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Asus F555UB-XO043T Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Bernie Pechlaner), 04/21/2016

Allrounder. Asus sells their 15.6-inch allrounder-notebook for around 600 Euro (~$680). The F555UB can handle gaming and is capable of very decent battery run times. The display and the keyboard are not nearly as impressive.

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Asus' F555/X555 series consists of 15.6-inch allrounder notebooks. We have already reviewed quite a few notebooks in this series in the past. This time around we are taking a look at the gaming-capable version with Skylake CPU and GeForce GPU. Competitors are aplenty and include the HP Pavilion 15, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C, the Lenovo Z51-70, as well as the Acer Aspire E5-573G.

Since all models within the F555/X55 series are based on the same chassis, we'll omit the sections on the case design, connectivity, input devices, as well as the speakers. For more information, please check our review of the Asus X555LD-XX283H.

Asus F555UB-XO043T (F555 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 940M - 2048 MB, Core: 1072-1176 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 64-bit interface, 10.18.13.6472 (ForceWare 364.72), Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Dual-Channel, one slot (in use), 4 GB soldered on
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 100 PPI, AU Optronics B156XTN04.6, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 890 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo-jack, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Realtek RTL8821AE 802.11ac ), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8HC
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.8 x 382 x 256 ( = 1.02 x 15.04 x 10.08 in)
Battery
37 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: SD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink PhotoDirector 5, Cyberlink PowerDirector 12, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 241 g ( = 8.5 oz / 0.53 pounds)
Price
599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The F555UB is equipped with a 15.6-inch display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. At 204.9 cd/m², the display isn't quite bright enough - we'd like to see above 250 cd/m². The contrast ratio of 465:1 is also not exactly impressive. At brightness levels of 60 % and below, the display exhibits PWM flickering at a frequency of 50 Hz. Even users who are not overly sensitive to flickering might experience headaches and problems with their eyes.

202
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
216
cd/m²
202
cd/m²
214
cd/m²
208
cd/m²
196
cd/m²
186
cd/m²
194
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 226 cd/m² Average: 204.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 208 cd/m²
Contrast: 465:1 (Black: 0.46 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.52 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 7.05 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
57.8% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.41

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 50 Hz ≤ 60 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 50 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 60 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 50 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9152 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

As shipped, the display has a DeltaE color deviation of 6.52, which is slightly better than normal for display in the low-price segment (DeltaE frequently >10). The reason: the F555UB comes with a color profile already preinstalled. The display nonetheless misses the target area (DeltaE <3) and suffers from a slightly bluish hue.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Graylevels
CalMAN - Graylevels
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 53 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 72 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

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The notebook is equipped with a TN panel and consequently low viewing angle stability, which in turn means that the display content can't be read from all positions. Outdoor use is not really possible, either - the display simply doesn't get bright enough.

The F555UB outdoors.
The F555UB outdoors.

Performance

The F555UB is a rather simple 15.6-inch allrounder notebook. The notebook has enough power for most applications and can even handle gaming. Our review notebook sells for about 600 Euro (~$680). Asus offers many different versions with different hardware and additional colors. The X555 series - which is structurally identical - adds even more choices.

Processor

The F555UB comes with a dual-core Intel Core i5-6200U (Skylake) processor. The middle-class CPU is frugal (TDP of 15 watts) and offers enough performance for most common tasks. The base clock speed is 2.3 GHz, although the Turbo can overclock both cores to 2.7 GHz and a single core to 2.8 GHz. The Turbo is active both when the notebook is plugged in and running on battery.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6113
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9936
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4315
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
46.83 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.21 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.32 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
46.83 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
289 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
115 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
124 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
115 Points ∼93%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
114 Points ∼92% -1%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
112 Points ∼90% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
108 Points ∼87% -6%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
107 Points ∼86% -7%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
105 Points ∼85% -9%
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
96 Points ∼77% -17%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
85 Points ∼69% -26%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
74 Points ∼60% -36%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
63 Points ∼51% -45%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
299 Points ∼100% +3%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
289 Points ∼97% 0%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
289 Points ∼97%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
282 Points ∼94% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
261 Points ∼87% -10%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
260 Points ∼87% -10%
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
259 Points ∼87% -10%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
258 Points ∼86% -11%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
217 Points ∼73% -25%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
195 Points ∼65% -33%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
195 Points ∼65% -33%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
1.42 Points ∼100% +8%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.41 Points ∼99% +7%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
1.32 Points ∼93% 0%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1.32 Points ∼93%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.26 Points ∼89% -5%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.26 Points ∼89% -5%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.24 Points ∼87% -6%
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
1.13 Points ∼80% -14%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
0.97 Points ∼68% -27%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
0.87 Points ∼61% -34%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
0.79 Points ∼56% -40%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3.29 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3.21 Points ∼98%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
3.18 Points ∼97% -1%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
3.18 Points ∼97% -1%
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
2.84 Points ∼86% -12%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2.8 Points ∼85% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.76 Points ∼84% -14%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2.73 Points ∼83% -15%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2.34 Points ∼71% -27%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2.32 Points ∼71% -28%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.3 Points ∼70% -28%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
4651 Points ∼100% +8%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4573 Points ∼98% +6%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
4357 Points ∼94% +1%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
4315 Points ∼93%
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
4176 Points ∼90% -3%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4174 Points ∼90% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4137 Points ∼89% -4%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4003 Points ∼86% -7%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3114 Points ∼67% -28%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2325 Points ∼50% -46%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2170 Points ∼47% -50%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
10119 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
9936 Points ∼98%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
9792 Points ∼97% -1%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
8642 Points ∼85% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8579 Points ∼85% -14%
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
8509 Points ∼84% -14%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
8500 Points ∼84% -14%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
7776 Points ∼77% -22%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
7222 Points ∼71% -27%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
6403 Points ∼63% -36%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6385 Points ∼63% -36%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
6029 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6007 Points ∼100%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
5955 Points ∼99% -1%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
5558 Points ∼92% -7%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5312 Points ∼88% -12%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5304 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5009 Points ∼83% -17%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4578 Points ∼76% -24%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
4550 Points ∼75% -24%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4540 Points ∼75% -24%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2914 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2858 Points ∼98% +4%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2754 Points ∼95%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2675 Points ∼92% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2653 Points ∼91% -4%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
2577 Points ∼88% -6%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2500 Points ∼86% -9%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2167 Points ∼74% -21%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1944 Points ∼67% -29%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1941 Points ∼67% -30%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
226.1 ms * ∼100% -103%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
160.3 ms * ∼71% -44%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
154 ms * ∼68% -38%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
124.7 ms * ∼55% -12%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
115.6 ms * ∼51% -4%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
111.6 ms * ∼49%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
110.1 ms * ∼49% +1%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
108.3 ms * ∼48% +3%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
96.9 ms * ∼43% +13%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
96.4 ms * ∼43% +14%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
186.39 Points ∼100%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
181.3 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
109.87 Points ∼59% -41%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
101.32 Points ∼54% -46%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3232.3 ms * ∼100% -142%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2577.5 ms * ∼80% -93%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2577.2 ms * ∼80% -93%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2554 ms * ∼79% -91%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2275 ms * ∼70% -70%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2268.5 ms * ∼70% -70%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2266.9 ms * ∼70% -70%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2263 ms * ∼70% -69%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1336.5 ms * ∼41%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
1278.9 ms * ∼40% +4%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
27029 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
26586 Points ∼98%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
15801 Points ∼58% -41%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
15276 Points ∼57% -43%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
14741 Points ∼55% -45%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
14240 Points ∼53% -46%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
12753 Points ∼47% -52%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
12716 Points ∼47% -52%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
11380 Points ∼42% -57%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
10182 Points ∼38% -62%
Peacekeeper - ---
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2744 Points ∼100% +8%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2655 Points ∼97% +5%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
2630 Points ∼96% +4%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2534 Points ∼92%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2420 Points ∼88% -4%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2397 Points ∼87% -5%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1946 Points ∼71% -23%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1743 Points ∼64% -31%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1580 Points ∼58% -38%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The F555UB works smoothly and without stutters. We didn't encounter any problems during our time with the notebook. The results of the PC Mark benchmark tests are very good. The performance could be improved by swapping out the HDD for an SSD. The system would respond even quicker then and application load times would be shorter.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3305 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3550 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4091 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
3612 Points ∼100% +9%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3377 Points ∼93% +2%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3305 Points ∼92%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3152 Points ∼87% -5%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3130 Points ∼87% -5%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
3069 Points ∼85% -7%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2972 Points ∼82% -10%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
2961 Points ∼82% -10%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2830 Points ∼78% -14%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2825 Points ∼78% -15%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2485 Points ∼69% -25%

Storage Device

The 2.5-inch drive from Seagate spins at 5400 RPM and has a capacity of 1 TB. As it is typical for Asus notebooks, the drive is split into an OS (371 GB) and a data partition (558 GB). The performance is typical for a 5400 RPM drive.

Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
Transfer Rate Minimum: 41.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 111.4 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 83.4 MB/s
Access Time: 18.2 ms
Burst Rate: 215.7 MB/s
CPU Usage: 9.1 %

GPU Performance

GPU-Z
GPU-Z

The F555UB comes equipped with a dedicated GeForce 940M. The middle-class GPU supports DirectX 11 and operates at speeds of up to 1176 MHz. The graphics card can access 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM (900 MHz). The results of the 3D Mark benchmark tests are within the normal range for this type of GPU. 

3DMark 11 Performance
2420 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
62794 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6127 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1372 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
3269 Points ∼100% +35%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2701 Points ∼83% +12%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2539 Points ∼78% +5%
Asus X555LB-DM223H
GeForce 940M, 5500U
2442 Points ∼75% +1%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2437 Points ∼75% +1%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2420 Points ∼74%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2240 Points ∼69% -7%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
2227 Points ∼68% -8%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2172 Points ∼66% -10%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2097 Points ∼64% -13%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1793 Points ∼55% -26%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1766 Points ∼54% -27%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1687 Points ∼100% +23%
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
1514 Points ∼90% +10%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1499 Points ∼89% +9%
Asus X555LB-DM223H
GeForce 940M, 5500U
1399 Points ∼83% +2%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
1391 Points ∼82% +1%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1372 Points ∼81%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
1314 Points ∼78% -4%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1209 Points ∼72% -12%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1169 Points ∼69% -15%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1050 Points ∼62% -23%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1045 Points ∼62% -24%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1011 Points ∼60% -26%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5644 Points ∼100% +7%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
5398 Points ∼96% +3%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
5264 Points ∼93%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
5037 Points ∼89% -4%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4779 Points ∼85% -9%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
4459 Points ∼79% -15%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3984 Points ∼71% -24%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3907 Points ∼69% -26%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3768 Points ∼67% -28%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
6512 Points ∼100% +6%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
6492 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus X555LB-DM223H
GeForce 940M, 5500U
6410 Points ∼98% +5%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
6238 Points ∼96% +2%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6127 Points ∼94%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
6065 Points ∼93% -1%
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
5932 Points ∼91% -3%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5261 Points ∼81% -14%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5193 Points ∼80% -15%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5142 Points ∼79% -16%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
4906 Points ∼75% -20%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4377 Points ∼67% -29%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
62794 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
59535 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
53548 Points ∼85% -15%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
49599 Points ∼79% -21%
Asus X555LB-DM223H
GeForce 940M, 5500U
49522 Points ∼79% -21%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
45401 Points ∼72% -28%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
44189 Points ∼70% -30%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
43118 Points ∼69% -31%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
41517 Points ∼66% -34%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
39049 Points ∼62% -38%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
30669 Points ∼49% -51%

Gaming Performance

The CPU/GPU combo can handle many games at the native HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels at low to medium quality settings. Titles that don't tax the hardware much allow for even higher settings. The frame rate for current top games like Hitman hovers right on the border between acceptable and not playable even at the lowest quality setting. Users who demand better performance need to chose a different notebook. Systems equipped with a GeForce GTX 950M GPU start at 750 to 800 Euro (~$850-905).

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 87.448.339.2fps
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 50.530.6fps
Just Cause 3 (2015) 39.731.9fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 27.9fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 28fps
The Division (2016) 3622.3fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 30.323.5fps
Need for Speed 2016 (2016) 34.628.7fps
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
52.9 fps ∼100% +10%
Asus X555LB-DM223H
GeForce 940M, 5500U
49 fps ∼93% +1%
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
48.3 fps ∼91%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
47 fps ∼89% -3%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
44.8 fps ∼85% -7%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
35.3 fps ∼67% -27%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
26.1 fps ∼49% -46%
Star Wars Battlefront - 1024x768 Low Preset
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
50.5 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
33.9 fps ∼67% -33%
Just Cause 3 - 1024x768 Low / Off AF:2x
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
39.7 fps ∼100%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
34.3 fps ∼86% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
18.5 fps ∼47% -53%

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

Fan noise
Fan noise

Quite frequently, the fan isn't turning at all and only the HDD is audible - which could be remedied by swapping the conventional drive for an SSD. During the stress test, the fan spools up and the noise level increases to a maximum of 43.6 dB, which is quite normal for this type of hardware.

Noise Level

Idle
34 / 34 / 34.2 dB(A)
HDD
34.3 dB(A)
DVD
37.2 / dB(A)
Load
38.9 / 43.6 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The F555UB during the stress test.
The F555UB during the stress test.

The F555UB handles the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark in parallel for at least one hour) differently depending on if it's plugged in or not. The GPU always runs at full power (1176 MHz); the CPU runs at 400 MHz (battery) and 2.7 GHz (plugged in). The notebook doesn't get hot - only one area exceeded 40 degrees Celsius.

Max. Load
 29.4 °C
85 F
32.1 °C
90 F
24.9 °C
77 F
 
 29.2 °C
85 F
33.2 °C
92 F
24.2 °C
76 F
 
 23.9 °C
75 F
24.3 °C
76 F
26.5 °C
80 F
 
Maximum: 33.2 °C = 92 F
Average: 27.5 °C = 82 F
30.6 °C
87 F
44 °C
111 F
26.5 °C
80 F
25 °C
77 F
32 °C
90 F
31.5 °C
89 F
27.6 °C
82 F
25.1 °C
77 F
24.9 °C
77 F
Maximum: 44 °C = 111 F
Average: 29.7 °C = 85 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.1 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21.9 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.5 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 30.9 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 28.2 °C / 82.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (+0.9 °C / 1.6 F).

Power Consumption

During idle, the F555UB consumes quite a bit less than 10 watts, which is what we'd hoped to see. During the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark in parallel for at least one hour), we recorded a power draw of 59 watts - both the CPU and the GPU run at full power. While gaming, the power consumptions hovers around 43 watts (+/- 10 watts). The power adapter is rated at 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.35 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.7 / 6.5 / 6.8 Watt
Load midlight 42.7 / 59 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

The F555UB lasted for 5 hours and 55 minutes during our practically relevant WLAN test - a good results. With this test, we simulate the loads encountered while browsing the web. We activate the "balanced" profile and set the display to a brightness of a 150 cd/m².

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
5h 55min
Battery Runtime - WiFi v1.3
Asus F555UB-XO043T
GeForce 940M, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
355 min ∼105%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
345 min ∼102%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
183 min ∼54%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
347 min ∼103%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
345 min ∼102%
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, 5200U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
289 min ∼86%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
137 min ∼41%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
334 min ∼99%
HP Pavilion 15-ab022ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
267 min ∼79%
Dell Latitude 3550-0123
GeForce 830M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
379 min ∼112%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
337 min ∼100%

Pros

+ matte display
+ good performance
+ suitable for gaming
+ doesn't get hot
+ very quiet most of the time
+ good battery life

Cons

- dark display
- keyboard flexes
- PWM flickering

Verdict

In review: Asus F555UB-XO043T. Test model courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Asus F555UB-XO043T. Test model courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de

The Core i5 processor offers enough performance to satisfy most users, while the GeForce 940M GPU allows for gaming as well. During normal use, the notebook is quiet and doesn't get very warm even under load. The storage space is generous thanks to the 1 TB HDD. To swap out the conventional drive for an SSD, the user has to open the chassis, as the maintenance cover only allows access to the RAM slot.

The Asus F555UB-XO043T is a good allrounder notebook for a decent price.

The display performance is nothing to get too excited about: the panel is dark with a low viewing angle stability and offers average contrast at best. At least the display is matte and not glossy. We do appreciate the decent battery run times. The keyboard might be sufficient for home use, but it definitely wasn't designed for typists. 

Asus F555UB-XO043T - 04/18/2016 v5.1
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
74 / 98 → 75%
Keyboard
67%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
42 / 81 → 51%
Weight
61 / 20-67 → 87%
Battery
87%
Display
77%
Games Performance
63 / 85 → 74%
Application Performance
76 / 92 → 83%
Temperature
93%
Noise
78 / 95 → 82%
Audio
50%
Camera
38 / 85 → 44%
Average
68%
75%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-04-21 (Update: 2018-05-15)
Bernhard Pechlaner
Bernhard Pechlaner - Review Editor
Ended up in the IT sector in the 90s more or less accidentally and have remained in the industry (as a sysadmin) ever since. Always been interested in laptops - first purchase was - if memory serves correctly - a Toshiba Satellite T2115CS with DX4-75 processor, 4 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk drive (and Windows 3.1). To this day, laptops appeal to me - much to the chagrin of my wife, who doesn’t seem understand why we need 5-10 of them at any given time ;-).