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Asus N550JK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 12GB Jul 2014
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Asus N550JK has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys (4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.5GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 8GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Asus N550JK has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the N550JK.

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Good Brand

Asus many processor cores laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Asus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the N550JK is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. At 12 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus N550JK has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the N550JK also have a front camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus N550JK has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the N550JK.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Asus N550JK has one of the bigger processor caches amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Eight Processor Threadss

Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years only have between four and seven processor threadss, however the Asus N550JK has eight processor threadss.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The biggest memory slots of the Asus N550JK is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slots is in fact the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slots is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of laptop.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of a similar age and spec to the N550JK is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB. The Asus N550JK has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for a similar time to the N550JK.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Asus N550JK has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most of the many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago only have between one and three number of built-in speakerss, however this Asus laptop has four number of built-in speakerss.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus N550JK does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the Asus N550JK does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JK

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the N550JK.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the Asus N550JK has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the N550JK.

If you want a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the HP 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (2.5GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus N550JK has a pretty typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus N550JK has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Weight

The Asus N550JK has a relatively typical weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the N550JK.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(29)
15 June 2015

Today's laptops are all about compromise, and consumers need to identify the features that matter most and shop accordingly. Attempting to cover as multiple bases, the Asus N550JK straddles the...

Very good CPU performance
Reasonable gaming potential
Attractive design
Wide viewing angles
Responsive touchscreen
Middling battery life
Very reflective display
Speaker placement not ideal
Annoying bloatware
Sluggish hard disk
9 October 2014

The Asus N550JK is a practical laptop that is also a dab hand at games, especially given it costs a bit less than most gaming laptops. It's not very portable and the version with the lower-end...

8 October 2014

The Asus N550JK is the sort of laptop that's easy to dismiss. It's not slim, not particularly attention grabbing and lacks a stand-out feature to brag about. However, as a package it's pretty...

27 June 2014

The Asus N550JK is an outstanding, versatile laptop. Only the most demanding gamers should find fault with it. Tech-savvy users might want to replace the HDD with an SSD to boost the performance...

Digital Versus

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 23 October 2014 by Brian G.
(Verified Purchase)

I haven't really used the disc drive and fully intend to swap it out for an hd caddy and throw in another SSD to expand the available disc space. As for comparisons to that MacBook Pro, I guess... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted to hold off on writing a review until I had a chance to use it for a few months. Overall, the actual laptop is quite nice both in aesthetics and performance. I have not yet had the screen... Read more…

Reviewed 28 December 2014 by Andrew B.
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent laptop for the price...

Excellent laptop for everyday use and light gaming
Solid construction, great screen, and the keyboard is awesome. The graphics can handle everything I've thrown at it thus far, Battlefield 3 on high settings
I picked this over another Asus model since this has the wireless AC and IPS touchscreen. Sure beats the Lenovo 50 as well since this has a built-in CD drive
For 1 199, this laptop is a great deal for the specs
Less expensive than other brands
The touchpad isn't the best, nor is the Asus touchbad software. On the second day of ownership, the Asus software disabled my touchpad for unknown reasons, so I had to uninstall it by using the touch
Windows 8 is meh, but whatever
Very glossyreflective screen
Terrible Speakers
Terrible Warranty
Reviewed 6 December 2014 by Michael D.
(Verified Purchase)

The sound quality of the speakers is highly dependent on your ability to fiddle with the tuners. I don't worry about it too much since I'm usually using the externals. Your sound experience... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2015 by Pavankumar K.
(Verified Purchase)

I like ASUS , but two display failures .well.. for sure my Next one is NOT ASUS. i have the Iron egg protection so will be getting a full refund...

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