80
Global
Score
80

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
6 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Array

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (no)
RAID support
no

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
6 GB

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Array

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0 (HID [peripherals])

Audio

Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
S550

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
6 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to5 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Array

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (no)
RAID support
no

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
6 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to5 hour
Battery type
Li-ion (44 capacity Wh)

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Array

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0 (HID [peripherals])

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
S500CA-CJ010H

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
6 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Array

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (no)
RAID support
no

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
6 GB

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Array

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0 (HID [peripherals])

Audio

Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
S550CM-CJ048H

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
6 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to5 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Array

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (no)
RAID support
no

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
6 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to5 hour
Battery type
Li-ion (44 capacity Wh)

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Array

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0 (HID [peripherals])

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no