This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the N550JK is 1GB and the biggest is 8GB.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Asus N550JK has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the N550JK.
Across similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
We compared all the other laptops that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the N56VJ, and the U500VZ (£649.99) both from Asus is also worth considering.
Very Big Total Storage Capacity
When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the N550JK, the Asus N550JK's total storage capacity of 1,500 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The smallest total storage capacity of many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the N550JK is 32GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 660GB.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years, the Asus N550JK has a front camera.
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Eight Processor Threads
The Asus N550JK is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other many processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years only have between four and seven processor threads.
Four Built-In Speakers
The Asus N550JK is a four built-in speaker laptop.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
Very Big Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of the Asus N550JK of 1,500 gigabyte is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 720GB.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The Asus N550JK has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the N550JK. The smallest processor cache of many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the N550JK is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus N550JK has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the N550JK do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the N550JK is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the Asus N550JK has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the N550JK.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus N550JK does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. 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.
We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VJ is also worth considering.
5 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JK
Released Over Two Years Ago
This notebook PC was released over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Asus N550JK has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
Average Internal Memory
The Asus N550JK has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to 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 similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the N550JK.
With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550JK has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the N550JK.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
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 Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 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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