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Asus N550JK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Asus many processor core portable PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs produced by Asus.

Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus N550JK which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus N550JK has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the N550JK.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Asus N550JK has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the N550JK. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the N550JK have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus N550JK has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus N550JK supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus N550JK has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the N550JK also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the Asus N550JK has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The smallest processor cache of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the N550JK is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Asus N550JK has more processor threads than most of the notebook PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC is a eight processor thread notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the N550JK which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The Asus N550JK has more built-in speakers than most of the portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This laptop is a four built-in speaker notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the N550JK which only have between one and three built-in speakers.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus N550JK is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus N550JK does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the N550JK also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus N550JK is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N550JK have between two and eight battery cells.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the N550JK is 5,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Asus N550JK has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JK

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Asus N550JK has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 (2.5GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (2.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus N550JK has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus N550JK has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the N550JK.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the Asus N550JK has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro 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
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(29)
15 June 2015

Today's laptops are all about compromise, and consumers need to identify the features that matter most and shop accordingly. Attempting to cover as multiple bases, the Asus N550JK straddles the...

Very good CPU performance
Reasonable gaming potential
Attractive design
Wide viewing angles
Responsive touchscreen
Middling battery life
Very reflective display
Speaker placement not ideal
Annoying bloatware
Sluggish hard disk
9 October 2014

The Asus N550JK is a practical laptop that is also a dab hand at games, especially given it costs a bit less than most gaming laptops. It's not very portable and the version with the lower-end...

8 October 2014

The Asus N550JK is the sort of laptop that's easy to dismiss. It's not slim, not particularly attention grabbing and lacks a stand-out feature to brag about. However, as a package it's pretty...

27 June 2014

The Asus N550JK is an outstanding, versatile laptop. Only the most demanding gamers should find fault with it. Tech-savvy users might want to replace the HDD with an SSD to boost the performance...

Digital Versus

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 23 October 2014 by Brian G.
(Verified Purchase)

I haven't really used the disc drive and fully intend to swap it out for an hd caddy and throw in another SSD to expand the available disc space. As for comparisons to that MacBook Pro, I guess... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted to hold off on writing a review until I had a chance to use it for a few months. Overall, the actual laptop is quite nice both in aesthetics and performance. I have not yet had the screen... Read more…

Reviewed 28 December 2014 by Andrew B.
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent laptop for the price...

Excellent laptop for everyday use and light gaming
Solid construction, great screen, and the keyboard is awesome. The graphics can handle everything I've thrown at it thus far, Battlefield 3 on high settings
I picked this over another Asus model since this has the wireless AC and IPS touchscreen. Sure beats the Lenovo 50 as well since this has a built-in CD drive
For 1 199, this laptop is a great deal for the specs
Less expensive than other brands
The touchpad isn't the best, nor is the Asus touchbad software. On the second day of ownership, the Asus software disabled my touchpad for unknown reasons, so I had to uninstall it by using the touch
Windows 8 is meh, but whatever
Very glossyreflective screen
Terrible Speakers
Terrible Warranty
Reviewed 6 December 2014 by Michael D.
(Verified Purchase)

The sound quality of the speakers is highly dependent on your ability to fiddle with the tuners. I don't worry about it too much since I'm usually using the externals. Your sound experience... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2015 by Pavankumar K.
(Verified Purchase)

I like ASUS , but two display failures .well.. for sure my Next one is NOT ASUS. i have the Iron egg protection so will be getting a full refund...

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Product Identifiers

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