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Asus D550CA

Asus D550CA 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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10 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the D550CA the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB. The Asus D550CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core laptops built by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus D550CA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this type and age. In addition, this portable 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 amongst all comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the D550CA.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Asus D550CA has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average screen size of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the D550CA is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus D550CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the D550CA.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus D550CA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the D550CA also have a front camera.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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21 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the D550CA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus D550CA which has one PCI Express lane (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 portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Asus D550CA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the D550CA is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. The Asus D550CA has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that have been available for a similar time 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.

If the storage medium of this Asus notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops of this age and type have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus D550CA has one of the smallest internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite E45-B (6GB).

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Asus D550CA has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this age and spec the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the D550CA the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Asus D550CA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus D550CA is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the D550CA have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the D550CA the battery capacities range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh. At only 37 watt-hours, the Asus D550CA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the D550CA.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the D550CA have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Asus D550CA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus D550CA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the D550CA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus D550CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 36MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus D550CA has one of the lowest front camera resolutions amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Asus D550CA has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the D550CA. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that are a similar age to the D550CA range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus D550CA is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the D550CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus D550CA is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the D550CA have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the D550CA, the Asus D550CA's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the D550CA the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus D550CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Asus portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Asus D550CA has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the D550CA.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus D550CA has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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
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
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
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus d550, d550cabh21, asus d550c, asus d550ca, asus d550cabh21
Barcodes 00886227583546
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