The ASUS X550LAV-XX772D, despite being available at an affordable price, comes with some impressive features like standard fourth gen Intel Core i3 processor, two USB 3.0 slots and most importantly a powerful battery. However, it has its own demerits which include poor RAM and lack of user friendly OS.
Display and Outfit
The ASUS X550LAV-XX772D features a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit Glare display which offers visuals with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and greater amount of brightness that may strain your eyes during prolonged usage. It is wrapped in a white coloured outfit which has a thickness of 31.7mm and a weight of 2.5kg.
Configuration and Platform
On the inside, the notebook is packed with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the fourth generation and sitting on HM87 Express chipset. Assisting it is a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM which is good for simple multitasking only. You can also use the two unused DIMM ports for increasing the RAM's memory up to 8GB. It manages demanding graphics with the inbuilt Intel HD 4000 GPU. The ASUS X550LAV-XX772D doesn't come with any preloaded OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The ASUS X550LAV-XX772D is armed with a 0.3MP webcam for taking care of the video calling needs of the user. For storage purposes, it houses a 500GB SATA HDD operating at 5,400rpm. It also has a SuperMulti DVD Drive with dual layer support so that you can exchange data via disks. Powered by ASUS SonicMaster software, the stereo speakers provide rich multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The ASUS X550LAV-XX772D sips juice from a 4 cell Li-ion battery which claims to provide up to 6 hours of service without any interruption. Moving on to the connectivity features, we have Ethernet port, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out, digital media reader, two USB 3.0 slots, two USB 2.0 ports and VGA port.