The Asus X550c is getting on a bit in mechanical terms, furnished with just a two-eras old Intel “Sandy Bridge” 1.4ghz Core i3-2365m processor and its on-chip Intel Hd Graphics 3000 representation chipset. Notwithstanding this, its still compelling enough to serve as a minimal effort broadly useful portable computer and has execution practically identical to different laptops in the same cost range.
The portable computer’s case is especially magnetic, with reciprocal textured fulfills on the top and inner part. Shut, it measures 31mm at its thickest focus, and weighs 2.3kg. It’s not precisely a ultraportable, however is still light enough to take around in a rucksack without any critical uneasiness.
The 15.6in widescreen show has a matt finalize, so there’s less risk of any unwanted glare or reflections, regardless of the possibility that you’re working in brilliant sunshine. It looks a little dull, however, with a greyish-blue tint unmistakable in pale territories. It doesn’t contrast well with even a normal desktop screen, however in our subjective tests we supposed it was sensible for a plan smart phone show. Our tests with a colour calibrator exhaust out our subjective perspective, rating the presentation as demonstrating 55.1% of the srgb colour range, with a marginally better-than-needed difference proportion of 407:1. The screen has a standard portable computer determination of 1,366×768, which works fine on a presentation of this size.
Assuming that you require a bigger or higher-determination show, you can interface the portable computer to a Tv, screen or projector utilizing either its Hdmi or Vga yields. The joined Hd Graphics 3000 Gpu is fine for viewing motion pictures and playing basic 2d recreations, however you won’t have the ability to get a playable edge rate out of most present 3d amusements regardless of how far you decrease their quality settings. The framework fizzled our Dirt Showdown test at 1,280×720 and High quality. The most we were fit to press out of the diversion at that determination was 28.6fps, by diminishing the quality to Ultra Low and crippling against associating. You may very well about have the capacity to get more senior diversions, for example Portal to run, however you’re best off staying with less requesting 2d recreations, for example Plants vs. Zombies.
The smart phone isn’t fabricated for crude processor force, either. The low-force versatile processor prepared a by and large score of 24 in our benchmark tests. While that is a decently low score, you don’t require an endless measure of force to search the web, compose records, watch films or even tear Cds, and this is a long way from the slowest portable computer we’ve seen. Regardless of the underpowered processor, the Windows 8 desktop felt sensibly quick and responsive by and large utilization. The X550c has satisfactory instead of exceptional electric cell life, enduring 4h 50m in our light-use electric storage device test.
A 500gb hard circle gives you a sensible measure of space for all your information, movies and music. There’s a Dvd-Rw drive, too, and also a Sdxc opening. For system connectivity, the X550c has a Gigabit Ethernet port and 802.11n Wi-Fi. It likewise has one Usb port and one Usb3 port, and a 3.5mm headset port which you can additionally use to join standard stereo earphones or speakers. The joined speakers process a savage, tinny sound and don’t go exceptionally boisterous, so you’ll need to unite something better assuming that you move toward listening to music.
The wide wrist-rest serves to make the smart phone agreeable to sort on for even augmented periods, in spite of the fact that the level, generally separated keys feel shallow and rather lethargic. We’re additionally not excessively enthusiastic about the confined cursor keys that are pushed up against the numeric keypad, however, unlike with some portable computer console layouts, this doesn’t compel the touchpad uncomfortably far to the right. The smooth touchpad feels responsive, and motions, for example two-finger scrolling work well. The combined catches feel a little hardened, th