Reviews for the Asus K550JX-XO032H
Source: Laptop Media
Even if the K550JX isn’t part of the ROG family, it sure does serve as a good replacement of the previous generation GL552JX. It has powerful hardware for the asking price little more than €800 but lacks the cool IPS panel that the GL552JX offered (or still offers if you can find at any retailer). The GL552JX offered IPS panel for almost exactly the same price as the K500JX sells now, so this can be considered as a major drawback. The presented panel here has low maximum brightness, low contrast ratio, not enough sRGB color gamut coverage and poor viewing angles, yet we recorded no screen flickering across all brightness levels, which is a nice addition that’s rarely seen at this price point. But it’s actually your only option if you don’t want to opt for the significantly more expensive GL552VW with GTX 960M and Core i7-6700HQ.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2015
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Pretty good keyboard and crisp touchpad; quite powerful hardware; affordable price; good cooling system. Negative: No keyboard keyboard; mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Model: The Asus K550JX-XO032H is a good multi-purpose laptop serving either as a capable everyday work machine or a budget gaming rig. Carry around this laptop will not draw heads as the laptop sports a conventional business-theme design. The dark gray lid features a concentric circular pattern and contrasts the silver of the inner chassis. There is a full-sized keyboard and a responsive touchpad making navigation a breeze. The chassis is solidly built and feels premium to the touch despite affordable price tag. The Windows 8.1 system comes with an Intel Core i7-4720HQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX950 GPU with dedicated 2 GB of VRAM and a 500 GB HDD.
This combination of hardware makes for a good multimedia platform and can even run a many game titles. Other features on the Asus K550JX-XO032H are Bluetooth 4.0, a DVD burner, a 0.5 MP webcam, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, a VGA out and an HDMI out. Overall weight of the device is a comfortable 2.45 kg and the audio quality is decent with the in-built stereo speakers. The Asus K550JX-XO032H comes with a 4-cell Lithium-Ion battery.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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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