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Asus N550JK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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20 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Asus is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Asus also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the N550JK. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the N550JK the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB.

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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.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Asus N550JK has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

This laptop's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is in fact the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the N550JK.

Across comparable types of laptop 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 frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the N550JK.

The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. 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.

If this Asus laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17[plb_2320155_price] (32GB and higher rated).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the N550JK, the Asus N550JK has a full-size keyboard.

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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 laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus N550JK has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the N550JK.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus N550JK has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the N550JK also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The Asus N550JK has more built-in speakers than most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the N550JK. This portable PC is a four built-in speaker notebook PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JK which only have between one and three built-in speakers.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

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 on the market for a comparable time to the N550JK. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2.4GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus N550JK has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the N550JK do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Asus N550JK which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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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 have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo E545[plb_2857006_price] (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus N550JK is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JK

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the N550JK over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Asus N550JK has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JK.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus N550JK has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17"), or 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 standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the N550JK.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire V3-551G[plb_1463655_price] (2.6kg).

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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
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
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...

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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 asus n550, n550jkdb74, asus n550j, n550jkcm326, asus gtx850, n550jkcn342, n550jkdb74t, n550jkcn358, asus n550jk, n550jkds521, n550jkds521h, n550jkcm326h, asus gtx850m, n550jkcn342h, n550jkcn358h, n550jkcn358hb, n550jkcn358hbe
Barcodes 00684031193520, 00886227794973, 00886227818549, 04716659769156, 04716659792284, 04716659794974, 04716659901778, 08862278185498

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