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Asus X550LDV

Asus X550LDV 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB May 2014
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Asus Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Asus is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Asus also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The X550LDV has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550LDV processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the X550LDV has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X550LDV. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X550LDV the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this Asus portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (1TB and higher rated).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X550LDV supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. This Asus notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook 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 across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X550LDV.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the X550LDV has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X550LDV. The smallest internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X550LDV is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Asus X550LDV has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age. The screen sizes of laptops of this age and spec range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X550LDV has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550LDV.

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Has a Front Camera

The X550LDV has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550LDV.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550LDV is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the X550LDV has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550LDV.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11g WiFi Standard

The Asus X550LDV has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. This laptop also has an 802.11b WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs of this type and age ranges from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Very Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Asus X550LDV has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X550LDV. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The X550LDV has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released 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.

If the storage medium of this Asus portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (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 the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550LDV do not have a touch sensitive screen. The X550LDV is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X550LDV is 25GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. At only 16,384 megabytes, the X550LDV has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550LDV

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Weight

The Asus X550LDV has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X550LDV.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X550LDV has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X550LDV.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
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
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio 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 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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(3)
28 July 2014

The touchpad has integrated mouse buttons, and although we tend to find such touchpads awkward to use, we had no issues with clicks, or performing Windows 8 gestures. One area which is helped by... Read more…

10 July 2014

The dull screen is a bit of a let-down, but the X550LDV does provide better performance than most laptops in the sub-£600 category. It's not the most portable of laptops either, but respectable...

8 July 2014

The X500 range from Asus is designed to provide affordable laptops at 'everyday' prices. The cheaper pricing is probably helped by using cheaper chips ? most of the models currently listed on... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple i74510, apple i74510u, apple x550ldvxo552, apple x550ldvxo552h, apple pu500caxo010gnetworkcardgigabitfa, apple pu500caxo010gnetworkcardgigabitfas, apple pu500caxo010gnetworkcardgigabitfast, apple pu500caxo010gnetworkcardgigabitfaste, apple pu500caxo010gnetworkcardgigabitfastet, apple pu500caxo010gnetworkcardgigabitfasteth, apple pu500caxo010gnetworkcardgigabitfastethe
Barcodes 00700600008863, 00700600008962, 04716659784722

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