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On average Asus many processor core portable PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs built by Asus.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Asus N550JK is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
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 a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the N550JK.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus N550JK has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the N550JK also have a full-size keyboard.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.
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Has a Front Camera
The Asus N550JK has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the N550JK also have a front camera.
There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] which has better reviews.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus N550JK supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the N550JK is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus N550JK has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the N550JK. The hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the N550JK range from 250GB to 2TB.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus N550JK has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Eight Processor Threads
The Asus N550JK has more processor threads than most of the laptops that were released around the same time as the N550JK. This notebook PC is a eight processor thread portable PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.
Four Built-In Speakers
The Asus N550JK has more built-in speakers than most of the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JK. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the N550JK only have between two and three built-in speakers, however this portable PC has four built-in speakers.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.
L3 Processor Cache
The Asus N550JK has a L3 processor cache which is better than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.
This notebook PC's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level across all laptops of this type and age.
Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst processor cache level is L2.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus N550JK which has three USB 3.0 ports.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This notebook PC was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Asus N550JK has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK.
If this Asus notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B[plb_2765608_price] (2.6GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus N550JK has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the N550JK.
Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B[plb_2765608_price] (1TB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus N550JK has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the N550JK.
Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba X70-B[plb_2971307_price] (17.3").
At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550JK has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the N550JK.
Aluminium, Stainless steel
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, MMC+, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Bang & Olufsen
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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