•  Date Published: 26 Oct 2015
  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB DDR3)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • 1000GB HDD
  • 12GB DDR3, 1600Mhz
  • 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)

Pros

  • The keyboard seems more than fine (despite the absence of LED backlight)
  • Responsive touchpad, but with a bit stiff right and left mouse buttons
  • No PWM across all brightness levels
  • Pretty powerful hardware, that's suitable even for gaming, at a decent price
  • The cooling system provides the much-needed comfort to the user during heavy load

Cons

  • The panel used for the display doesn't provide the bare minimum for a notebook at this price range
  • Small inconsistencies with the build quality and the whole surface attracts fingerprints and smudges
  • No keyboard LED backlight

Specs

CPU Performance #242in Top CPUs
  • Intel Core m3-8100Y 5.4%
  • Intel Core i3-7100U 5.8%
  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ 
GPU Performance #171in Top GPUs
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 2.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (10W) 0.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB DDR3) 
  • Innolux N156HGE-EAB (CHI MEI CMN15C4)
  • Color accuracy  11  3.5
  • HDD/SSD
  • 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
  • RAM
  • 12GB DDR3, 1600Mhz
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic
  • Dimensions
  • 381 x 251 x 24.8 – 31.7 mm (15.00" x 9.88" x 0.98")
  • Weight
  • 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader
  • SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth
  • 4.0
  • Audio jack
  • headphone/microphone
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, TN

  • Name
  • Innolux N156HGE-EAB (CHI MEI CMN15C4)
  • Diagonal
  • 15.6"
  • Pixel density
  • 141.21 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 209 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 50%
  • PWM frequency
  • 25800 Hz
  • Panel Type
  • TN
  • Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 24 inches (62 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 340:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 11 3.5
  • PWM Rating
  • 8.2: (acceptable)

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ASUS K550JX in-depth review

And yet another budget notebook that's aimed for gaming was in our lab - ASUS K550JX. At first glance of the specs sheet, it can easily be mistaken with the old version of GL552, which we reviewed a few months back. But besides the CPU and GPU, from design to hardware, both notebooks are totally different. Of course, with a price difference of €100, the K500JX compromises in screen quality and keyboard backlight., but the gap should have been filled after the GL552 became more expensive with better hardware. However, we are not here to talk about the difference between the old GL552 and the K550JX but to see if the machine can handle more serious gaming. Despite the machine not being part of the ROG (Republic of Gamers) lineup, the GPU (GeForce 950M) and CPU (Intel Core i7-4720HQ) paire[...]

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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB DDR3)

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