The D550CA-BH31 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS features a 15.6" HD widescreen display. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, which allows you to play 720p HD content without having to upscale. The display also has a glossy finish for vibrant color.
The system is powered by a dual-core 1.8GHz Core i3-3217U processor. It also has 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 2-in-1 media card reader, an Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with SonicMaster audio technology.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
- Dual-Core Intel Core i3-3217U Performance
- The ASUS D550CA houses an Intel Core i3-3217U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.8GHz. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 6GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to push the processor up to four virtual cores for quick and efficient multitasking
- 15.6" HD Widescreen Glossy Display
- The ASUS D550CA has a 15.6" HD widescreen display. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. The native resolution allows you to play 720p HD content without having to upscale. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port
- SonicMaster Technology
- ASUS SonicMaster technology revamps the D550CA's audio quality with sound balance and noise reduction. You'll also be able to use volume and dynamic range to minimize distortion and boost sound performance. The resonance chamber design and materials of the built-in stereo speakers coupled with ASUS SonicMaster technology provide you with an immersive listening experience
- For a fast wired Internet connection, you can use the Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack. You can also use 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet wirelessly and stay mobile
- ASUS WebStorage
- The ASUS D550CA comes with 32GB of free ASUS WebStorage for three years. With ASUS WebStorage, you'll be able to save music, photos and documents to the cloud and access them from any device. You'll be connecting to ASUS' secured network so all your files will be safe
- The Redesigned Start Screen
- Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen
- To the Cloud
- With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
- Windows Store
- In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it