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.
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.
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.
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.
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").
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Asus X550CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
SRS Premium Sound
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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