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Sean O.

Sean O.

Joined on 04/19/12

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Excellent Purchase

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: -i7 -1080 display -above average construction for comparable price point -numpad for productivity if you care, I sure do -keyboard is supported by laptop structure, no flimsy keys (not as easy to replace, but superior during use) -lowest current price for discrete GPU GTX 850 & i7 of any tier

Cons: -hdd primary storage -touchpad size and placement may cause left hand to contact pad while typing or using pad with right and keyboard with left simultaneously. Easily avoidable but a con nonetheless -12 GB max RAM support, strange max for quad channel upgrading, check if quad is supported, I'm not upgrading so I didn't check -keyboard keys may come in contact with the screen under light pressure while laptop is close, causes imprints on screen which can be wiped off. Keep keyboard clean and wash hands to prevent oil transfer and frequent screen cleaning.

Overall Review: There's been some confusion elsewhere about Newegg not indicating a 1080p resolution. It states in the specifications a resolution of 1920x1080. So, yes it's 1080p. TN not IPS. I found the display crisp and clear at practical, realistic viewing angles. The biggest bottleneck out-of-box is the HDD. Purchase a SSD for significant performance increase. If you're looking for high degrees of scalability, invest in a higher tier. This is an excellent performer for work, school, and mid-level gaming. It's worth noting that laptops do not perform like desktops. When you read i7 in the specs, consider the power limitations on a laptop from power supply and heat dissipation. A desktop PC operating from a 450W power supply has vastly different performance barriers than a laptop operating with 90W-120W power supplies. A laptop that burns your legs kind of defeats the purpose. There's more to it, but the point is not to expect crazy fast performance from laptops. If you're a diehard gamer strapped for cash, go buy a desktop for almost half the price and you'll see better overall performance. Happy shopping! ASUS makes excellent chipsets. Newegg has continued an outstanding track record with my purchase expectations. Thank you.