Asus X550CA Laptop, Intel Core i5, 6GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6", Grey

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Original total price £509.90

Product information

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 i5 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 i5 processor and 6GB of RAM, the X550CA will help you multitask, with the ability to browse the web, create documents and make video calls to editing your high resolution photos. 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
eManual
E-Driver
ASUS Vibe
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.

Accessories Included
AC adapter, user documentation
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
NO
Brand
Asus
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
Dimensions
H24.8 x W380 x D251 mm
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
YES
Finish
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.
Shared
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
1TB hard drive
Headphone socket
YES
Keyboard
Chicklet keyboard
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
6GB
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) card reader
Model name / number
X550CA-XX877H
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
NO
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 i5-3337U
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
1.8GHz to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Gloss
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.
15.6"
Screen Type
LED-backlit display
Sound
Built-in speakers with Asus Sonic Master Technology
Touch Screen
NO
Voice Recognition
NO
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.
NO
Weight
2.3kg
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
NO
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n

Delivery

Click & collect

Free Click & Collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
338 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops
Free

Standard delivery

Free

Next or named day delivery

£6.95

Next or named morning delivery

£9.95

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

5000+ participating Collect+ shops
£3.00

International delivery not available

Returns

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.

Depending on the type of product, you can make free returns via our shops, Royal Mail (or courier collection for large or heavy items), Collect+ or via MyHermes.

Find out more about returning products

Q & As

Asus X550CA Laptop, Intel Core i5, 6GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6", Grey 2.6 5 5 5
Awesome laptop! Nice, light and crisp display This is the 1st Asus laptop I have, you cannot really fault it. User friendly set up, fast laptop, very light ... I would recommend this for a day-to-day use, otherwise if you need something really fast for gaming or rendering, get a good desktop or look into a powerful laptop and pay extra. 19 August 2014
Very disappointed From day 1 I found the laptop to be very NOT user friendly. Basic functions of settings, programs, installation etc are just not intuitive. I still struggle with the laptop restarting itself every once in a while without my ability to delay this. I can be in the middle of a file and it will shut itself off. Streaming/Youtube does not work - tried to install/un-install flash 4 times, every time it works for a day and then stops. "Help" menu appears every two minutes when one does not need it but cannot get it to appear when it is actually needed. All and all, too many small things mean it not easy to work with and would not recommend. 01 August 2014
Does what it says on the tin I have had mine for about a month and have been very pleased with it. It's simple, reliable, fast and smooth. Windows 8 is fine when you get used to it and I love the touchscreen. The hardware has proved robust and stylish. I don't need to use the battery much so can't comment but the DVD/CD drive is useful and as these are no longer standard on PCs is a big plus. Really good value and worth considering. The i5 gives me all the space I need for home computing and some business. I bought it in hurry but it has already served me better than my former touchy Sony VAIO (which was stolen). I recommend a wireless mouse with it. 06 April 2014
Appalling battery life - spend a bit more for a lot more! We bought this laptop because it looked good on paper, but we were disappointed with the battery life. It lasted barely 2 hours and went from 10% charged to zero battery in a matter of seconds. We had clearly bought a faulty product so we returned it and bought a Lenovo instead! 20 March 2014
Maybe I was unlucky I ordered one of these to collect from my local JL store. Unfortunately the laptop refused to power up when I got it home so I never got a chance to try it properly. Relative to other similar price and spec laptops it seemed quite flimsy so I decided on a refund and bought another brand that I am happy with. 15 February 2014
1-5 of 5

£449.95


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82716450

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