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Asus N550JK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Aug 2014
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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

Many processor core portable PCs built by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the N550JK is 2.5GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the N550JK.

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

The Asus N550JK is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is in fact the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JK.

The worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across comparable types of laptop 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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N550JK.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has one of the bigger internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the N550JK range from 1GHz to 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Asus N550JK has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the MSI GT60[plb_2520094_price] (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 32GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus N550JK has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus N550JK has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus N550JK supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the N550JK.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus N550JK has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Asus N550JK has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The Asus N550JK has more built-in speakers than most of the many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most of the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the N550JK only have between one and three built-in speakers, however this notebook PC has four built-in speakers.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Asus N550JK has more processor threads than most of the laptops that are a similar age to the N550JK. This Asus laptop is a eight processor thread portable PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Asus N550JK has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.5 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the N550JK is 3.2GHz.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the N550JK which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Asus N550JK has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N550JK is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the Asus N550JK has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the N550JK.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus N550JK is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for 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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JK

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Asus N550JK has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550JK has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the N550JK.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 15[plb_2075046_price] (2.6kg), or the Acer Aspire V3-551G[plb_1477480_price] (2.6kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to 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 Size
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 Adapter Model
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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