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

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB May 2014
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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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10 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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 medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The P550LAV has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the P550LAV have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus P550LAV supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus P550LAV has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the P550LAV.

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Has a Front Camera

The P550LAV has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the P550LAV has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable spec and age 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 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 portable 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 have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the P550LAV is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the P550LAV has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the P550LAV.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus P550LAV does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The P550LAV has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.5 megapixels) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the P550LAV is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The P550LAV is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and eight battery cells.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Thick

The heights of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the P550LAV range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of 32 millimeters, the P550LAV is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the P550LAV amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Asus P550LAV

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the P550LAV has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the P550LAV.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Asus P550LAV has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the P550LAV.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Asus P550LAV has a fairly standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the P550LAV has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus P550LAV has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the P550LAV.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781600_price] (1.8GHz), or the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2617097_price] (1.8GHz).

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Specification

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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…

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers p550la, xo429p, xo429pa, p550lav, asus 4030, asus p550, asus p550l, asus xo429, asus 4030u, apple p550, p550lavxh31, apple p550l, asus i34010, asus p550la, asus xo429p, apple p550la, p550lavxo754, asus i34010u, p550lavxo598, asus p550lav, asus xo429pa, apple i34010, apple i34030, p550lavxo598g, apple i34010u
Barcodes 00886227784226, 00886227784387, 04716659784227, 04716659784388, 04716659790891, 04716659801900

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