Summary: So did I make a good choice by getting the Asus N550JV? Probably. Should you get one? That depends. The Asus N550JV spoils you with a lot of high-end elements – from the beautiful 1080p display and the metal construction to the audio experience and the fast internals. It’s everything a person would want except for one thing – it’s not for the outgoing.
Conclusion: After using the N550JV for multimedia-intensive tasks as well as everyday ones, in fact, we'd call it a 15.6-inch laptop that packs the punch of a 17-inch model, but is (despite its weight) almost as easy to carry with you as a 14-inch model. That's a tempting desktop replacement recipe.
Pros: Well-balanced design for a 15-inch laptop, Brilliant-looking 1080p touch display, Finger-friendly keyboard includes full numeric keypad
Cons: Battery lasts just 4 hours and change, Aluminum chassis is susceptible to scratches, Audio can sound distorted despite booming quad-speaker array
Summary: If you want a great multimedia experience, the $1,066 ASUS N550JV's booming quad-speaker array and gorgeous 1080p display will knock your socks off. Those looking to play more than casual games will also appreciate this notebook's Nvidia graphics. Given that the touchpad on our first review unit we used got stuck, we have concerns, but a subsequent system didn't exhibit the same issue.
Summary: Multimedia all arounder. With the N550JV, Asus releases a new edition of its multimedia series. Powerful hardware should attract buyers: a Haswell CPU and a GeForce GT 750M GPU deliver high performance. In addition, it features a great IPS display (Full HD). Our review reveals whether the computer left a good impression.
Pros: matte, contrast-rich IPS screen (Full HD), Big storage capacity, attractive case, backlit keyboard, high-end sound output, mini DisplayPort, The great IPS display is a delight. We also appreciate the excellent sound system.
Cons: CPU throttling under full load, GPU throttling under full load on battery, Even tough the hard drive is not particularly slow, we expected a faster model for this price. An mSATA slot, which would allow the user to optionally upgrade the notebook with a fast Solid State Drive without replacing the bigger hard drive, would also have been highly appreciated.
Asus N550 / N550JV / N550JK review – a sleek multimedia notebook
1 July 2013
Summary: The Asus N550 line is sleeker, lighter and more beautiful than ever before, without sacrificing power, features or battery life. It goes for a little over one grand and for that kind of money, you'll hardly find anything better, although there are some things Asus could have done different on this machine as well.
Pros: sleek; awesome IPS touchscreen; decent keyboard and trackpad; powerful; good battery life; above average sound system
Cons: interior gets very hot when pushed; the sound system is not as good as on the N56; annoying screen glare, PC Mark Vantage:, PC Mark 07:, 3D Mark 11, 3D Mark 13, Cinebench 11.5:
Summary: The N550JV is an attractive multimedia laptop with impressive audio and video capabilities that could make it suited to presentations at work, or entertainment at home. Read our Asus N550JV review to find out more.
Summary: Hvis du er på utkikk etter en sterk allround-bærbar til hjemmekontoret, er det bare å fortsette å lese. ASUS har nemlig lansert en ny bærbar pc med en skjerm på 15,6 tommer som gir veldig god valuta for pengene.