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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 6GB Oct 2013
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REVIEW DO PRODUTO - Notebook ASUS X550CA
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10 Reasons For

Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all portable PCs manufactured by Asus.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X550CA has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X550CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X550CA.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X550CA has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the HP ProBook 4540s[plb_1532938_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (17.3" and higher rated) or the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253142_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA, the Asus X550CA has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 14 7000[plb_2107084_price].

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price], or the Asus BU401LG[plb_2302173_price].

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 590GB. The Asus X550CA 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 commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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21 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X550CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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

The Asus X550CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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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 X550CA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the X550CA the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus X550CA does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Pavilion 17[pl_2369328_price], the Probook 450[pl_2078196_price], or the ProBook 450[pl_2350793_price] all from HP is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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 medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440[plb_2801736_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X550CA is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Asus X200CA[plb_1605177_price].

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253142_price] (1.6GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo S540[plb_2433540_price] (1.6GHz 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 the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops that have been available for more than two years is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X550CA has one of the smaller L3 caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest L3 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X550CA is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X550CA is a two processor thread laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X550CA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus X550CA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X550CA. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,600 milliamperes * hour, the Asus X550CA has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The battery capacities of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

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

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X550CA is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X550CA does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 14 7000[plb_2107084_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X550CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus X550CA which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus X550CA which has four battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Asus X550CA has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X550CA is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Weight

The Asus X550CA has a fairly typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X550CA.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059670_price] (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We compared this laptop to all the other 6GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus X552CL[plb_2093300_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 14 7000[plb_2107084_price] (8GB), or the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964547_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 Resolution
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
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
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
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(9)
27 March 2014

The screen could be better, but this is a well-priced laptop that gets the best out of its old hardware...

8 January 2014

A laptop which has dated hardware and a doesn't provide performance which enterprise users will expect in 2014...

23 September 2013

It feels cheap, and the cost-saving areas are obvious, but at just £329 RRP with similar performance to laptops £100 more expensive, this is an impressive performer...

15 July 2013

The ASUS X550CA-DB31 offers an attractive 15-inch chassis, strong audio, and costs just $449, making this a good budget Windows 8 laptop...

1 January 2014

Analiza popularno?ci laptopów wykazuje, ?e najwi?kszy jest popyt na modele najta?sze, w cenach 1500?2000 z?. Na pewno nie s? to najnowsze zdobycze techniki, z bardzo wydajnymi procesorami,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(216)
Reviewed 25 October 2013 by G Wickle
(Verified Purchase)

Very speedy delivery Everything in order and manufacturers seal intact. Laptop was excellent started well and was easy to set up. Not really going to use this till Christmas but had a first set up... Read more…

Reviewed 11 September 2013 by Kasia Styczynska-Soczka
(Verified Purchase)

Have been having a lot of doubts about the weak microprocessor, Celeron, but it turned out my doubts were completely unfounded. Great machine. Sleek look. Would love to run some Linux distro on... Read more…

Reviewed 16 October 2013 by Cynthia
(Verified Purchase)

Fast and immediate dispatch of the product. I Accidentally placed the order 1 day before promotion ends and realized later when I was trying to track the dispatched item. Very stylish and slim,... Read more…

Reviewed 12 November 2013 by Collector CDs
(Verified Purchase)

This machine has been infuriating me for a few days now. I've bought hundreds of items from Amazon, but have never been moved to write a review until now. This laptop looked like a decent budget... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2013 by Oultonjohn
(Verified Purchase)

Now that i've eventually got rid of the dodgy software that came with the laptop it's absolutely fine. I guess it helps keep Asus prices down but while it may not be malware, there is a lot of... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus x550, asus x5550, asus x550c, x550caxx635, asus x5550c, x550caxx647, x550caxx694, asus x550ca, x550caxx635h, asus x5550ca, x550caxx647h, x550caxx694h, asus x550caxx647, asus x550caxx694, asus x550caxx635, asus x550caxx694h, asus x550caxx635h, asus x550caxx647h
Barcodes 04716659573791, 04716659584964, 04716659588566

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