Excerpt: First impressions: The first thing I want to mention is the absolutely stunning IPS screen. The colors are incredibly vivid, everything is lovely and crisp, and the viewing angles are superb, too. Even as someone who works with iMacs everyday, it even suprised me how good it was. The machine itself is nice. It's sleek and understated. It boots in 6 seconds, no joke, really!
Pros: 16 Gb Ram, 1920x1080 Ips Touchscreen, 256 Ssd, 3 Usb 30 Ports, 3 Usb 3 Ports, Bright, Doesn't Jam, Durable, Good Value, Intel Core I7 Processor, Nvidia Geforce Gtx 850m, Professional Weight
Summary: Top notch specs. I got it during the Cyber week sales. Definitely worth it. It handles EVERYTHING like a TRUE CHAMP! The SSD starts up in less than 4seconds, no joke. Wakes up from hyberbation almost immediately. The touchscreen is actually a VERY nice addition, and you cannot imagine how useful it really is until you have one to use.
Summary: This computer is fast, beautiful, and easy to use. The reason it does not get 5 stars is it has very small battery life... But that's a result of a powerful processor, lots of memory, and a great screen. It came with a bit of bloat ware, some of which is rather useful and cool, some of which is not.
If you're on the fence because of negative reviews, don't worry!
J. McGill, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I read every single review before buying this laptop. The bottom line is, this is the only laptop with anything close to its specs (16GB, SSD, DVD) for any price, not just for the bargain price. That's important to me as a developer because I actually need the RAM. So the RAM is my #1 reason for choosing this notebook. My #2 reason is that it has been reported as having very good Linux capability. I will be testing that, and will update this review.
I bought this laptop used (very good condition) and received it three weeks ago
sergio maass, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this laptop used (very good condition) and received it three weeks ago. I've been using it heavily, and so far it has worked perfectly. It is very fast, supports heavy multitasking without a problem, and has good graphics hardware. The screen looks very good (it's glossy, so sunlight is annoying), and the audio is pretty good when the little subwoofer that's included is connected. Also, it is sturdy and looks/feels great. Excellent value for the price.
Summary: Very nice computer. I upgraded from a Xenbook. It is definitely heavier but I don't carry it around much these days so the performance is greatly appreciated, plus it has a DVD/BluRay which have did actually use once. The external bass speaker makes a huge difference to the sound. The display is great but I was expecting that.
Summary: Okay, so I've given it a couple weeks before writing my review here just to be sure everything was solid and it totally is. I'll start by saying that I'm a professional graphic designer and it has taken me literally months of research to find a laptop, in roughly the same size/footprint, to replace my aging Dell Studio XPS 16.4" and this Asus N550JK-DB74T was one of only a handful of laptops that fit my criteria.