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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Reliable and comfortable to use, the new X Series notebook has a spin-line finish for a classy, elegant feel. The X550 has a large touchpad equipped with Smart Gesture technology for quick and... More
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Unboxing of the ASUS notebook X serie ( ASUS X550CA-XX120D )
REVIEW DO PRODUTO - Notebook ASUS X550CA
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10 Reasons For

Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X550CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and type.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X550CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the X550CA the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Asus X550CA has a fairly big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA, the Asus X550CA has a front camera.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this type and age.

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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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 590GB. The Asus X550CA has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus X550CA 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 X550CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type. 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X550CA is 23Wh, the biggest is 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 were released more than two years ago.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X550CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The Asus X550CA has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 comparable age and spec to the X550CA.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus X550CA has a pretty standard processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X550CA.

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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
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 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
Optical Drive
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
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

(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, x550caxx188, x550caxx189, asus i33217, x550caxx176, x550cacj700, asus i33217u, x550caxx176d, x550cacj700h, x550caxx188d, x550caxx189d, asus x550cacj296, asus x550cacj296h, asus 90xb4000ba00010
Barcodes 04716659609513

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