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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Unboxing of the ASUS notebook X serie ( ASUS X550CA-XX120D )
REVIEW DO PRODUTO - Notebook ASUS X550CA
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8 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 2,723 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Asus X550CA 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 commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X550CA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X550CA has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X550CA also have a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X550CA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This Asus laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X550CA ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X550CA is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X550CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X550CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X550CA range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. 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 that are a comparable age to the X550CA.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X550CA. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X550CA is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 3330 (£226.80) (500GB), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar spec 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The processor clock speed of the Asus X550CA of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst laptops 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 Asus X550CA (£548.00) (1.5GHz).

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA.

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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 a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA range from 23Wh to 100Wh. The Asus X550CA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 37 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X550CA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus X550CA is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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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 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Asus released the X550CA.

Average Screen Size

The Asus X550CA has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the DELL Vostro 3560 (£329.00) which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Asus X550CA has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus X550CC (£335.00) (2.3kg), or the Samsung NP3530EC (£999.00) (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).

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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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
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
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 x550caxo370, x550caxo370h

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