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Asus N550JK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Asus N550JK is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Good Brand

Asus has good average ratings for its many processor cores laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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SSD Storage Media

The Asus N550JK has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years, the Asus N550JK has 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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the N550JK is 4.7MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. At 6 megabytes, the Asus N550JK has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the N550JK.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Asus N550JK has more processor threadss than most of the many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the N550JK. Most of the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the N550JK only have between four and seven processor threadss, however this notebook PC has eight processor threadss.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Asus N550JK is a four number of built-in speakers notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the N550JK only have between one and three number of built-in speakerss.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Asus N550JK has a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years do not have a touchscreen.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus N550JK does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the N550JK have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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 many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JK

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor cores portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Asus N550JK has a fairly average processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the N550JK.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the HP 17 G2 (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the N550JK.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus N550JK has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550JK has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the N550JK.

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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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
Keyboard Layout
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
Battery
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
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

Asus N550JK-CN109H: The throttling issue of the N550JV-CN201H precursor is a thing of the past. Asus has assembled an attractive multimedia device with gaming ambitions dubbed N550JK-CN109H. It is...

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers n550jk, asus n550, asus n550j, asus gtx850, n550jkcn101, asus n550jk, n550jkcn112, n550jkcm080, n550jkcn300, n550jkcn112h, n550jkcm080h, n550jkcn300h, asus gtx850m, n550jkcn101h, n550jk-cn101h, asus n550jkcn360, asus n550jkcn360h
Barcodes 00886227693993, 04716659693994, 04716659707837, 04716659751151

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