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Asus V550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 6GB Sep 2013
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Hairline-spun textured metal surfaces allow ASUS V550 to elegantly stand out from the crowd. With its Ultrabook form factor, it still packs full features in a slender build, matching the dynamic... More
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11 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Asus V550CA has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the V550CA. This notebook PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop compared to most of the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the V550CA which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 3,179 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good reviews for its portable PCs. Asus also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of this type and age the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus V550CA has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of laptops of a similar spec and age to the V550CA range from 10" to 18". The Asus V550CA has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the V550CA.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus V550CA has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the V550CA do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the V550CA, the Asus V550CA has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB. The Asus V550CA has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the V550CA.

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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 a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Asus V550CA has a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age do not have a touchscreen.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Asus V550CA is a portable PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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

The Asus V550CA is a one 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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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the V550CA range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus V550CA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the V550CA.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on similar spec laptops that have been available 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 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the V550CA, the processor frequency of the Asus V550CA of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the V550CA is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Asus V550CA has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This Asus notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the V550CA the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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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 that are a comparable age to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the V550CA the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Asus V550CA is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus V550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Asus V550CA has a pretty typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the V550CA.

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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 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
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Full-Size 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
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

(5)
2 October 2013

The Asus VivoBook V550CA is a slightly curious beast. It's reasonably slim, but heavy. It also offers decent performance for such a slim device, and is quite a bit cheaper than really skinny 15in...

Decent performance
Looks good
Slim profile
Good value for money
Nice design
Disappointing screen resolution
Mediocre battery life
Screen resolution isn't great
Power feels a bit lacking
Could soon feel out of date
29 September 2013

As with other laptops in this price range, the Asus V550CA-CJ106H has an unenviable task of balancing power and price, but it doesn't do too bad a job. There are some nice features, such as the...

22 September 2013

A solid laptop for under £500 that doesn't disappoint, but fails to excel either. You can get more powerful and more sleek laptops in the same price bracket, but the V550C occupies the nice...

5 September 2013

Good as a desktop replacement. Not-so-good as a laptop. Asus was so close to making a stellar workhorse of a laptop with the Vivobook V550CA-DB71T . It has a great Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB...

3 July 2013

La gamma VivoBook S500 si differenzia dai suoi diretti concorrenti e per il design raffinato, elegante e maneggevole ma anche perché nei soli 21 mm di spessore è stato alloggiato anche un...

User Reviews

(88)
Reviewed 3 January 2014 by Mic2002
(Verified Purchase)

I was a bit unsure when I got this laptop going out of the box. Getting used to windows 8 was the first thing but after a day or two. It started to become easier so stick with it. The first issue... Read more…

Reviewed 6 November 2013 by Rachel bingham

Great laptop, nice and easy to use, only downside that I didn't know or was written up is that the core i3 model doesn't come with a CD/DVD ROM drive, no big deal to me but others may find this as... Read more…

Reviewed 5 December 2013 by Mr. Stephen Redman
(Verified Purchase)

A fabulous touch screen delivering windows 8/8.1 at its best. keyboard is great to use and the touchpad is a huge advance on the traditional one that you get on most laptops. Rapid boot is also a... Read more…

Reviewed 28 November 2013 by Me

I think that this product is very good. Runs and works very well and I would recommend it to anyone. One downside is that it does not have a Cd Compartment and this was very inconvenient for me.... Read more…

Reviewed 25 January 2014 by Acee
(Verified Purchase)

W8 is a different (better) experience on a touchscreen machine. The 8.1 update takes ages on a rural connection. Big 1TB HDD. Doesn't have a internal DVD drive but it is much cheaper to use an USB... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple v550, apple v550c, v550cacj104, apple v550ca, v550cacj104h, apple i32365, apple i32365u, a1v550cacj104h
Barcodes 04716659508625

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