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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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Unboxing of the ASUS notebook X serie ( ASUS X550CA-XX120D )
REVIEW DO PRODUTO - Notebook ASUS X550CA
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11 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Asus is one of the better rated brands.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. When compared to other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA that we have assessed, the Asus X550CA's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X550CA has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X550CA. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X550CA is 520GB, and 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 notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X550CA.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X550CA, the Asus X550CA has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X550CA, the Asus X550CA has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec 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 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X550CA has one of the biggest hard drive capacity 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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X550CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X550CA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

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

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus X550CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA, the Asus X550CA does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Asus X550CA has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The Asus X550CA has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Asus X550CA has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X550CA.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X550CA.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus X553MA (1.86GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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
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
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
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
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 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
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included

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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x550ca, x550caxx985, x550caxx985h, x550caxx1093, x550caxx1093h
Barcodes 00886227607662, 04716659705253, 04716659807315

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