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Features:

  • Quad Core i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz (Turbo 3.4 GHz)
  • GeForce GTX850M GPU with 2 GB RAM.
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 1024 GB HDD Disc
  • 15.6-Inch Full-HD IPS Display.
  • Windows 8.1.

“Entertainment laptops with unparalleled quad-speaker sound and a striking Full HD IPS display,” that’s how ASUS describes its multimedia laptop N550JK. ASUS N550JK-DS71T is not designed as a gaming laptop, but it is designed as a multimedia laptop but it can do as good as many laptops branded gaming laptops. Because ASUS has equip its laptop with Powerful 4th generation Intel ® Core processors and NVIDIA ® GeForce graphics this will allow you to play any current game.

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Asus N550JK design is nice, with metallic-colour, aluminum chasing featuring the ASUS logo. High quality slim chassis with Full-HD Touchscreen display.

It has a full backlight keyboard with numeric keys, which is quite comfortable to use. Touchpad is large, very carefully reads the movement of your fingers, and supports gestures.

Processor

It has been equipped with i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz processor. This Quad Core processor features Turbo Boost technology that allows you to overclock cores up to 3.5 GHz. The processor has an integrated Intel graphics HD 4600 chip, which allows you to browse the Internet and work with simple 2D graphics at reduced power consumption from the battery.

Graphic

For games and 3D graphics, N550JK is equipped with a lower mid-range graphics card Nvidia GeForce GTX850M with 2 GB RAM. This card will allow you to play any current PC games and most of them on high setting.

As I already mentioned, N550JK is not designed for gamers. But since it has been equipped with i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz processor and GTX850M GPU, you can play comfortable even most demanding games.

RAM

ASUS N550JK has 8 GB of DDR3 ram, giving you sufficient space to run even the most demanding game.

Storage

ASUS N550JK has a 1 TB HDD disc with 5400 RPM Speed HDDs to operate more efficiently, which will provide you with plenty of space for games. But unfortunately, only 5400 RPM slows computers quite a bit.

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Screen

In this model, the screen will satisfy all the players who have come to expect in high resolution in games.

Touchscreen is very precise, easy to use, and supports all built in Windows 8 gestures.

ASUS N550JK have very good 15.6-inch anti-glare IPS Touch display with full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) with viewing angle of 178-degree, and in this price tag it is best touchscreen laptop suited for gaming, I find.

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Audio

The audio of this laptop was created in cooperation with the Danish company, Bang & Olufsen, which has operated on the market since 1925. The company specializes in the production of top-quality sound systems for audiophiles.

The N550JK with a Bang & Olufsen quad-speaker array producing theater-like surround sound. Thanks to excellent built-in Laptop, speakers high and midrange sounds are very clear. And thanks to the external subwoofers included in a box, basses are very deep and the whole sound that N550JK emits is a pure, natural, and excellent.

The whole thing can play really loudly; In terms of sound quality is one the best laptop I tested.

Connection and ports

For connections ASUS N550JK has Integrated 802 .11b Wi-Fi ac, built-in Bluetooth v4.0 and 10/100/1000 RJ45 LAN port which you will find on the left side.

image010When it comes to ports N550JK offers on the left side: power subwoofer jack, LAN, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, two USB 3.0 and audio jack

image012on the right side: the SD-card slot, third USB 3.0, the built-in Blu-ray, and near the rear edge Kensington cable-locking slot.

My Thought

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Even at maximum load while playing latest games there is no throttling or overheating problems.

Expertly designed powerful thermal solution with two powerful fans fully pass my tests. Fans can be always herd but the noise emitted by two fans is not excessive, but it can reaching 33 dB.

If you want or need a good gaming laptop with touchscreen and a fantastic theater-like surround-sound, then ASUS N550JK DS71T is good choice. Laptops that are more powerful are in in this price range, for example, Lenovo y50 or ASUS ROG GL551 but this is only laptop suitable to gaming with touchscreen under 1000.

ASUS N550JK DS71T Pros & Cons

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Pros:

  • Good IPS Display
  • Touch screen
  • Very good surround sound
  • Good processor
  • Large HDD
  • Efficient cooling system

Cons:

  • Too small screen
  • No Buttons on touchpad
  • Only 8 Gb of RAM
  • Only 5400 RPM HD
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