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Asus V550CA 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 6GB Jun 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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13 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Asus V550CA has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the laptops of this type and age. This portable PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs of this age and type which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the V550CA is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the Asus V550CA has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Good Brand

Asus medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Asus is one of the superior manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus V550CA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the V550CA the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus V550CA has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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 notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus V550CA has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus V550CA has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Asus V550CA has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the V550CA do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus V550CA has one of the biggest processor caches amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the V550CA the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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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 portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Heavy

The Asus V550CA is fairly heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The lightest similar spec notebook PC that has been around for more than two years is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus V550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Asus portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Asus V550CA has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the V550CA.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus V550CA has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the V550CA.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus V550CA has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age 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 Boost Frequency
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
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
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
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® 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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple v550, apple v550c, v550cacj106, v550cacj106h, apple v550ca, 90nb00y1m01640
Barcodes 04716659508649

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