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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jun 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 Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all laptops manufactured by Asus.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X550CA. Laptops of a similar age and type to the X550CA have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop'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 that are a similar age to the X550CA.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Asus X550CA has a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X550CA.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z500 (£474.00) (1TB).

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X550CA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA also have 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 frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X550CA. The average hard drive capacity of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X550CA is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X550CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec 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 portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Laptops of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh. The Asus X550CA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 37 watt-hours) 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X550CA is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X550CA 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 keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X550CA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the X550CA over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X550CA has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this type and age. This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for a similar 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 fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X550CA.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

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

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X553MA (1.86GHz).

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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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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
LED Backlight
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
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
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
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

(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

Manufacturer Part Numbers x550ca, asus 5400, asus x550, asus gen4, asus gen4g, asus 5400r, asus x550c, x550caxx275, x550caxo097, asus ram750, asus 5400rp, asus x550ca, x550caxx249, asus i53337, asus gen4gb, x550caxx110, x550caxx249h, asus i53337u, x550caxx110d, x550caxx275h, x550caxo097h, apple i53337, asus ram750g, asus 5400rpm, apple i53337u, asus ram750gb, X550CA-XX275H, asus x550caxx249
Barcodes 04716659485018, 04716659514268, 04716659516286, 04716659596400, 04716659625872

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