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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Jun 2014
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Designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS X Series notebooks redefine your expectations of all-rounder notebook. With a spun-circle finish 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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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X550CA. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X550CA has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA. The total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X550CA.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops that are a comparable age to the X550CA is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Asus X550CA has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X550CA.

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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 are a similar age to the X550CA.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA is 590GB. The Asus X550CA has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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13 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 on the market for more than two years 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 notebook PC. 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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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X550CA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X550CA which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 available for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X550CA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

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

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,600 milliamperes * hour, the Asus X550CA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X550CA. The battery capacities of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.

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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

The Asus X550CA does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that were released 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 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the X550CA over two years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops 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 pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X550CA.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP 15[plb_2656558_price] (8GB), or the Lenovo T440p[plb_2625194_price] (8GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (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
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
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
Audio System
Camera
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
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
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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