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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Jan 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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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of this age and spec range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X550CA.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X550CA have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X550CA has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the HP ProBook 450, the Asus X550CA, or the Lenovo B5400 which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X550CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 this age and spec.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Asus X550CA has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA. The screen sizes of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus X550CA, the Lenovo B5400, and the HP ProBook 4540s is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 (17.3" and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Asus X550CA has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the MSI CX61, or the HP ProBook 450.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus X550CA has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X550CA have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X550CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable 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 laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Price Increase of £35.01

The X550CA has increased in price by £35.01 in the last 7 days.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X550CA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Pavilion 17, and the ProBook 640 (£467.00) both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 17R (£569.04) is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the XPS 13 (SSD), or the Latitude 12 7000 (SSD) both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840 (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

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

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X550CA is 3,700mAh, and the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. With a battery capacity of only 2,600 milliamperes * hour, the Asus X550CA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus X550CA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the ProBook 450 G1, or the EliteBook 840 both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus X550CA is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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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

The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus X550CA has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This Asus portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Asus X550CA has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X550CA.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.3kg heavy laptops and we think the Asus X550CA which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the ProBook 650 G1 (2.3kg and cheaper), or the Probook 450 (2.3kg and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 6GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Inspiron 15, or the Inspiron 15 3521 both from DELL or the Asus X550CA which is cheaper.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z51 (£399.00) (8GB and higher rated) or the DELL Inspiron 14 7000 (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Inspiron 15 3521, or the XPS 13 both from DELL or the Asus X551CA (£349.00).

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T440 (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the ThinkPad T440 (1.9GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the DELL Vostro 14 5000 (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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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
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
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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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