Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Asus N550JK

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    30,223
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,940 times in 681 posts

    Asus N550JK

    An £800 "entertainment laptop" with Core i7 processing and discrete graphics.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    264
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    8 times in 6 posts
    • tribaljet's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel HM65
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7-2820QM
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Transcend DDR3-1600
      • Storage:
      • 1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Intel HD 3000 + Nvidia Geforce GT 555M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro 64bits

    Re: Asus N550JK

    Bloatware should just come highly compressed and available as an optional install or just have a link to download such rather than polluting what should be a clean Windows install.

    Also, a glossy panel isn't an inferior panel, especially not when talking about actual image quality that highly benefits from a glossy panel, be it colors or contrast. Sure, outdoor usability is hurt as a tradeoff, and that is very much why there should always be options for glossy and matte panels.

    About the stock drive, it should at least come with an SSHD that would mitigate some of the pure mechanical drive pitfalls.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    557
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    26 times in 21 posts

    Re: Asus N550JK

    The miniscule bezel on the Dell XPS 13 and soon new XPS 15 make all other laptops now look rather dated.
    Does anyone still use the numeric keypad these days?

  4. #4
    Senior Member this_is_gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    4,846
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked
    254 times in 216 posts

    Re: Asus N550JK

    Oh so close Asus. Oh so close.


    Quote Originally Posted by tribaljet View Post
    Also, a glossy panel isn't an inferior panel, especially not when talking about actual image quality that highly benefits from a glossy panel, be it colors or contrast. Sure, outdoor usability is hurt as a tradeoff, and that is very much why there should always be options for glossy and matte panels.
    I doubt you'll find any pro screen which uses a glossy panel. True pro monitors even come with hoods to absolutely minimise the glare from lights.



    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Does anyone still use the numeric keypad these days?
    I can't imagine it would be any fun working with any kind of data without a numpad. Given the width of the screens now they make sense to me, rather than leaving a large bezel or even worse upping the size of the keys (we've a few laptops at work with oversized keys and they're horrible coming from a normal keyboard).

  5. #5
    Le Adder Noir CK_1985's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    587
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked
    29 times in 24 posts
    • CK_1985's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-H87N-WiFi mini-ITX
      • CPU:
      • i5-4670K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 850EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GeForce GTX660ti
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone Strider 450W SFX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Sugo SG-05
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2414H
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity Fibre

    Re: Asus N550JK

    So.... Drop the processor down to an i5, switch the DVD drive to an external one, make the battery bigger and upgrade to an SSD = winner. Simple!
    "I want to be young and wild, then I want to be middle aged and rich, then I want to be old and annoy people by pretending that I'm deaf..."

    my Hexus.Trust

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    264
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    8 times in 6 posts
    • tribaljet's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel HM65
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7-2820QM
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Transcend DDR3-1600
      • Storage:
      • 1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Intel HD 3000 + Nvidia Geforce GT 555M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro 64bits

    Re: Asus N550JK

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    ...

    I doubt you'll find any pro screen which uses a glossy panel. True pro monitors even come with hoods to absolutely minimise the glare from lights.
    Point being? Image quality remains vastly superior on glossy panels nonetheless, regardless of panel quality tier.

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Does anyone still use the numeric keypad these days?
    I can't imagine it would be any fun working with any kind of data without a numpad. Given the width of the screens now they make sense to me, rather than leaving a large bezel or even worse upping the size of the keys (we've a few laptops at work with oversized keys and they're horrible coming from a normal keyboard).[/QUOTE]

    Very much agreed on.

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Asus N550JK

    Arrive me This product in Nepal

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •