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ASUS X550LA-SI50402W laptop review with capable specs

We have another laptop to recommend now, for those that are thinking of upgrading to a better laptop, but at a cheap price during the Holiday period. ASUS continue to be a popular choice and with this in mind, we wanted to give you a heads-up on a ASUS X550LA-SI50402W 15.6-inch laptop review which features Intel Core i5 specs.

We have already told you about the ASUS 15.6-inch X551CA-BI30804C laptop which features similar specs to this one, but is ultimately slower with a older processor.

ASUS X550LA-SI50402W specs for this model however includes a speedy 4th generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor, with 1.6GHz speed and turbo boost up to 2.6Ghz.

There’s 4GB of RAM on board which is upgradable to 8GB, a 500GB hard drive and graphics is handled by the UMA Intel HD Graphics 4400 system – again better than the ASUS X551CA-BI30804C model which only comes with Intel HD 4000 graphics.


Elsewhere, there is a DVD drive, webcam, HDMI port, one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, 802.11n WiFi and a copy of Windows 8 64 bit version.

In summary, it is a very decent laptop indeed and more than capable in terms of casual usage. For those that want to know if the ASUS X550LA-SI50402W can play high-end PC games, the answer to this will be no – you’ll need a dedicated graphics card from AMD or NVIDIA for that.

With an Intel Core i5 chip and 4GB of RAM on board though, this is still a very fast laptop and one of the highlights is that it will not heat up as easy as other laptops do.

We’ve picked out a ASUS X550LA-SI50402W review page here over at Amazon, allowing you to see what other consumers thought after already buying one. There’s also over 100 reviews to read through at Best Buy here as well for even better feedback.

Let us know if you are interested in this particular model and for those that have already purchased one, if they would recommend to others.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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