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Asus N550JX 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Asus N550JX/JK Unboxing & Quick Review
ASUS N550JX Unboxing and First Look!

24 Reasons For

Asus Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Asus notebook PCs and also specifically for Asus many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings compared to other brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus N550JX is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Asus N550JX has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the N550JX. The oldest PCI Express slot version of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the N550JX is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Asus N550JX has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the N550JX have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Asus N550JX has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the N550JX.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus N550JX has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, 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 similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the N550JX the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz. The Asus N550JX has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the PX60 2QD[pl_2984075_price] (2.7GHz), or the PE70 2QE[pl_2953236_price] (2.7GHz) both from MSI which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus N550JX has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus N550JX has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus N550JX supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N550JX is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Asus N550JX has one of the biggest maximum internal memories amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the N550JX is 21GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the N550JX only have between two and three built-in speakers, however the Asus N550JX has four built-in speakers.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus N550JX has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N550JX do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this type and age is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the Asus N550JX has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Asus N550JX is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the N550JX only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB. At 6 megabytes, the Asus N550JX has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N550JX.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Asus N550JX has a better processor cache level than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This Asus laptop has a L3 processor cache, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level across all laptops of this age and spec.

The worst processor cache level across comparable types of portable PC is L2.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 6 megabytes, the Asus N550JX has one of the bigger cache memories amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average cache memory of laptops of this age and spec is 4.1MB, and the cache memories range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the N550JX range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Asus N550JX has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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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 notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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2 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus N550JX

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus N550JX has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the N550JX.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite P50T-B[plb_2803100_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Asus N550JX has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus N550JX has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the N550JX.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2953096_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Asus N550JX has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the N550JX.

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Specification

Design
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Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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 Slots
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
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speakers Manufacturer
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
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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
Intel TSX-NI
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Expert Reviews

13 August 2015

De ASUS N550JX-CN066H is een erg mooie notebook die prima prestaties levert en bovendien niet extreem duur is. Mede dankzij het gebruik van dual-channel geheugen presteert de N550 in 2D...

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 3 September 2015 by LT
LT would recommend the Asus N550JX

Pros:Well built. Price is right.Good CPU.Cons: Slow hard drive. Does not have even small cash ssd for acceleration.Statement about dedicated Video card is not true.Nvidia is using here the newest... Read more…

Reviewed 27 September 2015 by Kainan
Kainan would recommend the Asus N550JX (Verified Purchase)

I 've used this product for like two weeks and everything looks fine.No ssd and less memory isn't a problem in most situations, the booting time is less than 20s with windows 10, which is... Read more…

Reviewed 14 May 2015 by David the photographer
David the photographer would recommend the Asus N550JX

Love this laptop. Mainly used to Lightroom/Photoshop and it is VERY fast. Runs great, perfect screen & keyboard...

Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Easy To Set Up
Good Value
Asus Backtracker Software
Backlit Keys Very Weak
Numlock Does Not Light Up
Color Problems
Keyboard Issues
Reviewed 20 December 2015 by HudsonHts
HudsonHts would recommend the Asus N550JX (Verified Purchase)

Using as main computer, operates well. W10 runs very well, no lag, 16Gb memory and Haswell i7 processor do their job. Keyboard response and action excellent. But backlight not full on all key... Read more…

Reviewed 30 November 2015 by Wizard of Oz
Wizard of Oz would recommend the Asus N550JX (Verified Purchase)

I use this computer to write papers, Photoshop, and play games. I have always found myself frustrated trying to play good quality games on high resolution, but this computer definitely solves that... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers n550jx, asus n550, n550jxds71, asus n550j, n550jxdm081, n550jxcm088, n550jxds71t, asus n550jx, n550jxdm081h, n550jxcm088h, asus n550jxds71, asus n550jxds71t
Barcodes 00684031194152, 04712900041477, 04712900060591
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