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Asus K550CC 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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16 Reasons For

Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,723 user and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its laptops. Asus also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the K550CC have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. The Asus K550CC has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Asus K550CC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the Asus K550CC has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the K550CC. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the K550CC have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus K550CC has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the K550CC processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus K550CC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Asus laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the K550CC, the Asus K550CC has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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802.11g WiFi Standard

The Asus K550CC has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of this type and age. In addition, this portable PC has an 802.11b WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the K550CC is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the K550CC the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus K550CC has one of the bigger L3 caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus K550CC has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the K550CC. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the K550CC the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. At 2,048 megabytes, the Asus K550CC has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the K550CC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

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

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the K550CC have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus K550CC which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. With a battery life of only 3.3 hours, the Asus K550CC's battery life is one of the shortest amongst notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the K550CC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus K550CC does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the K550CC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (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 frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus K550CC does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the K550CC also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus K550CC

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the K550CC over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Asus K550CC has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the K550CC.

There are a number of alternative 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire V5-572G.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus K550CC has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the K550CC.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the ZBook 17 (17.3"), or the ZBook 17 (£908.47) (17.3") both from HP.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus K550CC has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the K550CC.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Asus K550CC has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus K550CC has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the K550CC.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k550cc, k550ccxo338, k550ccxx1173, k550ccxo338p, k550ccxo338h, k550ccxx1173h, k550cc-xo338h, asus k550ccxx1173, asus k550ccxx1173h
Barcodes 04716659520337, 04716659520344, 04716659629672, 04716659819219

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