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Asus V550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 6GB Sep 2013
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Hairline-spun textured metal surfaces allow ASUS V550 to elegantly stand out from the crowd. With its Ultrabook form factor, it still packs full features in a slender build, matching the dynamic... More
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Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Asus is one of the superior manufacturers.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Asus V550CA has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the V550CA is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Asus V550CA has a very big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the V550CA.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus V550CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the V550CA.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Asus V550CA has a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus V550CA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the V550CA the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of laptops of this spec and age range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The Asus V550CA has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus V550CA is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus V550CA has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the V550CA do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the V550CA use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Asus V550CA which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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

The Asus V550CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the V550CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus V550CA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the V550CA. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 660MHz, the fastest is 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 frequently found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of this age and type range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the V550CA, the processor clock speed of the Asus V550CA of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2101680_price] (1.5GHz).

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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 laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Asus V550CA has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus V550CA is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Heavy

The Asus V550CA is quite heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the V550CA. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for around the same time as the V550CA is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus V550CA[plb_1633423_price] (2.7kg), or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price] (2.7kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus V550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the V550CA over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus V550CA has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the V550CA.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Asus V550CA has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the V550CA.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Z30[plb_2502971_price] (8GB), or the DELL Latitude 12 5000[plb_2518961_price] (8GB).

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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
Processor Model
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Full-Size 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 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
Execute Disable Bit
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(5)
2 October 2013

The Asus VivoBook V550CA is a slightly curious beast. It's reasonably slim, but heavy. It also offers decent performance for such a slim device, and is quite a bit cheaper than really skinny 15in...

Decent performance
Looks good
Slim profile
Good value for money
Nice design
Disappointing screen resolution
Mediocre battery life
Screen resolution isn't great
Power feels a bit lacking
Could soon feel out of date
29 September 2013

As with other laptops in this price range, the Asus V550CA-CJ106H has an unenviable task of balancing power and price, but it doesn't do too bad a job. There are some nice features, such as the...

22 September 2013

A solid laptop for under £500 that doesn't disappoint, but fails to excel either. You can get more powerful and more sleek laptops in the same price bracket, but the V550C occupies the nice...

5 September 2013

Good as a desktop replacement. Not-so-good as a laptop. Asus was so close to making a stellar workhorse of a laptop with the Vivobook V550CA-DB71T . It has a great Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB...

3 July 2013

La gamma VivoBook S500 si differenzia dai suoi diretti concorrenti e per il design raffinato, elegante e maneggevole ma anche perché nei soli 21 mm di spessore è stato alloggiato anche un...

User Reviews

(88)
Reviewed 3 January 2014 by Mic2002
(Verified Purchase)

I was a bit unsure when I got this laptop going out of the box. Getting used to windows 8 was the first thing but after a day or two. It started to become easier so stick with it. The first issue... Read more…

Reviewed 6 November 2013 by Rachel bingham

Great laptop, nice and easy to use, only downside that I didn't know or was written up is that the core i3 model doesn't come with a CD/DVD ROM drive, no big deal to me but others may find this as... Read more…

Reviewed 5 December 2013 by Mr. Stephen Redman
(Verified Purchase)

A fabulous touch screen delivering windows 8/8.1 at its best. keyboard is great to use and the touchpad is a huge advance on the traditional one that you get on most laptops. Rapid boot is also a... Read more…

Reviewed 28 November 2013 by Me

I think that this product is very good. Runs and works very well and I would recommend it to anyone. One downside is that it does not have a Cd Compartment and this was very inconvenient for me.... Read more…

Reviewed 25 January 2014 by Acee
(Verified Purchase)

W8 is a different (better) experience on a touchscreen machine. The 8.1 update takes ages on a rural connection. Big 1TB HDD. Doesn't have a internal DVD drive but it is much cheaper to use an USB... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple v550, apple v550c, v550cacj104, apple v550ca, v550cacj104h, apple i32365, apple i32365u, a1v550cacj104h
Barcodes 04716659508625

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