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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Oct 2013
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Unboxing of the ASUS notebook X serie ( ASUS X550CA-XX120D )
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7 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X550CA has a fairly big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA is 520GB.

We compared all the other 750GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Asus X550CC[plb_1563968_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus X551CA[plb_2452241_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Lenovo YOGA 500[plb_2981274_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X550CA has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo B590[plb_1991244_price].

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a front camera including the DELL Latitude 15 3542[plb_2497766_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price].

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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 laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X550CA is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. The Asus X550CA has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus X550CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Price Increase of £70.00

The price of the X550CA increased by £70.00 in the last few days.

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 portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age 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 around for a similar time to the X550CA.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the B590[pl_1991244_price], or the B590[pl_1524686_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2505029_price].

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Asus X550CA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 37 watt-hours) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average battery capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2743179_price], or the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2365192_price] both from DELL or the Asus V550CA[plb_1633423_price] is also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Asus released the X550CA.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X550CA has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and cheaper) or the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The Asus X550CA has a fairly standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.3kg heavy laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus X550CC[plb_1563968_price] is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the HP Probook 450[plb_1562696_price] (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus X550CA has a fairly average internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X550CA.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 6GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Asus X550CC[plb_1563968_price].

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2520092_price] (8GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843838_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Asus X550CC[plb_1563968_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s[plb_2978670_price] (1.9GHz), the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price] (1.9GHz), or the DELL Inspiron 14 5000[plb_2112532_price] (1.9GHz).

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Specification

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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)
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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
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3D Compatible
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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
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
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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
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Battery
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Password Protection
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Weight & Dimensions
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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 i53337, x550ca, i53337u, asus x550, x550cawb51, x550caqb51, apple x550, asus x550c, x550caxx229, x550caqb51c, x550caxx816, apple x550c, asus x550ca, x550cawb51c, asus i53337, apple x550ca, apple i53337, x550cawb51cb, asus i53337u, x550caxx229h, x550caqb51cb, x550caxx816h, x550caxx229hb, apple i53337u, x550caxx229hbe, asus x550caxx229, asus x550caxx816, apple x550caxx229
Barcodes 00086227519354, 00700600008832, 00700600008948, 00886227476862, 00886227519354, 04716659511144, 04716659519355, 04716659775331, 05054533701601

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