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The Asus X751MA-DH21TQ(WX) is not unfamiliar to us as we recently tested some of its sister laptops such as the Asus F751LDV-TY178H (Core i5-4210U, GeForce 820M), the Asus X751SA-DS21Q and the Asus X751MA-TY148H Notebook. The Asus X751MA-DH21TQ(WX) derives its origins from the Asus X751MA as the name suggests. It isn’t as famous as the rest of Asus laptops but if you’re looking for a decent low power and great battery laptop, you’re in luck with this version.
Asus X751MA Review
- Great screen estate (17 inch)
- Great battery life
- Low power consumption
- Touch screen display
- Offers mid-range performance
- The Asus X751MA-DH21TQ(WX) Check at Amazon is a simple laptop that offers a great 17.3 inch screen and decent Pentium CPU. It doesn’t have much to brag on performance cycles and neither does the Asus X751MA line. But on the brighter side it comes with a lot of storage space (1 TB HDD) for all your movies, music and data storage and an 8 GB RAM that’s reliable for moderate loads of work. It has a decent start price as well.
DESIGN AND FEATURES
The Asus X751MA-DH21TQ(WX)See at Amazon sports a simple design made of matte plastic. The plastic runs the entire casing but has a roughened surface that makes a very slip-proof impression. The surface also helps to reduce fingerprints which can be a menace as seen on other laptops. The case is black and plastic all the way to the bezel, keyboard keys and palm rest.
The screen particularly brags of a 1600 x 900 pixel resolution display that works best with 720p video if you’re into streaming online videos. We loved the 17.3 inches 16:9 HD+ screen because it comes with Multi-Touch which is a delight to have on a wide screen. The laptop is not exactly slim with a maximum height of 35mm. It measures 18.5 x 3.2 x 14.2 inches and weighs 9 lbs which is not any different than that of the Asus X751SA-DS21Q(WX) at 10.7 x 16.3 x 1.2 inches and 9.3lbs.
For connectivity options, the Asus X751MA-DH21TQ(WX) has a number of good port selections. We noted that it has a front facing SD-card reader which enables easy access once you need to add some extra storage. The rear side has nothing but from that point you can view the hinges; they’re clearly not 360 degree hinges and don’t support contortion.
The left side features the Kensington lock, 1 Ethernet port, HDMI-out, 1x USB 3.0 port and 2x USB 2.0 ports. The right side houses the power socket and the DVD drive.
• 1 x COMBO audio jack
• 1 x USB 3.0 port(s)
• 2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
• One RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
• 1 x HDMI
• SD card reader
• An AC adapter plug
Other connectivity options are Integrated 802.11 b/g/n for Wi-Fi
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Nothing about the Asus X751MA-DH21TQ(WX) speaks of high performance; starting from the processor and it doesn’t brag to be one either. However, if you’re in the market for a simple office notebook with ample screen estate, then look no further. Basically, it offers decent performance for office, home and internet use.
Under the hood of the Asus X751MA, a Pentium N3530 runs at 2.1GHz, but Turbo allows the processor to boost up to 2.58 GHz. We ran a few performance tests to check its potency but sadly, in all of our benchmarks the Asus X751MA-DH21TQ(WX) performed dismally. The performance was lower than the competitor Acer Aspire E17 E5-721.
On storage grounds, it runs on 1 TB HDD storage with 5400 rpm. Of course the 7200 rpm would have been far much better but for the price it does make due. On more detailed news, Asus divides disk into two partitions; 372 GB for an OS partition and 537 GB for a data partition which is a well thought out division offering maximum output.
As for the graphics details, if you enjoy playing 3D games you will not be impressed with the Asus X751MA-DH21TQ(WX) as its hardware limits it capacity to game. While it comes with Intel graphics Core i5-4210U, the GeForce 840M processor limits achievements. The Acer Aspire E17 E5-721 enjoys better fluid gaming experience here thanks to stronger GPU.
On our battery run tests, the Acer X71MA scored a neat 3:40 minutes after a hard task of internet browsing on multiple tabs. For a 17 inch screen 3 hours is pretty decent considering it ran on power saver mode and brightness of 150 cd/m².
The speakers on the Asus X751MA-DH21TQ(WX) are located at the bottom of the laptop like most notebooks. And that’s to say, they fall within the margin of downward firing speakers which for most part produce great distinctive sound but muffled. As a matter of fact, the sound quality, on more cases than one depends on the surface on which the laptop is on. The Asus X series falls on this category but I noticed it performs better on my wooden desk rather than other surfaces.
Thanks to SonicMaster technology and ASUS AudioWizard sound is high fidelity and plenty loud to be used for a crowd. We used the speakers for a Skype call they did have loud volume. So if you’re calling your grandma soon, rest assured you will hear her perfectly.
Asus X751MA Specs
|Processor||Intel Core i5-4210U|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3L SDRAM|
|Internal Storage||1024 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm HDD)|
|Display||17.3 inches 16:9 HD+ (1600×900)|
|Optical Drive||Yes | DVD-Writer|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics|
|Ports||2 -in-1 card reader (SD)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi: 11a/b/g/n, 1×1 | Bluetooth 4.0|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Battery||4 Cells Lithium ion|
|Dimensions||18.5 x 3.2 x 14.2 inches|
The Asus X751MA-DH21TQ(WX) isn’t glamorous or particularly special for anything specific but it has a few standard features that make it suitable for home and office use. The screen size and touch screen options provide one of the biggest points of satisfaction. The storage is sufficient at 1 TB HDD although SSD would have been a welcomed option too (for quick boot times).But as for now, the features are quit decent especially for the price the laptop comes for. Still, if you desire longer battery life, the Acer Aspire E17 E5-721 is a similar laptop with better options.
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