ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-UH51T Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC is a touchscreen enabled convertible Laptop powered by Intel Core i5-5200U Processor and has 4GB memory and 500GB Hard Drive. This 2 in 1 laptop is suitable for regular computing operations like typing documents, surfing internet, social networking, Spotify, Skype and emailing. It also supports video transcoding and photo and video editing, however, not appropriate for editing large video files. You can play games like league of legends, Dota 2 and world of Warcraft, Minecraft smoothly on this machine and games like Call of Duty black ops III in low to medium details and settings. The disadvantage of ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-UH51T is that it doesn’t come with full HD display and doesn’t have SSD or Solid State Drives. Instead it comes with 500GB HDD, 5400rpm hard drive and 1366 x 768 display panel. You can also consider Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 Laptop which comes with 128GB SSD and has full HD IPS display panel (1920 X 1080). It has the same core i5-5200u processor and 8GB RAM. As you know Solid State Drives are much faster than traditional 5400rpm hard drive, so you will get better performance with L55W-C5259 but it lacks in inbuilt optical drive. Both the laptops run on Windows 10 . Features like backlit keyboard and Wireless ac are present in Toshiba L55W-C5259 which is missing in ASUS TP550LA-UH51T . Here is a brief review about the specifications and performance of ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-UH51T
ASUS TP550LA-UH51T is powered by Intel core i5-5200u processor which is a dual core processor and operates with 2.2GHz of base frequency. The frequency can be increased up to 2.7GHz as it supports Turboboost technology. The laptop comes with Intel HD 5500 graphics which is integrated graphics and part of the processor. With 4GB RAM, it can accomplish all day to day task smoothly. However, for tasks like photo/video editing and video transcoding, you won’t get fast performance. Rather you can choose Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5357 Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC, if multimedia is one of your main requirements. It comes with 6th generation Intel core i5-6200u processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. This laptop offers you more memory and more storage solution. Also it has Full HD display which is more preferable for HD media editing job. None of these laptops are workstation grade laptop.
Compared to Intel core i5-5200u, Intel core i5-6200u operates with slightly higher frequency of 2.3GHz. It is Turboboost enabled as well and the frequency can rise up to 2.8GHz. Since most games depend on single core frequency, from gaming point of view, i5-5200u processor is more suitable over i5-5200u. However, for typing docs, web browsing and watching videos, ASUS TP550LA-UH51T is more than sufficient. Although, watching videos and movies in Full HD IPS display panel will enhance your viewing performance. IPS panel gives you better viewing angle. So you can consider Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5357 as well.
ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-UH51T comes with 4GB 1600GHz DDR3L RAM and, according to ASUS memory is expandable up to 8GB. It comes with 500GB, 5400rpm hard drive which is preinstalled with Windows 10.
The 15.6” display of ASUS TP550LA-UH51T offers max resolution of 1366 X 768 which means it can’t display content in 1080p resolution but it is very much capable of displaying in 720p resolution. As an alternative, you can consider Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5357 which comes with (1920 X 1080)p display panel.
The ports and connectivity features offered are 2-USB (2.0) port, 1-USB (3.0) port, HDMI output , SD card reader , combo audio jack. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth.
The 38whr lithium ion battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup which is dependent upon usage.