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Asus P550LAV 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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15 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Asus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the P550LAV has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the P550LAV range from 8GB to 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The P550LAV is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The P550LAV has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Laptops that came out around the same time as the P550LAV have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the P550LAV range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the P550LAV has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the P550LAV has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the P550LAV is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the P550LAV has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P550LAV. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the P550LAV is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If this Asus laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-573 (2.7GHz and cheaper).

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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 have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this age and type ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Asus P550LAV has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the P550LAV the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the P550LAV is 11" and the biggest is 18". The Asus P550LAV has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The P550LAV has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Asus PU551LA (£329.00), the HP G4 (£399.00), or the Lenovo G50-30 (£329.99).

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the P550LAV range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the P550LAV has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the P550LAV range from 8.1GB to 33GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the P550LAV has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus P550LAV has one of the smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the P550LAV is 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus P550LAV does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the P550LAV do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus PU551LA (£329.00), the HP G4 (£399.00), or the Medion Akoya E6415 is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that are a similar 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire E5-772.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£310.00) (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820 (£624.40) (SSD and cheaper).

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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 frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the P550LAV is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the P550LAV has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the P550LAV.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think the HP EliteBook 820 (£624.40) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba C55 (£308.00) (6GB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire E5-573 (£280.00) (8GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the P550LAV do not have a touch sensitive screen. The P550LAV is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Asus UX301LA or the HP 15 (£409.99) are also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The P550LAV is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the P550LAV have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the P550LAV the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Asus P550LAV has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the P550LAV.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Thick

The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that was launched around the same time as the P550LAV is 11mm thick, the thickest is 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. The P550LAV is quite thick (32 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the P550LAV.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus P550LAV

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Asus portable PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus P550LAV has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the P550LAV.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba C55 (£308.00) (750GB and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15 (£459.50) (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Asus P550LAV has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the P550LAV.

Other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the HP 350 (£331.39) which is cheaper.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 (£252.79) (2.4kg and cheaper).

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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
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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
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 Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Technical Details
Other Features
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…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus i54210, asus i54210u, asus p550lavxo397, asus p550lavxo397p
Barcodes 04712900019070

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