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Asus N550JK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB May 2014
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1GB and the biggest is 8GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the Asus N550JK of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Asus N550JK is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the N550JK.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Asus N550JK has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus N550JK supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 across all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the N550JK.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus N550JK has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the N550JK.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Asus N550JK has a front camera.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Asus N550JK has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JK.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The Asus N550JK is a four built-in speaker notebook PC.

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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 similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the N550JK range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. The Asus N550JK has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 have been around for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus N550JK does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the N550JK.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the N550JK range from 32GB to 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the N550JK.

There are a number of alternative 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Asus U500VZ[plb_2377740_price] which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo 11e[plb_2636631_price] (500GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus N550JK does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the N550JK also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JK

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the N550JK.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Asus N550JK has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the N550JK.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50[plb_2964653_price] (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus N550JK has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the N550JK.

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Average Weight

The Asus N550JK has a fairly standard weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V3-551G[plb_1540242_price] (2.6kg).

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Specification

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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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
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Intel Secure Key
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Cable Included
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Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(29)
15 June 2015

Today's laptops are all about compromise, and consumers need to identify the features that matter most and shop accordingly. Attempting to cover as multiple bases, the Asus N550JK straddles the...

Very good CPU performance
Reasonable gaming potential
Attractive design
Wide viewing angles
Responsive touchscreen
Middling battery life
Very reflective display
Speaker placement not ideal
Annoying bloatware
Sluggish hard disk
9 October 2014

The Asus N550JK is a practical laptop that is also a dab hand at games, especially given it costs a bit less than most gaming laptops. It's not very portable and the version with the lower-end...

8 October 2014

The Asus N550JK is the sort of laptop that's easy to dismiss. It's not slim, not particularly attention grabbing and lacks a stand-out feature to brag about. However, as a package it's pretty...

27 June 2014

The Asus N550JK is an outstanding, versatile laptop. Only the most demanding gamers should find fault with it. Tech-savvy users might want to replace the HDD with an SSD to boost the performance...

Digital Versus

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 23 October 2014 by Brian G.
(Verified Purchase)

I haven't really used the disc drive and fully intend to swap it out for an hd caddy and throw in another SSD to expand the available disc space. As for comparisons to that MacBook Pro, I guess... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted to hold off on writing a review until I had a chance to use it for a few months. Overall, the actual laptop is quite nice both in aesthetics and performance. I have not yet had the screen... Read more…

Reviewed 28 December 2014 by Andrew B.
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent laptop for the price...

Excellent laptop for everyday use and light gaming
Solid construction, great screen, and the keyboard is awesome. The graphics can handle everything I've thrown at it thus far, Battlefield 3 on high settings
I picked this over another Asus model since this has the wireless AC and IPS touchscreen. Sure beats the Lenovo 50 as well since this has a built-in CD drive
For 1 199, this laptop is a great deal for the specs
Less expensive than other brands
The touchpad isn't the best, nor is the Asus touchbad software. On the second day of ownership, the Asus software disabled my touchpad for unknown reasons, so I had to uninstall it by using the touch
Windows 8 is meh, but whatever
Very glossyreflective screen
Terrible Speakers
Terrible Warranty
Reviewed 6 December 2014 by Michael D.
(Verified Purchase)

The sound quality of the speakers is highly dependent on your ability to fiddle with the tuners. I don't worry about it too much since I'm usually using the externals. Your sound experience... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2015 by Pavankumar K.
(Verified Purchase)

I like ASUS , but two display failures .well.. for sure my Next one is NOT ASUS. i have the Iron egg protection so will be getting a full refund...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus n550, asus n550j, n550jkcn113, asus gtx850, asus n550jk, n550jkcn113h, asus gtx850m
Barcodes 04716659707844

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