Nice entry level machine
Display and Design
The Asus X550CA-XX760D arrives with a 15.6-inch HD TFT Color display which offers images and videos at a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It comes loaded in a white colored outfit which looks pretty good but can get dirty easily. It has a thickness of 31.7 mm and a weight of 2.3 kg.
CPU and Platform
For driving its processes, the Asus X550CA-XX760D is packed with a 1.8GHz Intel Pentium dual-core 2117U processor from the 3rd generation and sitting on HM76 Express chipset. It is assisted by a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM whose capacity can be increased up to 4GB via two unused memory slots. It manages rich videos and movies with the integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU. It is devoid of any preloaded OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Asus X550CA-XX760D is armed with a simple webcam positioned in the bezel above the display. It takes care of the storage demands of the user with the standard 500GB SATA hard disk. The SuperMulti DVD RW Drive having dual layer support allows you to stream files from CDs and DVDs easily. The stereo speakers powered by SonicMaster technology provide rich audio quality.
Battery and Connectivity
The Asus X550CA-XX760D is furnished with a 4 cell Li-ion battery which is capable of providing uninterrupted service for a maximum period of 4.5 hours, which is impressive. Coming to the connectivity and networking features, the device poses Gigabit Ethernet, VGA port, WLAN, HDMI out, Bluetooth v4.0, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port and digital media reader.
The Asus X550CA-XX760D is a nice entry level notebook that can be used for dealing with only simple computing tasks. The presence of a SuperMulti DVD DL Drive, impressive battery, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 port makes it a nice package. However, you will have to bear with the poor performance.