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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Apr 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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7 Reasons For

Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus X550CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X550CA range from 4GB to 32GB.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 of a comparable age and spec to it. This Asus notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Asus laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X550CA has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X550CA.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (£734.30) (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X550CA has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X550CA.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X550CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA 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 laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X550CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X550CA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X550CA has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA. The total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 320GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420 (£229.90).

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 640 (£467.00) (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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 laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£399.00) (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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Asus X550CA has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X550CA.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

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 have been on the market for a comparable time to the X550CA. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this spec and age 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

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X550CA do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X550CA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago 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

The Asus X550CA is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus X550CA has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this spec and age.

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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.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Asus X550CA has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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
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
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
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
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
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

(217)
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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x550ca, asus x550, asus x550c, asus x550ca, x550caxo086, x550caxo086h, asus x550caxo086, asus x550caxo086h
Barcodes 04716659484233, 04716659627555

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