Asus X550CA-SI30303S-R

Asus X550CA-SI30303S-R is a 15.6” laptop with decent configuration and can be purchase it for under $400. You can consider this laptop if you’re a student or a home user. With its Intel core i3-3217U processor and 4GB memory you can perform regular computing like web browsing, content creation, working with spreadsheets, social networking, video communications, streaming videos and even converting audio and video files. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t come with touch screen as the price of this laptop is reasonably low.  The cover of Asus X550CA SI30303S-R is made of plastic and ornamented with concentric circles. It has attractive look and comes with Chiclet Style non back-lit Keyboard. This laptop has few shortcomings and it comes with only 2 USB ports, one USB 3.0 and the other USB 2.0, and storage solution is pretty basic. It offers only 500GB hard drive. However, it accommodates a DVD burner and HDMI port. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Asus X550CA-SI30303S-R.

Specification and Expected Performance of Asus X550CA-SI30303S-R 

Inside the laptop, it houses an Intel Core i3-3217U CPU, which runs at 1.8GHz and has two Hyper-Threading enable cores. The processor comes with Intel HD graphics 4000. Buyers can easily use Asus X550CA SI30303S-R for Web browsing tasks, working with word/excel , light photo editing, file conversion and for viewing videos in Full HD resolutions.  However, the 15.6” LED backlit display of the laptop supports up to 720p video playback as the display supports maximum resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels resolution only. It will offer good speed for basic multitasking as it comes with 4GB of RAM to facilitate this. When it   comes to gaming, it can run low end games like Fifa 13, Starcraft II heart of the swarm, Team Fortress 2 etc. The core i3-3217u processor is ULV processor, so it is energy efficient and will not get hot during general computing.

Asus X550CA-SI30303S-R comes with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and supports maximum 6GB of memory. There is 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm. These features are common for most of the budget laptops.

Along the side, user will get number of ports that will be useful for daily computing. It has an HDMI port so that you can connect it to a  HDTV or monitor to view laptop content, it also has SD card reader, RJ 45 jack, two USB ports (one of them is USB 3.0), Combo audio jack, HDMI and a VGA port. Network connectivity is supported by Wireless-N and Gigabit Ethernet.

Asus X550CA-SI30303S-R comes with 4 cell 2600 mAh 37 Whrs lithium ion battery which offers 2-4 hours of battery life depend upon usage.

Pros of Asus X550CA-SI30303S-R

Inexpensive laptop

USB 3.0

Cons of ASUS X550CA-SI30303S-R

Only 2 USB ports


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