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Asus X550CA 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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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... 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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6 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by Asus.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus X550CA has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X550CA. This Asus laptop is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the laptops of a similar age and type to the X550CA which 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X550CA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X550CA also have a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X550CA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and spec. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X550CA is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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

The Asus X550CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X550CA have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus X550CA does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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 notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X550CA the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The Asus X550CA has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X550CA.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (1.58GHz) which is also higher rated.

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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 of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Asus X550CA has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. The internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X550CA range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Asus X550CA has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this age and spec. Across all notebook PCs of this age and type the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 37 watt-hours, the Asus X550CA has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X550CA the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. The Asus X550CA has a fairly small battery capacity (only 2,600 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X550CA.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X550CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X550CA have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that are a similar age to the X550CA do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X550CA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus X550CA is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X550CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus X550CA

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the X550CA over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X550CA has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X550CA.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus X550CA has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If this Asus notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

The Asus X550CA has a relatively typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP 350[plb_2577775_price] (2.3kg).

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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
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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
Execute Disable Bit
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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Product Identifiers

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