ASUS N550JV-DB71 15 inch Multimedia Laptop Review
ASUS N550JV-DB71 Review
Price: $ 999
Processor? Check. Good Graphic Card? Check. Looks to grab you immediate attention? Check. With ASUS's flagship entertainment N series laptops, there is very little room for dissapointment.00000
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If this is the first time you are witnessing a ASUS ‘N’ series laptop, then my friend you have a lot of catching up to do. Fortunately for you though, ASUS has just recently released their latest line in their flagship multimedia series. ASUS N550JV-DB71 is the testament to the famous ASUS N series.
From its carefully crafted edges on a metallic body to its streamlined and optimized hardware, ASUS N550JV-DB71 is the living manifestation of the good old jack of all trades. If you really want to imagine the true potential of this laptop, you need not look any further than its heart, the core i7-4700HQ processor.
This processor at the moment is by far the most powerful processor that you can wish for in a laptop. In fact, this processor is also used in laptops that are more than twice as expensive as ASUS N550JV-DB71. Clocked at 2.4 GHz, this processor can achieve clock speeds up to 3.4 GHz automatically under heavier and demanding tasks – a phenomenon Intel likes to call Turboboost.
The story does not end there yet, the next great thing about this laptop is of course the graphic card. Harbouring a graphic card from the latest NVIDA series, ASUS N550JV-DB71 is laptop that knows no bounds. NVIDIA Geforce GT 750M 2GB is more than sufficient to give you an adrenaline rush. Are you worried about whether this laptop would run your DOTA 2 or minecraft? HA! Are you trying to mock this beast? ASUS N550JV-DB71 is more in the league of Assassins Creed 4, Battlefield 4, Need for Speed Rivals and other power hungry games of such sorts. It can run them on medium to high graphics while maintaining a frame rate higher than 30 fps! So you still aren’t convinced, well then you are a tough nut to crack. Fortunately, the story of ASUS N550JV-DB71 doesn’t end just yet.
In addition to all the aforementioned awesomeness, ASUS N550JV-DB71 also features 8 GB DDR3 RAM and also a FULL HD IPS screen. What’s that? Did I just hear an ‘IPS’ screen? At this price? Yep and yep. “Nuff said. All this encapsulated in a shell that is epitome of class.
Perhaps the only relative drawback of this laptop is the 1TB harddisk. Although the capacity is quite sufficient, the 5400 rpm does not quite match up to the rest of the system. This can lead to the entire system being bottlenecked by the harddisk of 5400 rpm. Sadly, this is an issue faced by most multimedia laptops of this category.
The battery life 5.5h is actually quite good for a laptop of this size. On high performance, this laptop could easily do around 3.5 hours, which is quite respectable.
Furthermore, if you find yourself typing in dark rooms, then the back lighting should ease your pain. Ever wondered why the sound on laptops is always lacking? Well its because they lack a sub-woofer. Luckily, with this laptop you get an exclusive Bang & Olufsen external sub-woofer so that you can party hard.
All in all, ASUS N550JV-DB71 is a multimedia laptop meaning it can perform more than just you average tasks. It is flexible and powerful enough to handle everything you throw at it. I hope this ASUS N550JV-DB71 review helped you out in you ever ending endeavour to finding the right laptop.
PS: If I were you, I would instead go for the touchscreen model of this laptop as its only about $30 more expensive. Windows 8 and touchscreen go great with each other. You can read ASUS N550JV-DB72T Review.