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Asus X550LA 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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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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ASUS X550LA-XH51 15.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION) Quick Review

11 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Medium processor cores portable PCs manufactured by Asus have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores portable PCs) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

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

The Asus X550LA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus X550LA has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i7) is in fact the best processor family amongst all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550LA.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst processor family is AMD C.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 2TB. When compared to other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X550LA that we have assessed the total storage capacity of, the Asus X550LA's total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Asus X550LA has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X550LA. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the X550LA the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus X550LA has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X550LA has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X550LA has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550LA.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Portable PCs of this spec and age have hard drive capacitys of between 180GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X550LA has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X550LA.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC 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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Very Big Processor Cache

The Asus X550LA has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The processor caches of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the X550LA range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X550LA is 360MHz. The Asus X550LA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550LA.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around 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 portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops of this spec and age is 49Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh. At only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X550LA has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X550LA.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on laptops of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X550LA do not have a touchscreen. The Asus X550LA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X550LA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Asus X550LA which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus X550LA has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the X550LA over two years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Asus X550LA has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X550LA.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X550LA has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
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
Aspect Ratio
3D
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
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
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
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
Intel TSX-NI
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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
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

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 17 February 2014 by Austin A.
(Verified Purchase)

This is my 5th laptop, and for the price I think it's great, and i plan on using it for years to come, but the touchpad is causing me major issues that I foresee only getting worse, and the matte... Read more…

Everything's peachy once you install windows 8.1 and classic shell (windows 8 should be reserved for tablets and and phones, completely counter-intuitive for people that have been using windows for an
I am a student who also needs a computer for home use. This had all of the features I needed and no extras. It's lightweight and easy to setup. I like the keyboard. It seems to fit my hands perfectly.
Full numpad, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, looks impressive
Seems solidly built. Should be easy to work on for when I replace the wifi card. Boots relatively quickly, even with the slow 5400rpm hard drive
The matte screen is awful, collects any dirt or oil directly from the keyboard when closed (rubber stoppers aren't high enough). Screen is easily scratched and difficult to clean, and it becomes obvio
I think the mouse pad is too large. At the same time, this is useful if you do not use a wireless mouse
The cursor jumps around quite a bit or sometimes freezes. I was under the impression that MS Office 13 was already installed on this. Apparently not as I am being asked for a key which I do not have
Slow and unresponsive Repeatedly locks up or stutters when running applications and sometimes the screen goes black and flashes on and off for a while. The mousepad gestures don't work correctly eithe
Buying a computer in 2014, I expect 5GHz wifi. Also, the listing states that the graphics are Intel HD 5000
Reviewed 24 January 2014 by Jessica M.
(Verified Purchase)

My thoughts may not accurately reflect the overall quality of this computer. This laptop is a much needed update from the 6 year old dinosaur laptop I had been using. Laptop technology has changed... Read more…

Reviewed 19 February 2014 by Nathan E.
(Verified Purchase)

Very disappointing; the hardware looks like a good setup for general computing on paper but when it struggles to open a browser window it really doesn't matter what the numbers say. The simplest... Read more…

Reviewed 16 February 2014 by TIMOTHY N.

The wifi works great for web browsing, but we upgraded our computer to use with a Chromecast. To get tab casting to work, I need the computer to be on 5GHz, otherwise the picture is choppy. Wifi... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x550la, x550ladh71, x550laxx051, asus i74500, asus i74500u, x550lari7t27, x550laxx051h, asus x550lari7t27
Barcodes 00132018153147, 00886227583539, 08862275835396

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