Power packed gaming machine
Overall User Rating (4.6 Out of 5 based on 7 ratings)
Overall: First of all, I would like to point out some information missing here:- 1) The model number is X550JK-DM132H and not X551JK-DM132H. 2) 4GB of RAM is burnt onto the motherboard and there is a single RAM slot which is occupied by a 4GB RAM chip - making it a total of 8GB. There is a single slot for RAM expansion which is used. This may cause problems if you later want to upgrade your RAM. This motherboard supports up to 16GB of RAM. Since there is a single slot, you can remove the 4GB RAM chip and put in an 8GB RAM chip, so it totals 12 GB (8GB chip + 4GB on board). You cannot upgrade to more than 12GB RAM - only due to design problems. 3) There are two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port. 4) There is a VGA port which can be connected to a projector. 5) There is an Ethernet port. 6) It has a 1TB hard disk drive at 7200 RPM. 7) There is a single, combo audio jack for microphone and headphone. 8) It has got dual, inbuilt microphones. 9) The product is not as the images suggest. The laptop is totally black, with red graphics, and the letters on the keyboard are red coloured. The palm rest is not grey as the images suggest. Pros:- 1) As opposed to the U series of Intel i7 processors, which are just dual core processors with hyper threading (2 cores, 4 threads), this super fast laptop comes loaded with an Intel i7-4710HQ processor which is quad core with hyper threading (4 cores, 8 threads). 2) Comparatively cheaper than laptops of competing brands. Lenovo Ideapad Z510 was a good competitor to this laptop - but it is discontinued now. 3) It has an nVidia GTX 850M graphics processor - a rare feature at this price. 4) Sleek, slim and beautiful design. Red graphics on a black body looks very beautiful. Cons:- 1) Letters on the keyboard are red in colour - it's a pain to type in dim light. No keyboard light. 2) Single RAM slot for expansion - which is used. No unused slots for RAM expansion. 3) Seamless keyboard - which means that in case you accidentally spill any liquid - then you would have to replace the whole palm rest. 4) Low capacity battery - 2950 mAh - lasts for 1 and half hours with 75% brightness and under low load (watching a 720p movie). 5) The hard disk heats up a bit more than usual - around 41 deg Celsius (it's right under the palm rest). 6) The palm rest and laptop lid is not resistant to finger prints. 7) It has a VGA, 0.3 MP camera.