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Asus S550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Apr 2013
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average Asus medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops manufactured by Asus.

Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus S550CA has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the S550CA have display diagonals of between 10" and 18".

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Asus S550CA has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S550CA. The average total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S550CA is 510GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the S550CA, the Asus S550CA has a front camera.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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 frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Asus S550CA has a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S550CA do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus S550CA has a fairly big hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S550CA is 590GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Asus S550CA is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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

The Asus S550CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus S550CA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S550CA also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable 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.

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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 that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Heavy

The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that has been around for more than two years is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus S550CA is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus S550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the S550CA over three years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S550CA has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus S550CA has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus S550CA has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S550CA.

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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
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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 Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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
Execute Disable Bit
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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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 (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included

Expert Reviews

(6)
4 June 2013

The addition of the touchscreen on a lot of ultrabooks has added a bit of weight for something that was a tad unnecessary. With the VivoBook S550, Asus has managed to deploy the add-on without...

The Asus VivoBook S550CA is an affordable 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook with full Windows 8. While it falls short in media playback and battery life, it's still one of the better deals currently...

26 April 2013

The VivoBook's standout feature is not the Ultrabook label ? it's the touchscreen. Many inexpensive systems offer touch, and prices creep downwards by the month, but this is the first laptop we've...

13 May 2014

Asus VivoBook S500CA là m?t s?n ph?m t?m trung. Vi x? lý Core i5 và màn hình ?? phân gi?i trung bình nên máy v?n ch?a gây ???c ?n t??ng m?nh. M?c dù v?y, m?c giá 14 tri?u ??ng và cung...

Quiet operation
Slim and light
Attractive casing
Decent application performance
24 month warranty
Dark screen
Screen has an intense bluish cast
At best middling battery runtimes despite ULV hardware
High price
Awkward keyboard and touch pad
29 March 2013

S550C là chi?c ultrabook có ki?u dáng m?ng nh? nh?ng phù h?p v?i nh?ng ng??i mu?n s? d?ng làm máy thay th? máy ?? bàn ho?c v?i ??c thù công vi?c. S?n ph?m có giá thành khá t?t so v?i...

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User Reviews

(23)
Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Robert C.
(Verified Purchase)

If you can meet the needs of the SM951, it will then happily function as other Samsung SSD's do. If the requirements scared you off, get used to them, that's where PC storage is going, and... Read more…

Reviewed 14 May 2015 by Kevin F.
(Verified Purchase)

Even using a limited M.2 2x PCIe 2.0 slot on my motherboard I'm still getting 700+ MB/s read/write from this drive. If the next generation of motherboards offers 4x PCIe 3.0 slots this drive will... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Seth D.
(Verified Purchase)

If you are on a ASUS X99-A motherboard and wanting to make this your boot ssd its simple. IF you are on BIOS 1702 or newer, go into bios and DISABLE CSM mode, YES... DISABLE IT. reboot, insttall... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2015 by Richard S.
(Verified Purchase)

SUPER fast SSD. Read speeds clocked at around 2300MB/s - nearly 5 times faster than SATA SSD. Connected to ASUS x99A/USB3.1 MB. Only issue is having to disable secure boot and set SATA mode to IDE... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2013 by George K.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, this is an AWESOME machine for the price! I highly recommend it...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus s550, asus s550c, s550cacj075, asus s550ca, s550cacj075h, asus s550cacj075, asus s550cacj075h
Barcodes 04716659475774

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