This laptop is amazing, i have had mine for over a year. no hardware issues, gaming performance is quite good. there are a number of games that will only run on medium settings but still looks really good. the matte screen is amazing, works outside with no issues, very wide viewing angles. the touchpad is pretty nice as well, your finger glides across it smoothly and the smartgesture software from asus makes it very easy to use
Hey guys - just a tip on this line of products from an owner of an N550LF.
I'm a huge, huge supporter of Asus laptops. If I could choose any brand, I would choose them - their design is usually perfect and their laptops are powerful for the price. If you're on a budget, holy shit, they're fantastic.
This line is atrocious. I mean this with every bit of sincerity. Here are a few things to note that happened with my N550LF:
The touchpad is horrendous. Uncomfortable, no real certainty as to where you're meant to press on it to click.
The display on my N550LF (which is because it's touchscreen, mainly, is terrible. You CANNOT see the screen outside. I'm not exaggerating here - any sun glare on the screen and you're going to have a bad time.
The hinge cover between the monitor and the base snapped off. Multiple people have reported this issue. It's weak.
The disk drive cover is plain bad. The eject button is bizarrely placed, and more importantly: mine fell off. I had to superglue the cover back on.
Did I mention that both the main headphone jack and the mini subwoofer jack died within the first three months of ownership? I rely on a USB soundcard at this point.
And now we come to this week. After a year and a half of ownership.
The keyboard is failing. Badly. Specifically, the 'Enter', 'b', 'n', 'Ctrl' and 'Space' keys have all effectively died. But here's the thing: this is a common occurrence with these Asus laptops! A complete hardware fault that would require keyboard replacement. So sure - I could replace the keyboard - but why should I waste ~£50 replacing a keyboard with all these other ridiculous build quality issues?
'Nuff said. I almost feel betrayed by Asus as a company, lol. I may buy from them again, but please, please, please: avoid these laptops.
i tried getting a mini displayport to vga adapter and it doesn't seem to work. it detected the monitor once, and worked for about 30 seconds and the screen went blank. and doesn't work since. any advice how i can address this problem?
Hi NotebookCheck, how did you solved problems with usb 3.0 and bluetooth on windows 7? I don't find usb 3.0 anywhere and bluetooth is installed and it connects with my mouse and my phone but doesn't function...
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throttling sounds horrible to me, as I have had Asus n43sn notebook for 2 years and it also constantly throttles when gaming (what is worse - it triggers hardware interrupts jamming CPU until reboot). What is the point of buying a car with 220km/h speed potential, which can only reach 100km/h in practice?? Sounds like Asus (fair for many other manufacturers too) is making fool of its customers, as I doubt that their engineers are not aware of the problem before mass producing the notebook Many thanks to Notebookcheck for flagging this drawback in this particular model
hi, my windows 8's benchmark says that the graphics card has 4.6 points, as well as the game graphics...why in this article these performance are of 6.8 points? (i've the GT 750M 4GB model) thank you (excuse me for my english)
I bought my laptop ASUS 550JV 3 weeks ago and everything was working well but 5 days ago the laptop leave to detect the graphics card and have the same (Code 43) error.Already tried installing new drives and even to repair the system and format the laptop but the problem continues.