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ASUS X550CA-XX101H 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i7-3537U 2GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 8)

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Core i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
  • Windows 8
  • Classic spin-line finish
  • True instant on 2-sec resume from sleep mode
  • Ultra-fast data transfers
  • Clearer sound and deeper bass
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Product Information

Style Name: Core i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
Technical Details
BrandASUS
Item Weight2.3 Kg
Product Dimensions51 x 33 x 11.2 cm
Item model numberX550CA-XX101H
SeriesX550CA-XX101H
Colorblack, silver
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i7
Processor Speed2 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionIntel HD
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Energy Content2600 milliamp_hours
  
Additional Information
ASINB00GKG1JWQ
Best Sellers Rank 27,065 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.1 Kg
Date First Available8 Nov. 2013
  
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Product Description

Style Name: Core i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD

Product Description

Asus X550 -- Encircling Beauty and Performance

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 patterned palm rests, the X Series adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to everyday computing.

Its slim profile is 5% thinner than the previous X Series notebook, and still houses to a large touchpad with intuitive multi-point Smart Gesture input, multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and IceCool technology to keep your palm rests cool.

Vibrant colours
Vibrant colours

A Classic, Timeless Design

HD Webcam
HD Camera - Video Calls in Crystal Clarity

The X series features a 720p HD camera with a highly sensitive sensor that performs well in diverse light conditions, from lightly lit room to the bright outdoors. Now you can reach out to your love ones or anyone else while looking great.

The camera comes in handy when you need to keep in touch with friends and family through full screen video chats. The smooth 16:9 screen is great for video conferencing with clients and coworkers too.

Lifelike Colours with ASUS Splendid Technology

ASUS Splendid technology delivers vibrant visuals to satisfy the most demanding viewing standards. It fine-tunes display properties based on application, adjusting colour gamut and accuracy. The results are more vibrant colours and pristine image quality in all applications, from movies to photos. With a simple shortcut (fn+C), you can turn on Splendid technology and choose the most suitable pre-set based on personal preference and environment.

Incredible Performance -- a Smooth Computing Experience

Value-packed with all the essentials, the X Series reinvents your daily computing experience. Whether you are using it for work or for fun, this is an ideal machine for both productive computing and entertainment.

It features up to an Intel Core processor and graphics card, Instant ON that resumes your computer from sleep mode in 2 seconds and USB 3.0 for 10 times faster data transfer speed. ASUS X Series gives you everything you need for a truly satisfying multitask computing and multimedia experience.

Productivity and Entertainment

ASUS X Series are powered by up to Intel Core processors and graphics card that deliver smooth, responsive performance. They integrate faster processors, more powerful graphics and an advanced onboard memory controller adequate for daily multitask computing or multimedia entertainment. ASUS X Series can handle more applications at once without slowing down, resulting in very rewarding usage for work and pleasure, all within a slim form factor.

Instant ON -- A Notebook with Smartphone-like Accessibility
10 times faster data transfer with 3.0. USB
10 times faster data transfer with 3.0. USB

ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology brings notebooks smartphone-like responsive performance, with near-instant resume even from prolonged standby. This Instant ON 2-second resume means so long notebook reboot frustration, and get back into fun and productivity delay-free. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology also optimises battery life with various power modes to suit the task at hand. With Instant ON functionality enabled, ASUS notebooks can remain in standby mode for an incredible two weeks. There is no worry about data loss while in standby mode as data automatically gets backed up when the battery drops to 5% charge. Files and tasks are kept safe in memory, waiting for you when you get back.

USB 3.0 - Ultra-fast Data Transfers

USB 3.0 is ten times faster than USB 2.0 and with two ports at your disposal; you can save photos, transfer music and open multi-gigabyte video files in a fraction of the time with compatible storage. Say goodbye to long waiting times- transferring a 25GB Blu-ray-quality movie takes a mere 70 seconds.

Incredible Sound -- Precise, Crystal Clear Audio To Complete the Cinematic Experience

On most notebooks, all sound frequencies originate from small onboard speakers. The resulting audio comes from a single source and lacks distinctiveness. Like other notebooks in the ASUS range, the X Series comes equipped with SonicMaster technology and ASUS AudioWizard to bring you high fidelity audio. Experience omnidirectional sound and hear each individual instrument's nuances with the X Series.

SonicMaster-enhanced Audio -- Clearer Sound and Deeper Bass
SonicMaster Lite

SonicMaster technology, development efforts of the ASUS Golden Ear team together with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, offers a remarkably attractive mobile multimedia package. Our tailored mix of superior hardware and optimised software improve audio quality with easily distinguishable and accurately louder sounds. Bigger speakers and resonance chambers give a smooth, rich and detailed sound that enhance audio experience in different usage scenarios like movies and music. ASUS SonicMaster technology partnered with our AudioWizard, audio tuning software, makes the most to your entertainment experience.

AudioWizard Maxx Audio Tuning

AudioWizard is an audio tuning software that ASUS co-developed with professional audio processing company Waves, recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY Award. The five selectable modes enhance sound quality to suit different listening environments. Enjoy lifelike sound in music, movies and games, with all modes fine-tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team. The proprietary interface puts you first, so it's utterly user-friendly, offering quick and direct access to your content. It's so flexible, you can change the sound in seconds.

Smart Gesture Touchpad
Smart Gesture Touchpad
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Incredible Touch -- Precise Input

ASUS provides a very comfortable and responsive experience in every application and at all times. The X Series has a large touchpad equipped with Smart Gesture technology for quick and precise response across a wide range of touch inputs. The ergonomic seamless one-piece keyboard is designed to provide you a very comfortable typing experience.

Smart Gesture Touchpad

The X Series' multi-point touchpad comes with Smart Gesture technology that offers finger-tip natural computing. It delivers naturally simple but intricate interaction, with scrolling and right clicking for access to advanced functions without a mouse. Smart Gesture technology supports a range of touch commands like pinch zoom in/out, scroll, and tap that simulate Windows 8 touchscreen functions. The touchpad is in ratio as the display for more precise pointer control and we've made it large to leave plenty of room to use Windows 8 gestures.

An Ergonomic Seamless One-piece Keyboard

The back-assembled, seamless one-piece keyboard prevents key float to provide you with a comfortable and assured typing experience. The ergonomically crafted Chiclet keyboard design spaces out the keys to provide an improved layout that ensures typing accuracy. Each individual key has been expertly tuned to ASUS's Golden Ratio of keyboard force and stroke to increase key responsiveness for faster typing. These details add up to reduce user fatigue even after prolonged periods of typing.

Cloud Service -- Access Your Data and Files Anytime, Anywhere

ASUS WebStorage ensures you get access to your data and files on any device that has an internet connection. With ASUS WebStorage, your files are automatically kept up-to-date and synced across various devices; you can share photos and videos with friends and family, and stream your music and movies to your device. ASUS X Series comes with free ASUS WebStorage space.

Box Contains

Notebook
Battery
Power Adapter
UK Power Cable
Support Disk

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Customer Reviews

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sibsssidor on 17 Nov. 2014
Style Name: Core i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
Main usage: low power home desktop replacement, occasional mobility. Most part of the time connected to an external monitor. Basic internet usage, video/audio playback, some java coding.

Look and feel: looks good, however fells cheap at touch. I doubt it would go scareless through intense mobility.
Keyboard is spacious enough, mousepad a bit awkward on the side (as pointed out by other reviewers). (1/4 star less)
Processor is the strong point of the laptop, Intel i7 is a good piece of kit.
Graphics card drives video playback on a 24'' monitor without troubles. Graphics - only basic gaming here, so pls keep your expectations at bay.
Screen is wide but the image degrades quickly at an angle. (1/4 star less)
Sound is good for a laptop however less than a concern to me since I use external speakers.
RAM - like most part of the consumer laptops is just enough. I will upgrade as soon as the warranty expires. (1/4 star less)
Disk - set your expectations here, plenty of space but rotational drive, so only one task at time. More RAM would help, see previous point...
Connectivity - good it has 1Gb LAN (I would not have bought it without it). only 2USB ports, so set aside some money for a hub. DVD drive comes handy.
The location of the SD card slot is a bit uncomfortable. Would not lower the score for that.
Battery life does not shine but hey, it's a rather big beast. If you travel a lot (not by car...) I would definitely recommend something smaller and lighter. Thin enough anyway, and it runs rather cool for the type of processor.

And now... Windows 8. I took me two days to get it in such a state that is usable. In between upgrades and moving to 8.1 it downloaded a few GBs, failed an upgrade, rolled back, retried...
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R.E.I Jones on 8 Sept. 2014
Style Name: Core i3, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD Verified Purchase
I bought this laptop after deciding to sell my gaming PC. It's a great little laptop, its lightweight without feeling flimsy and looks very smart - far more upmarket than you'd expect for the price tag. It runs silently and seems to handle all processes I need without any slowdown (web, email, media player etc). The only thing I would recommend is anyone who hasn't used Windows 8 before read up a little and do the updates in chunks - aside from that slight niggle which is Microsoft rather than Asus' issue can't fault my experience so far.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Fenton on 17 Oct. 2014
Style Name: Core i3, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD Verified Purchase
I guess I just had an unlucky experience. First machine had a dodgy screen. Replacement had some marks on the screen. A fully working one I'm sure would've been great. Nice styling. Can't fault the customer services at Amazon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pupp on 8 Nov. 2014
Style Name: Core i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
Great laptop, great price, fantastic value.
I was toying with the idea of either an iPad or a MacBook, but both were out of my price range and I felt I didn't know enough to stray fem windows for my business yet.
This is well spec'd enough to run photoshop, OpenOffice and other bespoke software my shop uses, all at once.
I like the touchpad shortcuts and it is very intuitive.
It doesn't run a mobile version of windows, which is what I was looking for; as many chrome books and laptops now are light and powerful, but not really Syitabke for businesses, unlike this laptop.
Batter lasts a long time compared to other laptops I have used and it fits in my backpack easily, which was specified to fit a 15" MacBook Air. Nice surprise there.
Lightweight but powerful. Good for graphics on the go, and good strong wifi signals, where even my iPhone won't pick them up.
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Chrisngtf on 7 Jun. 2014
Style Name: Core i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
I chose the i7 processor with 4GB RAM but ordered an 8GB module for it. When I went to fit it, I found the slot was empty (the 4GB must be on board) so I now have 12GB RAM. I also put in a 120GB SSD and installed Windows 7 (W7 drivers all available from ASUS website). I've also fitted a DVD caddy to take the original 500GB HDD instead of the DVD drive so I have room for plenty of data. If/when I need a DVD, I have a USB one. The laptop is attractively designed and it was easy to fit the parts I needed to. Well done Asus - a nice bit of kit. Oh, and it boots to logon in under 15 secs and recovers from sleep almost as soon as you open the lid.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Josh Dean on 31 Oct. 2014
Style Name: Core i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
I am quite impressed by this laptop.

It has a slim and sleek design. The plastics used look and feel pretty solid. I noticed that some reviewers have had issues with build quality, but, with this model at least, I disagree, especially when you compare this to other laptops of a similar price range.

The performance is what impresses most though. It manages to run quickly whilst remaining almost completely silent. The i7 processor is fast and will handle anything that the casual user can throw at it. It will manage light gaming, but it isn't a gaming laptop in any sense. The integrated graphics will not be able to run more demanding games well. This model also comes with 4GB RAM and a 500GB hard drive. The amount of RAM determines how well the machine can multi task and 4GB does not seem enough in my opinion. Windows 8 is more memory intensive than I thought and with a few programs running you can definitely see the performance start to drop. The 500GB hard drive is fine for me, but I understand that 1TB has become the standard these days as people want to store larger files i.e. pictures, videos, music.

The screen is a standard 1366x768 resolution, the norm for a laptop. It does the job, but it's nothing spectacular. The same applies to the speakers. Audio quality is clear and loud enough as you'd expect. The keyboard is very nice to use. It is well laid out and the keys are quite heavy making the feedback solid. The touchpad is the best I have used on a laptop in this price range. It is reasonably sensitive and incredibly responsive. It picks up gestures and touches instantly. The sensitivity can also be adjusted to suit you.

On the left side of the laptop, you will find the charger input, VGA (for some reason), HDMI, Ethernet, USB 2.0 x1, USB 3.
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