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Asus N550JK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 12GB Aug 2014
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Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1GB to 8GB. At 4 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Asus N550JK has a newer on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JK.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 11.2/12.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of this spec and age is 2.2GHz. The Asus N550JK has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus N550JK has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JK. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17[plb_2548266_price] (1TB).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the N550JK is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 12 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JK.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50[plb_2964653_price] (16GB).

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop'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 this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the N550JK, the Asus N550JK has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Asus N550JK has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the N550JK. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years only have between one and three built-in speakers, however the Asus N550JK has four built-in speakers.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus N550JK has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the N550JK which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Asus N550JK has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the N550JK have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus N550JK does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the N550JK have between two and eight battery cells, including the Asus N550JK which has four battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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4 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 Screen Size

The Asus N550JK has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the N550JK.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550JK has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. 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.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
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
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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 OpenGL 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 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
Processor Code
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)
Intel Smart Cache
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
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...

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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