The gray X550LB-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS features a traditional notebook computer design. The 15.6" screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution powered by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR3 discrete memory.
The system is powered by a dual-core 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i7-4500U processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a Secure Digital media card reader, a 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam, and 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.
- Dual-Core 4th-Gen Haswell Intel Core i7 Performance
- The ASUS X550LB-DS71 houses a 4th-gen Haswell Intel Core i7-4500U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.8 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.0 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The Haswell processor uses low voltage, which provides improved battery life without sacrificing performance. With a dedicated 4MB L3 cache, 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to push the dual cores into 4 virtual cores for quick and efficient multitasking
- 15.6" Glossy LED-Backlit Display
- The 15.6" HD widescreen LED-backlit display of the ASUS X550LB-DS71 provides a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution. The resolution allows you to play 720p HD content without upscaling. You can also output to an external display via the HDMI port. The visuals are handled by a hybrid graphics card system between a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR3 discrete memory and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400. The matte-finish display features an antiglare coating for brightly lit environments
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M Graphics
- Using performance efficient NVIDIA Kepler architecture, the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR3 discrete memory provides efficient performance and high quality graphics. The SMS streaming multiprocessor is twice as efficient as the prior generation and the new geometry engine draws triangles twice as fast. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M utilizes DirectX with Shader Model 5.0 support designed for ultra high performance in GPU-accelerated tessellation. You won't have to deal with jagged edges and screen tearing because the NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics card provides smooth visual effects and stunning HD quality
- Stay Connected
- 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 X550LB-DS71 combines larger speakers and resonance chambers with precision software tuning. The X550LB-DS71 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
- ASUS AudioWizard has five selectable modes to meet your audio preferences. Enjoy high quality sound for music, movies, and games. All modes were finely tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team. The proprietary interface is user-friendly and offers quick and direct access to your content
- ASUS WebStorage
- The ASUS X550LB-DS71 comes with 32GB of free ASUS WebStorage for three years. With ASUS WebStorage, you'll be able to save music, photos and documents to the cloud and access them from any device. You'll be connecting to ASUS' secured network so all your files will be safe
- 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
- Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
- Windows 8 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom and more
- 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