ASUS P550LAV-XH51 Mini Review and Specifications. The latest generation of ASUS P550LAV laptop series, named the P550LAV-XH51 15.6 inch laptop has been release by the Taiwanese based company and ready for order now in US market. Like the previous model, ASUS P550LAV-XH51 laptop is designed for small to medium office and business user who need a reliable machine for day to day mobile computing tasks. Powered by the 4th generation of Intel Core i5-4210U “Haswell” processor with Intel Turbo Boost technology and Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional for the operating system, this model delivers more than enough performance you will need for hard work in office or when you on the occasional business trips.
In term of design, ASUS P550LAV-XH51 laptop is identical to the sub-$600 ASUS P550LAV-XH31 laptop that shipped with Intel Core i3-4030U processor. Both Asus entry level business laptop comes with a stylish dark blue design with small Asus silver logo on the center of lid cover and below the laptop’s bezel display. Yeah, there are many thinner 15.6 inch laptop out there, but the 5.1 lbs laptop that measures around at 15 x 9.9 x 1.0 ~ 1.2 isn’t bad either and still perfect for companion in office, at home or when you on the occasional trips.
Combine the 1,7 GHz Intel Core i5-4210U dual core processor with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM provides reliable performance for running daily modern office and business applications, even for multiple tasks. There is also a Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that gives extra performance up to 2.7 GHz when you handle some demanding applications. Running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional for the operating system, the P550LAV-XH51 15.6 inch laptop can handle almost all modern business software without any error. You can also switch the operating system to the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional if needed.
The 15.6 inch High Definition ASUS P550LAV-XH51 laptop’s display offers very crisp images, clear and natural color for watching photo, video and movies. The LED-backlit matte display that integrated with Intel HD Graphics 4400 as graphics engine produce maximum internal resolution around at 1366 x 768 pixels. Its mean the latest ASUS P550LAV 15.6 inch laptop series only supported for playing and watching 720p video content. If you need to watch your favorite movies in 1080p HD resolution, you should connect the laptop into external HDTV, thanks to the HDMI port that located on the left laptop’s side.
The P550LAV-XH51 is may not a multimedia laptop, but the internal laptop’s speakers still delivers fairly crisp and loud audio for listening your favorite music or streaming movies. On the right ASUS P550LAV laptop’s edge, you can use the Super-Multi DVDRW Dual Layer for burn or loading more movies, music or applications from CDs and DVDs cassettes. Above the 15.6 inch laptop’s screen, this machine have a front facing VGA web camera with internal microphone, so you can make a face to face video conference with family or co-workers with ease.
There are few essential I/O port interface on the left and right ASUS P550LAV-XH51 laptop’s edge, such as VGA port, 3.5mm Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack, USB 2.0 port, RJ 45 port, HDMI port and USB 3.0 port. Under the hood, the 4-cell Lithium Ion 2600mAh P550LAV laptop’s battery gives more than five hours of battery runtime on single charge. Other Asus 15.6 inch laptop’s specifications are Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 B/G/N for wireless connection and a 500GB of internal storage with speeds up to 7200 RPM.
Comes with the Intel Core i5-4210U Processor and 4GB of RAM, the P550LAV-XH51 is may not the best 15.6 inch office and business laptop on the market. But with a starting price only around at $685, ASUS P550LAV-XH51 is still a great choice and definitely worth every penny. If you looking for a new laptop that brings more powerful mobile computing performance, we suggest you to check the sub-$600 Lenovo G50 (80E501B4US) laptop that comes with new Intel Core i5-5200U processor and 6GB of DDR3L SDRAM.