The D550MA-DS01 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS features a 15.6" HD widescreen display. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, which allows you to play 720p HD content without having to upscale. The display also has a glossy finish for vibrant color.
The system is powered by a dual-core 1.86 GHz Intel Baytrail-M N2815 processor. It also has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 2-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam, and a built-in microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
- 15.6" HD Glossy Display
- The ASUS D550MA has a 15.6" HD widescreen display. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics. The native resolution allows you to play 720p HD content without having to upscale. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port.
- For a fast wired Internet connection, you can use the 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack. You can also use 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet wirelessly and stay mobile.
- SonicMaster Technology
- With exclusive SonicMaster technology, the ASUS D550MA-DS01 combines larger speakers and resonance chambers with precision software tuning. The D550MA can provide a deeper and richer bass, a wider range of sound, enhanced vocals, and high sound clarity for a balanced and dynamic listening experience.
- SuperMulti DVD Burner
- With a SuperMulti DVD burner, the D550MA can read and write both CDs and DVDs.
- 2-in-1 Media Card Reader
- The D550MA has a media card slot that supports both Secure Digital and MMC media cards so you'll be able to import and export files with ease.
- The Redesigned Start Screen
- Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen.
- To the Cloud
- With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more.
- Windows Store
- In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it.