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Asus D550CA

Asus D550CA 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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8 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 2,723 user and expert reviews for Asus laptops and found that on average Asus has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus D550CA has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the D550CA. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the D550CA have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus D550CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the D550CA.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus D550CA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the D550CA also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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20 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus D550CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus D550CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the D550CA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus D550CA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Asus D550CA has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the D550CA. Across all the laptops of this type and age the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this age and type. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this Asus laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus D550CA has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the D550CA. Portable PCs of this age and type have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Asus D550CA has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this age and spec is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the D550CA is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Asus D550CA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus D550CA is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the D550CA have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus D550CA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the D550CA is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the D550CA have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus D550CA has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the D550CA, the Asus D550CA does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The Asus D550CA has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average front camera resolution of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 28MP.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the D550CA range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Asus D550CA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D550CA range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Asus D550CA has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the D550CA.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus D550CA which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the D550CA have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus D550CA which has four battery cells.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus D550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Asus released the D550CA.

Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Asus D550CA has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440p (2.1kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus D550CA has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus d550, d550cabh21, asus d550c, asus d550ca, asus d550cabh21
Barcodes 00886227583546

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