Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus N550JK-DS71T
Source: Hexus Archive.org version
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
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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%
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2014
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.
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.
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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.