-batteries-from-our-products-because-it-confuses-them trend mobile devices started doing in recent years. That was an insult, but everyone seems to be doing it so it’s not a specific fault to this laptop. I guess I can't recall ever regularly changing out laptop batteries, and it's not really that had to get to, so this is a minor gripe.

However, one large item that’s definitely knocking off at least one egg is quality control. It’s a good thing I planned on upgrading the HDD! It was held in with one loose screw which had no loc-tite (2 screw holes were empty, and the 4th double as a chassis thru-screw)! The plastic backing that prevents the HDD controller components from shorting on the chassis, and the foam spacers along the mainboard, all looked like they were stuck on by a drunk blind person who really didn’t care! All the components worked when it got here, and it looked pretty from the outside, but this shoddy job of putting the insides together makes me not want to buy ASUS again. If you’re proficient with computers, take the 60 seconds (literally) it takes to pop this guy open and give it the visual inspection a Quality Assurance team never did.

Other Thoughts: This was strike 3 from ASUS, a company I used to be a die-hard fan of! My ASUS tablet died within its warranty period, so I email them, but they never got back to me (I wasn’t too bothered as I was replacing it with this laptop anyway). A router of their also died on me, but that was the first defective device and I thought “eh, everyone makes mistakes”. It’s a shame because I used to build desktop gaming systems, and would prefer ASUS for overclocking and never had one die! But, it seems you only get ASUS quality if you also pay top-dollar for their enthusiast products… Shame on you, ASUS. This is a wonderfully engineered laptop, but you’re cutting corners to meet that bottom price.

(I assume this was ASUS’s fault because I purchased this laptop as “Open Box” and not “Refurbished”. I suppose there is a chance the faults are of someone who refurbished the laptop, but in that case shame on whoever refurbished it, and Newegg for not labelling it correctly.)

In the end, I’m very happy with the laptop!

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/26/2015 6:07:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGets the Job Done

Pros: -Great value!

-No DVD disc player means cooler and longer battery life.

-Gets the job done, good for students working on powerpoints, assignments, and internet browsing.

- Watched a ton of streamed videos, Youtube, animes, hulu, and netflix on this. Doesn't seem to bottleneck.

Cons: -Mine had a virus pre-installed, which caused boot-up failure later on.

- Can't access battery without taking entire case off, inconvenient.

-No DVD player, but that's not really big deal. Can get an external one if needed.

Other Thoughts: There was a virus on my laptop that caused boot-up failure within a week. In fact, I installed Comodos on the first day and all was well until after 4 days. On the 5th day my computer would not boot. It showed a black screen and went off. It took me half a day to fix this. I used Malwarebytes after I got my system to boot again and it found 2 viruses that were installed 6 months earlier by whomever owned the computer previously. Once those were removed everything was working flawlessly again. So far, I've haven't had any issues with it. I guess buy at your own caution. You never know what you might get.

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  • John P.
  • 1/21/2015 4:22:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsInexpensive

Pros: The display is decent for the price.
You can get a full sized laptop for less than the price of some tablets.
Not having a web cam or a DVD drive didn't bother me. We hardly use them anyway.

Cons: Keyboard feels cheap and hollow. Touch-pad isn't much better. I had to wrestle with the ethernet port setting to get it to work. Had to disable/re-enable the adapter in device manager after trying different cables and rebooting my router didn't help. No usb ports on the right. The processor is not very powerful but at this price, that is to be expected.

Other Thoughts: Remember, this is a Celeron processor. It is no Core i3, i5, or i7. I should have done this before I bought the laptop, but I compared processors between this Asus and my old 2009 Dell Inspiron 1525 on a benchmark website. The Pentium in the old Dell ranked slightly above the Celeron in the Acer. Ouch. But, you get what you pay for. If I had to do it over again, I might have spent a little more for a better processor. That being said, it's a decent laptop for the price and it will probably do OK for what we use it for, which is basically just surfing, email, netflix, etc. I can't comment on the reliability yet because I've only had it a few days. But if it lasts for a few years, I wonder how well it is going to be able to handle the internet of the future and the processing challenges it will present.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Mr. John P,

I'm glad that you like the display quality for the price, getting a full-size laptop. I certainly understand your concern not having a DVD drive and not happy with some of it's features. You can always connect an external USB drive if necessary. Although you don't like the keyboard and touchpad, these are made of materials which are within industry standard quality. The laptop is an entry-level system that is perfect for basic or light computing applications without compromising system performance. Should you need further technical assistance, please email me at cl-rodel@asus.com and write down service# N150177480 on the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,

Rodel
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Steven J.
  • 1/20/2015 7:40:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Basic Computer

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Like most people say, it doesn't have much in terms of hardware. If you're okay with living without a CD-ROM then you shouldn't have a problem.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a cheap computer for not much more than to take web-cam and browse the web, this is a great simple option. The construction is not durable by any means and it feels like it is empty. It's just a simple laptop at a really good price.

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  • David W.
  • 12/26/2014 4:53:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsASUS Cheapo laptop

Pros: - Cheap
- Does what it advertises.
- ASUS brand is better (I think).

Cons: - Cheaper right now at Micro Center. $199.00
- No DVD
- hard drive constantly spins up and down while using making it slow, noisy and annoying. Click mouse...wait....spin-up...wait....display....spin-down...wait...repeat. Try to resist the urge to throw it out a window. I'm guessing the hard drive spins down constantly to make the laptop more energy efficient but it sucks. Changes to power settings had no effect.

Other Thoughts: Don't get me wrong, I love ASUS products and gravitate to them when the choice is there. I own a variant of this laptop. It is identical but does have a DVD player. Got it at Best Buy for $229.00. I hacked into the back (it was brand new) and removed the hard drive and put a new Crucial MX100 SSD (bought here) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (free linux) and the thing runs great now and totally silent. So for another $60.00 I now have a good laptop that responds quickly and doesn't make a peep. AND.... windows 8 is gone!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
I'm sorry if you are not satisfied with the unit running with WINDOWS 8. I certainly understand your concern regarding the hardrive sipnning continuously. WINDOWS is possibly corrupted and a System Restore or a PC Refresh should resolve this kind of issue. Installing all recommended WINDOWS Updates before using the system will significantly improve system stability and performance. We recommend using a LAN connection to speed up the update process. I'm glad that installing Ubuntu works great for you. If you need further assistance, please email me at cl-rodel@asus.com and write down service# N150131170 on the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,

Rodel
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jack B.
  • 12/15/2014 5:47:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsVery very basic netbook

Pros: Cheap, Very good display, Light weight. Numbers pad, 15.6" display.

Cons: Cheaply built. No dvd, No windows I.D. Tag. Battery can be removed. Keyboard is very loud to type on. Touch pad not very good at getting where you wish to go and such. CPU is slower then I thought it should be

Other Thoughts: Ok. I know they call this a net or note book. With such a large screen for that title I thought it would be better then a note book. This is a just a simple lappy to do email, utubes, facebook and the like.
What I got it for it will work just fine. The lack of a dvd will make it hard for any to load anything or do a backup unless you have a online cloud.
When the HD crashes. Not having a windows I.D will make it hard to install it. Unless I missed something in the recovery partition of the drive.
Had to do over I would have spent a little more and gotten something a little nicer.
This is a throw away net book to me. Unless you know how to work on them. loading programs on a CD, Battery not being easy to replace. Would cost a basic computer user more to get it fixed then it is worth. My Thoughts on it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear StarrLion,

We appricaite your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. If your having problem with the touchpad can you please do a system restore to revert to last known good configuration then install all windows recommended updates before using the system. For further technical assistance please me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N141254842 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Tucker G.
  • 12/14/2014 12:40:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price, does work

Pros: *This thing is cheap
*Great alternative to a chromebook, if you want to do actual work
*good amount of storage
*about 4 hour battery life with moderate use, typing papers, browsing
* netflix, youtube, pandora
* nice chick-let keyboard
*lightweight
*good size, its not an ultrabook, but its not a brick
*all plastic, seems durable, has a nice texture to grip and you dont notice any scratches or scruffs
*runs all the software well to do all my school work. like visual studio, eclipse, firefox, servers for testing.

Cons: * not the most stylish
* possessor cant handle to much multitasking
* BIG thing is running multiple applications, it can handle like 3 moderate ones at a time, but after that i notice some performance issues.
* cant handle a bunch of browser tabs
*no access panels, gotta unscrew the whole thing to even get at the battery

Other Thoughts: My other workhorse of a laptop had suffered damage to the screen and the hinge. Now it is designated as a desktop. So being a student i needed something to carry to class, and being on a budget i was on the market for something in the 200-300 range. I originally intended on getting a chrome book and running a linux distro on it for development. After looking around and really thinking about it i realized for development a chromebook might not be the best choice. I wanted more space, more memory, a larger keyboard, and So i chose to go with windows. I narrowed it down to this asus, a dell, and a acer all in the same price range, same cpu, same specs. I decided to go with the asus because of their lower failure rate, customer service, and the warranty, also friends also recommended the brand. So far, i am very satisfied with my choice.

No crashes, smooth, snappy, responsive. The intel n2830 celeron dual core, is a good chip for the price. I did have to get used to it though. Im a guy who likes and is used to, everything opened, and a hundred tabs, but im also used to my i7 cpu lol. That will not happen with this machine. IT WILL BOG DOWN. With a modest number of application open it will still perform. All my IDEs, the xampp servers, and other tools run great on it. There is no optical drive, but that is not a concern to me. I cant remember the last time i used one. Google docs that i use often can sometimes not be so responsive, especially when there are more than 5 tabs open, you just have to remember to keep your tabs down.

For what it is ( a machine for less than $300) it is a great machine, that real work can be done on. I have had a good experience with it, and it has helped me through college when i was on a bugdet. If you just want to browse the web, facebook, type notes, watch youtube, i would recomend a chromebook, but If you requirements are simular to mine, i really recomend this machine.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer

We appreciate your time for giving us a feedback about this product. We shall take note of your concern. If you have any other concern or issue please let me know right away. You can reach me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case # N141254935 in the subject line for a reference to your case.

Regards,

Manuel
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Ricky B.
  • 12/11/2014 11:27:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot ASUS's Fault

Pros: It was cheap.

Cons: It was not very well made. It came with a cracked screen. I was lucky I opened it to check it before putting it under the tree. No DVD-ROM.

Other Thoughts: It is good for an internet computer. the warranty is nice but I didnt want to do a warranty on a device I received broken so I returned it to Newegg.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear RickyB0813,

We appricaite your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. I just want to inform you that all ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, the issue with the touchpad is an isolated case. ASUS provides warranty for the laptop in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect. For further assistance with any ASUS product please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N141254815 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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