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Asus K550CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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10 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Asus is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Asus also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Asus K550CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus K550CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus K550CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus K550CA has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus K550CA has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the K550CA which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the K550CA that we have assessed, the Asus K550CA's maximum graphics adapter memory of only 0.384 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus K550CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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

The Asus K550CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. 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 medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the K550CA that we have assessed the maximum graphics adapter memory of, the Asus K550CA's maximum graphics adapter memory of only 384 megabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum graphics adapter memory of laptops of this spec and age range from 380MB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At only 37 watt-hours, the Asus K550CA has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the K550CA.

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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 on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus K550CA is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Asus K550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus K550CA has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus K550CA has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus K550CA has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Weight

The Asus K550CA has a fairly typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus K550CA has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus K550CA has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the K550CA.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Asus X553MA (1.86GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
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
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
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
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 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
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k550ca, i53337, i53337u, k550caeh51, k550caxo219, k550caeh51t, k550caxo219p, k550caxo219h, k550ca-xo219p, k550ca-xo219h
Barcodes 00886227603145, 04716659520177, 04716659520184, 08862276031452

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