Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ127H
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Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ127H
Source: Tech Advisor
The 2 in 1 computer, as Microsoft promotes it, is a mobile computer that is neither fish but all too often quite foul, a jack of few trades and master of none. There may be some application for a wobbly screened 15in tablet cum laptop weighing the wrong side of 2.6 kg, but we struggle to think of it. It’s doomed as a tablet in no small part by its low-grade and low-resolution TN display, and as a regular laptop is bested by non-touchscreen models at half the price with better specifications.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Metal case; FHD display; cheap price. Negative: Excess size and weight of the tablet mode.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2015
Model: The Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ127H is a 2-in-1 device, a laptop and a tablet. It is powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 dual core processor. As for memory, there are two 4 GB modules which totals to 8 GB. In terms of storage, there is the traditional 2.5 inch SATA 750 GB hard disk. There is only one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port alongside the HDMI output port. There is no dedicated graphic card, hence graphics is done by the Intel HD Graphics onboard the processor. This 2-in-1 device has an integrated webcam and microphone and decent integrated sound system.
Battery life is rated at 5 to 6 hours by manufacturer, however this depends on the usage. Some moderate gaming is possible on this device with its onboard graphics, which is able to churn out decent frame rates. The 15.6 inch touchscreen features a resolution of 1366 x 768. The total weight of the Asus Transformer Book Flip is 2.6 kg, which is slightly on the heavy side for its screen size. Overall this convertible device should meet the needs of a casual everyday user who does moderate gaming and internet browsing.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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).
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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