Excellent all round machine within budget
Display, CPU and Platform
The Asus X550CC-XX876H features a standard 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display which may not be sharp but provides a comfortable viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
At the heart of the Asus X550CC-XX876H, there is an impressive 1.8GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the 3rd generation series and based on HM76 Express chipset. It is assisted by a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM whose capacity can be increased via the 2 user accessible memory slots.
With the 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M graphics card, the notebook gives you the provision to stay engrossed in intensive games and movies without any lag. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Asus X550CC-XX876H has been spotted with a webcam in the centre of the bezel above the display. It comes with 750GB SATA HDD for storage purposes which is pretty surprising considering its price. The SuperMulti DVD Drive allows you to store important data on disks and retrieve them whenever necessary. The stereo speakers powered by SonicMaster technology provide soothing sound.
Battery and Connectivity
The Asus X550CC-XX876H is furnished with a 4 cell Li-ion battery which claims to provide an uninterrupted service for a maximum period of 3 hours. The connectivity and networking package loaded in the machine comprises of features like Gigabit Ethernet port, 1 USB 3.0 slot, HDMI out, 1 USB 3.0 slot, Bluetooth v4.0, Digital media reader, VGA port and WLAN.
The Asus X550CC-XX876H has been crafted in a smart fashion to give you sufficient power in both business and gaming without burning your pockets. The combined presence of a rich graphics card, Windows 8 OS, 750GB HDD, powerful optical drive, Gigabit Ethernet port and USB 3.0 port in this price range makes it a great deal.