A1 are open boxed units which have been returned usually due to been unwanted. The units may have at very worst case have very faint minor /non-permanent blemishes. All units then undergo a full 25-point inspection by our experienced tech team ensuring they are in full working order. Once all relevant checks have been complete the units are then securely repacked ready to be resold. Please note although we can’t guarantee that these units are still in their original boxes with all their original accessories we can confirm that on average 85% of our stock is still in its original packaging.
Grade A1 - As New (Pristine Condition)
Reliable and comfortable to use, the X550CA laptop has a spin-line finish for a classy, elegant feel. The X550CA has a large touchpad equipped with Smart Gesture technology for quick and precise response across a wide range of touch inputs. The X550CA laptop is your perfect companion for both productivity and entertainment. With up to a Intel Core i3 processor and advanced graphics card, Instant on and USB 3.0, the X550CA provides satisfying multitasking and multimedia experiences.
The elegant Asus VivoBook X550CA 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop in dark grey gives you a hands-on way to enjoy computing every day.
Windows 8 is built for touch
Optimised for touch, Windows 8 puts your favourite apps and programmes at your finger tips.
Simply touch a programme tile to open it and move around using taps, swipes and pinches. It only takes a moment to pick up and is already second nature if you use a smartphone or tablet.
The home screen is built around Live Tiles. These programme icons display real time information from all your favourite apps including social networking, emails, news and sports directly on the home screen. You don't even have to open the programme to receive important info and notifications.
Windows 8 is Cloud ready, letting you choose to back up your information online. Not only is this a good idea for preserving important files, photos and documents, it allows you to access them from any online Windows 8 device. Simply log in using an email address to access all your documents and files, organised just how you left them.
There are improvements coming too, with the launch of the free Windows 8.1 update. These include the reintroduction of the Start button, new Live Tile sizes and adjustable four-way multitasking windows along with developments to the lock screen, search and more.
Interact directly with your screen
Offering support for 10-finger touch functionality, the Asus X-Series X550CA allows you to really get involved when you use your computer. Take advantage of the fluidly intuitive Windows 8 interface as you swipe, tap and pinch your way around the live tiles and other apps.
The laptop's 15.6” LED display offers vibrant colours and great definition with an HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It's back-lit for enhanced contrast, and anti-glare treatment makes for more comfortable and efficient computing in a variety of lighting conditions.
With Exclusive Splendid technology you'll experience vibrant visuals that complement any media standards. The display is fine-tuned according to the application being used. Colour gamut and detail accuracy are optimised for the most pristine and compelling image quality possible, whether you're watching movies, looking at photos or just browsing the web.
There are also four modes to suit different viewing environments, so choose according to where you're sitting.
Driven by a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-3217U processor, the X550CA-CJ296H is perfect for both staying productive and enjoying entertainment. You'll love its smooth, responsive performance which is more than up to daily multitasking or multimedia entertainment.
The X550 is also equipped with a proprietary Asus Super Hybrid Engine II with instant on, giving you accessibility that's very similar to using your smartphone. Leap back into action as it resumes from sleep mode in just two seconds, and keep going with up to 14 days of standby time.
Your data will automatically be saves when battery levels drop below 5%, keeping your documents safe and secure.
The X-Series Asus X550 Laptop gives you a large 750 GB hard drive to store all the songs, videos, photos and other files you want to keep with you at all times.
Enjoy other media or rip and burn CDs and DVDs with the built-in DVD-RW optical drive featuring multi-layer support. There's also an SD card reader giving you more options to download files and data from peripheral devices such as digital cameras or audio recorders.
Access data and files on any internet-enabled device with 32 GB of free Asus WebStorage. Your files are automatically kept up-to-date and synced across various devices, enabling you to share photos and videos with friends and family, or stream your music and movies to your device.
Sound and more
SonicMaster technology enables the Asus X550 to generate high-fidelity audio that really enhances all your entertainment. The laptop outstrips similar models that push sound frequencies through tiny onboard speakers, resulting in a thin and unsatisfying audio experience.
You'll really be able to hear the subtleties of each instrument or onscreen sound source as omnidirectional sound envelopes you. Enjoy clearer, deeper bass that really defines your audio enjoyment.
An HD webcam allows you to enjoy clear, smooth 16:9 full screen video chats with friends and family. Its sensitive sensor is very sensitive with outstanding low-light performance that allows you to keep in touch without hassle.
Completely connected laptop
The Asus X550CA-CJ296H Touchscreen X-Series Laptop is equipped with all manner of connectivity options to keep you going. Get online quickly and easily using its built-in WiFi facility, and connect with compatible devices for smooth data transfer thanks to the inclusion of Bluetooth 4.0.
Two USB 2.0 ports allow you to hook up peripherals such as memory sticks, external hard drive and graphics tablets, while a USB 3.0 port provides super-fast connectivity and data transfer rates up to 10 times faster than those of USB 2.0. Copy and back up all your files in seconds and forget about waiting around - a 25 GB Blu-ray-quality movie can be transferred in 70 seconds.
An HDMI port facilitates connection with a compatible HD TV or monitor to expand your view, and there's also a VGA (D-Sub) port for this purpose.
Typing is solid, reliable and comfortable on the Asus X550CA with its back-assembled, seamless one-piece keyboard that prevents key float for better accuracy. Keys are evenly spaced, and each key has been individually tuned to Asus's Golden Ratio of keyboard force and stroke to make them more responsive. Type for longer without fatigue.
Its large touchpad is equipped with Smart Gesture technology that gives you rapid and precise response for a wide range of touch inputs including pinch-zoom, drag-and-drop, and multi-finger page manipulation.
The dark grey Asus VivoBook X550CA 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop gives you fantastic computing power in a timeless, classy design.