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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 Feb 2014
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 2,723 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good reviews for its portable PCs. Asus also has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a comparable type and age to the N550JK is 25GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors 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 typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the N550JK range from 2GB to 8GB. At 4 gigabytes, the Asus N550JK has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the N550JK.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Asus N550JK has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the N550JK.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the N550JK, the Asus N550JK has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus N550JK has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus N550JK 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 age and spec. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the N550JK is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Asus N550JK has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

The worst processor cache level across similar types of notebook PC is L2.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N550JK which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Asus N550JK has a touch sensitive screen.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The Asus N550JK is a four built-in speaker portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N550JK only have between two and three built-in speakers.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Asus N550JK has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. Laptops of a similar age and spec to the N550JK have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 4,600 milliamperes * hour, the Asus N550JK has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the N550JK. The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N550JK is 58mAh, the biggest is 6,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,400mAh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus N550JK is a four battery cell count laptop.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JK

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Asus N550JK has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus N550JK has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus N550JK has a relatively average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus N550JK has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the N550JK.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the HP 17-f226nz (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Asus N550JK has a pretty standard weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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