The Asus X550LA-RI7T27 is a superb touchscreen laptop featuring a powerful processor and an ample amount of RAM. The performance and the battery backup are excellent for daily usage. The touchscreen is quick to respond and you get a good amount of storage for saving files. However, a Full HD display was expected in this budget.
Display and Configuration
The Asus X550LA-RI7T27 features a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit touchscreen display which has a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. In order to drive the system, there is a 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-4500U processor coupled with an 8GB of DDR3 RAM and an onboard Intel HD 4400 GPU. The laptop runs on Windows 8 Professional operating system floating upon 64-bit architecture.
Body Looks and Input Devices
The laptop comes in a gray colored body which measures 380 x 251 x 24.8mm and weighs 2.3Kg. The input devices available in the Asus X550LA-RI7T27 are - a touchpad with multi-touch gesture support, a standard notebook keyboard, and a DVD writer.
Connectivity and Battery
Networking options include Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, one USB 3.0 slot, two USB 2.0 slots, an SD card reader, a headphone jack, a microphone jack and a VGA port. Acting as a stamina provider is a 4 cell Li-ion battery which keeps the entertainment on for long hours.
Storage, Camera, and Sound
In terms of storage, the user can create a library of files on a 1TB SATA hard disk which performs the task at a speed of 5,400 revolutions per minute. A 720p HD webcam is armed in the laptop for video calling and recording needs. It captures good quality videos. Coming to sound quality, the stereo speakers featuring ASUS SonicMaster, MaxxAudio technology outputs crisp clear audio wave, charming to the ears.