– great spec for the price (£360)- when ordered from amazon it actually came with 6gb ram and 750gb hdd. Downside is obviously windows 8. Awful compared to windows 7. Also, only integrated graphics, but what can you expect for the price.
Sleek, fast, affordable i7 laptop. I am quite impressed by this laptop. It has a slim and sleek design. The plastics used look and feel pretty solid. I noticed that some reviewers have had issues with build quality, but, with this model at least, i disagree, especially when you compare this to other laptops of a similar price range. The performance is what impresses most though. It manages to run quickly whilst remaining almost completely silent. The i7 processor is fast and will handle anything that the casual user can throw at it. It will manage light gaming, but it isn’t a gaming laptop in any sense. The integrated graphics will not be able to run more demanding games well.
ASUS X550CA 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) – (Intel Core i5 1.8GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
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The display is nice (shiny screen fyi). Delivered fast, set up in 5 minutes, it’s just as fast/faster than any laptop i’ve used (i5), the display is nice (shiny screen fyi), the keys make typing fun, the trackpad i’m still adjusting to, but is completely fine. The sound quality is great, the resolution is tolerable but expected for the price range. It’s very light and thin – i’m used to sturdier lenovos but this feels very stylish. It hasn’t forced me to update to windows 8. 1, so far there’s been no hassle and no drama.
Decent spec, not so amazing battery. . I have been using this laptop 5 days out of the 7 for the most part for about 10 months now, and for the most part i have been impressed. With the price that i paid it is running quite well. 1 has slowed it down compared to what i had hoped, especially over time it has gotten worse. I then switched to dual-booting ubuntu and while it speeds it up, it has also made me notice that the battery has not lasted as long as i would hope. Now i am lucky to get 2 to 2 and a half hours out of the battery from full charge, something that is quite a disappointment. Overall it was a very good laptop for the price i paid, but there definitely are better ones out there, if you’re looking for cheep, cheerful and something that you can use and abuse for a year or so, this may well be a good choice.
Very pleased with this laptop. Lightweight, sleek and cool, doesn’t start heating until a good few hours of intense use. I use it mainly for browsing and word processing, with some gaming – not heavy, not 3d, i don’t think i3 is best for serious gaming. Love the touchpad, the keyboard feels nice under my fingertips, very decent screen quality. Could do with capslock light – it’s a very minor thing but it can be pretty annoying at times. It comes with a 30 day subscription to mcafee and you will want to either upgrade it or buy norton. My laptop came with windows 8 and then i updated it to windows 8. 1 – super smooth operating system, it only took me an hour or so to become completely familiar with it. I am surprised that many reviewers found the os difficult or unintuitive – in my opinion it is pretty much the oppositeall in all a brilliant laptop.
ASUS X550CA 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) – (Intel Core i5 1.8GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8) : Good laptop with old version of windows 8. A good price for a competent laptop. 0 which needed in excess of 100 updates (which took several hours) before i could install windows 8. That was the only black mark against this purchase. Delivery was prompt by market place vendor.