• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.45 kg (5.4 lbs)

ASUS X550VX - Specs

CPU Performance #8
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.5%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 2.7%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ 14.4%
  • Intel Core i7-6920HQ 1.1%
GPU Performance #55
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon Pro 555 (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB GDDR5)
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (2GB GDDR5, SLI)
  • NVIDIA Quadro M1000M (2GB GDDR5)
15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
panel 1
Innolux N156BGE-E42
Color accuracy 11 -> 3.2
Body material
380 x 251 x 32 mm (14.96" x 9.88" x 1.26")
2.45 kg (5.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI 1
  • VGA 1
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
  • Web camera VGA
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768, TN

Name Innolux N156BGE-E42
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 100.45 ppi
Brightness 215 cd/m2
sRGB 51%
PWM frequency 200 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1366 x 768
Becomes "Retina" from 34 inches (87 cm)
Contrast 460:1
dE Color Checker 11 3.2
PWM Rating 2.0: (harmful)
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The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

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Health protection


This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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ASUS X550VX in-depth review

ASUS' new budget performer the X550VX, or known as K550VX in Europe, delivers unmatched power for the asking price and it's an ideal choice for gamers on a budget. But, of course, $800 for Core i7-6700HQ CPU with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB GDDR5), surely there are some trade-offs. In this case, it's the screen. The only available screen options are with TN panels and most of them feature HD (1366x768) resolution. Full HD is optional. This makes the notebook so lucrative for users valuing [...]

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  • Generally good keyboard and touchpad (if the drivers of the latter are updated)
  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Includes the new GeForce GTX 950M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory


  • Maintains high temperatures under load
  • Flexible keyboard area
  • The screen uses PWM across all brightness levels, except at 100%
  • Slightly below average battery performance

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7700HQ

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB GDDR5)

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