Asus has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The Asus N550JV has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JV have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.5GB.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Asus N550JV is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the N550JV have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Asus N550JV 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 laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus N550JV has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the N550JV also have a full-size keyboard.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus N550JV 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 around for more than two years. This Asus notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the N550JV.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.
Has a Front Camera
The Asus N550JV has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the N550JV.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and spec.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Four Built-In Speakers
The Asus N550JV has more built-in speakers than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N550JV. This notebook PC is a four built-in speaker notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and three built-in speakers.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus N550JV has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the N550JV. The hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the N550JV range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The Asus N550JV has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the N550JV. Laptops of this type and age have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The Asus N550JV has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N550JV. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JV the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus N550JV does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the N550JV also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this type and age.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Asus released the N550JV.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the Asus N550JV has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the N550JV.
If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (2.5GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus N550JV has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the N550JV.
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Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Asus N550JV has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
If this many processor core laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Envy 15 (£1,066.46) (12GB).
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus N550JV has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the N550JV.
If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 (£2,999.78) (17").
At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550JV has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JV.
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time 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.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
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 Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
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
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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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