Asus VivoBook X550CA Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6" Touch Screen, Grey

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The sophisticated Asus X550CA features a classic design and great power inside. The spun-circle finish and patterned palm rests adds a touch of sophistication to a machine that’s as impressive on the outside as it is on the inside. With an Intel Core i7 processor, Sonic Master audio technology and 2 second resume, the X550CA delivers a superior laptop for everyday use.

Key features:

  • Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, the X550CA will help you do whatever you want to do, from listening to music and browsing the web to editing your high definition video. It'll even boost its performance to keep up with more intensive programs.

  • Store masses of photos, videos, music and documents on the large 1TB hard drive.

  • SonicMaster technology and Asus AudioWizard combine to deliver high fidelity audio, allowing you to hear the nuances in every track. SonicMaster technology, developed in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen, balances sound, reduces electronic noise, eliminates distortion and boosts performance.

  • Powered by Super Hybrid Engine II Technology, Asus Instant On allows the X550CC to resume in under 2 seconds and stay in standby for up to 5 days. It also saves any data automatically should the battery life fall below 5%, so you don’t have to worry about losing your work.

  • The extra-wide dust repellent island-style keys on the chiclet keyboard combined with the palm rest makes for comfortable and accurate typing sessions for improved productivity and interaction.

  • The X550CA comes equipped with a DVD SuperMulti drive, allowing you to play CDs and DVDs and even copy information onto blank discs.

  • The X550CA features two USB ports and a card slot for easy transfer of files from your camera’s memory card or an external hard drive. Using the USB ports, you’ll also be able to connect peripherals like external mice.

  • VGA and HDMI give you options to output your display onto a bigger screen, such as a TV, monitor or projector to make it easier to share with others.

  • WiFi and a built-in Ethernet connection makes it easy to connect to the internet, with Wi-Fi giving you a wireless option, while the Ethernet connection means you can plug into a router for a faster, more stable connection.

Software Included:
ASUS Win flash
ASUS Face Logon
ASUS Life Frame III
Virtual Camera
ASUS Live Update
Power4Gear Hybrid
GamePark Console (JPN image not installed)
Asus WebStorage
ASUS Wireless Console 3
Windows Live4 package & Toolbar
ASUS AIRecovery
ASUS Color Enhancement (ASUS Splendid)
ASUS SceneSwitch
ASUSDVD player v9
Instant on,
USB Charger+

This device can be upgraded to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.

Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 3.5 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Whether this machine can play/burn Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
CD/DVD Read & Write
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H24.8 x W380 x D251 mm
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
Dark Brushed Grey
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Headphone socket
Chicklet keyboard
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slot Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC) Multi-media Card Reader
Model name / number
Asus VivoBook X550CA
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Windows 8 (64 Bit)
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Dual-core Intel Core i7-3537U
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
2.0GHz to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1366 x 768 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
LED-backlit display
Built-in speakers with Asus Sonic Master Technology
Touch Screen
Voice Recognition
Webcam (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
HD Web Camera
Webcam (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n


Click & collect

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309 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard UK delivery within 5 working days


Next, named or Saturday UK delivery.


Next/named working day UK delivery pre-10.30am.


Collect+ from a local shop from Wednesday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, just return the products to us or to one of our shops. Unless faulty, we'd like this to be within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

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Q & As


Asus VivoBook X550CA Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6" Touch Screen, Grey 4.3 5 6 6
Nice and quick. Only one problem so far. Loud buzz on internal microphone making it un-usable. It was exchanged for another X550CA but that had the same fault! Would like to know if any one else has had this problem. Have upgraded to Windows 8.1 but prefer XP. 03 August 2014
Really happy with this product It is slim and light so remains portable but with a nice sized screen. I bought this as my home computer. I'm no so keen on Windows 8 but slowly adapting to it (XP user previously) I like the fact that the keyboard has a numerical pad to the right of it. The battery life is ok, but not fantastic. Top tip from the man in store - can remove battery and plug into mains when using it as a desktop in order to preserve battery function. The other slight downside is the large amount of pre-loaded bloat-ware. I'm not sure how much of this is ASUS or how much is Win8 but most if it is uninstallable. For the memory, and processor I struggled to find a better price. 10 June 2014
Excellent product Very pleased with product. Suits home computing needs. 03 June 2014
Best value Having trolled the internet and found where to go for best product went to John Lewis. This one was "used" i.e had left store and returned. Was a bit dubious at first but saved £100 which was good. Have had no problems and would not hesitate to go for "used" again..It was certainly very good value!! 21 May 2014
Not a quality product but probably good value Having owned Sony and Dell laptops in the past this Asus product lacks the feel of quality and durability. Having said that, it was very cheap in terms of processing power for the price. There are a few problems, although much of this concerns the quality of interface with Windows 8. I am very surprised at how slow things take to load, and the number of times the screen will freeze and a manual shut down is needed. This is despite only having a few basic applications open. The speakers are of good quality. The power lead is very short, as is the battery life. 09 April 2014
Excellent product Bought as a gift for our daughter who loves it. Ideal for both work and for gaming. 25 March 2014
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