ASUS N550JV-DB72T Review


Pros & Cons:
Pros: Good gaming with NVIDIA Graphics card - Fast boot with 24GB SSD - 8GB RAM - Not heavy - Responsive touchscreen cool to use on Windows 8 - i7 Haswell processor - Nice design - Great graphics card - Huge 1000gb hard drive - Backlit keyboard - Very well built, feels solid - Perfect keyboard - Affordable for what you get

Cons: Hard drive at 5400 RPM, it could be 7200 RPM but the storage space is big at 1TB - Keyboard backlight could be a little better, light leaks out at certain angles

ASUS N550JV-DB72T is a capable gaming and multimedia machine with a beautiful and elegant design, impressive build quality, striking full HD display, amazing sound and very smooth performance. It is great value for money- definitely worth having a look.

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4th generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz with 8 GB SO-DIMM RAM for smooth and easy multitasking.

1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 24 GB Solid-State Drive, 32GB of ASUS WebStorage free for three years, and WebStorage and MyBitCast applications to sync to that service.

15.6-Inch responsive 10-point Touchscreen Display with Full HD Max Screen Resolution (1920*1080) with non-glare coating so you won't see yourself on the screen while working. Picture quality is just perfect with sharp bright colors, color definition, contrast, fine details and it offers wide viewing angles. Touchscreen also feels better than the touch-pad on keyboard. You can also put the screen all the way back.

Nvidia Graphics offers very bright images for its class- perhaps twice as brighter as laptops in its category. Nvidia's Optimus technology automatically switches between the N550JV's integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 and Nvidia GeForce GT 750M processors, depending on the task. Lifelike realistic, sharp, vivid and perfect picture with zero pixels, better contrast and brightness.

Excellent cinematic quality surround sound through a quad-speaker system- 2 speakers at the top with ripple effect and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower enhancements, ASUS N series subwoofer for a thumping deep bass, Waves MaxxAudio (2011 Technical Grammy winning) for a significant volume boost in movies mode and for professional precision tuning to improve every sound. Speaker positioning is also great for cinematic experience.

ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology allows the N550JV to wake up in exactly 2-seconds from hibernation mode- it brings you immediately back into everything just like a smartphone.

LED backlit, numeric pad, touchpad, silver keys, spacious chiclet-style keyboard and a big and responsive touchpad- although we enjoyed the touchscreen better.

It has a beautiful aluminium design and feels solid and well built. It has a dark gray lid with only the plastic bottom. But it is prone to smudges and finger prints.

Preinstalled Windows 8 is just nice with this responsive touchscreen. You'll get used to it quicker than you think.

Connectivity: 802.11bgn wireless, 3 x USB 3.0 (ten times faster than USB 2.0- you can move a 30GB movie in 1 minute) , HD Webcam that takes sharp images in different lights and adjusts to lighting , Ethernet, HDMI 1.4 (increases the maximum resolution to 4K × 2K- that is used in digital theaters), mini display port, yellow jack for the subwoofer, a combination headphone/mic jack, a Kensington lock port, a DVD Multi recorder drive, an SD Card slot.

5.6 pound weight- lighter than the competition (laptops in its class).

1 Lithium ion battery gives you about 5 hours in normal internet use. Super Hybrid Engine enhances ASUS N550JV's energy consumption to allow for better battery consumption while improving overall laptop performance.

NVIDIA Optimus allows you to switch between Intel Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA GPUs depending on your tasks and lets you save on power and battery, while providing you with the optimum power possible.

ASUS N550JV-DB72T has dual fans. Big dual exhausts expel heat and noise out the back of the notebook, leading to quieter and cooler environments as well as stable performance

Software programs that come with ASUS N550JV are mostly useful and you won't need to delete them like the apps that come with other laptops.

Conclusion: Smooth performance, awesome multimedia experience with amazing sound quality through 4 speakers / sub woofer and the 1920 x 1080 resolution HD screen at 1080p display. Cool gaming experience too with NVIDIA Graphics. ASUS N550JV-DB72T is an awesome work and entertainment laptop at a great price.

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