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Asus P550LA

Asus P550LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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Asus Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops produced by Asus.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus P550LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the P550LA.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus P550LA has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the P550LA, the Asus P550LA has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the P550LA, the Asus P550LA has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs 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 the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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19 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the P550LA is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Asus P550LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the P550LA.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus P550LA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus P550LA has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Asus P550LA has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the P550LA is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the P550LA, the internal memory of the Asus P550LA of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the P550LA is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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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 that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus P550LA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of laptops of this age and spec is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Asus P550LA has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this spec and age is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Asus P550LA has a very small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the P550LA the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Asus P550LA has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Asus P550LA has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus P550LA is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus P550LA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the P550LA is 590GB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus P550LA is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB. The Asus P550LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the P550LA.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus P550LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus P550LA has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the P550LA.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2432329_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Asus P550LA has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the P550LA.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX 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
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio 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 TSX-NI
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple p550, p550laxo217, apple p550l, p550laxo217h, p550laxo217g, apple p550la, apple p550lav, asus p550laxo217, asus p550laxo217h
Barcodes 00886227699360, 00886227699377, 04716659699361, 04716659699378, 04716659714101

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