Reviews for the Asus N550JX-CN066H
Source: Hardware.info NL→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; not extremely expensive; excellent viewing angles of the display. Negative: Poor display colors; low storage space.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/13/2015
Model: The Asus N550JX-CN066H is a laptop for entertainment with a beautiful, simple design and a solid construction. The lid features an elegant brushed metal finish and a slightly darker grey compared to the aluminum chassis. The Windows 8 system includes an upgrade option to Windows 10. The 15.6 inch display that can be configured with the following options; HD, Full HD and IPS FHD. Any display option would do, but users looking to max out on clarity should choose the IPS FHD panel. In addition, a touchscreen option is also available.
The laptop comes with an Intel Core i7 4720HQ or an Intel Core i5 4200H processor depending on the variant. The maximum RAM capacity is 16 GB and the Asus N550JX-CN066H sports an Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M with either 2 GB or 4 GB of VRAM. There are several storage options ranging from a 1 TB HDD to a 256 GB SSD. It is up to the user to compromise between capacity and performance. Other features include an optical drive, a card reader, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out and a mini Display port. Audio quality is excellent with 4 built-in speakers and the Asus N550JX-CN066H comes with a 4-cell Polymer 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).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.