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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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Reliable and comfortable to use, the new X Series notebook has a spin-line finish for a classy, elegant feel. The X550 has a large touchpad equipped with Smart Gesture technology for quick and... More
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Unboxing of the ASUS notebook X serie ( ASUS X550CA-XX120D )
REVIEW DO PRODUTO - Notebook ASUS X550CA
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 2,723 expert and user reviews, Asus has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus X550CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Asus X550CA has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,100 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 950MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Asus X550CA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X550CA.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X550CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Laptops of a similar age and type to the X550CA processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Asus X550CA has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of portable PCs of this spec and age is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 470[plb_2348240_price] (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2942103_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA, the Asus X550CA has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X550CA, the Asus X550CA has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X550CA range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Asus X550CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Asus X550CA has a touch sensitive screen.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus X550CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus X550CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X550CA. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X550CA is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_3007628_price] (1.9GHz).

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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 typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA. The smallest internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X550CA have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh. With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X550CA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus X550CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Asus X550CA has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X550CA. Comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X550CA have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus X550CA has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the ThinkPad W550[pl_2783796_price] (508GB), or the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Asus X550CA has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(9)
27 March 2014

The screen could be better, but this is a well-priced laptop that gets the best out of its old hardware...

8 January 2014

A laptop which has dated hardware and a doesn't provide performance which enterprise users will expect in 2014...

23 September 2013

It feels cheap, and the cost-saving areas are obvious, but at just £329 RRP with similar performance to laptops £100 more expensive, this is an impressive performer...

15 July 2013

The ASUS X550CA-DB31 offers an attractive 15-inch chassis, strong audio, and costs just $449, making this a good budget Windows 8 laptop...

1 January 2014

Analiza popularno?ci laptopów wykazuje, ?e najwi?kszy jest popyt na modele najta?sze, w cenach 1500?2000 z?. Na pewno nie s? to najnowsze zdobycze techniki, z bardzo wydajnymi procesorami,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(216)
Reviewed 25 October 2013 by G Wickle
(Verified Purchase)

Very speedy delivery Everything in order and manufacturers seal intact. Laptop was excellent started well and was easy to set up. Not really going to use this till Christmas but had a first set up... Read more…

Reviewed 11 September 2013 by Kasia Styczynska-Soczka
(Verified Purchase)

Have been having a lot of doubts about the weak microprocessor, Celeron, but it turned out my doubts were completely unfounded. Great machine. Sleek look. Would love to run some Linux distro on... Read more…

Reviewed 16 October 2013 by Cynthia
(Verified Purchase)

Fast and immediate dispatch of the product. I Accidentally placed the order 1 day before promotion ends and realized later when I was trying to track the dispatched item. Very stylish and slim,... Read more…

Reviewed 12 November 2013 by Collector CDs
(Verified Purchase)

This machine has been infuriating me for a few days now. I've bought hundreds of items from Amazon, but have never been moved to write a review until now. This laptop looked like a decent budget... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2013 by Oultonjohn
(Verified Purchase)

Now that i've eventually got rid of the dodgy software that came with the laptop it's absolutely fine. I guess it helps keep Asus prices down but while it may not be malware, there is a lot of... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x550ca, x550cacj531, x550caxo243, x550caxx092, x550caxx542, x550cacj441, x550caxx120, x550caxo098, x550caxo1107, x550caxx542d, x550cacj441h, x550caxx120d, x550caxx1071, x550caxo098h, x550caxx1070, x550cacj531h, x550caxo243h, x550caxx092h, x550caxx1071h, x550caxx1070h, x550caxo1107h, x550casi50304, x550casi50304v, asus x550cacj531, asus x550cacj441, asus x550cacj441h, asus x550cacj531h
Barcodes 00700600007057, 04716659518020, 04716659572763, 04716659604709, 04716659620532, 04716659625902, 04716659641599, 04716659703679, 04716659794233, 04716659794240, 04716659889472, 05054484686163
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