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

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19 Reasons For

Nice Design

Some Asus X550CA reviewers considered that the product was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “Apart from that its pretty good in everything”. Andrew Fenton he said on Amazon “Nice styling”. Two years ago Ella-May Mcbride wrote in her review of this laptop on Amazon “This feels very stylish”.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Asus X550CA was a good design. David M. said in his review of the Asus X550CA two years ago “Really sleek design, good performance & very light” . Emily scored the Asus X550CA very highly and she said on Amazon “Sleek design, great scrollpad” in her review.

One Asus X550CA reviewer who bought this laptop reckoned that it had a good case. Elsie mentioned “Like the solid casing” in her review of the Asus X550CA. One Asus X550CA owner said that the Asus X550CA was smooth. Goldier wrote “Then I updated it to windows 8.1 - super smooth operating system” in their review of the Asus X550CA.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was luxurious. R.e.i Jones said on Amazon “Looks very smart - far more upmarket than you'd expect for the price tag”.

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Good Connectivity

Several people who reviewed it wrote that it was wifi compatible. Mike Bloxham said “It was an updated Wireless driver, so I installed that”. Two years ago Pupp mentioned on Amazon “Good strong wifi signals, where even my iPhone won't pick them up” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A few people who purchased the product considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Last year Capil said on Amazon “The full size HDMI and SVGA connectors means that you do not have to carry around a bunch of adapters if you want to use other display medium” and rated it 80 out of 100. Dillydally wrote on Amazon two years ago “Can't say that I've got any issues and I love the HDMI plug which allows me to plug it into my TV” in their review of this laptop and rated it as excellent.

A number of Asus X550CA owners who purchased it concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. M.r. Farleigh wrote in their Asus X550CA review “There are only two USB ports which of course I knew before purchase”. Tim rated this laptop as very good and he said on Amazon two years ago “Drivers), despite having a fast broadband connection; and that there are only two USB ports, both of which are on the left side”.

One customer who bought it considered that it had network functionality. Last year Capil mentioned in their review “It connects easily to my home network (well Windows 8.1 would wouldn't it)”. One Asus X550CA owner who reviewed the product said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Sibsssidor said “Connectivity - good it has 1Gb LAN (I would not have bought it without it” in their review of this laptop.

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Easy to Use

A number of Asus X550CA reviewers concluded that it was easy to use. Ceri Dobner wrote in their review “The keybored is nice to use despite feeling like it could snap in half any moment” however they only scored the product 3 stars. Chris scored it very highly and he wrote “She love it, easy to use, good pad, keyboard well space”. Claire mentioned “An overall fast easy to use laptop, this delivered”.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was easy to setup. Alexa B wrote in her Asus X550CA review “Nice laptop, easy to set up, just not keen on Windows 8” and gave this laptop a score of 80 out of 100. Two years ago Brian Wilson said on Amazon “Great laptop very easy to set up very fast and responsive” in his Asus X550CA review. Also two years ago Dillydally wrote “Easy to set up and get going”.

Some customers who bought the product mentioned that it had a good experience. R.e.i Jones wrote in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Do the updates in chunks - aside from that slight niggle which is Microsoft rather than Asus' issue can't fault my experience so far” and rated it as very good. Wj Tweddell mentioned “After upgrading win8 to win8.1 it was a much nicer experience”.

One person who bought the Asus X550CA reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Ilyas mentioned on Amazon in December “• Smart gesture keyboard is VERY nice and comfortable to use for a laptop in this price range” but they only scored the product 3 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few Asus X550CA owners mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was quiet. Josh Dean mentioned “It manages to run quickly whilst remaining almost completely silent”. M.r. Farleigh said on Amazon “It runs quietly” in their Asus X550CA review. R.e.i Jones wrote on Amazon “It runs silently and seems to handle all processes I need without any slowdown (web, email, media player etc” in their review of the Asus X550CA.

Some people who reviewed the product thought it was noisy. Two years ago Josh Dean mentioned on Amazon “Audio quality is clear and loud enough as you'd expect” in his Asus X550CA review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Mike Bloxham wrote “A nice full sound and goes really loud! Very good for music” in his review.

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Robust

Seventeen Asus X550CA reviewers mentioned that it was well made. D Richards mentioned “Fantastic build quality.- Great spec for the price- When ordered from amazon it actually came with 6gb RAM”. David Clarke wrote in his review “Very solid and good to use” . Elsie she wrote “Good value good build quality replaces desktop easily” in her Asus X550CA review.

Several people who reviewed the product considered that it was reliable. John Heron wrote “Machines in the past and found them reliable and robust”. K Christaki mentioned in their review of the Asus X550CA on Amazon “Reliable and fast”. Margesimpson wrote on Amazon “A came to asus through the media players they produce which i found to be efficient and reliable”.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Asus X550CA reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Beawood mentioned in their Asus X550CA review “Laptop good value for money” . Best Choice scored it very highly and wrote “Wow, great price, 6g and 750 hard drive, very easy to use, ticks every box”. Beuk mentioned “Good laptop for the price” in their review of this laptop and scored the Asus X550CA 5 stars.

A number of Asus X550CA owners said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Claire mentioned “I luckily got a good deal I got the Core i7 for”. Dj mentioned on Amazon “There's a good reason they are cheap - build quality is very poor” but in spite of that they scored it 1 stars. Fedor mentioned in December “Luckily CMOS batteries are cheap”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. Sabrine wrote “Do not buy it too expensive for the real value of it”. Expert website Laptopmag.com said in their review “Costs just $449, making this a good budget Windows 8 laptop”.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who purchased it thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in December last year “Responsive, nice touch screen, feels very well made” in their review of this laptop and scored the product 80 out of 100. Brian Wilson scored the product 5 stars and he said in his Asus X550CA review “Plenty of ram and storage fantastic picture quality”. Claire wrote “Want from a laptop, decent storage space, good quality speakers and screen” in her review of the Asus X550CA.

Good Size

Several Asus X550CA reviewers who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was thin. Josh Dean said on Amazon “It has a slim and sleek design” and scored it 80 out of 100. Margesimpson wrote “Provides plenty of storage, its also lighter and thinner than my old one which makes it much more portable” in their review of the Asus X550CA. Paul Curr said “Like it, thin design easy to use” in his review.

Five customers who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was lightweight. Goldier mentioned “Very pleased with this laptop! Lightweight, sleek and cool, doesn't start heating until a good few hours of intense use” in their Asus X550CA review. Ian Sutcliffe mentioned in his Asus X550CA review “Quick, lightweight, long battery life”. R.e.i Jones mentioned in their Asus X550CA review on Amazon two years ago “It's a great little laptop, its lightweight without feeling flimsy”.

Several Asus X550CA owners who reviewed it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Goldier mentioned in their Asus X550CA review two years ago “Word processing, with some gaming - not heavy, not 3D, I don't think i3 is best for serious gaming” and scored it 5 stars. Ms. E. Richards mentioned on Amazon in December “Isn't horribly heavy, so is perfect for taking on trips”.

One Asus X550CA owner who reviewed the Asus X550CA thought it was good physically. Two years ago Jeff Rabin mentioned in his Asus X550CA review on Amazon “The inclusion of a physical DVD writer is nice” yet he scored it 60 out of 100.

One Asus X550CA owner wrote in their reviews that this laptop was a good size. Mrmichaelemgasperstarfishenterprise mentioned “Up to date! It is a good size for me” in their Asus X550CA review. One Asus X550CA owner reckoned that this laptop was thick. Sabrine mentioned on Amazon this month “Now, I have 2 wonderful black stains/ thick lines on my screen (dead pixels) Dissapointed by the product” in their review.

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Good for Gaming

A number of Asus X550CA reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was good for gaming. Capil wrote on Amazon “I don't do gaming so can't comment on this aspect” in their review. Last year Lewie said in their review of the Asus X550CA “It's a great laptop for gaming just as well as homework”. Ms. E. Richards rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Asus X550CA on Amazon this year “It's also pretty good for gaming as it has a big screen”.

Large Storage Capacity

Some Asus X550CA owners who purchased it thought it had good storage. Margesimpson mentioned two years ago “It does what i need it to and provides plenty of storage, its also lighter” in their review.

Good Battery Life

Ten Asus X550CA reviewers said in their reviews that this laptop had a good battery life. Brian Wilson wrote on Amazon two years ago “Extra storage via sd card on front, decent battery life, love the fast start up option (just upgraded to windows 8.1) which was a tad difficult to begin with.” in his Asus X550CA review. Capil wrote “Although the battery life could be better”. David M. said on Amazon “Great product good battery life fast” in his Asus X550CA review.

Good Technical Features

Several Asus X550CA owners thought it had good features. Mrmichaelemgasperstarfishenterprise mentioned on Amazon “Features galore - can be a bit confusing” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Two years ago Oliveflower wrote in their Asus X550CA review on Amazon “It does have some good features”.

Good Support

One customer who purchased this laptop reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Toni mentioned “My old Asus came with a proper instruction manual and other Asus literature” in her Asus X550CA review yet she rated it 2 stars.

Good Graphics Card

One person thought it had a good graphics card. Jack said “Runs most games as fast as my desktop which has a dedicated graphics processor” in his review of the Asus X550CA and rated the Asus X550CA as excellent.

Good Brand

Asus is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its few processor core laptops.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA, the Asus X550CA has a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the EliteBook Folio 9470m[pl_1482433_price], or the Elitebook 1040 G1[pl_2950980_price] both from HP or the Asus UX31LA[plb_2137595_price].

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Very Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X550CA range from 13" to 16", and the average screen size is 14". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X550CA's screen size is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago that we have checked, the Asus X550CA's total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Laptops that are a similar age to the X550CA have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 750GB.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the X550CA the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 750GB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA that we have assessed, the Asus X550CA's hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X550CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X550CA does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Asus X550CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an SSD storage medium. 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.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m[plb_1482433_price].

If the storage medium of this few processor core laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the ATIV Book 9[pl_2743552_price] (SSD), or the ATIV Book 9 Lite[pl_2779200_price] (SSD) both from Samsung or the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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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 laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Heavy

At 2.3 kilograms, the Asus X550CA is very heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X550CA the weights range from 1.4kg to 2.3kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Elitebook 1040 G1[pl_2950980_price] (1.5kg and higher rated), or the EliteBook Folio 9470m[pl_1482433_price] (1.6kg and higher rated) both from HP or the Asus UX31LA[plb_2137595_price] (1.4kg and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus X550CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Very Wide

When compared to other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X550CA that we have checked the width of, the Asus X550CA's width of 380 millimeters is one of the widest. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X550CA the widths range from 320mm to 380mm, and the average width is 350mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus X550CA has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m[plb_1482433_price].

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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 of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus UX31LA[plb_2137595_price].

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Specification

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Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
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
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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 3.0 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
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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

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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 Part Numbers asus x550, asus gen4, asus gen4g, asus x550c, asus x550ca, asus ram750, asus gen4gb, asus ram750g, asus ram750gb

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