ASUS is known for quality computer hardware, now they are becoming more and more know for their laptops. The X550CA is a commendable addition to the saturated market of student laptops out there. This one features a Core i5 3337U 2.7GHz processor, 8 GB SO-DIMM, and a 750GB 5400RPM hard drive. All of these work with the 15.6″ 720p resolution screen preloaded with Windows 8. The graphics are integrated on this laptopp with Intel’s GMA HD. That’s not as good as dedicated, but Intel has come a very long way with this kind of thing. We were impressed with the performance. Light to intermediate design work and gaming aren’t going to be a problem with this computer. So if you have an art student this will be a great computer for them! Not to mention it’s small form factor to really make this one perfect for a day of class. We love this laptop!
The batter squeezes out more than 5 hours of life
Wireless N and Bluetooth are perfect for all sorts of wireless connections
Plenty of RAM comes loded on this laptop so multi-tasking isn’t going to be a problem
750 gig hard drive is going to take a while to use up
We wish the RAM was DDR3 and not DIMM – but there is plenty of it to make up for that
Integrated graphics lower the overall performance a bit