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Asus X550CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 706 reviews of Asus X550CA. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good comments, but the energy efficiency and touchpad get negative views. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability and durability.

performance, price, usability, portability, design

battery, touchpad, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus X550CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 317 user reviews of Asus X550CA from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and portability. The usability and price also get good reviews, whereas views about the touchpad and durability are mixed.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 15.6-inch Notebook (Black) - (Intel Core i3 1.8GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus X550CA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The usability and portability also get good feedback. The durability and reliability get critical opinions.

performance, portability, usability, price, screen

reliability, durability

72% 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-DB51 15.6-Inch Laptop

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

ASUS X550CA-DB31

 

Laptop shoppers on a budget may think of HP or Dell first, but they should also take a good look at ASUS' $449 ASUS X550CA-DB31. This 15-inch notebook features an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive in an attractive chassis with...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Howley (laptopmag.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Asus X550CA-X0702D

 

Asus X550CA-X0702D laptop runs on DOS OS, Intel Core i3 (3rd generation) 1.8 GHz processor and Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor. It has WiFi, USB and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. This Asus laptop is ideal for personal as well as professional users. The...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Asus X550CA-XX348D

 

Asus X550CA-XX348D laptop runs on DOS OS and has Intel Core i3 (3rd Generation) 1.8 GHz processor. This Asus laptop has a 15.6 inches HD LED Display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor. The laptop has 2 GB DDR3 RAM...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Asus X550CA-XX258D

 

Asus X550CA-XX258D laptop runs on Intel Celeron (3rd generation) 1.5 GHz dual core processor and has DOS OS. It has Intel HD Graphics 4000 and is meant for personal and professional users. The Asus X550CA-XX258D laptop comes with 500 GB HDD, 2 GB DDR3...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Donald C. (newegg.com)

Excellent

 

Slow updates when unplugged. Do not try to apply updates with system unplugged. Replaced 500GB HD with SSD. System rocks! Video is integrated but with faster HD speed video is sufficient. If I could do it again I would use a little bigger SSD HD...

Great processor speed Good RAM (4GB with 1 slot open for 8GB max). Responsive, touchscreen. HDMI

Battery not the best-careful with system updates.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Slow and Frustrating

 

The fact that I am stuck with Windows 8 is the other Con

Touch screen works well, Large screen

Very slow and frustrating internet speed. My other devices load pages almost instantly, but this computer has to think about it for a while... Drives me crazy! Also, the touchpad could drive someone insane. It is glitchy in that sometimes it doesn't...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Tony K. (newegg.com)

Slow and Frustrating

 

The fact that I am stuck with Windows 8 is the other Con

Touch screen works well, Large screen

Very slow and frustrating internet speed. My other devices load pages almost instantly, but this computer has to think about it for a while... Drives me crazy! Also, the touchpad could drive someone insane. It is glitchy in that sometimes it doesn't...

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / Sonic Master / SonicMaster / SRS Premium Sound
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing / Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:37
Battery capacity (Watt hours):37
Battery life (max):4
Battery performance:2600
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Swivel webcam: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Black, White / Blue / Grey / Grey, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel / Metallic, Silver / Red / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1366 x 786
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / Not available
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Sonic Master / SonicMaster / SRS Premium Sound
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 17 / 18 / 20 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
L3 cache:2 / 3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:1007U / 2117U / 2127U / I3-2365M / I3-2377M / i3-3210M / I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:1007U / 2117U / 2127U / I3-2365M / I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I5-3210M / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA437
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / P0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:54834 / 65697 / 65707 / 65708 / 70272 / 71469 / 72054 / 72055 / 72061 / 75191
Processor code:SR0CW / SR0N0 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U3 / SR0VQ / SR0XG / SR0XL / SR105 / SR109
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, User, BIOS / Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, User, BIOS

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:DOS License / FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:RS-MMC, SD, SDIO / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.8 / 9.88
Height:0.976
Height (front):0.0976 / 0.945 / 0.969 / 0.976 / 0.984 / 1
Height (rear):0.125 / 1 / 1.2 / 1.22 / 1.25 / 1.26
Weight:4 / 5.07
Width:14.9 / 15