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Asus D550MA 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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The ASUS D550MA is the perfect all-round laptop for work and play. Stylish and durable design is combined with a choice of Intel or AMD processors, while 2-second Instant on gives smartphone like... More
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Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops of this spec and age is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus D550MA has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the D550MA.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus D550MA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus D550MA has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the D550MA.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus D550MA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Across all laptops of this age and spec the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Asus D550MA has a fairly big battery capacity (4,500 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the D550MA. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 3,700mAh.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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26 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the D550MA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 756 megahertz, the Asus D550MA has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the D550MA.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus D550MA has one of the smallest maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the D550MA have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus D550MA is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the D550MA use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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

The Asus D550MA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the D550MA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the D550MA have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Asus D550MA which has two SATA connectors.

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Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Asus D550MA has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price] (4.45h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus D550MA has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the D550MA processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus D550MA has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the D550MA the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung NP540U3C[plb_2012503_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the laptops of this age and type the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the D550MA that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Asus D550MA of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 1 megabyte, the Asus D550MA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the D550MA the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Asus D550MA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus D550MA is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Asus D550MA is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus D550MA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the D550MA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the D550MA do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus D550MA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of a comparable type and age to the D550MA is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.13 gigahertz, the Asus D550MA's maximum turbo frequency is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the D550MA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus D550MA which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Asus D550MA has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Heavy Power Adapter Weight

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have power adapter weights of between 180g and 5kg. The Asus D550MA has one of the heavier power adapter weights (3.7 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Tall Power Adapter Height

When compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the D550MA that we have checked the power adapter height of, the Asus D550MA's power adapter height of 66.04 millimeters is one of the tallest. The average power adapter height of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the D550MA is 32mm, and the power adapter heights range from 22mm to 67mm.

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Very Deep Power Adapter Depth

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the D550MA the power adapter depths range from 27mm to 300mm. With a power adapter depth of 299.72 millimeters, the Asus D550MA's power adapter depth is one of the deepest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Wide Power Adapter Width

At 485.14 millimeters, the Asus D550MA has a very wide power adapter width compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average power adapter width of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the D550MA is 120mm, and the power adapter widths range from 46mm to 490mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus D550MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the D550MA.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus D550MA has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the D550MA.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Asus D550MA has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the D550MA.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T440p[plb_1878293_price] (2.1kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus D550MA has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.86 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the D550MA.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2358586_price] (1.9GHz).

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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
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
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
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Processor Code
Execute Disable Bit
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
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
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers d550mads01, d550mads01o, d550mads01ob
Barcodes 00886227660605, 08862276606056

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2 core Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs D550MA

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2 core Intel Celeron 1.86GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 2,116.07
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113MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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£ 2,116.07
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