Reviews for the Asus X550DP
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good design; lightweight; good cooling system; good autonomy. Negative: Mediocre display; poor performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Source: Notebookspec.com TH→EN
Positive: Good price; large screen; comfortable keyboard with numeric block; good connectivity; quite good sound system. Negative: Material is not good enough.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2014
The Asus X series is created with beauty and functionality in mind. Asus places the classic, timeless design tag on the X550DP variant with its elegant spin-line finish, while making it 5 percent thinner than the previous X series model. The design also incorporates the IceCool technology that keeps the palm rest cool when in use. Asus X550DP comes with a glossy 15.6 inch HD display and is powered by an AMD APU A8-5550M quad-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz, AMD Radeon HD 8550G + Radeon HD 8670M Dual Graphics with 2GB DDR3 VRAM with up to 8 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM.
The storage size varies depending on the model and can go up to 1TB with Windows 8 as its operating system. The Asus X550DP is equipped with a Super-Multi DVD drive, HD webcam, card reader and all common interfaces found on most modern notebooks. The entire setup is powered by a 4-cell 3000 mAh battery and weighs at 2.26 kg with battery included.
The notebook has a true instant on 2 second resume from sleep mode and high quality sound with SonicMaster technology. It also prides on the precision touchpad and cloud storage integration making it enticing for the average consumer.
AMD Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics: Dual Graphics (asymmetrical CrossFire) combination of a dedicated Radeon HD 8670M and a 8550G processor graphics card (in the processor core of the A-Series). Only in some cases faster than the dedicated GPU alone and furthermore it sometimes suffers from micro stuttering.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
A8-5550M: Quad-core processor with only two FPUs and an integrated Radeon HD 8550G graphics card. Top model of the "Richland" A8 series.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
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