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Asus X550ZE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Asus X550ZE. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and sound are overall positive. The keyboard and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the energy efficiency and portability get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus X550ZE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not worth the price tag

 

Wish i didnt buy this, i was mislead by the graphics performance of this computer, i wish i had bought a laptop with a 950m or 960m, much better for gaming. Other then that it has been a decent little laptop but not worth the price tag AT ALL! id wait...

Quad Core 1tb HDD 8gb ram

Dual graphics is not that powerful, its just an r5 230 with some additional power from the apu. This computer does not come with an r7 m265dx that's just what they call the dual graphics combo.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

great computer

 

Really nice layout, the keyboard is quiet and nicely organized, love the fast start up, runs most games that are popular (the game empyrion is a little fps laggy due to the higher graphics the game has, runs about 12-15fps, not great but it's fine to...

The only problems I have had with this laptop is the mouse pad is one solid touch pad including the buttons, so having both hands or two fingers on the mouse pad is buggy. I personally use a mouse so I don't deal with it much but it is nice to have if...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Died After Less Than 4 Months

 

Would not recommend, would not buy again, very very disappointed with both the quality of the computer and the lack of information about how to redeem the extended warranty I purchased. I'll change my rating and review if someone from customer service...

Fast boot up before it stopped working Big screen Decent with most online games

It stopped booting up after less than four months

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A great computer

 

This is a great computer and I have really enjoyed having it. It starts up and is ready to use in less than 2 minutes and that is amazing! I am not used to that and have really enjoyed it. My only real complaint is the touch pas for controlling the...

1TB hard drive, the cpu is pretty good and the video card is more than capable of running anything I want. Start up is wicked fast.

The mouse touch pad doesn't work well on my laptop and after being on for a minute or two stops responding. This is alright since I typically use a mouse anyway but I would like to have the option. The battery seems to die very quickly but that is to...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Laptop

 

This Laptop is great and satisfies all my needs. It is a great laptop for the price. I highly recommend purchasing it if you're looking for a decent gaming laptop for the price.

This Laptop runs games like TF2 and CS:GO VERY well ; The keyboard is good and gets the job done ; The sound is decent, but could be better

The battery life runs out very quick while gaming, but that is to be expected. I recommend having the charger connected while gaming

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Laptop

 

This Laptop is great and satisfies all my needs. It is a great laptop for the price. I highly recommend purchasing it if you're looking for a decent gaming laptop for the price.

This Laptop runs games like TF2 and CS:GO VERY well. The keyboard is good and gets the job done. The sound is decent, but could be better.

The battery life runs out very quick while gaming, but that is to be expected. I recommend having the charger connected while gaming.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very Happy

 

I've never written a review before so be gentle. But seriously, It handles everything I need it to. I'm not trying to edit video here. No CAD or design software in my library. I'm more of an Office 2013 Pro, Virtual Machine, Java Programmer sort of guy...

AMD A10-7400P ; Dual AMD Radeon Graphics R7 M265DX ; 7200RPM 1TB Hard Drive

Windows 8.1 (But what can you do. I miss 7 pro - let's see if 10 is an improvement ; Video drivers need to be updated. I was able to reduce GPU load by 30% and GPU temp by 10 degrees while getting an additional 3-5 FPS in Watch Dogs ; Bloatware needs...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very Happy

 

I've never written a review before so be gentle. But seriously, It handles everything I need it to. I'm not trying to edit video here. No CAD or design software in my library. I'm more of an Office 2013 Pro, Virtual Machine, Java Programmer sort of guy...

AMD A10-7400P Dual AMD Radeon Graphics R7 M265DX 7200RPM 1TB Hard Drive

-Windows 8.1 (But what can you do. I miss 7 pro - let's see if 10 is an improvement. -Video drivers need to be updated. I was able to reduce GPU load by 30% and GPU temp by 10 degrees while getting an additional 3-5 FPS in Watch Dogs. -Bloatware needs...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great laptop, very good ram and procesor

 

The laptop is Ok! for the price of purchase is the best money to machine , only the battery is poor.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Terrible and Overpriced

 

Pros: -keyboard Cons -screen -overpriced for what you get

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Certification:UL;KCC;CE Marking Compliance ;FCC Compliance;BSMI ;Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance;CCC;CB;EPEAT;EU Flower;E-standby;Energy star
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Grey / Grey, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel / Grey, White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Grey / Grey, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel / Grey, White
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 M230 / AMD Radeon R7 M260DX / AMD Radeon R7 M265DX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:654
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R6 / AMD Radeon R7
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon R6 / AMD Radeon R7

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:SonicMaster

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Processor

Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:AMD A76M / AMD A76M FCH
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.4 / 3.6
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD FX
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7
Processor Model:A10-7400P / A8-7100 / FX-7500
Processor Socket:Socket FP3
Processor threads:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / No / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC,SD,SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.1 / 251
Height :2.51 / 25.1
Height (front):2.51 / 2.71
Height (rear):3.1 / 3.4
Weight:2.26 / 2.3 / 2.45
Width:38 / 380