Designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS X Series notebooks redefine your expectations of all-rounder notebook. With a spun-circle finish and...
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Based on 2,723 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its portable PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X550CA only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Asus X550CA has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus X550CA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA also have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The Asus X550CA has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X550CA.
1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus X550CA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X550CA the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.
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802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap
The Asus X550CA is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X550CA use two displays supported by on-board grap.
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago 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 laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar age and type 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.
If the storage medium of this Asus portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA that we have checked, the processor clock speed of the Asus X550CA of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The average processor clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.
If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 3330 (1.5GHz).
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.
Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family
The Asus X550CA has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X550CA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X550CA. The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Asus X550CA is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus X550CA does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
Asus released the X550CA over three years ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X550CA has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3").
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
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The Asus X550CA has a pretty standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus X550CA (2.3kg).
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-2xxx
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Clock Speed
1066, 333, 1333, 133
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
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Very speedy delivery Everything in order and manufacturers seal intact.
Laptop was excellent started well and was easy to set up.
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Reviewed 11 September 2013 by Kasia Styczynska-Soczka
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Fast and immediate dispatch of the product.
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