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Joshua F.

Joshua F.

Joined on 07/16/05

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Good Value for Price

ASUS - 15.6" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4710HQ (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M - 8 GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (X550JK-DH71 )
ASUS - 15.6" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4710HQ (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M - 8 GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (X550JK-DH71 )

Pros: Fantastic Value for its price. I spent a considerable amount of time looking for a low cost laptop with a dedicated card. I was pleasantly surprised to find this laptop, which holds a GeForce GTX 850M with an Intel i7 processor. A laptop like this should easily cost $1,000 and possibly more.

Cons: It's clear where the drawbacks were for price but they are easily remedied. The RAM is very low (at 8GB) but is easily upgradable. Also, the harddrive is not an SSD which limits the entire system. My main issue with this laptop is, as said in other reviews, its keyboard. It's just terrible. My regular typing would miss several letters in a sentence. This happened at least every sentence and would require a lot of backspacing. I've since adapted to it a bit and have trained myself to hit the keys a little harder. I'd say I miss a letter about once a paragraph now, and I think it's getting better. I don't imagine this is a faulty keyboard since others have voiced similar complaints. The design or the choice in keyboard is just poor. I'm hoping that after a while the keys will "loosen up" a bit and it won't be a noticeable issue. I've noticed this happens a lot when I hit a key twice. This has not impacted gaming that much since I hit keys pretty hard. I would easily give 5 eggs if the keyboard wasn't such an issue.

Overall Review: Overall, I would say this is one of those laptops you are lucky enough to find that has unusually higher quality for a lesser price based on what the current market price is for what you get. The keyboard thing is definitely a con, but I suspect the keys just may need a bit of loosening up.