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Asus X550CA

Asus X550CA
alaScore 89

246 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 reviews of Asus X550CA. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and portability are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the durability. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

price, performance, usability, portability, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus X550CA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Asus X550CA


alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 user reviews of Asus X550CA from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but comments about the touchpad and reliability are mixed.

price, performance, usability, portability, design

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus X550CA 15.6-inch Notebook (Black) - (Intel Core i3 1.8GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)Asus X550CA-XX985H 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD-RW, Intel HD 4000, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, Microsoft WindoAsus X550CA-XX957H 15.6-inch HD LED Multimedia Notebook (Intel Core i5-3337U 1.80GHz, 6GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD-RW, Wi-Fi, Webcam, Windows 8 64-bit)

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Asus X550CA


alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Asus X550CA from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the sound and performance. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the reliability.

portability, usability, screen, performance, sound


74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS X550CA-DB51 15.6-Inch LaptopASUS X550CA-DB31 15.6-Inch Laptop

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Howley (

ASUS X550CA-DB31 Review


The ASUS X550CA-DB31 offers an attractive 15-inch chassis, strong audio, and costs just $449, making this a good budget Windows 8 laptop.

Attractive design; Good audio; Responsive touchpad; Affordable

Short battery life; Limited port selection

The ASUS X550CA-DB31 offers an attractive 15-inch chassis, strong audio, and costs just $449, making this a good budget Windows 8 laptop.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Asus VivoBook X550CA review


The screen could be better, but this is a well-priced laptop that gets the best out of its old hardware

Nevertheless, screen and battery life issues aside, the Asus VivoBook X550CA is still a marked improvement over its predecessors. Its Ivy Bridge processor may be showing its age, but it can still compete with other budget laptops in raw performance,...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Alan Martin (

ASUS X550CA-XO113H Laptop


At £329.99, can this budget laptop compete with its more expensive rivals?

Incredible value ; Impressively quiet and cool ; Decent touchpad and keyboard

Feels cheap ; Slow Celeron processor ; Unimpressive screen

To be entirely fair, we shouldn’t expect anything more from a £329 laptop, and its perfectly fine for everyday use - it should just be noted that the screen is one of the more obvious areas of cost saving.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Greg K. (

Great Price!


Before buying I read the reviews and am not sure why some users thought it had bluetooth. Maybe the description changed by the time I bought it. I did see the complaint about Windows updates not working. When I first tried to manually install all the...

This laptop is fine for what it is and great for the price. My low end HP laptop stop booting and had a CPU error code (determined by flashing lights). Since it was out of warranty I figured it would cost more to fix than buying a replacement. I came...

I'm not real fond of the keyboard layout. I don't care for the spaces between each of the keys

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Engineer (

Problem Solved


Soon I will be joyful again!

I have used my engineering mind and found a solution to the terrible Bluetooth issue ;

Have to spend $3 more dollars. First World Problems

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: edub (

Good deal


I picked up the refurb for 299 with a $50 MIR which made it cheaper than the 11" model but was unable to redeem the rebate because it did not come with a UPC. Newegg CS told me that they would send me a gift card for the amount but has yet to do so,...

I was able to get a sub 30 second boot by just adding an ssd to this laptop even with dual boot into Ubuntu

On the Linux side, everything seems to work except that the touchpad seems glitchy (and coincidently is not centered on the device due to the superfluous number pad). Its a tad on the heavy side, but then again I was LOVING my chromebook for exactly...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: sad buyer (



when i purchased it was advertised that it has bluetooth.. it does not.. and now page has been updated to reflect that. also was supposed to have $50 rebate, but no UPC to redeem since laptop was only in pillow wrap... laptop does work well and i do...

fast, love touchscreen

no bluetooth, cant redeem rebate

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Derek (

First time buying refurbished...


For what I paid, I am happy, if not slightly disappointed that it isn't touchscreen (which wouldve made it the purchase of the century). As a poor college student, this laptop is my savior and is unquestionably better than my 10 lbs Toshiba laptop...

Price: the price was incredibly low, almost like that "too good to be true* (see below). For 405$ including an additional 1 year warranty, that's a great deal, methinks ; Shipping: I completed my online order Thursday at 12 pm. I was unwrapping it the...

Misleading: The listing states that this device is a TOUCHSCREEN. Let me be clear. It is NOT. After sheepishly poking my screen like a simple minded fool for a couple minutes, I realized it must have been too good to be true. Not gonna lie, the...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Ramouz (

Great for the price


The laptop functions really well, we just don't like the microphone. I tested the hard drive usage and health and it was only used for a day and a half!! All of these decent specs for ~$375 (tax+shipping). Very cheap, in my opinion, for a brand-new...

Fast for the price! no weird stutters or noticeable lag during normal usage. I uninstalled bloatware and optimized it ; It has a touchscreen for that price, awesome, my wife is happy. The screen is pretty thin also so it almost feels like you're using...

Terrible microphone! I don't know if mine is defective but the microphone is horrible! No matter how loud you speak you sound like you're drowning. You have to get really close, I mean within 5 cm close to the mic so that you're heard a bit clearly,...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: The Captain (



In another review an ASUS representitive states that the alternate writing are simply fn keys, however make no mistake that this keyboard has french writing on it.

Decent laptop for the price

The keyboard is bilingual, several keys also have french writing on them

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Product Type:Media Tablet
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:HD 720 / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / FreeDOS / NO OS / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 720M / GeForce GT 740M / HD GPU / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 3000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Celeron ® / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium / Pentium ®
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:1007U CELERON / 2117U PENTIUM / I3-2365M / i3-3217U / I5-3337U / I7-3537U