On average Asus many processor core portable PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs produced by Asus.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.
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 notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus N550JK has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus N550JK supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the N550JK.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the N550JK, the Asus N550JK has a front camera.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Four Built-In Speakers
The Asus N550JK is a four built-in speaker portable PC.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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 similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus N550JK has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this type and age.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Asus released the N550JK over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the Asus N550JK has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the N550JK.
If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50[plb_2964653_price] (2.5GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Asus N550JK has a fairly typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK.
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Average Screen Size
The Asus N550JK has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N550JK.
At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550JK has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GE60[plb_2305231_price] (2.6kg).
Average Internal Memory
At 6 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the N550JK.
HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs 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.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Bang & Olufsen
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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