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Asus V550CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 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 Laptop Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the V550CA is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Asus V550CA has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the V550CA.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the V550CA the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Asus V550CA's total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15R.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus V550CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the V550CA.

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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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Asus V550CA has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 15 5000 is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the 250 (£379.99), or the 250 both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Asus V550CA has a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to look at including the 250 (£379.99), or the 250 both from HP or the Asus X555LA.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus V550CA has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the V550CA. The hard drive capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the V550CA range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the V550CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus V550CA which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the V550CA which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Asus V550CA has a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 15 5000 both from DELL.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus V550CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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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 laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Latitude 12 5000 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 840 G1 (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus V550CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Heavy

The Asus V550CA is one of the heavier comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the V550CA (2.7 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M (2.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus V550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Asus released the V550CA.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus V550CA has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (£349.00).

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 (£437.58) (17.3" and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus V550CA has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus V550CA has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the V550CA.

Alternative 6GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the X550CC, or the X550CA both from Asus which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C55-A (8GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus V550CA has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the V550CA.

Alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to consider include the X550CC, or the X550CA both from Asus which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 14 5000 (1.9GHz 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
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
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
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
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 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 asus v550, asus v550c, v550cacj105, asus i53337, asus v550ca, v550cacj105h, asus i53337u, asus v550cacj105, asus v550cacj105h
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