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Asus P550LAV 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 2GB Jul 2015
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Designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS P Series notebooks redefine your expectations of all-rounder notebook. With a spun-circle finish and... More
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7 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The P550LAV has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The P550LAV supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the P550LAV is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The P550LAV has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price], the LG 14Z950[plb_2898217_price], or the DELL Latitude E5540[plb_2887661_price] which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the P550LAV is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The P550LAV has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the P550LAV is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the P550LAV that we have assessed, the P550LAV's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

There are a number of other 2GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Stream 13-c025na[pl_2932886_price], or the 240 G3[pl_2975405_price] both from HP or the Acer Aspire ES1-111m[plb_2567084_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the B50-80[pl_3812194_price] (4GB), the G50-70[pl_3089734_price] (4GB), or the B50-45[pl_3152168_price] (4GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The P550LAV does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the P550LAV do have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price], the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2885643_price], or the Acer Travelmate TMP455-M[plb_2893638_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at include the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price], the Acer Extensa EX2508[plb_2927460_price], or the HP Probook 470 G2[plb_2925949_price] which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T540p[plb_2057543_price] (SSD), the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885457_price] (SSD), or the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1[plb_2891902_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the P550LAV the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the P550LAV has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the P550LAV.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the G50-80[pl_2829734_price], and the U330 Touch[pl_2965595_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Travelmate TMP257-M[plb_2945508_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the G50-80[pl_3258707_price] (1.9GHz), the G70-80[pl_3737542_price] (1.9GHz), or the G50-70[pl_3702325_price] (1.9GHz) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the maximum internal memory of the P550LAV of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the P550LAV is 14GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The P550LAV does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the P550LAV also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2804843_price], or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2867641_price] both from DELL or the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus P550LAV

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Screen Size

The Asus P550LAV has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the P550LAV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738515_price], the E540[pl_2936275_price], or the W550s[pl_2929328_price] all from Lenovo.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the G70-70[pl_3090627_price] (17.3"), or the G70-70[pl_3101024_price] (17.3") both from Lenovo or the HP 17-g108na[plb_3017184_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Asus P550LAV has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most notebook PCs of this type and age have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the P550LAV has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the P550LAV.

We compared this laptop to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price], the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2854982_price], and the Fujitsu LifeBook A555[plb_2846836_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB), the X1 Carbon[pl_3047150_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Asus P550LAV has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the P550LAV.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs and we think the X555LD[pl_2851075_price], and the X554LJ[pl_2881382_price] both from Asus or the Lenovo B50-70[plb_2595743_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

(5)
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.

(Verified Purchase)

Unfortunately malfunctioned within days of purchase,returned for refund,but being asus may try another soon...

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Vanlow
(Verified Purchase)

Good. What I expected and hoped for...

Reviewed 9 February 2015 by PierreLegros
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted this as my old laptop was too slow. This was offered with Windows 8 which I do not like, but also had Windows 7 as an alternative. It was fairly easy to set up as 7 and works well...

Reviewed 29 January 2015 by Missmolly
(Verified Purchase)

I only wanted this laptop to see if I can write those books and print out that poetry that I've dreamt about for so long of doing. I'm not very computer literate, so I had to enlist the help of my... Read more…

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