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Asus N550JK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 2,723 expert and owner reviews for Asus notebook PCs and found that on average Asus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JK is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar 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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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Asus N550JK has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C (£279.00).

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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 available for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus N550JK has a better storage medium than most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus N550JK has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Asus N550JK has a better processor cache level than most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N550JK.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst processor cache level is L2.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the N550JK only have between two and three built-in speakers, however the Asus N550JK has four built-in speakers.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the N550JK range from 22Wh to 2,700Wh. The Asus N550JK has one of the biggest battery capacities (120 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

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. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus N550JK is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Asus N550JK has one of the bigger battery capacities (4,600 milliamperes * hour) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N550JK is 58mAh, the biggest is 6,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,400mAh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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2 Reasons Against

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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the N550JK. The total storage capacity of portable PCs of this type and age range from 32GB to 2.2TB.

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Heavy

The lightest laptop that came out more than a year ago is 580g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The Asus N550JK is one of the heavier many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the N550JK (2.7 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JK

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Asus portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus N550JK has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP Pro (£806.00) (2.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

If this many processor core laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Storage
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Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
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Video
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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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
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Intel Secure Key
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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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

Asus N550JK-CN109H: The throttling issue of the N550JV-CN201H precursor is a thing of the past. Asus has assembled an attractive multimedia device with gaming ambitions dubbed N550JK-CN109H. It is...

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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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Barcodes 04716659771869, 04716659771876, 04716659803591, 04716659886082, 04716659886655, 04716659929550

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