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ASUS K550LA-MS51T 15.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Gray with Concentric Circle Finish

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Overview

SKU:
072231
Mfr Part #:
K550LA-MS51T
UPC:
886227668410


  • Intel Core i5-4200U Processor 1.6GHz
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • 6GB DDR3L RAM
  • 500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
  • Intel GMA HD
  • DL DVDRW Drive/CD-RW Drive
  • Secure Digital Card Reader
  • 10/100/1000 Network
  • 802.11b/g/n Wireless
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 15.6" HD LED-backlit Touch Display

Enjoy working with the Asus K550LA-MS51T laptop computer. Enhance your interactive experience with intuitive touch. It has all the raw power you need for the highest standard of performance

Specifications

Product Information
SKU
072231
Mfr Part#
K550LA-MS51T
UPC
886227668410
General Information
Model Number
K550LA-MS51T
Lifestyle
Home & Student
Color - Lid
Dark Gray
Color - Base
Gray
Color - Keyboard
Black
Platform
Notebook PC
Operating System
Operating System
Windows 8 64-bit
Processor
CPU Brand
Intel
CPU Core
Dual-Core
CPU Type
Core i5
CPU Speed
4200U (1.6GHz)
Smart Cache
3MB
Turbo Boost Speed
Up to 2.6GHz
CPU Main Features
Hyper-Threading Technology
Virtualization Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Memory
Total Memory
6GB
Form Factor
204-pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots (Total)
1
Memory Slots (Available)
0
Maximum Memory Supported
8GB
Memory Configuration
1 x 4GB
2GB on board
Hard Drive
HD Interface
SATA
HD RPM
5,400 RPM
HD Capacity
500GB
HD Configuration
1 x 500GB
Multimedia Drives
Optical Drive
DVDRW
Optical Drive Specifications
DL DVDRW Drive/CD-RW Drive
Display
Screen Size
15.6"
Display Type
HD LED-backlit Touchscreen
Resolution
1366x768
Widescreen
Yes
Webcam
Yes
Webcam Features
HD
Touch Screen
Yes
Video
Video Connectors
1 x HDMI
GPU Type
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Audio
Speakers
Yes
Audio System
SonicMaster
Communications
LAN
Gigabit LAN
LAN Data Transfer Rate
10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Wireless Technology
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0
Card Reader
Memory Card Reader
Secure Digital Memory Card Reader
Ports and Connectors
VGA 15-pin
1
HDMI
1
USB 3.0
2
LAN RJ-45
1
Audio
1
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard
Chiclet Keyboard with 10-Keypad
Mouse Type
Touchpad
Power
Battery
4-Cell Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity (mAH)
2600 mAh
Battery Life
Up to 5 Hours (Stated battery Life is estimated based on manufacturers engineering testing for a new battery. Actual performance will vary based on notebook settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.)
Environmental Specifications
Energy Star Compliant
Yes
Physical Specifications
Width
14.96"
Depth
9.88"
Height
0.98" - 1.25"
Weight
5.1 lbs.
What's in the Box
Preloaded Software
Microsoft Office 365 30-Day Trial
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts
1 Year Limited
Labor
1 Year Limited

Important Add-Ons

Protection Plans

  • No Service Plan

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Microsoft® Windows 8
This is a whole new user experience for Windows fans. Right from the Start screen, Windows 8 invites users to build a personalized environment for every need, discover apps for fun and essential tasks, and engage in the adventure of technology. Animated tiles provide timely updates on weather, social media, news and all things important to you. View and share photos from a single app, centralize all of your email accounts in one place, streamline managing messaging and social media contacts.

Works with touchscreen-enabled systems to allow tap, zoom, and swipe capabilities and it still works with the traditional keyboard and mouse so moving between windows and programs is as easy as a swipe or a click. Other cool new features include picture password, snap windows for easy multitasking, apps to simplify cloud access and storage for documents, your favorite music, and more.

500GB SATA Hard Drive
SATA stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. This type of hard drive has an integrated controller which supports the drive. A SATA interface connects an ATA hard drive to the computer's motherboard. The advantage of SATA is speed, smaller cables, and it uses a separate bus. Smaller cables can easily be stowed out of the way of other components. This also promotes better airflow within the case helping to keep your system cooler. What can you do with a 500GB Serial ATA hard drive? You can store up to 107,000 songs or 85,000 photos.

Intel® Smart Cache
With Intel Smart Cache you benefit from increased data access because the cache is shared between the cores from a single access point and optimized by workload demand. That means your system is making maximum use of its resources, enhancing multi-threading, and reducing storage redundancy.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
Built directly into the motherboard chipset, this integrated graphics processor is ideal for NOTEBOOKS because it boosts performance while eliminating the need for a separate graphics card. Performing best for video playback, the media accelerator also is adequate for casual gaming.

Intel Quick Sync Video
Built into every 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor, Quick Sync Video enables users to quickly create, edit, synchronize, and share video files from home or make them available online without the need for extra hardware. In addition, media conversion between devices takes just minutes thanks to hardware acceleration streamlining this process at incredible speed. That includes creating DVDs, Blu-ray™ discs, or editing and converting HD videos for portable media devices or uploading to your favorite social media sites.

Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Enjoy better than ever visual quality and color fidelity enhancements and exceptionally vivid HD and Blu-ray™ playback. Built into every 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor, Clear Video Technology takes color accuracy to a whole new level bringing every image to life whether you're surfing the Net, catching an HD movie, or enjoying your own videos. By using a combination of hardware and software technologies, Intel has enabled enhanced high-quality, 108p high-def image rendering in a variety of media including Blu-ray and streaming web content.

Intel Insider
Break out the popcorn and let your PC become a portal of HD entertainment. With Intel Insider, you can visit any participating Internet movie site, choose to buy or rent your favorite film, then sit back and enjoy the show. On the go it's a great way to enjoy some down time. At home, you can wirelessly send your movie to your awesome big-screen TV.

ASUS Sonic Master
The power of richly detailed sound to transport you wholly into all of your music, games, and movies. Deep in your favorite movie soundtrack, you'll experience a wider range of pristine sound. Vocals on your latest MP3will be distinct and clear, and games will surround you in realism from the subtlest sounds to the deepest bass. 

Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0
Just as Intel has released its next generation Core i-series processors, it also has improved its Turbo Boost technology with version 2.0. Automatically activated to increase processor performance to its highest state, Turbo Boost 2.0 enables the processor frequency to dynamically increase, based on demand, until maximum frequency is reached depending on the number of active cores. In addition, Turbo Boost 2.0 uses several algorithms working together to power, current, and temperature to ensure energy efficiency. For short periods of time, Turbo Boost 2.0 can even enable the processor to run at a higher power level than its rated upper power limit.

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel's hyper-threading technology means you'll get peak performance for your multithreaded applications thanks to higher processing throughput. To put it simply, each core of the processor is capable of working on multiple tasks at the same time.

Intel Virtualization Technology
Consolidates multiple environments into a single server or PC. It provides greater user flexibility that can help reduce costs, improve security, and increase resiliency regarding contingency planning.

Extended Page Tables
Boosting memory for demanding virtualizaiton applications, this hardware optimization, also known as Second Level Address Translation (SLAT), helps reduce power consumption and its associated costs while also aiding battery life.

Intel 64
Take advantage of 64-bit computing when using 64-bit compatible software. This architecture enables systems to access more than 4GB of virtual and physical memory. Also known as EM64T, it is fully compatible with 32-bit operating systems giving you the flexibility to upgrade to a 64-bit OS when ever you're ready. Intel's 64 architecture works on servers, workstations, desktops, and mobile platforms.

Intel Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Now get even more performance enhancing, energy conserving benefits from Intel. With SpeedStep technology, your processor simultaneously switches voltage and frequency to high or low levels depending on processor load. Enhanced SpeedStep technology performs voltage and frequency changes separately so the system performs better with reduced latency due to system unavailability.

Thermal Monitoring Technologies
This feature is designed to protect the processor in the event of unusual circumstances such as cooling fan failure which can cause damage if internal chassis temperatures become higher than normal. It works by reducing the processor's power consumption if the programmed thermal temperature is exceeded.

The processor contains a thermal diode which measures the actual CPU temperature and relays its temperature and thermal requirements to the motherboard. The motherboard uses those requirements to control the processor fan and ensure it does not spin faster than necessary - even under worst case power use.

Intel HD Audio
Integrated audio technology enables multi-channel playback at a higher quality than earlier integrated audio formats.

Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Whether you have one or multiple hard drives, Intel Rapid Storage technology offers enhanced performance with less power consumption. It also provides extra protection against data loss in the event of hard drive failure. Users also will benefit from a high level of performance and platform expandability.

Intel IPT Identity Protection Technology
Designed to provide another layer of online security, Intel IPT  works by partnering with websites to help keep your personal information safe when you log in to your favorite IPT-enabled sites like shopping, bill paying, banking, etc. Intel IPT verifies your log-in, confirms you're using a trusted device, and protects your account from being accessed without your recognized device.

Intel Rapid Storage Technology
For systems with one or more hard drives, Intel Matrix Storage technology offers extra protection against data loss in the event of hard drive failure. In addition to this protection, desktop and mobile users will benefit from a high level of performance and platform expandability.

Intel Smart Connect Technology
No more waiting for your computer to perform updates of your social networking and email programs. Intel Smart Connect technology lets your system do these updates while it's in sleep mode.

Execute Disable Bit
Reduces your system's exposure to viruses and mal-ware attacks, and the chances of self-executing and propagating software from taking down your system or network. That can save you costly repairs, lost productivity, and revenue.

Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Wouldn't it be great if your computer could disable itself if it were ever lost or stolen? Thanks to Intel anti-theft technology, it can! Anti-Theft technology works by detecting suspicious activity, like repeated unsuccessful log-ins. Once activated, anti-theft's tamper-resistant protection puts your computer into theft mode without harming your data to keep your information secure should your system fall into the the wrong hands. According to Intel, your system will be protected, "even if the OS is reimaged, the boot order is changed, a new hard-drive is installed, or the laptop is disconnected from the network." Once recovered, you can easily reactivate your system.

Intel AES-NI
Advance Encryption Standard New Instructions AES-NI, is an encryption standard used by the U.S. government since 2001 and now is commonly used in software to protect network traffic, personal data, and corporate IT infrastructure. Intel processors use AES in addition to a set of six new instructions to enable hardware to do some of the work of AES, thereby accelerating its execution by three to 10 times compared with relying solely on software.

Intel Secure Key
Intel Secure Key is a feature designed to keep your data and personal information safe by strengthening encryption capability via a digital random number generator.

10/100/1000 Gigabit Network
Just when you thought life couldn't go any faster, technology changed the rules. Using more bandwidth and full-duplex capacity, the 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet will have you connecting with the Internet or your other devices faster than you can say gigabit.

Bluetooth 4.0
Also known as Bluetooth Smart Ready, it takes wireless communication to a whole new level. First, it's compatible with a large number of devices like tablets, smart phones, and of course computers, but it's also compatible with TV remotes, and even appliances. All of these things will be controlled using apps, so the ability to turn on the lights or your oven before you get home will be as easy as picking up your cellphone. In addition, it uses considerably less power than before.

Warranty & Support

Vendor Warranty:

  • Parts: 1 Year Limited
  • Labor: 1 Year Limited

Vendor Support:

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If you need to return an item, simply bring it back to any Micro Center store for a full refund or exchange.

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Wireless Phones & Devices
Wireless phones and devices may be returned within 14 days of purchase. When returning a wireless phone or device with a plan, you are responsible for ensuring that your service is cancelled with the carrier. If you don’t cancel your service, you may incur additional charges from your carrier. All carrier charges are your responsibility.

Refunds will be credited to the credit card or debit card account used for the original purchase.

 

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