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Asus D550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Aug 2013
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10 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus D550CA has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the D550CA. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,771 user and expert reviews for Asus laptops and found that on average Asus has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus D550CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Asus notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the D550CA.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus D550CA has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the D550CA.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the HP Pavilion 15-p020nd, the Fujitsu LifeBook AH512, or the Asus X550CA which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17R 5720 (17.3"), the Lenovo G710 (17.3"), or the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the D550CA, the Asus D550CA has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo L540, the DELL Inspiron 15R, or the HP 350 G1.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus D550CA has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include the EliteBook Folio 9480m, or the Pavilion 10 both from HP or the Asus X550CC which has better reviews.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops of this age and spec.

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15 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus D550CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Asus D550CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the ProBook 450, and the ProBook 470 both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420s (SSD), the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A (SSD), or the Asus UX303LA (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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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 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Asus D550CA has a fairly small battery capacity (only 37 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average battery capacity of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 53Wh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Asus D550CA does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Aspire E1-571, or the Aspire S3-392G both from Acer or the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Touch.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus D550CA is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The Asus D550CA has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average front camera resolution of medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago is 36MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that are a similar age to the D550CA is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Asus D550CA has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the D550CA.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus D550CA which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the D550CA the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Asus D550CA has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the D550CA.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus D550CA is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the D550CA is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus D550CA's hard drive speed is one of the slowest amongst comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the D550CA.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus D550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the D550CA over three years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus D550CA has a better processor family than most medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus D550CA has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the D550CA.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Pavilion 15-p020nd, or the Pavilion Touchsmart 14-n006sa both from HP or the Asus V500CA which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP236-M (508GB), the DELL XPS 13 (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Asus D550CA has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 6GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Aspire V5-571, the Aspire V3-771, or the Aspire V5-531P all from Acer which has better reviews.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (8GB), the DELL XPS 13 (8GB), or the Lenovo S440 (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Asus D550CA has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the D550CA.

There are a number of other 2.1kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b116sa, or the Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b109el both from HP or the Acer Aspire V5-471 which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus D550CA has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the D550CA, and the X550CC both from Asus or the Sony VAIO Fit 14 SVF1421X2E is also worth considering.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the D550MA (1.86GHz), or the X553MA (1.86GHz) both from Asus or the Lenovo B50-30 (1.86GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
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Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 16 June 2014 by Patricia S.
(Verified Purchase)

I would not recommend this ASUS product; hover, I am impressed with how quickly ASUS support repaired and returned the systems...

Reviewed 8 December 2013 by Steve M.
(Verified Purchase)

This laptop is a good deal at the price with a great warranty, Lenovo seems to have a better laptop out at a lower price currently. Keep your eyes open on deals. Its hard to beat the 1yr.... Read more…

Reviewed 23 December 2013 by Kevin S.
(Verified Purchase)

As a long time Asus and Newegg customer, This is the last straw. Asus, this kind of laptop will push everyone to buy a Chrome book. Windows 8 should have NEVER be on this equipment. It's slow and... Read more…

Reviewed 3 January 2014 by Gustavo A.

Just spend an extra 100 or 200 and buy a nicer computer if you can. I think we both know you owe it to yourself. Unless it's for a child a member of the elderly or someone you don't like...

Don't get me wrong there is a lot to like about this laptop
The first and most obvious is the utility you can get from this low price. In theory you look at 350 and see these specs and you tell yourself oh that's not bad. I bought this for my old man hoping to
It's simple, almost Spartan. All black
Cheap
ASUS has decent customer service
Sadly, there are far more cons than pros. It's cheap so most of these are to be expected. It really does feel like it's made from really cheap lightweight plastic. I'm pretty sure it will break if i d
Slow, No upgrade available for ram or HD without complete dis assembly. No HD light (so I can't tell if 8 is frozen, updating or just loading unnecessary garbage), It feels cheap, and i don't even mi
I bought three for my kids for Christmas 2013 to use for school assignments, on-line games, and mine craft. After less than 6 months, one of the computers experienced a hard drive failure and two days
Windows 8 slows the system to where it isn't even fun for the kids to use and since two of the three stopped working right before the school year ended, we had to share my work computer for completing
More performance can be found by other manufacturer's laptops at the current price, The video is decent for movies, but will not play most games (even if your just looking to dip your toes in the wate

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i33217, i33217u, d550cabh31, d550cars31, asus i33217, asus i33217u, asus d550cabh31
Barcodes 00886227577675, 00886227651566, 04716659577676, 08862276515662
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