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Asus N550LF 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Asus N550LF is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Good Brand

We checked 2,981 owner and expert reviews for Asus laptops and found that on average Asus has good ratings. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 1GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus N550LF has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the N550LF.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus N550LF has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Core i7 processor family is actually the best processor family across all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the N550LF.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst processor family is AMD C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus N550LF supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar type and age to it. This laptop also 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 amongst all medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550LF.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Asus N550LF has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the N550LF.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus N550LF has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the N550LF. The display diagonals of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Asus N550LF is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus N550LF has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus N550LF has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the N550LF also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus N550LF has one of the biggest hard drive capacitys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The hard drive capacitys of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 180GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Asus N550LF is a four number of built-in speakers laptop.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus N550LF which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. The Asus N550LF has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the N550LF.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the N550LF have cache memorys of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. The Asus N550LF has a fairly big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N550LF.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the N550LF the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh. At 59 watt-hours, the Asus N550LF has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550LF.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550LF the l3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average l3 cache is 3MB. With a l3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus N550LF has a quite big l3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the N550LF.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Asus N550LF does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550LF is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the N550LF the weights range from 240g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 26GB. At only 16,384 megabytes, the Asus N550LF has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the N550LF.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550LF

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the N550LF over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Asus N550LF has a pretty standard processor frequency (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the N550LF.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory Form Factor
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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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 WiMAX
4G
Data Network
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 Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Intel TSX-NI
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 Smart Connect Technology Version
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 (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Expert Reviews

6 December 2013

Once again, ASUS shows us why they are now one of the top brands all over the world and it is because of devices like the N550LF that looks great, performs well and is pretty affordable for what...

Stylish design
Bang Olufsen ICEpower
Touch display
Not 1080p display
Reflective display
More RAM would have been better

User Reviews

(12)
Reviewed 15 February 2014 by Quinta
(Verified Purchase)

In the need of a new laptop within a specific budget, I searched between Asus and Toshiba which options I had. Eventually I've found this laptop with a graphics card that, combined with the i7... Read more…

Reviewed 10 February 2014 by Joe <3
(Verified Purchase)

What I needed laptop for: Coding, Image Editing, Gaming Occasionally Good Points: - Sturdy, aluminium build - Responsive touch screen - Fast enough for most tasks - Can play even the latest... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2014 by Amazon Customer

A really impressive spec, a nice design and quite light for a laptop of this kind but why oh why include a screen resolution of 1366x768? It has a Blu Ray optical drive which will never be able to... Read more…

Reviewed 31 March 2014 by M Mcgregor
(Verified Purchase)

Admittedly I am moving on from a Dell netbook that is 4 years old, but it doesnt detract from the fact that this is great laptop. Once I have uninstalled some of the preloaded apps and programs,... Read more…

Reviewed 3 May 2014 by Katarzyna Targosz
(Verified Purchase)

Problem with graphic card. It has conflict with most of photo and video editing software. I had to disable nvidia and worked since only on HD integral Intel card :(...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers n550lf, asus n550, n550lfmbs2, asus n550l, asus gt745, n550lfcm115, asus i74500, n550lfck108, n550lfcm038, n550lfmbs2h, n550lfxo105, asus n550lf, asus gt745m, n550lfcn100, asus i74500u, n550lfck108h, n550lfcm038h, n550lfxo105h, n550lfcn100h, n550lfcm115h, n550lfcn100hb, n550lfcn100hbe, asus n550lfck108, asus n550lfck108h
Barcodes 00886227554669, 04716659595601, 04716659641476, 04716659644842, 04716659692997

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