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Asus X552 Series

Asus X552EA-DH41Processor: AMD A-Series A4-5000, Intel Core i5 3337U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8330, NVIDIA GeForce 710M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 400, 600 euro
Average Score: 78.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 77%, features: 74%, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Asus X552CL-SX047H

Specifications

Asus X552CL-SX047HNotebook: Asus X552CL-SX047H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3337U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 710M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 X552CL-SX047H (Model)

Average Score: 84.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

83% Asus X552C review
Source: PC Pro English
If battery life and portability are priorities, then other laptops will suit you better. But as a powerful, dirt-cheap desktop replacement, the Asus X552CL knocks out the competition. With considerable reserves of power and a competent showing in most of the key areas, this will be the perfect budget laptop for many people.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 83% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
100% Asus X552CL review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The X552CL’s 15.6in screen was superb for a £500 laptop as our colour calibrator showed it was displaying a huge 80.9 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut. We normally only see colour accuracy scores of this kind on more expensive laptops, so it was great to see such bright and vibrant colours in our subjective image test The Asus X552CL is a superb budget laptop. It may not have a great battery life, but its powerful hardware, dedicated graphics and excellent screen put it head and shoulders above almost every other £500 laptop we've tested in recent months. It wins a Best Buy award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Asus X552CL review: provides good performance for a budget laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
The X552CL isn't perfect, and the limited viewing angles of the screen definitely leave room for improvement. However, it does provide good performance for a laptop in this price range, and the inclusion of the GT 710M makes this one of the few budget laptops we've seen in recent months that can actually handle some decent 3D gaming action.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

Asus X552EA-DH41

For those looking for a budget-friendly low cost laptop, the Asus X552EA-DH41 might be worth a look. The laptop comes equipped with an AMD A4-5000 quad-core processor that runs at 1.5 GHz. Don't expect it to do anything more than your basic web browsing, office programs and watching movies. It will drastically come to a crawl if you open any resource-hungry applications.

It comes paired with 4 GB of RAM. It's enough to run some applications simultaneously but when you start opening too many, you will notice the speed drop. The fact that it only has one slot for memory means upgrading this will require you to replace the 4 GB stick rather than just adding another stick. The storage is a conventional 500 GB HDD, which sacrifices on performance but it is able to keep the price low.

An upside however is it comes with two USB 3.0 ports so expanding your storage that way is a viable option. The display is nothing special, it's just a standard 15.6 inch screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution which is another way to cut costs, keeping the price low. The battery is claimed to last you roughly 4 hours of mixed use. This laptop's biggest selling point is its low price point which makes it a solid buy for those looking for a simple machine.

Specifications

Asus X552EA-DH41Notebook: Asus X552EA-DH41
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-5000
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8330
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% ASUS X552EA-DH41
Source: Comp Reviews English
For those looking for an extremely low cost laptop, the ASUS X552EA-DH41 is probably one of the most affordable out there. The performance is going to be below what many of the Intel based systems have to offer but it is still sufficient for those that just a basic laptop. Of course, with its low cost comes some significant limitations.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
ASUS X552EA – безотказный недорогой ноутбук
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; good performance; decent sound system. Negative: Poor battery life; poor display; poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2014

 

Comment

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 710M: Entry level GPU of the 700M series based on the GT 620M.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 8330:

An integrated GCN-based GPU with 128 shader units and no dedicated VRAM. It is typically clocked at 500 MHz and paired with AMD Richland A4-5000 "Kabini" APUs.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

3337U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.7 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

AMD A-Series:

A4-5000: Quad-core APU for low-end laptops, codenamed Kabini. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates an Radeon HD 8330 graphics card.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.5 kg:


78.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-05- 6 (Update: 2014-05- 6)