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ASUS X550CA-DB71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Dark Gray)

B&H # ASX550CADB71 Mfr # X550CA-DB71
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Product Highlights
  • 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-3537U Dual-Core
  • 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • 15.6" Antiglare LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

The X550CA-DB71 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS features a dark gray finish with a concentric circle pattern for a stylish look. Its slim profile is 5 percent thinner than previous versions of ASUS X Series notebooks. The X550CA still houses a large touchpad with intuitive Smart Gesture input while the ASUS IceCool technology keeps your palm rests cool so you'll be able to type comfortably on the Chiclet-style keyboard.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-3537U processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a Secure Digital (SD) media card slot, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with SonicMaster 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.

ASUS X550CA

Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Performance
The ASUS VivoBook X550CA houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core Intel Core i7-3537U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.0GHz. Also, you can utilize Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to overclock the processor up to 3.1GHz. With a dedicated 4MB L3 cache, 8GB 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" Antiglare LED-Backlit Display
This ASUS computer has a 15.6" LED-backlit widescreen display. LED backlighting provides lower power consumption and longer panel lifetime than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and an antiglare finish. The display has a 1366 x 768 native resolution, supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics
Stay Connected
For a fast wired Internet connection, you can use the 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack. You can also use 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet wirelessly and stay mobile. Bluetooth 4.0 technology is also supported so you can connect to all your favorite peripherals, such as a wireless keyboard or mouse
ASUS SonicMaster Technology
ASUS SonicMaster technology revamps your X550CA'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 provides you with an immersive listening experience
ASUS WebStorage
The ASUS VivoBook X550CA 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
ASUS Instant On by SHE II Technology
Super Hybrid Engine II incorporates elements of its SHE predecessor and builds on the vitals of better battery performance. Instant on allows notebooks to resume in less than 2 seconds and stay in standby for up to 15 days (battery life may vary depending on usage). Also, should battery levels fall below 5%, your data is automatically saved and backed up on the hard drive
ASUS IceCool Technology
This ASUS notebook has ASUS IceCool Technology, which keeps the palm rests cool by placing heat-generating components away from users
ASUS Power4Gear Technology
ASUS Power4Gear automatically adjusts fan speeds for quiet computing and prolonged battery life

Windows 8

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
Performance
Processor 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-3537U Dual-Core Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 4MB
Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8GB
Capacity: 8GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Antiglare
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 1TB 5400rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 3.0 (A)
1x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Features: Numeric Keypad, Chiclet Style
Pointing Device TouchPad with Multi-Touch Control
Battery 4-Cell Lithium-Ion (2600mAh)
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.0 x 1.0 x 9.9" / 38.1 x 2.5 x 25.1 cm
Weight 5.1 lb / 2.31 kg
ASUS X550CA-DB71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Dark Gray)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 4-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 30-Day Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty with Accidental Damage Protection
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    ASUSX550CA-DB71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Dark Gray)
     
    4.8

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    4.0

    ASUS x550ca notebook

    By emls5

    from Lompoc, CA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Hard To Set Up

    Best Uses

    • Replacement
    • Upgrade

    Comments about ASUS X550CA-DB71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Dark Gray):

    light and fast notebook. takes some getting used to with windows 8. windows 8 tries to totally take over. almost went back to windows 7 but giving 8 a try.Gets easier the more you use it.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    So far so good!

    By Sean

    from Dtown

    Comments about ASUS X550CA-DB71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Dark Gray):

    Great PC fast with games and a fast start up. Good price and probably the best you will find.

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    5.0

    Great laptop!!

    By art gallery

    from brooklyn

    Comments about ASUS X550CA-DB71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Dark Gray):

    Very good specs and performance for the price. Clean look, comfortable keyboard and screen for desktop replacement. Very happy!!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best one!

    By Diego, the beloved

    from ECUADOR

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Doesn't Jam
    • Durable
    • Good Value
    • High Performance
    • Superior Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Black & White documents
      • Graphics & Charts
      • Multimedia
      • Professional Documents

      Comments about ASUS X550CA-DB71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Dark Gray):

      A beutiful machine with superior quality. I bought it for a gift, and it's being used for a friend in her university education. As far as I'm concerned it has an incredible performance.
      ASUS is doing great things! The price was very competitive.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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