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Asus M51AD

Asus M51AD
alaScore 88

209 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 reviews of Asus M51AD. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The reliability and price also get good comments.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus M51AD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Asus M51AD from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the design and price. There are some critical reviews about the reliability and usability.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Essentio Desktop M51AD-B08 (i7 - 4790S, 64 bit, 3.2Ghz, 12 GB RAM, 2TB HDD, Windows 8.1)ASUS Essentio Desktop M51AD-B08 (i7 - 4790S, 64 bit, 3.2Ghz, 12 GB RAM, 2TB HDD, Windows 8.1)

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: N/A (

Fantastic Rig!


I bought this sweet machine when my laptop it the dust. After doing my research it was actually a bargain for the specs. I get quality speed and since Asus does not have third party hardware in their rigs, I felt safe about the quality. I am bumping...


Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Eric (



I messed up royally. This is my first bought computer. When I got it, neither the VGA or HDMI cable worked. I didn't know there was a second HDMI port that worked all along; so I ended up sending it to the manufacturers (NEVER SEND ANYTHING TO...

Great computer, runs everything I've thrown at it so far with ease. If you're looking for a good, cheap computer to run minecraft with shaders, this is definitely a good choice

The graphics card that comes with this computer automatically disables the VGA connection, that is why the vga connections dont work for anybody. I've heard something about a DVI to VGA cable working, but I'm not positive about that. The HDMI ports do...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: javascript:Biz.Feedb (



New egg is great. This is my 4th ASUS PC/Laptop. I'll continue to buy and recommend them... this will be the first strike against em. More of a foul tip really, but a strike none the less...

Great box for the price. Using it as a development box, so there is a fair amount of abuse being applied to this thing on a daily basis

came with a faulty CPU fan. Ran at 100% (jet engine) all the time. Applied the BIOS updates. Googled for about a week before I gave up and replaced the fan with a spare from the shelf. It's now quite as a church mouse. I didn't really want to RMA a box...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Eduardo (

Amazing For Price!


using huge tv at my desk not the most comfortable but will be getting a vga to hdmi adapter to fix the problem

First off new egg delivered this in less than 48 hours got it the next day of ordering and paid for 4-7 day so big + to new egg. The computer is great runs all my games at high 1080p . the 760 is amazing . the case provides decent airflow

the vga connection did not work tried 2 wires and 2 monitors it did not work . the gpu is also in a odd position so it blows hot air straight down were it cant really go any were

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Nate (

Good machine


Well the first day I got it, the dang VGA port doesn't work. Not a huge deal, because I'm using an HDMI cable connected to the video card. ASUS loads a bunch of unless stuff preloaded on Win8. So I would recommend reformatting the HDD.

This computer is what I was looking for. For under $1000 it's hard to find something that can handle games on high/ultra high settings. For the games I've played so far, I'm running everything on high and get great FPS. Although the CPU does lack a...

Windows 8 and RAM. I tried to get used to it, but had to reload Win7 ; Win 8 is much more demanding on system ram, which only comes with 8GB, so you will probably have to upgrade to 16GB

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Katie (



Runs smoothly, runs games well, no issues with it so far. Please note that on a bunch of the other reviews giving it a lower review, they received PCs that were DOA (dead on arrival) which is a risk you stand with having a PC delivered to you. At that...

The hard drive is NOT the size mentioned. The title of the product title and the specs page say 1TB. The hard drive I received in my PC is 320GB, much smaller. Not sure if this is an accident or clever wording on the companies part

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Russel66 (

Asus Corporation you are better than this



No Signal output from PC to Display Monitor

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: kni9ghtshadow (

Just Amazing


I serious dont know why people are complaining with it not coming on. Also, I need a Dvi-d dual link cable to hook to your monitors. There is a plastic cap on the vga to stop you from hooking it up by vga


Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: 6Sigma (

Asus Quality Control Needs Work


I have purchased 5 Asus products in the past and have been pleased and never had issues. Would I buy another Asus product, probably. Would I do business with Newegg, most definately. Returning a faulty product is not a pleasant experience, but the CS...

The first machine was a Christmas gift for my son, who was very disappointed on Christmas day when the computer didn't boot up. Calls to Asus( who were open on Christmas Day) were unsuccessful at correcting. I called Newegg the next day, they were very...

I received two of these models and both were unable to boot up. Not sure if the hard drives were faulty or a connection issue, but didn't want to open the machine up and void any warranty

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Good computer for the price


I will update this review if I find anything wrong with the computer. For now it seems like a great purchase

Good processor ; Good GPU ; Good price ; I've been running AC4 on max settings on this rig for about a week now with no problems whatsoever. I'm slowly adding other games into the mix like Dishonored and Bioshock and this computer runs it very well...

McAfee bloatware ; McAfee bloatware ; McAfee bloatware ; The first time I booted up this computer, it froze about 80% of the way into the first time installation. NOT a good sign. I decided to reboot it and it seemed all the drivers did in fact install...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 1.x) slots:1
PCI Express x4 (Gen 1.x) slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 3072 / 4096
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x162 / 0x412 / 0x41E / 412
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4 / 5 / 6


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):54 / 65 / 84

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65524 / 75037 / 75038 / 75040 / 75043 / 75044 / 75122 / 75124 / 80806 / 80808 / 80817 / 80818 / I5-4460 / I5-4460S / I7-4790 / I7-4790S
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011C / PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of storage drives installed:1