ASUS N550JX-DS74T 15.6-Inch

NINJA SCORE
70
Positive Reviews
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$ (as of March 28, 2017, 6:02 am)1,423.50 (as of March 28, 2017, 6:02 am)

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Pros

  • Sleek and Lightweight Design
  • Touchscreen
  • Very generous sized SSD
  • Ample RAM
  • Fast processor
  • Solid build quality

Cons

  • Enclosed Battery
  • Reflective Screen

Bottom Line

The ASUS N550JX-DS74T features powerful hardware and even a Full-HD display wrapped into a sleek and thin design, but the battery is enclosed in the case, there is no SSD and the screen has some reflection issues.

The ASUS N550JX-DS74T is a bestselling 2015 gaming 15.6-Inch touchscreen laptop that received praise for its sturdy yet stylish brushed aluminum design, remarkable gaming performance due to its high specs, large 240GB Solid-State drive and full HD IPS touchscreen display. The N550jx-DS74T is also relatively lightweight for its specs and the Asus SonicMaster sound is rich and crisp. The only critical points were that the battery life wasn’t as long as users had hoped and that without the external subwoofer the sound was slightly tinny. That being said this a gaming powerhouse that would also be extraordinary for high demand applications or photo and video editing.

Processor Core i7-4720HQ [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GTX950M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Discrete
Graphics Memory 2GB Dedicated
RAM 16GB DDR3
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1
Weight 6 lbs
Battery Life 6 hours
Hard Drive 1 240 SSD
Display Size 15.6 inch
Display Type IPS
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Technology In-plane switching | LED Backlight
Connectivity 3x USB 3.0 | HDMI | Mini DisplayPort | Gigabit Ethernet | AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
Audio Stereo speakers | External subwoofer | ASUS Bang & Olufsen | ASUS SonicMaster
Webcam Yes
Additional Features Backlit keyboard, Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Dimension (LxWxH) 10 x 15.1 x 1.1
Warranty 1 year international