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Asus TP550LA 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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17 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Asus 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings on average and across all laptops Asus is one of the superior manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Asus TP550LA has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the TP550LA is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of a similar age and type to the TP550LA is 1.7GHz. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type, the TP550LA's processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

There are a number of alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to consider including the HP Envy Stream x360 (£713.09) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (2.7GHz).

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Has a Front Camera

The TP550LA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus TP550LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this type and age. In addition, this laptop 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 across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the TP550LA.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The TP550LA has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The internal memory of laptops of this age and type range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the TP550LA that we have checked, the screen size of the TP550LA of 15.6 inches is one of the biggest. The average screen size of portable PCs of this type and age is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16".

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the TP550LA have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB. The Asus TP550LA has a quite big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TP550LA.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Flex 2 (£388.80) (1TB).

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3 gigahertz, the TP550LA has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the TP550LA. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the TP550LA is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus TP550LA has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the TP550LA.

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Very Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the TP550LA has one of the bigger processor caches amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the TP550LA the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the TP550LA has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the TP550LA. The smallest hard drive capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the TP550LA is 32GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 570GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the TP550LA has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TP550LA range from 2GB to 16GB.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TP550LA have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 560MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 950 megahertz, the Asus TP550LA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The TP550LA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Toshiba U920t which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The TP550LA has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. 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.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable age and type to the TP550LA.

The best storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is SSD.

If the storage medium of this 2 in 1 laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (£1,060.16) (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.39) (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 laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Asus TP550LA is a two battery cell count laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between two and eight battery cells.

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Heavy

The lightest laptop that was launched around the same time as the TP550LA is 0.88g heavy, the heaviest is 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. The Asus TP550LA is one of the heaviest notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the TP550LA (2.6 kilograms) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Thick

The Asus TP550LA is fairly thick (27.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the TP550LA. The average height of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the TP550LA is 23mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus TP550LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the TP550LA over two years ago.

Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Asus TP550LA has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the AMD E processor family found on most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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
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 VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(15)
3 April 2015

The 2 in 1 computer, as Microsoft promotes it, is a mobile computer that is neither fish but all too often quite foul, a jack of few trades and master of none. There may be some application for a...

Reviews
360 degree hinge
Good Keyboard
Impressive Battery Life
Mediocre Performance
360 degree hinge
Good Keyboard
Impressive Battery Life
Mediocre Performance
Reflective Low Resolution Screen
17 March 2015

The Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550L comes with decent ergonomics and reasonable specifications that puts it in a race with mid-range laptops, but the price tag of Rs. 46999 for such hardware...

3 February 2015

?In a bid to offer the best of the both worlds, we feel that ASUS has made some serious lapses with the Transformer Flip Book?Taiwanese brand ASUS might not be topping the sales charts, but... Read more…

2 December 2014

Here's the ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LD or what we call...a BBW!Before your brain gets crowded with images of PornHub searches and dirty videos, let us clarify that BBW here stands for an... Read more…

17 November 2014

The Flip has a reasonable specification and decent ergonomics, which means it's good as a mid-range laptop. It's not much use a tablet, though, as it's thicker and heavier than the competition,...

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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…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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