|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080|
|Processor||2.4 GHz Core i7-4700HQ|
|RAM||8 GB SO-DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||1024 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA Geforce GT 750M 2GB|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2048 MB|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
ASUS N550 15-Inch Laptop [OLD VERSION]
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Given that this was going to be my main computer, I needed a machine that had a good amount of grunt for video conversion and other processor intensive tasks. This machine has the new Haswell i7-4700HQ processor, which has impressive performance with relatively good power consumption.
I am an occasional but enthusiastic gamer, so I needed reasonably good graphics - enough to run Civ V, Simcity, Skyrim and whatever is released next at mid settings. Obviously GPU is always a trade off between price, performance and power consumption, but I think the GT750M strikes a reasonable balance between the three. You will have to make your own call, though. If you want more performance, look at the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p 15.6-Inch Laptop (Metal - Dusk Black) which has 2 GT750M's in SLI mode. If you don't do much 3D gaming, an ultrabook or convertible with Intel HD4400 or 4600 integrated graphics (there are quite a few around to choose from) might suit you better.
The screen is beautiful. As screens get better on smartphones and tablets, I find the 768p screens on cheaper laptops hard to look at. Spoiled I guess. The screen is glossy but not as reflective as some I have seen and the viewing angles are excellent.
Not everyone loves touchscreens but it was a must for me. Again, using a lot of touchscreens on other devices I find touch a really natural way of interacting with the user interface, even where it hasn't been specifically designed for touch.Read more ›
~ The screen quality is fantastic. First off, the screen is firm and rigid so touches do not lift the front of the laptop, nor does the screen flex when touched. The screen is a full HD 1920x1086 display (I know the description can be confusing).
~ The backlight keyboard is very similar to that of a MacBook Pro, the key depth is sufficent to feel like you are actually typing on a keyboard and not just a flat surface. One observation is that the backlight is a little lower end. Light bleeds through around the edges of the keys and shines slightly through the keys themselves, though it is easy to see in the dark so I am still considering this a pro.
~ Additionally, the processor is one of the best i7's available for laptops right now, and has not hung up at all on me since I received this product.
~ The power plug socket is snug and builds confidence in the fact that it does not feel cheap and loose, but rather a good firm connection.
~ The touchscreen is very responsive and accurate.
~ The overall feel of the laptop is solid and strong and does not feel cheap and provides a rigid feel.
~VERY disappointing that the screws on the bottom of the laptop are Torx #5 screws, not phillips or standard. I stripped one of the screws trying to replace the original hard drive with another SSD I had purchased. So this was a frustration point for me.
~ Disappointed with the bezel on the DVD tray.Read more ›
-Top-of-the-line 4th gen Core i7 processor
-Brand new, dedicated video card
-absolutely massive hard drive
-keyboard w/ backlight
-Full HD touchscreen display with IPS technology (very wide viewing angles)
-excellent build quality
-hard drive is only 5400 RPM
-keyboard backlight is not perfect
-gets a little warm with heavy use
-it doesn't make me pancakes
This really is an excellent laptop, especially for the price. For a little more than $1000, it offers you a slew of high-end components inside a well-built, attractive casing. For some more money, you could get a laptop with a higher resolution screen (Macbook Pro Retina) or with slightly better components (Razer Blade) but there's really no reason to unless you're a hardcore gamer or have a need for ultra-high resolution displays. The touchscreen makes Windows 8 infinitely more enjoyable, and makes me wonder why people ever complained about it. The hard drive, while massive, is a bit slow, and seems to occasionally bottleneck the system during some intensive tasks. However, during most use cases, this is a non-issue, and is easily rectified( Just buy yourself a faster hard drive). It does get a little warm when under heavy use, and may require a lap desk or a cooling pad to remain comfortable at times, but again, the problem is easily fixed. The keyboard backlight is a nice touch, with one minor issue. At certain angles, light leaks out from underneath the keys, making them hard to see. But, when one is sitting normally, this isn't an issue.Read more ›
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I've owned and used this laptop heavily for 3.5 years. I'm only leaving feedback because I'm shocked that it's still working great and able to run brand new video games. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jacob
parts are cheap and will break just after the warranty, particularly the monitor and displayPublished 1 month ago by Arman M.
Very powerful and not expensive laptop with a wonderful sound system.
But after a year of use this laptop I got a broken display (video: [...]
The laptop itself works reasonably well for it's specifications. My problems involve the quality of the accessories and housing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Ogdon
I bought this laptop in 2013 and have used it heavily, and now here goes..
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I have had this computer laptop for slightly over 2 years. This purchase was worth it, at the time the graphics card and processor were really good specs, and they still are. Read morePublished 7 months ago by FitnessLife
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