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Asus S550CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Apr 2013
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13 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

Asus portable PCs have an average rating of 79%, which is in the top 48% of all portable PC manufacturers that we have assessed.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the S550CA range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Asus S550CA has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S550CA.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Asus S550CA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the S550CA range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus S550CA's total storage capacity is one of the biggest amongst ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S550CA.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus S550CA has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S550CA also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus S550CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus laptop 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 amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Very Big Screen Size

Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus S550CA's screen size is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of the Asus S550CA of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 550GB.

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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 ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus S550CA has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S550CA do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S550CA only have one USB 2.0 port, however the Asus S550CA has two USB 2.0 ports.

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12 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 ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus S550CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Asus S550CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S550CA have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus S550CA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the S550CA also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus S550CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Asus S550CA has a fairly small battery capacity (only 44 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average battery capacity of laptops of a comparable age and type to the S550CA is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 72Wh.

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Very Heavy

The lightest notebook PC of this age and type is 870g heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Asus S550CA's weight is one of the heaviest amongst ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Thick

At 22 millimeters, the Asus S550CA is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. The heights of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the S550CA range from 6mm to 31mm, and the average height is 19mm.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.3MB. With a L3 cache of only 3 megabytes, the Asus S550CA has a fairly small L3 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S550CA.

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Very Wide

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the S550CA the widths range from 280mm to 420mm. The Asus S550CA is quite wide (380 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the S550CA.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus S550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S550CA has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus S550CA has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the S550CA.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X240 (8GB), or the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (£1,096.65) (8GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus S550CA has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S550CA.

If this Asus laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X240 (£1,299.89) (1.9GHz).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S550CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most laptops of a similar type 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 too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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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
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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 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
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(6)
4 June 2013

The addition of the touchscreen on a lot of ultrabooks has added a bit of weight for something that was a tad unnecessary. With the VivoBook S550, Asus has managed to deploy the add-on without...

The Asus VivoBook S550CA is an affordable 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook with full Windows 8. While it falls short in media playback and battery life, it's still one of the better deals currently...

26 April 2013

The VivoBook's standout feature is not the Ultrabook label ? it's the touchscreen. Many inexpensive systems offer touch, and prices creep downwards by the month, but this is the first laptop we've...

13 May 2014

Asus VivoBook S500CA là m?t s?n ph?m t?m trung. Vi x? lý Core i5 và màn hình ?? phân gi?i trung bình nên máy v?n ch?a gây ???c ?n t??ng m?nh. M?c dù v?y, m?c giá 14 tri?u ??ng và cung...

Quiet operation
Slim and light
Attractive casing
Decent application performance
24 month warranty
Dark screen
Screen has an intense bluish cast
At best middling battery runtimes despite ULV hardware
High price
Awkward keyboard and touch pad
29 March 2013

S550C là chi?c ultrabook có ki?u dáng m?ng nh? nh?ng phù h?p v?i nh?ng ng??i mu?n s? d?ng làm máy thay th? máy ?? bàn ho?c v?i ??c thù công vi?c. S?n ph?m có giá thành khá t?t so v?i...

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User Reviews

(23)
Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Robert C.
(Verified Purchase)

If you can meet the needs of the SM951, it will then happily function as other Samsung SSD's do. If the requirements scared you off, get used to them, that's where PC storage is going, and... Read more…

Reviewed 14 May 2015 by Kevin F.
(Verified Purchase)

Even using a limited M.2 2x PCIe 2.0 slot on my motherboard I'm still getting 700+ MB/s read/write from this drive. If the next generation of motherboards offers 4x PCIe 3.0 slots this drive will... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Seth D.
(Verified Purchase)

If you are on a ASUS X99-A motherboard and wanting to make this your boot ssd its simple. IF you are on BIOS 1702 or newer, go into bios and DISABLE CSM mode, YES... DISABLE IT. reboot, insttall... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2015 by Richard S.
(Verified Purchase)

SUPER fast SSD. Read speeds clocked at around 2300MB/s - nearly 5 times faster than SATA SSD. Connected to ASUS x99A/USB3.1 MB. Only issue is having to disable secure boot and set SATA mode to IDE... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2013 by George K.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, this is an AWESOME machine for the price! I highly recommend it...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus s550, asus s550c, s550cacj091, asus s550ca, s550cacj091h, asus s550cacj091, asus s550cacj091h
Barcodes 04716659502852

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