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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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Reliable and comfortable to use, the new X Series notebook has a spin-line finish for a classy, elegant feel. The X550 has a large touchpad equipped with Smart Gesture technology for quick and... More
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Unboxing of the ASUS notebook X serie ( ASUS X550CA-XX120D )
REVIEW DO PRODUTO - Notebook ASUS X550CA
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Asus medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by Asus.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 950MHz. The Asus X550CA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Asus X550CA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X550CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X550CA.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Asus X551CA which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X550CA has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus X551CA which has better reviews.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

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

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Asus X550CA is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the X550CA have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Asus X550CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago. 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X551CA is also worth considering.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Notebook PCs of this type and age have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz. At only 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Asus X550CA has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X550CA the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh. At only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X550CA has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X550CA.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Asus X550CA does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X550CA also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X550CA range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X550CA have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Asus X550CA which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Asus X550CA has a very slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop 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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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Asus laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus X550CA has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ENVY 17 (17.3" and higher rated), or the Toshiba L75 (17.3" and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Asus X550CA has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X550CA.

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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 Form Factor
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
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
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
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
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included

Expert Reviews

(9)
27 March 2014

The screen could be better, but this is a well-priced laptop that gets the best out of its old hardware...

8 January 2014

A laptop which has dated hardware and a doesn't provide performance which enterprise users will expect in 2014...

23 September 2013

It feels cheap, and the cost-saving areas are obvious, but at just £329 RRP with similar performance to laptops £100 more expensive, this is an impressive performer...

15 July 2013

The ASUS X550CA-DB31 offers an attractive 15-inch chassis, strong audio, and costs just $449, making this a good budget Windows 8 laptop...

1 January 2014

Analiza popularno?ci laptopów wykazuje, ?e najwi?kszy jest popyt na modele najta?sze, w cenach 1500?2000 z?. Na pewno nie s? to najnowsze zdobycze techniki, z bardzo wydajnymi procesorami,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(216)
Reviewed 25 October 2013 by G Wickle
(Verified Purchase)

Very speedy delivery Everything in order and manufacturers seal intact. Laptop was excellent started well and was easy to set up. Not really going to use this till Christmas but had a first set up... Read more…

Reviewed 11 September 2013 by Kasia Styczynska-Soczka
(Verified Purchase)

Have been having a lot of doubts about the weak microprocessor, Celeron, but it turned out my doubts were completely unfounded. Great machine. Sleek look. Would love to run some Linux distro on... Read more…

Reviewed 16 October 2013 by Cynthia
(Verified Purchase)

Fast and immediate dispatch of the product. I Accidentally placed the order 1 day before promotion ends and realized later when I was trying to track the dispatched item. Very stylish and slim,... Read more…

Reviewed 12 November 2013 by Collector CDs
(Verified Purchase)

This machine has been infuriating me for a few days now. I've bought hundreds of items from Amazon, but have never been moved to write a review until now. This laptop looked like a decent budget... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2013 by Oultonjohn
(Verified Purchase)

Now that i've eventually got rid of the dodgy software that came with the laptop it's absolutely fine. I guess it helps keep Asus prices down but while it may not be malware, there is a lot of... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x550ca, x550cacj531, x550caxo243, x550caxx092, x550caxx542, x550cacj441, x550caxx120, x550caxo098, x550caxo1107, x550caxx542d, x550cacj441h, x550caxx120d, x550caxx1071, x550caxo098h, x550caxx1070, x550cacj531h, x550caxo243h, x550caxx092h, x550caxx1071h, x550caxx1070h, x550caxo1107h, x550casi50304, x550casi50304v, asus x550cacj531, asus x550cacj441, asus x550cacj441h, asus x550cacj531h
Barcodes 00700600007057, 04716659518020, 04716659572763, 04716659604709, 04716659620532, 04716659625902, 04716659641599, 04716659703679, 04716659794233, 04716659794240, 04716659889472, 05054484686163

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