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Asus X550CA
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Asus X550CA Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

1 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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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 )
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4 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Asus is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all laptops.

Has a Front Camera

The Asus X550CA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA also have a front camera.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X550CA, the processor cache of the Asus X550CA of 3 megabytes is one of the biggest. The processor caches of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA range from 2MB to 3MB, and the average processor cache is 2.4MB.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has a better processor family than most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Asus X550CA has a fairly typical processor frequency (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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Expert Reviews

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

Reviewed 25 October 2013 by G Wickle
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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 Part Numbers asus x550, asus gen4, asus gen4g, asus x550c, asus gen4gb, asus x550ca, asus ram750, x550caxx1209, asus ram750g, x550caxx1209d, asus ram750gb

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