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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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A Classic, Timeless DesignDesigned for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS X Series notebooks redefine your expectations of all-rounder notebook. With a... 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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10 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Asus X550CA is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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 the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

At 1,200 megahertz, the Asus X550CA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X550CA have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Asus is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This Asus notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Laptops of this age and type processor familys range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The Asus X550CA has a fairly big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The display diagonals of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X550CA, the Asus X550CA 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 laptops of this spec and age.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus X550CA has a quite big processor cache 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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15 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched 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 X550CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X550CA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X550CA also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t[plb_2654704_price] (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 5Wh to 100Wh. At only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X550CA has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA, the Asus X550CA does not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Asus X550CA is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average hard drive capacity of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA is 590GB.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Asus X550CA is a four number of battery cells laptop.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Asus X550CA has one of the slowest hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Asus X550CA has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports 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
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Password Protection
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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x550ca, x550caxx101, asus i73537, x550caxo112, x550cacj532, x550caxo112h, x550cacj532h, x550caxx101h, asus i73537u, asus x550caxx101, asus x550caxx101h
Barcodes 04716659581376, 04716659604716, 04716659612681, 05054533566439

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