Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus N550JV-DB72T
Source: Inside HW Archive.org version
When all's said and done, N550JV proved to be a quite interesting device. You get one of the best designed laptops that we've ever seen so far. There's also the top-quality screen, metal chassis, wide range of connections, external subwoofer, but also a strong hardware base that powers all of that. If they used a more powerful graphics (or rather, its memory), we wouldn't have had any real objections.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2014
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
In spite of needing to stay close to a wall charger, we found much to like about the Asus N550JV-DB72T. This model is well served by its attractive, high-end design; logically situated buttons and ports; and brilliant, high-resolution touch-screen display. The one part of the Asus' performance that disappointed us was its battery life—about four hours in our admittedly tough video-playback test.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: IT Reviews Archive.org version
Watching movies on a tablet is well and good, but to get real immersive entertainment, a 15.6-inch laptop with multiple speakers like the Asus N550JV-DB72T is the portable equivalent of a home theater system, plus it also qualifies as a power user system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The Asus N550JV-DB72T is one of the best desktop replacement laptops we've seen in PC Labs in a while. It's equally at home consuming or creating media, and it's a great choice for the demanding power user. Its 1080p HD screen, benchmark performance, and other features trump our previous Editors' Choice, the Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T, with only an $80 premium. Therefore the Asus N550JV-DB72T is our new Editors' Choice for midpriced desktop replacement laptops, and comes highly recommended for the demanding user that is willing to spend a few more dollars for extra power.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus has always been a famous name in the computer and laptop industry. The Asus N550JV-DB72T is just another one of their great innovations made to replace desktops. The laptop comes with a 2.4 GHz i7-4700HQ processor, which has a rather mighty raw processing power. Coupled with 8 GB RAM and 1 TB of hard disk space, heavy desktop users should not face any issues switching to the Asus N550JV-DB72T. To boost it all, the Nvidia GeForce GT 750M will ensure that gamers are also happy with this laptop.
The 15.6 inch screen is great size for a desktop replacement. With a screen resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, users can watch HD videos with full clarity. The Asus N550JV-DB72T is also equipped with multiple speakers which makes watching movies on this laptop truly enjoyable, as if there was a sound surround system. Sadly, it does not come with a Blu-Ray drive. The Asus N550JV-DB72T is heavy. However, it more than makes up for it with its specifications and performance. Besides, it is meant to be a desktop replacement, so its weight and battery life should not be expected to be the same as laptops made for mobility.
In a nutshell, the Asus N550JV-DB72T is probably one of the closest desktop replacement models Asus has come up with. However, for some weird reason, the laptop does not support 5 GHz Wi-Fi modules.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.
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.
4702HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 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.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
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.