IPS technology (Supporting up to 178-degree wide viewing angles) and Full HD resolution are found on both models – N550JX-DS71T and N550JX-DS74T. And the display they have actually has a touch screen, something not many laptops can brag about. Even if you don’t really need this feature, there are many people who would love to have a Windows 8.1 laptop with a touch screen.
[toc]The heart of this laptop is made out of a quad processor, Intel Corei7-4720HQ, which has awesome performance. It’s speed will handle most of the demanding tasks and Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M graphics card is capable of handling even the contemporary games. It has 2GB or dedicated vram, which is quite enough for most operations.
It’s worth noting that N550JX models have different storage department and system memory. The more affordable model, Asus N550JX-DS71T has 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard disk that spins with the speed of 5,400rpm. The N550JX-DS74T has 16GB RAM and a 256GB Solid State Drive.
The ASUS N550JX have a beautiful design, with brushed aluminum finish that gives them luxurious look. The keyboard and the inside design look a bit like MacBook Pro. Silver keys are quite attractive and make these laptops quite unique. It should be noted that the power button is set on the right side, which is a bit unusual. The main advantage here is that you won’t hit the power button by accident.
Other things worth mentioning is that these laptops have a great sound system – Bang $ Olufsen ICEpower that comes with an external subwoofer, keyboard backlight. The track pad is nothing to write home about, and the same goes with the standard number of ports which are located on the left side. The right side of the laptop is where the DVD burner is. Generally speaking, everything is on its place and the design of the ASUS N550JX is quite good.
We already mentioned that Intel core i7 processor runs ASUS N550JX-DS71T and N550JX-DS74T. It’s clocked at 2.66GHz but can go up to 3.66GHz with the help of a turbo boost. This is considerably faster than Core i7s with low voltage that everyone seems to be talking about. But this ultra low voltage (ULV) model gets only about 4,000 points in CPU Mark test while a faster Core i7 reaches more than 8,000.
Powerful graphics card GTX 950M is making this laptop a must have. While it does contribute to its higher price, it is the best choice to go with such a powerful processor. Notebooks that have integrated HD chips can’t measure with this graphics card as it can reach 30FPS on many games without problems. For example, you can play Battlefield 4 reach +35 FPS with Full HD resolution and on High settings. Even demanding games like Assassin’s Creed Unity can reach 30 FPS if you set the details on medium.
For those that want more gaming power, there’s Asus GL551JW-DS71. It has a more powerful graphics card – Nvidia GTX 960M plus 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, you will be able to multi task and more demanding games without any troubles. (Read More: Gaming laptop under 1000)
Windows 8.1 is installed on this laptop, but you will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 once it releases. I have to say that this is a great deal for everyone who wish to have the latest OS. (Read More: Upgrade Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 from the Windows Update)
In conclusion, Asus N550JX-DS71T and N550JX-DS74T is a great choice for everyone who need a lot of computing power, whether it’s for gaming, office tasks, photography editing or multimedia creation.