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Asus N550JK-DS71T

Specifications

Asus N550JK-DS71T
Asus N550JK-DS71T (N550 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus N550JK-DS71T

Asus N550JK
Source: Hexus English
Today's laptops are all about compromise, and consumers need to identify the features that matter most and shop accordingly. Attempting to cover as multiple bases, the Asus N550JK straddles the line between mainstream and gaming laptops with stylish design and a good dollop of processing power.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2015
80% A classy looking home laptop with gaming skills
Source: Techradar English
The Asus N550JK is a practical laptop that is also a dab hand at games, especially given it costs a bit less than most gaming laptops. It's not very portable and the version with the lower-end display is one to avoid unless you really don't care about image quality, but otherwise this is a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus N550JK-DS71T
Source: Comp Reviews English
ASUS designed the N550JK-DS71T as a multimedia laptop that could do just about any task without it looking pretentious like many gaming laptops. The system offers a nice mix of features and performance that can go from an office environment to a mobile gaming event.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Alleskönner mit externem Subwoofer
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2014

Comment

Model: The Asus N550JK is essentially a gaming laptop, as it has a dedicated graphic card, the GeForce GTX 850M with 2 GB of VRAM. The processor used is a Core i7 4700HQ processor by Intel clocked at 2.4 GHz and it is supported by 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. The RAM is upgradable to 16GB, which gives this notebook added flexibility. For storage, there is an option of a 256 SSD or a 1 TB hard drive, which the potential user has to chose prior to the purchase. The 15.6 inch touchscreen has a LED backlight and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. There are three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and a mini DisplayPort.

Audio quality is outstanding with the SonicMaster Premium quad speaker on board and an external subwoofer. With the 4 cell battery plugged in, this gaming notebook weighs in slightly above 2.7 kg and its maximum height is 1.1 inch (2.79 cm). The aesthetics of this device is fairly classy thanks to its slim framework with gray keyboard and palm rest and dark gray lid. Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit is available out of the box on this device. All things considered, this gaming laptop is an excellent device that delivers gaming performance in an elegant shell.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  
4700HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 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.
15.6":

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.
2.4 kg:

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).


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-26 (Update: 2014-08-26)