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Asus N550JK

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of Asus N550JK. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and design are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency and battery. Comments about the durability and keyboard are mixed.

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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 N550JK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus N550JK

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Asus N550JK from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and energy efficiency. The reliability and design are also mentioned favorably. The keyboard and portability get negative opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

performance, design, reliability, energy, image quality

price, durability, screen, portability, keyboard

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Asus N550JK review

 

A classy looking home laptop with gaming skills

Pleasant metal-coated design ; Good CPU/GPU for the price ; Versatile, if you don't need portability

Cheaper non-HD version has rubbish TN screen ; Poor battery life ; Lacks SSD

Decent build quality, smart aesthetics, and more power on tap than you might expect make the Asus N550JK a sound buy.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Decent gaming laptop

 

Laptop started out good.

More problems show up over time. Audio crackles and goes out. DVD drive doesn't work. Will have to throw this laptop away soon.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Lots of performance - poor implementation

 

Only with words of caution

Cost vrs features

Clunky touchpad - very difficult to use without plugging in a remote mouse. Poor quality control - screen died after 45 days. Poor tech support - wanted 3-5 business days plus SH to fix, and recommended that I take it to Best Buy (while cautioning I...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice Laptop, not so great "Refurb"

 

Unfortunately, I sent the laptop back, due to the screen issue. If you can get a refurb with no problems, I think it'll be a great laptop. Having successfully bought refurbs from many other brands, I'm just not so sure about the refurb quality control...

I did a lot of research looking for the best specs/price, and ended up settling on this laptop. It really does have great specs, and the price for the refurb really put it on top ; The 1080p screen looks really nice... I wasn't sure whether I'd care...

I'll start with my specific cons... and [spoiler alert] I sent it back ; My laptop screen would occasionally go black when I adjusted the tilt. The only way to get it back was to disable and re-enable the screen (either CTRL-F7 or sleep/wake). I...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

First Look

 

While 50% is a failing score I'm sure these types of issues are rare. Both ASUS and Newegg customer support treated me with courtesy and understanding even though was very upset (if not a little belligerent)

Style -- I am extremely impressed with the design of this notebook. The brush aluminum case seems to have a more elegant (and adult) style, when compared to other gaming notebooks ; Screen -- the screen is beautiful it provides a vivid and sharp image...

Condition -- While both notebooks I received look almost new the entire hard drive was wiped (to protect personal info of the previous owner) THIS INCLUDES THE RECOVERY PARTITION. This makes it a lot harder to create restore disks to reload the...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Potential but Severe Weak Points

 

Overall, I am not pleased with this notebook due to the major manufacturer defects. If you've read this far, you may want to know some of the experiences I've had with ASUS. I purchased my N550JK at the end of July, 2014. When it arrived in August,...

I'd like to write a very honest and balanced review of this product. I've had this notebook since August, 2014. I'll list the good and the bad that most stood out to me. Chassis – I love how the notebook looks. The brushed, black aluminum on the lid is...

Display – Theoretically, the display should be very good since it is a modern, full HD IPS. However, theory and specs don't always deliver. Around the edges, the display burns very easily (e.g., maximizing a web browser for five minutes and then...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent!

 

This laptop can do whatever you want it to do, as long as its plugged in. Its not exactly a LAP - top. Its more of a portable PC. I consider my Surface more of a laptop because it gets awesome battery life and I can actually put it on my lap with no...

At first I was worried about this laptop not being able to play mid range games. The GTX 850M played all my games at a good setting. The lit keyboard is also nice, and I feel very comfortable typing with it. The overall quality of this device is pretty...

I took off one egg because of the power management this laptop gets. The battery is very weak. I can play a two hour movie and the battery is at 25% - If i'm just browsing, I might get 2.5 maybe 3 hours if I'm lucky with power saver on. With a game on...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Bad feeling about the sluggishness

 

Very sleek pc, looks high quality, feels well, keys are very responsive to pressing, the sound on it is by far the BEST sound i've heard out of my laptop in ages. Hell that sound was able to out-volume my main TV

I'm VERY concerned about the sluggishness. It feels like the writing speed on the disk is too slow, or something ; Ever since setting up the profile, it would take quite the long time to load to the next screen, especially when i clicked on setting up...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Pre-use Review

 

Just got the laptop, haven't even turned it on yet. I'm hoping I can edit this review so I can add more after having used it for a bit. First off, the laptop looks as if it were new, no problems with scratches or anything like that. Just be warned that...

The laptop as well as all the accessories it came with has no scratches whatsoever, it looks as if it were brand new

The one I received did not have the retail box with it, all that was inside was the laptop itself with the necessary charging equipment (i.e, the external sub woofer is not included with this refurbished purchase)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good specs and comfy keyboard; not much else

 

By "clean install," I mean a Microsoft-sourced copy of 8.1, not whatever junk Asus included that made this thing orange and laggier than my T8300. The trackpad was unusable, and still is, though it's less so with a driver I found for the trashy...

Very nice keyboard; I found it to be even more comfortable and nice than that of my Macbook Pro 17 ; Great processor, though that's a pro for Intel, not Asus. It makes very little heat, even under full load. My old T8300 under idle feels like this does...

The keyboard backlight just washes out the keys on its lowest setting, and is about equally good at making them visible in the dark as just turning it off. Not quite a con, or a pro, but still silly ; Processor does the same thing that prompted me to...

Apr, 2015