Asus X550 Series

Asus X550VB-XX047HProcessor: Intel Celeron 1007U, Intel Core i3 2348M, Intel Core i3 3217U, Intel Core i5 3230M, Intel Core i5 3337U, Intel Pentium 2117U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.3kg
Price: 400, 500, 600 euro
Average Score: 76.54% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 70%, features: 76%, display: 70%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 88%

 

Asus X550CA-DB31

Specifications

Asus X550CA-DB31Notebook: Asus X550CA-DB31
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 X550CA-DB31 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus VivoBook X550CA review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Nevertheless, screen and battery life issues aside, the Asus VivoBook X550CA is still a marked improvement over its predecessors. Its Ivy Bridge processor may be showing its age, but it can still compete with other budget laptops in raw performance, and it remains one of the cheapest 15.6in laptops we've seen to come with a full ten-point touchscreen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% ASUS X550CA-DB31 15.6-inch Laptop Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS X550CA still remains as a solid value for those looking at a basic laptop computer. The problem is that it doesn't really distinguish itself from the competition in any real way. In fact, the laptop design really needs to be updated to address the limited number of USB ports which is as much as half as many as the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% ASUS X550CA-DB31 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 the HP Pavilion g6t because of its brighter screen and longer endurance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus X550CC-XO055H

Specifications

Asus X550CC-XO055HNotebook: Asus X550CC-XO055H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3337U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% ASUS X550CC-XO055H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 63% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Asus X550CC – елегантност и мощност на достъпна цена
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good performance; long battery life; brilliant sound system and cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2013

 

Asus X550VC

Specifications

Asus X550VCNotebook: Asus X550VC
Processor: Intel Core i3 2348M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus X550VC
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; good autonomy; attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2013

 

Asus X550CC-XO164H

Specifications

Asus X550CC-XO164HNotebook: Asus X550CC-XO164H
Processor: Intel Pentium 2117U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

79% ASUS X550CC-XO164H – Biały
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 63% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%

 

Asus X550CA-XO113H

Specifications

Asus X550CA-XO113HNotebook: Asus X550CA-XO113H
Processor: Intel Celeron 1007U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% ASUS X550CA-XO113H Laptop review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re on a budget, it’s really hard to argue with the ASUS X550. Yes, you can easily see where the cost savings have occurred (cheap feel, low quality screen, Intel Celeron processor, rattly keyboard), but at the same time the savings really add up. At £329, the performance isn’t too far removed from the £430 HP Touchsmart Sleekbook and the £499 ASUS V550C. It feels cheap, and the cost-saving areas are obvious, but at just £329 RRP with similar performance to laptops £100 more expensive, this is an impressive performer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70% emissions: 90%
Recenze: ASUS X550Ca - levně s tichým chlazením
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Slim design; quiet cooling system. Negative: Only 2 USB ports; performance of the CPU.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2013

 

Asus X550CC-XX066H

Specifications

Asus X550CC-XX066HNotebook: Asus X550CC-XX066H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3337U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 X550CC-XX066H (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

65% Glanzloser Mittelfeldspieler
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 81% display: 51% mobility: 56% ergonomy: 81%

 

Asus X550CC-XO229D

The Asus X550CC-XO229D has been built down to a price. The plastic body tells of its budget friendly nature, and there is a lack of quality apparent in the hinges. The cheap feel is inescapable, but the casing is otherwise decent enough. Weighing in at 2.3 kg, this 15.6 inch machine is no lightweight, but it's portable. The island style keys are spacious and support long hours of error free typing. The matte 1366 x 768 screen provides nice colors and contrast; it wouldn't be realistic to expect a Full HD screen at this price.

The previous generation Ivy Bridge, Intel Core i3-3217U chugs along at 1.8 GHz inside. The combination of Intel HD Graphics HD4000 and NVIDIA GeForce GT720M is a nice boost of graphics power that will just about allow users to play moderately demanding games at the lowest possible settings. The Asus X550CC-XO229D is only equipped with 1 USB 3.0 port and 1 USB 2.0 port. This may represent a serious hindrance for some users. Overall, this budget machine does what it sets out to do. As such, it will not bedazzle the senses with an innovative and gorgeous design, or take ones breath away with sheer speed. It will fit nicely within a budget, and be good enough for getting work done, as long as the programs used aren't too demanding.

Specifications

Asus X550CC-XO229DNotebook: Asus X550CC-XO229D
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

81% Asus X550CC XO229D teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% emissions: 80%

 

Asus X550VB-XO003D

Specifications

Asus X550VB-XO003DNotebook: Asus X550VB-XO003D
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Ревю на ASUS X550VB – поредният изгоден ноутбук от среден до висок клас на ASUS
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good workmanship; well balanced performance; good price. Negative: 64-bits video card.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2014

 

Asus X550CA-XO153H

Specifications

Asus X550CA-XO153HNotebook: Asus X550CA-XO153H
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

82% Asus X550CA-XO153H
Source: PC Go - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% Asus X550CA-XO153H
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Asus X550CA-XO153H
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 78%

 

Asus X550VB-XX047H

Specifications

Asus X550VB-XX047HNotebook: Asus X550VB-XX047H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Asus X550VB-XX047H
Source: Computerbild - Heft 25/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus X550VB-XX047H
Source: Comuterbild Spiele - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 82% features: 77% mobility: 84%

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge): In the mobile Ivy Bridge Celeron and Pentium CPUs integrated processor graphics card. The HD Graphics is the slower, GT1 called, part with less execution units (EUs) and only one texture sampler - compared to the GT2 HD Graphics 4000.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M: Lower middle-class graphics card based on the 28 nm GF117 (Fermi).

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i3:

3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

2348M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1150MHz). Similar to the  Core i3-2350M but without SMB tools support.

Intel Core i5:

3337U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.7 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

3230M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.6 - 3.2 GHz

Intel Pentium:

2117U: Ultra Low Voltage Dual-core processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Ivy Bridge core are deactivated.

Intel Celeron:

1007U: Entry level ULV dual core processor with integrated graphics card called Intel HD Graphics and reduced features of the Ivy Bridge core (no Turbo Boost, AES, ...).


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.3 kg:


76.54%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire E1-472G-6844
Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 2.1 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n070sa
Radeon HD 8330, A-Series A4-5000
» HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n232sa
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Packard Bell EasyNote TE69
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U
» Toshiba Satellite C55D-A-13U
Radeon HD 8400, A-Series A6-5200
» Toshiba Satellite M50D-A-10Z
Radeon HD 8400, A-Series A6-5200
» Acer Aspire E1-510P-2671
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2920
» Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6686
Radeon R7 M265, Core i5 4200U
» MSI GS60
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700MQ
» MSI GE60-2PE-029UK
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Fujitsu Lifebook A532-0M45A1DE
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3230M
» Toshiba Satellite M50D-A-10D
Radeon HD 8330, A-Series A4-5000
» Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11C
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01DE
Radeon HD 8850M, Core i5 3230M
» Acer TravelMate P255-M-54204G50Mnkk
Radeon R7 M265, Core i5 4200U
» Lenovo Essential M5400
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200M
» Dell Latitude E5540
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U
» Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 20C6003AGE
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4702MQ
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531-N4I9WGE
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3110M
» Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire R7-582P
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4500U
» HP Pavilion 15-n213eg
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire R7-572-6423
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Toshiba Satellite M50T-A-10G
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» HP ProBook 455 H0W29EA
Radeon HD 8750M, A-Series A8-4500M
» Acer Aspire V5-561
Radeon R7 M265, Core i5 4200U
» Sony Vaio SV-F1521K1EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U
» Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15D 59405766
Radeon HD 8400, A-Series A6-5200
» Asus X552CL-SX047H
GeForce 710M, Core i5 3337U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-17 (Update: 2013-08-17)