In this Asus – X555LA-SI50203H review, we will be looking at a new mid-range laptop from Asus. This new offering from the famous laptop manufacturer comes with some nice hardware and also a decent pricing. It is aimed at people who consider themselves to be a bit of a power user.
If you are looking for a simple laptop that has the legs to get things done, then this notebook will interest you. Read our full analysis of the specs and find out if this new device can stand up for your everyday needs. Let’s dive right in.
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The laptop comes in matte black that looks pleasing to the eyes. It carries a nice finish that feels good but not that premium. On opening the lid, you will the keyboard and the trackpad. The keyboard is a full one, containing a number pad as well. The trackpad comes with good responsiveness.
For a 15.6-inch laptop, this one does not look that bulky which is a great plus. With dimensions of 10.08 x 15.04 x 1.02 inches, it weighs around 5.1 pounds. This is not that heavy, and you can take this along with you without feeling a thing. Overall, a nice design that is more practical.
Asus – X555LA-SI50203H Specs
The 15.6-inch screen here is an LED-backlit display that comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. This is a normal display, but the picture quality is pretty good for the price. You can enjoy watching movies and playing games on this display. As this is a widescreen, this can also serve you well for work as well.
The processor that runs this Asus – X555LA-SI50203H laptop is an Intel Core i5 5200U processor. This i5 5200U processor is a 5th gen Intel processor that comes with a clocking frequency of 2GHz. This can be further improved when the need arises with the help of turbo boost from Intel.
You can run simple day to day applications like browsers, games and office suite apps without any problems. This processor is also capable of providing power when need which means you can also run high-end applications like Adobe Photoshop, MATLAB, AutoCAD, and other applications as well.
There are six gigs of DDR3 RAM in this laptop. This is a decent amount of RAM for a mid-range notebook. It helps you to get more done in a shorter time. You can multitask efficiently by running more than one app at the same time. With this memory, you will not face much of a lag in the performance which is good for the price.
You can also upgrade the memory if you feel that you need more in the future. Memory is only getting cheaper, and this leaves us with only one question. Why can’t they just add more at the beginning itself? Well, we’ll leave that question for the manufacturers to answer.
There is a lot of storage space in the 1TB 5400RPM SATA hard drive. You can store, without restriction, all the movies, pictures, videos, games and any other thing you consider valuable. Though not the fastest drive out there, it still does a great job on storage that is cool.
You get Windows 8 as the operating system. This is pre-installed on the hard drive so that you can start using the notebook as soon as you get it. You can also upgrade to Windows 10 for free for the first year. This is the latest OS from MS, and it is going to go down as one of their best products for sure.
Gaming performance on this Asus – X555LA-SI50203H laptop can be considered okay. This has an integrated graphics card for rendering graphics and gaming. You can do moderate gaming and play some of the best mid-range games out there. Playing some high-end games is also possible by reducing the in-game settings a bit.
For connectivity, you get both 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. There is also a couple of USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port that can come in very handy at times. The battery life is also decent at 4 to 5 hours depending on the usage. If you are someone who is always out, find a power outlet.
Asus – X555LA-SI50203H Review: Verdict
That brings this Asus – X555LA-SI50203H review to an end. This is a cool mid-range laptop that offers some superb specs. Though it is targeted at mid-range users, it has something for everyone in the family. If you are in the market for a neat laptop, then this is a good option.