ASUS X550LA-RI7T27 touchscreen laptop is a powerful laptop but is not considerably light in weight. Weighing around 5.07lbs and housing an optical drive, it is not too heavy either. Powered by Intel core i7-4500u, 8GB memory and 1TB hard drive space, this latest ASUS X550LA-RI7T27 may seem like a great deal at $650-$700. However, average battery life and lack of dedicated graphics may disappoint a few to certain extent. The 15.6-inch Asus X550LA comes with 1366×768-pixel display which is most common resolutions in laptop display today. Besides regular computing, the laptop can handle casual media editing, 3D designing, business applications etc. Despite of missing dedicated graphics, some latest games are playable in this machine but not all games will run with decent frame rates. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of ASUS X550LA-RI7T27.
ASUS X550LA-RI7T27 specification and performance
ASUS X550LA-RI7T27 contains Intel Core i7-4500U dual core processor which belongs to Intel’s 4th generation core i7 processor.Each core operates with 1.8GHz with turbo boost up to 3.0GHz. It is integrated with hyperthreading feature as well. It’s a decent processor for certain CPU intensive applications like file compression, and media encoding and decoding, photo editing. The processor is ultra-low-voltage (ULV) processor and has low TDP rating of 15W. These processors are designed to provide long battery life without taxing the performance. However, ASUS has introduced a low capacity, 4Cells 37 Whrs battery to this laptop which offers average battery life.
ASUS X550LA-RI7T27 comes with Intel HD 4400 graphics which is part of the processor. Though it is an integrated graphics and doesn’t have dedicated graphics memory, still it has potential to run latest games with just playable frame rates at very low graphical quality settings. Games like FiFa 14, Tomb Raider Dead Space 3, Call of Duty: Ghosts etc are playable in low to medium details and settings. It can support playback of HD video but up to 720p high definition video playback is possible in this laptop as the touch screen display comes with max 1366 by 768 pixel resolutions.
ASUS X550LA-RI7T27 contains 8GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM and the laptop supports maximum of 8GB memory. It comes with 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive space which seems really nice but we expect 20GB SSD + HDD hybrid which could increase the performance. At the sticker price, it is not an impossible option.
Beside USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, it comes with 1 HDMI, 1 VGA (15-pin), 1 RJ-45, Combo audio jack. The laptop is supported by both wired and wireless network connectivity. There is HD webcam and 3 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDHC/ SDXC).
Pros of ASUS X550LA-RI7T27
Perfect combination of style and performance
Large storage and memory
Cons of ASUS X550LA-RI7T27
Average battery life
Not full high definition resolution