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Asus TP550LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 2,723 expert and user reviews, Asus has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other brands.

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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The TP550LA has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the TP550LA.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The TP550LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TP550LA.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The TP550LA has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 10" and 16", and the average screen size is 13".

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The TP550LA has a fairly big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the TP550LA range from 16GB to 1.1TB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The TP550LA has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the TP550LA has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have hard drive capacity of between 32GB and 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 570GB.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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8 Reasons Against

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

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the TP550LA have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the TP550LA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Asus TP550LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the TP550LA. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the TP550LA have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the TP550LA, the TP550LA does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba U920t which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The TP550LA has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an SSD storage medium. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the TP550LA.

The best storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC is SSD.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus TP550LA is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the TP550LA have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the TP550LA is one of the heaviest notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the TP550LA amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The weights of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 0.88g to 20kg.

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Thick

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the TP550LA have heights of between 1.9mm and 200mm. With a height of 27.2 millimeters, the TP550LA is one of the thicker 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TP550LA amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus TP550LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the TP550LA has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the TP550LA.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The TP550LA has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Helix (1.8GHz), or the Yoga 2 Pro (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
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
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start 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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management 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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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 Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

(9)
(Verified Purchase)

As I got the i7 version of this laptop, I have absolutely no complaints about speed or performance, as this has the capabilities to do pretty much whatever you want it to do in terms of everyday... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2015 by Sonya Gantch
(Verified Purchase)

Well built and sturdy. Fast processor and generally a nice bit of kit. It could do with more than 1 USB3 socket and its rather heavy - but I guess the weight comes from the glass touch screen.... Read more…

Reviewed 19 May 2015 by C. Chandler
(Verified Purchase)

I would advise people who are buying a computer of any sort to check things out about this Laptop
I read the reviews and it is fair to say they were objective about a 6 out of 10 some... Read more…

Reviewed 7 May 2015 by 

I bought the 13" model, better for portability. You could not ask for a better laptop, it is a joy to use. It is fast, the keyboard is good and it is light too. Battery use is good and you... Read more…

This convertible laptop have strong pros and also strong cons. Let's see.

- Design and construction. Simple, elegant, clean. No free moving, weak, sharp edge or poorly molded plastic... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by D. J. Burton

I purchased my Asus Transformer from the United States on a recent trip there (for half the cost in the UK - it has an international warranty) and absolutely love it because it's responsive and... Read more…

Reviewed 23 December 2014 by Old-Timer 197 "Chris"
(Verified Purchase)

Nice design, thanks!

Reviewed 12 October 2014 by Denis M Nyaga
(Verified Purchase)

If you are looking forward to buying a laptop then Asus flip book should be your choice. The packaging was excellent and professional. This is a solid build machine with a spacious keyboard and a... Read more…

Reviewed 9 October 2014 by Mr. U. A. Okoro "Ufuoma"
(Verified Purchase)

Love the size and build of the laptop.

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Product Identifiers

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