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Asus X55C 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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The ASUS X55C features a matte surface with a classic suit pattern that demonstrates simplicity, realism, and originality. Genuine Windows 7, Intel Core i3 processors, integrated graphics, and up... More
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10 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Asus has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X55C is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Asus X55C has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X55C. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Asus X55C has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X55C has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X55C also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X55C has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X55C also have a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X55C supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This Asus portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X55C processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Asus X55C has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X55C. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of portable PCs that are a similar age to the X55C is 17GB/s and the fastest is 32GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X55C is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X55C have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X55C which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X55C range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X55C has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X55C.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the MSI CX640MX[plb_2376153_price] (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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 consider 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and type.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Asus X55C has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx 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. Across all comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Asus X55C has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X55C. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus X55C has a quite small megapixel count compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X55C. The average megapixel count of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X55C is 0.95MP, and the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X55C is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this type and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X55C is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the X55C have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus X55C has a very low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X55C.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus X55C

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Asus released the X55C.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Asus X55C has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X55C.

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Average Weight

The Asus X55C has a relatively standard weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X55C.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus X55C has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X55C.

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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
Processor Model
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 Size
Hard Drive Interface
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out 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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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
Execute Disable Bit
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 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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 21 November 2012 by F. Rafati
(Verified Purchase)

Pros: Fast boot/start up time Good battery life Cons: Doggy touchpad, very confusing and gets you where you don want frequently! poor graphic cheap plastic chasis specs don't match what it says on... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2013 by AC
(Verified Purchase)

Overall it's a very good laptop for a low price. I managed to pick it up for £220 on Amazon warehouse deals and it isn't a purchase i regret. The specs are fantastic for that price, everything... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2013 by Mr D I Tillotson
(Verified Purchase)

No strong complaints about the laptop but I do have an issue with it being described as coming with Bluetooth when, in point of fact, it doesn't...

Reviewed 23 June 2013 by Ms. S. Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Got this computer because my old desktop couldn't handle the internet works great for that but still finding windows 8 a bit of a pain at times. memory could be bigger but good for the price...

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Glilla Bear

A piece of ordure. After a couple of years it will do nothing...

Reviewed 27 April 2013 by Pen Name

My review is saying as its good but not as i expected i found my one from australia asus was better the proformance is good could be better but over all has been worth it...

Reviewed 30 December 2012 by A Wardle
(Verified Purchase)

What a sick joke this excuse for a product is, and this is all due to the worse than useless Windows Hate operating system which Microbug has inflicted upon it. If you are able and prepared to... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x55cxh31, asus x55, x55cso191, x55csx049, asus x55c, x55csx049h, x55cso191h, asus i32328, asus i32328m, asus x55csx049, asus x55csx049h
Barcodes 00886227298402, 00886227326419, 04716659395553, 08862273264198

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