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Asus X555LD-XX283H Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 01/23/2015

Inexpensive all-rounder. A Core i3 processor and GeForce 820M graphics core make the Asus laptop a versatile all-rounder that offers enough power for everyday use and playing the odd game. Could buying a device for around 450 Euros (~$505) be a mistake?

For the original German review, see here.

Asus' X555LD-XX283H is no stranger to us since we have already tested two models from Asus' latest X555/F555 series. Only recently, the identically built F555LD-XX243H sister model was on our test bench. The latter has a higher memory capacity, a larger hard drive, and features a white casing. We have also tested a more powerful model: The X555LN-XO112H is equipped with a Core i5-4210U processor and GeForce 840M graphics core.

The X555LD finds rivals among the inexpensive all-rounders of other manufacturers. For example, we mention HP's 355 G2 and Lenovo's IdeaPad Z50-75.

Case

The casing of theX555LD cannot boast of metal parts. It is entirely made of plastic. The base unit's upper side is silver-gray. Furthermore, it is textured. The palm rest features a fine grooved texture, and the rest of the upper side features a subtle grid texture. All other parts of the casing are black. Texture is also found on the back of the display. Grooves ripple out in a circle from the center. The laptop does not have a large maintenance cover. Only a small flap that hides an empty memory bank is on the laptop's underside. The casing would have to be opened for replacing components such as the hard drive.

The casing's sturdiness and build correspond to the price range. Applying pressure to the left of the keyboard causes the casing to yield marginally. At the same time, the laptop's front right stopper lifts from the surface. The base unit's stability is still satisfactory. The lid could be slightly more rigid - but this is true for the lids of most laptops from the other manufacturers. The hinges keep the lid firmly in place, but rock slightly. Opening the lid with one hand is possible, though with a little wiggling of the lid.

Asus X555LD-XX283H
Asus X555LD-XX283H
The lid's back is structured.
The lid's back is structured.
A small flap enables accessing the memory bank.
A small flap enables accessing the memory bank.

Connectivity

The X555LD does not provide any unexpected or even unusual interfaces. The connectivity is identical to that of its rivals like HP's 355 G2 or Lenovo's IdeaPad Z50-75. Ports are installed in the back left area of the X555LD, therefore, cables will not interfere with the palm rest.

Left: power socket, Ethernet port, VGA-out, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, Kensington lock slot
Left: power socket, Ethernet port, VGA-out, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, Kensington lock slot
Right: memory card reader, combo audio, USB 2.0, DVD burner
Right: memory card reader, combo audio, USB 2.0, DVD burner

Communication

Asus has equipped our review sample with an AR9485 Wi-Fi module from Atheros that supports the 802.11 b/g/n standards. We did not have any reception problems. Neither the connection, nor the transmission rates broke down within a radius of approximately 15 meters (~49 ft) around the router. The Gigabit Ethernet chip in Asus' laptop comes from Realtek (RTL8168/8111 Family). The laptop is not equipped with a Bluetooth module. The webcam takes muddy pictures with resolutions of up to 1280x720 pixels.

Accessories

The laptop does not come with any accessories apart from a slim manual and warranty information.

Operating System

Windows 8.1 (64-bit) is the preloaded operating system. The X555LD comes without a recovery DVD.

Maintenance

A small hatch for accessing the working memory bank is found on the laptop's underside. The base unit's upper side would have to be disassembled for accessing the other hardware components. This is not difficult. The base unit's upper side can be lifted off with a putty knife after removing all screws from the device's underside. Note: The upper side is connected to the motherboard with two ribbon cables. The hard drive, fan and battery can be accessed after opening the casing.

Warranty

A two-year warranty is included with the X555LD. This is also the case for Lenovo's IdeaPad Z50-75. Customers of HP's 355 G2 have to be satisfied with a one-year warranty. The warranty on Asus's laptop can be upgraded to three years for approximately 80 Euros (~$90).

Input Devices

Keyboard

The chiclet keyboard in the X555LD is not illuminated. The even, lightly roughened keys have a medium drop and clear pressure point. However, the keyboard yields visibly when typing on it. Most users will not have any problems with this, but prolific writers will find it useless.

Touchpad

multi-touch ClickPad (a touchpad without dedicated mouse keys) is installed in the laptop. It has a surface area of approx. 10.5 x 7.3 cm (~4.1 x 2.9 in). The sleek surface does not prevent the fingers from gliding. Furthermore, owing to the generous space, gestures are easily implemented. The pad features a short drop and a clearly audible and palpable pressure point.

The keyboard does not have a backlight
The keyboard does not have a backlight
The touchpad supports multi-touch gestures
The touchpad supports multi-touch gestures

Display

The glossy, 15.6-inch screen in the X555LD has a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. The installed model only provides a very low brightness of 167.4 cd/m². It is beyond comprehension how Asus came up with the idea of installing such a dark screen. The screens in HP's 355 G2 (213.2 cd/m²) and Lenovo's IdeaPad Z50-75 (223.9 cd/m²) achieve better rates - though their rates cannot be called good, either.

175
cd/m²
190
cd/m²
182
cd/m²
158
cd/m²
188
cd/m²
168
cd/m²
141
cd/m²
148
cd/m²
157
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 190 cd/m² Average: 167.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 74 %
Center on Battery: 188 cd/m²
Contrast: 553:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.4 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4.39 | - Ø
43.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.16
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Screen
-38%
-95%
6%
-105%
-127%
-22%
-55%
-36%
-45%
Brightness
167
224
34%
213
28%
198
19%
184
10%
243
46%
211
26%
182
9%
250
50%
206
23%
Brightness Distribution
74
89
20%
78
5%
84
14%
92
24%
89
20%
86
16%
83
12%
85
15%
91
23%
Black Level *
0.34
0.42
-24%
1.21
-256%
0.44
-29%
2.2
-547%
1.9
-459%
0.33
3%
0.47
-38%
0.63
-85%
0.46
-35%
Contrast
553
536
-3%
174
-69%
482
-13%
86
-84%
129
-77%
691
25%
415
-25%
403
-27%
470
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.4
11.59
-115%
13.28
-146%
4.65
14%
7.77
-44%
14.38
-166%
9.6
-78%
12.28
-127%
9.71
-80%
11.57
-114%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.39
11.86
-170%
13.28
-203%
3.26
26%
8.82
-101%
14.43
-229%
10.17
-132%
12.94
-195%
10.4
-137%
12.1
-176%
Gamma
2.16 111%
2.3 104%
2.52 95%
2.25 107%
2.43 99%
2.55 94%
2.55 94%
2.65 91%
2.37 101%
2.38 101%
CCT
7246 90%
14580 45%
17759 37%
6648 98%
9275 70%
20651 31%
12431 52%
18956 34%
11978 54%
15516 42%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
43.7
39
-11%
34
-22%
47
8%
48
10%
33
-24%
37
-15%
34.1
-22%
50
14%
36
-18%

* ... smaller is better

Asus X555LD-XX283H vs. sRGB
Asus X555LD-XX283H vs. sRGB
Asus X555LD-XX283H vs. AdobeRGB
Asus X555LD-XX283H vs. AdobeRGB

On the other hand, the screen's contrast (553:1) and black level (0.34 cd/m²) are good. The screen is on par with the one in the IdeaPad Z50-75 (536:1; 0.42 cd/m²). The screen in HP's 355 G2 (174:1; 1.21 cd/m²) delivers very poor rates. The X555LD's screen cannot reproduce either the AdobeRGB or sRGB color spaces. The coverage rates are 61.7% (sRGB) and 43.7% (AdobeRGB).

Laptops from Asus normally come with a color profile ex-factory, i.e. the default color reproduction is better than most models from the competition. The X555LD also comes with a color profile. The profile of our review sample seemed to be faulty or was not installed properly. The rates we measured were absolutely unrealistic. Therefore, we calibrated the screen. Our experience shows that the rates obtained after calibration should largely be identical with the rates that the screen should provide when the Asus color profile has been installed properly. The screen presented an average DeltaE 2000 shift of 5.4 after calibration. A rate less than 3 would be desirable. The screen does not have a bluish cast.

CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)

The X555LD is equipped with a TN screen. This screen type can only serve with limited viewing angles. The horizontal angle is quite generous, and several people can look at the screen simultaneously. Changing the vertical viewing angle quickly leads to image distortions. It is not really possible to use the laptop outdoors due to its low brightness and the glossy surface.

Viewing angles: X555LD-XX283H
Viewing angles: X555LD-XX283H
The X555LD outdoors
The X555LD outdoors

Performance

Asus' X555LD-XX283H is a member of the inexpensive all-rounder devices in a 15.6-inch size. The computing power of the Core i3 processor is enough to cope with everyday tasks, and the GeForce core allows gaming, at least to a certain degree. Our review sample is available for approximately 500 Euros (~$561). Asus has countless other configurations within its X555/F555 product line.

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CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
System information: Asus X555LD-XX283H

Processor

The X555LD is powered by Intel's Core i3-4010U dual-core processor (Haswell). It operates with a base speed of 1.7 GHz, and does not have a Turbo. The processor supports Hyperthreading (two threads per core can be processed). Intel specifies its TDP of 15 Watts. The processor performed the CPU tests of the Cinebench benchmarks with 1.7 GHz in both AC and battery mode. AMD's A8-6410 in HP's 355 G2 is a relatively equally matched rival. Intel's CPU and AMD's APU are roughly on par in the multi-thread performance, whereas Intel's processor has the lead in single-core performance.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
5194
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
38.75
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
2345
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
1.76 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
26.07 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
33.22 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
163 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
65 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
65 Points ∼33%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
105 Points ∼54% +62%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
40 Points ∼21% -38%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
83 Points ∼43% +28%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
88 Points ∼45% +35%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
49 Points ∼25% -25%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
56 Points ∼29% -14%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
98 Points ∼50% +51%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
67 Points ∼34% +3%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
163 Points ∼8%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
239 Points ∼11% +47%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
126 Points ∼6% -23%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
236 Points ∼11% +45%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
237 Points ∼11% +45%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
164 Points ∼8% +1%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
169 Points ∼8% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
230 Points ∼11% +41%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
168 Points ∼8% +3%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
0.69 Points ∼31%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1.18 Points ∼53% +71%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
0.54 Points ∼24% -22%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.13 Points ∼51% +64%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
1.14 Points ∼52% +65%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.6 Points ∼27% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
0.68 Points ∼31% -1%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
0.94 Points ∼43% +36%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1.12 Points ∼51% +62%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
0.76 Points ∼34% +10%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1.76 Points ∼7%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2.58 Points ∼11% +47%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1.97 Points ∼8% +12%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.54 Points ∼11% +44%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
2.57 Points ∼11% +46%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.04 Points ∼9% +16%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.89 Points ∼8% +7%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2.51 Points ∼11% +43%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2.5 Points ∼10% +42%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.81 Points ∼8% +3%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2345 Points ∼26%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3871 Points ∼44% +65%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1471 Points ∼17% -37%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
3809 Points ∼43% +62%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1850 Points ∼21% -21%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1943 Points ∼22% -17%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
3768 Points ∼42% +61%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2469 Points ∼28% +5%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5194 Points ∼10%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
8044 Points ∼16% +55%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
4165 Points ∼8% -20%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
7799 Points ∼16% +50%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5785 Points ∼12% +11%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5369 Points ∼11% +3%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
7637 Points ∼15% +47%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5517 Points ∼11% +6%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3421 Points ∼11%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
4668 Points ∼15% +36%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
3319 Points ∼11% -3%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
4641 Points ∼15% +36%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3792 Points ∼12% +11%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4085 Points ∼13% +19%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3647 Points ∼12% +7%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1693 Points ∼36%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2391 Points ∼51% +41%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1487 Points ∼32% -12%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
2362 Points ∼51% +40%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1287 Points ∼28% -24%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1760 Points ∼38% +4%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1767 Points ∼38% +4%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
203.6 ms * ∼5%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
113.8 ms * ∼3% +44%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
116 ms * ∼3% +43%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
253 ms * ∼6% -24%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
176.9 ms * ∼4% +13%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
192.8 ms * ∼5% +5%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1531 Points ∼25%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1136 Points ∼18% -26%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1660 Points ∼27% +8%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
7213 Points ∼15%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
12317 Points ∼25% +71%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
6074 Points ∼12% -16%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8302 Points ∼17% +15%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
7672 Points ∼15% +6%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4164.3 ms * ∼7%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2643.7 ms * ∼4% +37%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
6200.1 ms * ∼10% -49%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4430.4 ms * ∼7% -6%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4061 ms * ∼7% +2%
Browsermark - 2.1 (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1898 points ∼6%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1468 points ∼5% -23%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system ran smoothly and we did not experience any problems. Increasing the system's overall performance would be possible by installing a second working memory and solid state drive in the laptop. The PCMark scores of the X555LD are good. However, the device achieved marginally worse rates than the F555LD-XX243H model configured with the same CPU - GPU combination. The reason for this is found quickly: The working memory of the F555LD operates in dual-channel mode and also features a slightly faster hard drive. Therefore, we installed a second working memory module in the X555LD (i.e. the dual-channel mode is enabled), and repeated the PCMark 8 benchmarks. The difference with the F555LD was much smaller then.

PCMark 7 Score
2148 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2101 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2027 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2758 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2101 Points ∼35%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2335 Points ∼39% +11%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2261 Points ∼38% +8%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2451 Points ∼41% +17%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2685 Points ∼45% +28%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2945 Points ∼49% +40%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2974 Points ∼50% +42%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
3088 Points ∼52% +47%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2148 Points ∼27%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2495 Points ∼31% +16%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2788 Points ∼35% +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2688 Points ∼33% +25%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1835 Points ∼23% -15%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2711 Points ∼34% +26%

Storage Device

The storage device in the X555LD is a hard drive from Hitachi's Travelstar Z5K500 line. It has a capacity of 500 GB, and spins with 5400 revolutions per minute. As is usual for Asus laptops, the hard drive is divided into an operating system partition (186 GB) and a data partition. CrystalDiskMark recorded a read speed of 95.24 MB/s. HD Tune delivered an average transfer rate of 77.6 MB/s. These are normal rates for a 5400 rpm hard drive. The access time of 20.2 ms is slightly too high.

Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Transfer Rate Minimum: 38.8 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 100.8 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 77.6 MB/s
Access Time: 20.2 ms
Burst Rate: 271.5 MB/s
CPU Usage: 10.8 %

Graphics Card

The X555LD features a graphics switching solution (Optimus) that is comprised of Intel's HD Graphics 4400 graphics core and Nvidia's GPU. The Intel core is enabled for routine tasks and in battery mode. The GeForce GPU is responsible for performance demanding applications like computer games. Switching between the two cores happens automatically, but the user can always intervene manually. The GeForce core belongs to the GPU entry-level division. It supports DirectX 11 and operates with a base speed of 625 MHz. Its speed can be boosted up to 955 MHz via Turbo. The 3DMark benchmark scores are on par with those of other laptops with a GeForce 820M. Asus' laptop is clearly inferior to the IdeaPad Z50-75 and HP's 355 G2 in the 3DMark 2011 benchmark. The 3DMark 2013 benchmarks exhibit the opposite picture.

3DMark 11 Performance
1349 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
42918 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
3954 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
829 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1349 Points ∼5%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1383 Points ∼5% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1857 Points ∼6% +38%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2327 Points ∼8% +72%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
1536 Points ∼5% +14%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1640 Points ∼6% +22%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1899 Points ∼7% +41%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
1885 Points ∼7% +40%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1302 Points ∼5% -3%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1353 Points ∼5% 0%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
829 Points ∼4%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
843 Points ∼4% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
518 Points ∼2% -38%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1350 Points ∼6% +63%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
785 Points ∼3% -5%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
843 Points ∼4% +2%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1207 Points ∼5% +46%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
1209 Points ∼5% +46%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
720 Points ∼3% -13%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
829 Points ∼4% 0%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2872 Points ∼5%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2987 Points ∼6% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1722 Points ∼3% -40%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5069 Points ∼10% +76%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
2359 Points ∼4% -18%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1780 Points ∼3% -38%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4117 Points ∼8% +43%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2892 Points ∼5% +1%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3954 Points ∼8%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
4594 Points ∼9% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2663 Points ∼5% -33%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5634 Points ∼11% +42%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
4322 Points ∼9% +9%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4032 Points ∼8% +2%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4561 Points ∼9% +15%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
5433 Points ∼11% +37%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3899 Points ∼8% -1%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3942 Points ∼8% 0%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
42918 Points ∼22%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
52303 Points ∼26% +22%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
26540 Points ∼13% -38%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
59788 Points ∼30% +39%
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
42536 Points ∼22% -1%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
39458 Points ∼20% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
35590 Points ∼18% -17%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
50492 Points ∼26% +18%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
44899 Points ∼23% +5%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
45538 Points ∼23% +6%

Gaming Performance

The X555LD can render many games in its native screen resolution using low to sometimes medium quality settings, smoothly. However, these should not be up-to-date games like Assassin's Creed: Unity or Far Cry 4. Only insufficient frame rates are achieved here. The X555LD outperforms rivals like HP's 355 G2 or Lenovo's IdeaPad Z50-75, though. Users who want to play regularly, should opt for another laptop. For example, the Asus laptop is also available with a higher-performance configuration. The Asus' X555LN-XO112H model is equipped with a Core i5-4210U processor and a GeForce 840M graphics core. It is currently sold for around 580 Euros (~$651).

low med. high ultra
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008) 20773.4fps
Resident Evil 5 (2009) 73.648fps
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010) 57.346.634.5fps
Total War: Shogun 2 (2011) 91.624.3fps
Mass Effect 3 (2012) 49.732.7fps
Dirt Showdown (2012) 4831.627.6fps
Assassin´s Creed III (2012) 29.727.4fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 76.639.624.4fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 55.331.526.5fps
Thief (2014) 20.313.211.1fps
Watch Dogs (2014) 25.719.1fps
Assassin's Creed Unity (2014) 15.19.7fps
Far Cry 4 (2014) 26.518.2fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 27.412fps
The Crew (2014) 26.419.5fps
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Tomb Raider
-1%
-21%
0%
45%
-23%
0%
10%
21%
-36%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x
24.4
25.5
5%
19.7
-19%
24.6
1%
29.5
21%
18.8
-23%
24.6
1%
30.7
26%
30.8
26%
16.9
-31%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x
39.6
39.7
0%
30.4
-23%
39.7
0%
59.9
51%
29.8
-25%
40
1%
45.2
14%
45.5
15%
25.8
-35%
1024x768 Low Preset
76.6
70.7
-8%
59.6
-22%
75.7
-1%
125.2
63%
60.7
-21%
74.8
-2%
69
-10%
92.6
21%
43.9
-43%

Emissions

System Noise

The fan spins slowly while idling, and thus it only produces a quiet noise. It is the same in HP's 355 G2 and Lenovo's IdeaPad Z50-75. The fan's speed increases as soon as the X555LD is loaded. We measured a noise level of 42.6 dB(A) during the stress test, which is a normal rate for a laptop with this configuration. The HP 355 G2 is even louder, and the IdeaPad Z50-75 is considerably quieter because its CPU is greatly reduced.

Noise Level

Idle
31.4 / 32 / 32.3 dB(A)
HDD
31.6 dB(A)
DVD
37 / dB(A)
Load
41.9 / 42 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

Asus has to be praised for the very low temperature development of the casing, which is also the case in the HP 355 G2 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75. The temperatures remained clearly below 40 degrees Celsius (~104 °F) on all measuring points, even during the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour). However, the CPU and GPU did not perform the stress test with reduced speeds, but they ran at full capacity (CPU: 1.7 GHz; GPU: 955 MHz). Only the processor clocked with full speed in battery mode; the graphics core throttled to 162 MHz.

Max. Load
 27.7 °C29.5 °C22.7 °C 
 27.8 °C32.1 °C22.8 °C 
 22.3 °C23.1 °C25.6 °C 
Maximum: 32.1 °C
Average: 26 °C
29.5 °C37.9 °C27.6 °C
25.1 °C26.6 °C26.4 °C
25.3 °C23.2 °C23 °C
Maximum: 37.9 °C
Average: 27.2 °C
Power Supply (max.)  40.1 °C | Room Temperature 21 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Speakers

The stereo speakers in the X555LD are on the laptop's underside. Overall, they produce decent sound that - like so often - lacks bass. The preloaded Audio Wizard software allows customizing the sound to a certain degree. A combo audio jack for connecting headphones or external speakers is available.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The X555LD proved to be quite energy-efficient while idling - just like HP's 355 G2Lenovo's IdeaPad Z50-75 consumes more power. The load power consumption of all three comparison laptops is also very close. The rates range around 40 Watts. Overall, these are normal rates considering the hardware platforms.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.4 / 5.8 / 6.3 Watt
Load midlight 38.6 / 41.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

The battery in the X555LD lasted for 7:48 hours while idling. Lenovo's Z50-75 (5:11 h) is depleted much sooner. Idle mode is ascertained using the Battery Eater Reader's test. The screen is set to minimum brightness, the energy-saving profile is enabled, and the wireless modules are disabled. The X555LD shut down after 1:28 hours of load. Again, the IdeaPad (1:14 h) lags behind. The load runtime is determined by the Battery Eater Classic test, using maximum screen brightness, high-performance profile, and enabled wireless modules.

Asus' laptop stopped the practical Wi-Fi test after 4:22 hours, therefore it is positioned between the IdeaPad Z50-75 (2:35 h) and HP's 355 G2 (4:43 h). Websites are opened automatically every 40 seconds using the energy saving profile and a screen brightness of approximately 150 cd/m². We check the video playback time by running the short movie Big Buck Bunny (H.264 encoding, 1920x1080 pixels) in a loop. The wireless modules are disabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². The X555LD lasted 4:08 hours. Once more, the IdeaPad (2:20 h) lags far behind.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
7h 48min
WiFi Surfing
4h 22min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
4h 08min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 28min
Asus X555LD-XX283H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Radeon R6 M255DX, A8-7100, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
HP 350 G1
Radeon HD 8670M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Radeon R5 M230, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Battery Runtime
-34%
8%
-3%
-2%
15%
46%
3%
-3%
28%
Reader / Idle
468
311
-34%
833
78%
542
16%
368
-21%
651
39%
H.264
248
140
-44%
365
47%
203
-18%
WiFi
262
155
-41%
283
8%
254
-3%
256
-2%
301
15%
371
42%
266
2%
272
4%
344
31%
Load
88
74
-16%
101
15%
80
-9%
109
24%
101
15%

Verdict

Asus' X555LD-XX283H is a 15.6-inch  inexpensive all-rounder. Its computing power is more than enough for everyday use. It is even possible to play computer games - though to a limited extent. Casual gamers should be happy with the gaming power. Furthermore, the laptop barely heats up and can serve with decent battery runtimes. The laptop's keyboard will satisfy home use, but prolific writers will find it rather useless. The installed screen leaves mixed impressions: On the one hand, it delivers a very good color reproduction and decent contrast, and on the other, its brightness is very low.

HP's 355 G2 could boast with a somewhat better battery life in our practical battery test. Beyond that, it features a matte screen and two Windows operating systems (Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro). It is also even cheaper than the X555LD. The laptop is available for approximately 380 Euros (~$427). Customers who do not need either of the Windows operating systems, only have to pay up 300 Euros (~$337). Lenovo's IdeaPad Z50-75 is not a real rival for the X555LD or HP's 355 G2. It has a lower computing performance and considerably shorter battery runtimes.

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In Review: Asus X555LD-XX283H. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de
In Review: Asus X555LD-XX283H. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de

Specifications

Asus X555LD-XX283H (X555 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 820M - 2048 MB, Core: 625-955 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, ForceWare 347.09 (9.18.13.4709), Optimus
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3, single-channel, one empty memory bank, 4 GB soldered
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, AU Optronics B156XTN04.2, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Storage
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 410 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC233 @ Intel Lynx Point-LP PCH
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR9485 WiFi Adapter (b/g/n)
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUA0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.8 x 382 x 256 ( = 1.02 x 15.04 x 10.08 in)
Battery
37 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 241 g ( = 8.5 oz / 0.53 pounds)
Price
449 Euro

 

Asus X555LD-XX283H - input devices
Asus X555LD-XX283H - input devices
The DVD burner reads and writes all kinds of DVDs and CDs.
The DVD burner reads and writes all kinds of DVDs and CDs.
A number pad is installed
A number pad is installed
The upper tray has to be removed before accessing the hardware.
The upper tray has to be removed before accessing the hardware.
Four gigabytes of working memory are soldered.
Four gigabytes of working memory are soldered.
One empty working memory bank is available.
One empty working memory bank is available.
Replacing the hard drive is no problem.
Replacing the hard drive is no problem.
The fan can be cleaned.
The fan can be cleaned.
Three screws fix the battery.
Three screws fix the battery.
It can be taken out after removing the screws.
It can be taken out after removing the screws.
The battery and motherboard are plugged.
The battery and motherboard are plugged.
The battery has a capacity of 37 Wh.
The battery has a capacity of 37 Wh.
The power supply has a nominal output of 65 watts.
The power supply has a nominal output of 65 watts.

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Pros

+Decent application performance
+Gaming suitable
+Casing's low temperatures
 

Cons

-Wobbly keyboard
-Dark screen

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What we like

The casing's low temperatures.

What we'd like to see

A brighter screen with a matte surface.

What surprises us

It is beyond comprehension how Asus can install such a dark screen nowadays.

The competition

Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EWLenovo IdeaPad G50-70HP 355 G2HP 350 G1Acer Aspire E1-572G

Rating

Asus X555LD-XX283H - 01/17/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
72 / 98 → 73%
Keyboard
70%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
61 / 81 → 75%
Weight
61 / 67 → 87%
Battery
83%
Display
73%
Games Performance
68 / 85 → 80%
Application Performance
61 / 92 → 66%
Temperature
94%
Noise
84 / 95 → 88%
Audio
40%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
68%
74%
Multimedia - Weighted Average
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Sascha Mölck, 2015-01-23 (Update: 2015-01-27)