Summary: This really is a tough little machine, it has run all of my virtual machines with little trouble and handled every game I have tried. The sound is great but the sub woofer should have been built in. The four speaker setup is probably only noticed on a tabletop, which is where i use it 98% of the time.
Pros: Capable of running the latest and greatest games at ultra high settings.
Cons: The great sound only happens when you plug in the external included sub-woofer. There is a dedicated port for it so don't worry about it taking up a USB port or your headphone jack or anything.
Summary: I have been using my ASUS N550JK for over a month now and I'm delighted by its blazing performance. The display is crisp and vibrant, the processor is a powerhorse capable of handling everyday tasks with ease, the graphic card makes sure all games run flawlessly (I'm no pro gamer), the speakers (coupled with the mini-woofer) are a racket and the hard disk (at 5400 rpm) copes up with data transfers fairly well.
Summary: Today I received my laptop, it works perfectly! The keyboard feels soft and durable, it's backlit so that helps when working without lights. The sound is amazing, I plugged the external speaker and I just love it, the games and music sound great! I still have to keep testing since i just got it and I have to upload my apps and games, but so far this is keeping me happy, the touchscreen works great too!
Summary: I must say that I absolutely love this Laptop. I bought an SSD and 16 gigs of RAM in conjuction with the laptop when it was delivered. Took me less than 10 minutes to upgrade both and this baby is just blazing fast. The price you pay for this laptop with this processor and buy memory and an SSD on the side is definitely a steal. I definitely recommend this laptop so long as you buy an SSD with it. Once you go SSD, you'll never go back!
Excerpt: The n550JK ticked all the boxes I was looking for. The build quality is top notch. All aluminum shell is slick and quite rigid almost no screen flex. The screen is indeed as good as everyone is saying crisp and bright. I didn't have a need for the touch screen but its there if needed. I was afraid the gloss screen would be an issue with reflections but it is the least glossy screen I have seen. I upgraded the HD to a Samsung 840 evo.
Pros: Great 1080p Screen, Great Build Quality, Silent Fan Operation
Summary: Pros- -Great screen, not too much glare for a glossy screen, amazing colors, and decent definition (1080) -Beautiful design/style, entire thing only uses 3 metal plates, I still smile when I look at it -All the internal parts are perfectly positioned so that your hands wont feel heat under loads -Build quality is exceptional, everything fits together so nicely -Swapping parts is quick and easy (and possible) -More powerful than most desktops, the i7 and GTX 850m will...
Excerpt: I've only had the product for about 2 weeks now. My first impression was that its very nicely made, solid and clean look. Then I was a little disappointed by the screen, as it seemed a little less bright than my last laptop (which didn't have an IPS screen). However I adjusted the screen colors (it was way too warm) and brightness and now its definitely better than anything I've had before.
Pros: Backlit keyboard, Nice Screen, Thin Case
Cons: Bloatware, Need To Calibrate Screen, Slow Hd
Summary: Overall, a great laptop. If I could, I would give it a 4.5 rather than a 4, as the only problems I've encountered were some minor tech problems that were fixed with a google search and less than 5 minutes of work. Great speed, great look, handles many tasks well. Really enjoy the ability to choose power saving mode or performance mode when on battery, allows me to play games off the charger for about an hour to an hour and a half.
Summary: Best Laptop for the price! I can do everything I want on it! I can play games , I can do my Game Developing in Unity with no problems! , and the speakers are so freaking loud and awesome If I want to watch a Movie its perfect! The touch screen functions very well , and the keyboard kes/Laptop touch pad are outstandingly smooth and feel great! Honestly to me the only Con it has is that its Hard drive is a little slow, but a simple SSD can fix that!
Summary: This ia a really nice looking laptop and I like the fact that it is very silent and cool when doing basic tasks. When gaming it gets hot, but only on the area above the keyboard, on the middle (it has the heat sinks at the back, between the screen's hinges). I like the screen a lot but if you are using it at 1920x1080 resolution you might find icons and text a little small. Even objects in games look tiny at this resolution.