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Asus N550JK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 2,723 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good ratings for its laptops. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N550JK have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus N550JK which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the N550JK.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched 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 portable PCs of this age and type. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N550JK.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus N550JK has an SSD storage medium which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus N550JK has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Asus N550JK has more processor threads than most of the laptops of this spec and age. Most of the notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the N550JK only have between four and seven processor threads, however this portable PC has eight processor threads.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The Asus N550JK is a four built-in speaker portable 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 similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JK have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus N550JK does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2447777_price] (500GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus N550JK is no exception to this as it too does 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 the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this age and spec.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus N550JK is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the N550JK have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JK

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core laptop has been on the market for over two years.

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 this spec and age.

If this Asus notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (2.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus N550JK has a relatively typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP ENVY 15[plb_2353927_price] (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus N550JK has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17").

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550JK has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire V3-551G[plb_1463655_price] (2.6kg).

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Specification

Features
Design
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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
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 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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AC Adapter Output Voltage
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Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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...

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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 n550jk, asus n550, asus n550j, asus gtx850, n550jkcn101, asus n550jk, n550jkcn112, n550jkcm080, n550jkcn300, n550jkcn112h, n550jkcm080h, n550jkcn300h, asus gtx850m, n550jkcn101h, n550jk-cn101h, asus n550jkcn360, asus n550jkcn360h
Barcodes 00886227693993, 04716659693994, 04716659707837, 04716659751151

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