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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB May 2013
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Designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS X Series notebooks redefine your expectations of all-rounder notebook. With a spun-circle finish 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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11 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Asus X550CA has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X550CA. This portable PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC compared to most of the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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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 of a similar type and age to the X550CA. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This Asus laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Core i7 processor family is actually the best processor family across all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA.

The worst processor family across comparable types of laptop is AMD C.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the X550CA the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X550CA's total storage capacity is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X550CA range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Asus X550CA has a fairly big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X550CA.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X550CA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X550CA also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 590GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 180GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X550CA has a very big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the X550CA.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus X550CA has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X550CA does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years 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.

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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 notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Asus X550CA has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 37 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Asus X550CA has one of the smaller battery capacitys (only 2,600 milliamperes * hour) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacitys of portable PCs of this type and age range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a touchscreen. The Asus X550CA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

The Asus X550CA has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type 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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
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
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

(217)
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 asus x550, x550cadb71, asus x550c, x550cacj678, asus x550ca, x550cacj678h, asus x550cacj678, asus x550cacj678h
Barcodes 00886227505791, 04716659582700, 08862275057910

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