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Asus P550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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A Classic, Timeless DesignDesigned for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS P Series notebooks redefine your expectations of all-rounder notebook. With a... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Asus is one of the superior manufacturers.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Asus P550CA has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the P550CA. Laptops of a similar age and type to the P550CA have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus P550CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. In addition, this Asus laptop 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 amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus P550CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the P550CA.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus P550CA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the P550CA also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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14 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus P550CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Asus P550CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the P550CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around 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.

If the storage medium of this Asus laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus P550CA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the P550CA. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the P550CA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus P550CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the P550CA, the Asus P550CA does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Asus P550CA has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the P550CA. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the P550CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus P550CA which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Thick

The thinnest notebook PC of a comparable type and age to the P550CA is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. At 32 millimeters, the Asus P550CA is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Asus P550CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The Asus P550CA has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the P550CA.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus P550CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus P550CA has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the P550CA.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Asus P550CA has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the P550CA.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus X550CA[plb_1598926_price] (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus P550CA has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the P550CA.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2706073_price] (6GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus P550CA has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the P550CA.

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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
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(7)
28 April 2014

Asus' P550CA-XO522G offers good application performance , and mostly a quiet operating noise . Furthermore, the laptop comes with two operating systems , and features a matte screen. However, the...

8 January 2014

A laptop which has dated hardware and a doesn't provide performance which enterprise users will expect in 2014...

29 April 2014

Entrée de gamme professionnelle. Asus intègre non pas un mais deux systèmes d'exploitation (Windows 7 64 Bit et Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit) dans la boite de son P550CA-XO522G. Les aficionados de... Read more…

30 April 2014

Zakelijk instapmodel. Asus voorziet in de doos van de P550CA-XO522G niet één maar twee besturingssystemen (Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) + Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)). Toegewijde fans van Windows 7 kunnen... Read more…

Business básico. Asus no pone uno, sino dos sistemas operativos (Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) + Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)) en la caja del P550CA-XO522G. Los fans de Windows 7 pueden usar el portátil tal... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 17 February 2016 by John Halmarren | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Not Windows 8 as advertised.. Moreover,185 updates needed to be fulfilled before 7 possible to update to 8 and then to Windows 10.

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers p550ca, asus 64, asus 64b, asus 64bi, p550caxh31, p550caxs31, asus 64bit, p550caxo845, p550caxs31c, asus i33217, p550caxx390, p550caxo482, p550caxo522, p550caxo998, asus i33217u, p550caxx390g, p550caxo482g, p550caxo522d, p550caxo998d, p550caxo845g, p550caxs31ca, p550caxo522g
Barcodes 00886227571239, 00886227594412, 00886227651092, 04716659571230, 04716659572930, 04716659572985, 04716659675365, 04716659708858

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