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ASUS D550CA-RS31 15.6" Intel Core i3-3217U (1.80GHz) 6GB Memory 500GB HDD Windows 8 64-Bit Laptop

  • Intel Core i3 3217U (1.80GHz)
  • 6GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • DVD±R/RW

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The ASUS Laptop D550CA-RS31 laptop puts inspiring performance in a thin, textured yet strong notebook case! Enjoy a comfortable grip without causing scratches and leaving your fingerprints. Breeze through everyday applications with the powerful Intel Core i3-3217U dual-core processor. Enrich your entertainment experience with gorgeous Full HD display and excellent sound system. Get more done with less effort, thanks to the intuitive Windows 8.

  • newegg Outstanding performance Enjoy a blistering CPU speed of 1.8 GHz on the go. The Intel Core i3-3217U dual-core processor can be pushed up to four virtual cores with Intel Hyper-Threading technology. It promotes quick and efficient multitasking. The integrated high-performance Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics makes everything smoother and more fluid with great video quality. You can enjoy rich detail in your favorite movies and games. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II makes your notebook stay in standby mode longer and wake up in just seconds. The USB 3.0 ports make data transfer between your notebook and USB peripherals quick. A optical drive is also built in.
  • newegg A 15.6" HD widescreen glossy display The D550CA-RS31 features a 15.6" HD widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, giving you a substantial viewing area for both work and play. It natively supports a high resolution of up to 1366 x 768, allowing you to play 720p HD content without having to upscale. The display has a glossy screen frame and hidden hinge design to make the screen the center of attention. ASUS Splendid Technology provides four preset modes – Normal, Theater, Vivid and Manual – to serve your various applications. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port.
  • newegg Incredible sound ASUS SonicMaster technology performs well in 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 further optimize the sound quality, providing you with an immersive listening experience.
  • newegg Get more done with less effort Windows 8 offers a tablet style design featuring tiles, and introduces an improved Start screen. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use – it’s all right there on the Start screen. Plus, Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store.
  • newegg Easy to control your notebook The large touchpad is built with ASUS Smart Gesture technology. You can pinch-zoom in on pictures, scroll up and down, and swipe quickly between pages without the need of a mouse. The Chiclet keyboard is a great match for the touchpad. No heat-producing parts are under the palm rests. So the palm rests will stay cool even after a long period of use.
  • newegg To surf as you wish For a fast wired Internet connection, you can use the 10/100/1000 Mbps 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.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Nathan Z.
  • 11/6/2015 4:13:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value at sale price

Pros: Bought this for my mother for Christmas, was on special for something like 350$ ±25, can't recall exactly. She hasn't had any issues with it. Not a gaming laptop - great for everyday computing/video though, especially at that price. IDK if i would pay the full 477$ for it though, there are better value's out there.

Cons: none, arrived on time and in great working order.

Other Thoughts: Another fantastic Newegg deal with prompt delivery. 5 eggs for the computer and 5 more for newegg.com :)

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  • Michael S.
  • 7/31/2015 12:02:45 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Machine

Pros: Excellent machine for the price.
Plays (hi-end) games with med to med low video settings without lagging.
Had this machine for about a year and have had no issues.
Again; more than expected for the price.

Cons: Windows 8. Grrrr.

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  • Jatin S.
  • 4/15/2015 5:45:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad Battery

Pros: big screen
fast processor

Cons: very bad battery. hardly lasts for half hour that too with minimum use (no youtube, no movie etc)

would not recommend this product to be honest. trying to reach tech support but no one answers.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for the positive comment. I certainly understand your concern regarding the battery discharging fast or the charged life is too short. In order to improve or prolong the battery charged time, please drain it completely then charge it fully without using the system. Once full-charged, please use the system, without the AC adapter connected, and drain it completely. Please repeat the charging process thereafter. Also, you can try to disable onboard devices that are being used and applications or software in the Startup menu. If you need further assistance with the laptop, please email me at cl-rodel@asus.com and write down service# N150450811 on the subject line.
Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,

Rodel
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Kyle D.
  • 4/9/2015 5:35:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAffordable

Pros: Very affordable, Plenty of ram, and decent processor.

Cons: Very light and feels very cheap, track pad and button are not of the highest quality, battery is not removable

Other Thoughts: overall a good buy if your okay with low line of laptops

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  • Daniel O.
  • 3/2/2015 7:18:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I am a diesel truck tech and I use this at work and am very pleased. Its two primary uses are utilizing diagnostic software I have on the computer for connecting to the truck for diagnostics, data, parameters, etc. as well as accessing service literature through various websites for specs and procedures. It does both very well.

I am not particularly tech savvy so I can not really speak towards the specs but I wanted something that was fast when I was searching on the internet with multiple tabs or programs open and it has proven to be that for the better part of 3 months.

The battery life meets expectations and the screen resolution and clarity is very good.

I am giving it 5 stars mainly based upon the what I consider to be reasonable cost of the machine and the fact that I exceeds the short list of expectations that I had for it.

Cons: Just about the only issues that I have are related to windows trying to do to much and what seems like constant updating.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/28/2015 1:32:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs50% Failure Rate is Unacceptable

Pros: Price seemed good for an Asus laptop

Cons: MANY:
1. No removable battery
2. RAM cannot be upgraded
3. Cannot install Windows 7
4. Cannot install SSD
5. Asus technical support is no help (I called tech support and spoke to SUNNY to report that the laptop would not download any windows updates, and was immediately told to call a different number, which was the parts ordering department.

I ordered two of these laptops and one of them is a total lemon: first it wouldn't download any windows updates, so no windows 8.1. Finally after getting through a technician at Asus, I basically answered my OWN QUESTION to do a factory restore on the laptop (although it was supposedly just from the factory). In doing so I was finally able to upgrade to windows 8.1...But I STILL HAVE PROBLEMS with this laptop: the display is already freaking out and showing random color garbage on the screen, and it refuses to see all the computers in the network, even though the other Asus laptop does...

I am attempting one last time to start from scratch with this laptop, and if it fails, I am sending it back to Newegg for a REFUND. As an IT PROFESSIONAL, companies rely on me to make sure that their companies equipment is working properly. If this is the kind of quality that Asus is starting to produce, my advice is "BUYER BEWARE"

Other Thoughts: I find it irresponsible of computer manufacturing companies to mass-produce junk products without any consideration for the gross misuse of our planets' resources, and for the gross pollution caused by such careless production of junk technology that ends up in land fills after a few years.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have problem with the unit and that our technical support didn't manage to help. I want to help you with the issue so if you can please do a system restore to revert to last known good configuration then install all windows recommended updates before using the system. For further technical assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501102795 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Robert F.
  • 1/28/2015 5:04:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTouchpad is Awful

Pros: It is a powerful laptop for the price range.

Cons: The touchpad buttons are under an active portion of the touchpad. If you have your finger on either button to, say highlight text, and you move that finger just a little, you have to restart because you will have the wrong text highlighted.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Rob,

Thank you for posting this good review and we appreciate that even though you have problem with the unit you still gave us 2 stars. I understand that your problem is with the touchpad and I want to help. Can you please do a system restore to revert to last known good configuration then install all windows recommended updates before using the system. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501102839 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jomarkevin G.
  • 1/28/2015 1:34:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Notebook

Pros: Good basic gaming and great everyday media/work computer. Screen is a decent size and has good quality. The Intel Core-I3 and 6 Gb's of RAM seem to handle every task iv tried. Also the 500Gb Hard Drive has a decent storage capacity for most users, has standard read/write speeds. Intel's HD 4000 Graphics seems to handle most of the gaming I'v done zero complaints. Purchased during Cyber Monday and got is on sale for approx $360 was definitely worth the buy its very reliable. Asus is always a good buy never had a problem with any of their products.

Cons: Battery Life ranges from 1-2 hours with high activity and use.

Other Thoughts: I'm a tech school student in the Air Force, so from my experience I think it's a good buy for students and for basic users.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate you making time in posting this review. we're glad to know that you're happy and satisfied with the unit. It's good to received a positive feedback from our customer. If you need help or any assistanc with the unit please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501102881 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Dennis B.
  • 1/25/2015 2:16:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOkay so far, but not overly Impressed for NEW Laptop

Pros: Light and sturdy
quick processor with lots of memory and HDD space
bright screen
Purchased in Nov. '14.

Cons: Windows 8!!! REALLY SUCKS
Wireless Internet connectivity speed* is SLOW
*My ISP Download service speed is 30 mbps and I can get about 27-35 mbps on other laptops / desktops. This laptop ranges between 4-9 mbps download speed.

Other Thoughts: Would love to downgrade Windows OS to 7 and get rid of this ridiculous 8 OS.

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  • Jarrod G.
  • 1/21/2015 11:58:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent notebook, but could be a LOT better with a few tweaks.

Pros: Light, thin, nice display, simple design.

Cons: -The battery life on this laptop is absolutely atrocious. I haven't gotten more than 3 hours out of this thing, even with Power4Gear installed. And this is after installing a fresh, clean copy of Windows without all the ASUS garbage.
- Way too much bloatware. You guys don't need to add software and tools that do things Windows can do just fine on its own. This is, unfortunately, a lesson that manufacturers will never learn. You build a machine with decent specs, then completely hose it with unnecessary software that kills performance right out of the box.
- No Bluetooth support. I know it's a budget machine, but given the fact you only get 2 USB ports, BT would be nice to maximize the number of devices you can connect to it.
- The touchpad is cheap, requires hard pressure for multi-gestures, and feels too hollow underneath. Add some extra support below it so it feels more solid. There is a lot of empty space inside this thing that could be filled with added plastic framework to add strength and reduce that "cheapy" feel. This would probably help the keyboard, too.

Other Thoughts: This is a great laptop for simple work tasks, e-mail, photo management, and other home office functions.

I fired it up for a few minutes out of the box just to make sure everything worked, then immediately yanked the drive and replaced it with a Samsung EVO SSD with a fresh install of Windows 7. The machine is incredibly quick and smooth now.

Unfortunately, the battery life is extremely poor, so I'll try to find an upgrade or replacement down the road.

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