Reviews for the Asus N552VX-FY200T
Source: Gear Open Archive.org version
Once again ASUS has made an excellent multimedia laptop out of the N-series. The N552VX is all that we hoped it would be but with some considerable drawbacks compared to the good old N551. The chassis is updated with lower profile and lighter clamshell while keeping the already excellent keyboard and touchpad design. Another similarity between the N551 and N552 is the good IPS display. It features way above average properties for a good multimedia and gaming experience with the only drawback being the existence of PWM across all brightness levels. However, our Health-Guard profile can be used to limit the PWM to some extent and also improve the visibility in dark areas of an image.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2016
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
The bottom line is that the ASUS N552VX is still one of the best multimedia/high-performance laptop in its class. Still, we suggest you consider the much lower priced models from HP and Lenovo – the HP Pavilion 15 and Lenovo Ideapad 700 – both of which offer the same hardware/performance, same storage options and much better battery life and portability. Nevertheless, the N552VX still holds an edge over them when it comes to build quality and display quality. So in the end, it really depends on your type of work, usage, and priorities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2016
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