This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
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 common display resolution.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the N550JK.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.
We compared all the other notebook PCs that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to this portable PC and we think the N56VJ, and the U500VZ (£649.99) both from Asus which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Has a Front Camera
The Asus N550JK has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the N550JK also have a front camera.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The Asus N550JK has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the N550JK. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the N550JK the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.
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 this spec and age. 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 across all laptops of this spec and age.
Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
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Four Built-In Speakers
The Asus N550JK is a four built-in speaker laptop.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
At 6 megabytes, the Asus N550JK has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the N550JK. The processor caches of many processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the N550JK range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.6MB.
Eight Processor Threads
The Asus N550JK has more processor threads than most of the portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC is a eight processor thread portable PC compared to most of the many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus N550JK has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the N550JK do not have a touch sensitive screen.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the N550JK have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Asus N550JK which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops 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 that were launched more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.
We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) which also has a higher rating.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 32GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 660GB. 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 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK.
Only Four Battery Cells
Most portable PCs of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells, including the Asus N550JK which has four battery cells.
4 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
At 2.4 gigahertz, the Asus N550JK has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus N550JK has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the N550JK.
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At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550JK has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State 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
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
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
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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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