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Asus X550CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and sound. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the energy efficiency and battery.

usability, portability, screen, sound, performance

resolution, battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus X550CA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 98 reviews)

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ASUS X550CA

 

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

With an attractive design, strong audio and a low price, the ASUS X550CA is a solid sub-$500 notebook. However, you have to be willing to live with a few compromises, such as limited viewing angles and mediocre battery life. At this price, we prefer...

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Amazon review summary for Asus X550CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Asus X550CA from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, screen, sound, value for money, portability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

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Great product!

 

Quick setup Sharp color Fast reply

Bright","Good Value","Sharp Tones & Colors

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A Great Performer with an Ostentatious Twist

 

Asus, in my experience, has been a phenomenal brand. When I purchased my first Asus laptop, I knew I was purchasing a quality product. I was blown away with how solid the construction and performance of it was. My mother needed a good laptop, but was...

Cost, Multi-Language, Appearance, Performance, Build Quality, Sound, Display

Battery Life, Windows 8

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Great Computer For My Mother

 

This is a perfect computer for my mother. It has the bells and whistles that she needs.This product is... Good sound quality, easy to set upAbout me... son with a mother with limited computer experience

Simple and easy to use

Nothing so far

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Really great buy

 

My main interests are email, Facebook, YouTube, and Netflix streaming. This machine is excellent for all these tasks. I dislike Windows 8.1, but that is beyond the scope of ASUS, and would be a problem with any PC.In short, I had to get a new machine...

Huge hard drive, very click boot up, and it's VERY QUIET

Would like more USB ports

Consumer review by:

A Great Performer with an Ostentatious Twist

 

Asus, in my experience, has been a phenomenal brand. When I purchased my first Asus laptop, I knew I was purchasing a quality product. I was blown away with how solid the construction and performance of it was. My mother needed a good laptop, but was...

Cost, Multi-Language, Appearance, Performance, Build Quality, Sound, Display

Battery Life, Windows 8

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Great Computer For My Mother

 

This is a perfect computer for my mother. It has the bells and whistles that she needs.This product is... Good sound quality, easy to set upAbout me... son with a mother with limited computer experience

Simple and easy to use

Nothing so far

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Really great buy

 

My main interests are email, Facebook, YouTube, and Netflix streaming. This machine is excellent for all these tasks. I dislike Windows 8.1, but that is beyond the scope of ASUS, and would be a problem with any PC.In short, I had to get a new machine...

Huge hard drive, very click boot up, and it's VERY QUIET

Would like more USB ports

Consumer review by:

A Great Performer with an Ostentatious Twist

 

Asus, in my experience, has been a phenomenal brand. When I purchased my first Asus laptop, I knew I was purchasing a quality product. I was blown away with how solid the construction and performance of it was. My mother needed a good laptop, but was...

Cost, Multi-Language, Appearance, Performance, Build Quality, Sound, Display

Battery Life, Windows 8

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

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