ASUS N550JX-DS74T: Intel Haswell Core i7-4720HQ (2.6GHz - 3.6GHz) Processor | 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED Backlight IPS Touchscreen Display | 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory | 240GB Solid State Drive | DVD Super Multi Drive | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2GB DDR3 Graphics Card | USB 3.0 | 802.11 AC | Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit | HD Camera | 4 Cell BATTERY | 1 Year Global Warranty
Durable and stylish metallic finish projects an elegant look and feel
Elegant aluminum designs and gorgeous wide-view displays
High-quality materials with premium finishes make N Series laptops both stylish and strong. The ripple-effect speaker mesh projects artistic beauty and echoes sound excellence, showcasing appealing aesthetics and better audio.
Up to Full HD IPS displays with wide viewing angles make sharing of content with friends and family easy, while anti-glare coatings relieve eye strain and reduce fingerprint smudges from multi-touch gestures.
Subtle aluminum and slim modern look
Although powerful and fully-loaded for the finest multimedia on laptop PC, the new N Series measures just 27mm at its thickest point. For high-end desktop replacement laptops that's quite thin, allowing for easier portability so you can take your deluxe entertainment with you. The stylish design comes across thanks to highlights such as an illuminated ASUS logo and a ripple-effect speaker mesh, all wrapped in a finely-finished metallic body.
IPS panels deliver living color and wide-angle sights
N Series laptop arrive with ultra-crisp IPS screens that enhance color definition, brightness, and contrast. Going up to full HD, they resist reflections using matte coating, which also repels fingerprints.
In addition to color accuracy and lifelike visuals, N Series panels ensure wider viewing angles so you can share screens with family, friends, or colleagues. The 15.6" N550 delivers 178-degree enjoyment, with colors and clarity remaining consistent from nearly any direction.
See the world with ASUS Splendid Video technology
Splendid Video technology delivers vibrant visuals. It fine-tunes display properties based on application, adjusting color gamut, temperature, and accuracy.
The result is pristine image quality in movies, photos, and even games. Splendid Video provides four modes to accommodate different needs, so you can choose the most suitable preset based on personal preference and environment. Whatever your choice of entertainment, it always looks better on N Series laptops.
SonicMaster Premium with quad-speaker array
ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology, brings you the best-ever laptop sound. New N Series laptops are the first with a quad-speaker array. This generates spacious and cinematic-quality surround. And for deep bass, you get the bundled external SonicMaster subwoofer, which pumps out thumping low notes. For flexible user-controlled and automatic sound tuning, ASUS includes MaxxAudio sound processing tools and the AudioWizard utility. Easily change sound settings or choose one of several presets based on personal preference: the N Series makes sure everything sounds better.
Best laptop sound with ASUS SonicMaster Premium
Thanks to the ASUS Golden Ear team and ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology, SonicMaster Premium delivers the most impressive sound ever heard on a notebook. It combines powerful audio hardware with meticulous software tuning, as audio flows from a strong amplifier that outputs up to 19W across five channels. It ensures crisp treble and deep bass, and the entire sound range is enhanced.
The amplifier has dedicated power supply to guarantee consistently strong and clear sound, unlike amplifiers on other laptops. Your audio gets a new feel with the N Series. Vocals are clearer, bass is bombastic, and surround becomes more real thanks to quad-speaker array.
Introducing quad-speaker array surround sound
Four powerful speakers create immersive sound, tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team. The quad-speaker array shapes sound and ensures best-reproduction and delivery. Beamforming and crosstalk cancellation join Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF) technology to clear up audio, remove interference, and increase enjoyment, whether using the speaker array or headphones. Sound positioning is augmented for richer and more convincing surround, especially in movie watching, where you dive into truly cinematic audio.
External SonicMaster subwoofer bass boost
The patented SonicMaster subwoofer that comes bundled with N Series laptop generates one octave deeper bass at higher volumes than the low note performance offered by other laptop.
Bass playback is intelligently routed through the subwoofer so impact is assured, while medium to high-note sounds play via the main speakers, delivering rich and diverse audio with clear treble and bass distinction.
MaxxAudio Master professional audio tuning
The N Series features sound personalization with MaxxAudio Master by Waves, recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY Award. MaxxAudio Master provides precision tuning.
Four-way dynamic control, ten-band EQ with multiple filters, psycho-acoustic low frequency extension, and multi-dimensional spatial enhancement offer richly personal sound. Headphones or home theater, N Series audio is a centerpiece of multimedia.
Multi-mode AudioWizard gives you sound control
Create sound profiles that match your favorite applications. One-click adjustments put you in command of audio, plus you can opt for one of the ready-made presets: Music, Movie, Recording, Gaming, and Speech. AudioWizard with MaxxAudio® Master cover all your listening needs with intricate settings, another aspect of N Series performance as a true sound system.
Top-speed performance and fast resume
Powerful 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors accelerate everything you do with seamless multitasking. N Series has discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M high-performance graphics, too, for enjoying your favourite movies and games rich detail.
ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology gives true two-second resume times from sleep mode and two-weeks standby with automatic data backup for when the battery does eventually run out. All this juicy hardware is cooled by a dual-exhaust rear venting thermal design that keeps heat and noise to a minimum.
Power that matters and the speed you need
The best multimedia fun calls for ultra-smooth performance, which is why N Series laptops now have all-new 4th generation Intel Core™ processors, including top of the line Core i7 and powerful NVIDIA graphics suitable for hard-core gaming. Multitasking in Windows 8 is super-fast with the might of the latest technology.
Optional 16GB SSD caches work in a hybrid design alongside big capacity hard drives, accelerating operating system performance for near-instant access that's always rewarding to use.
Super cool with dual rear-venting thermal design
Never worry about heat, as the new N Series features large-scale cooling with dual fans, twin heatpipes, and big vents that keep temperatures low even during the most intense action for guaranteed stability.
The large dual exhausts expel heat and noise out the back of the laptop, leading to quieter and cooler environments as well as stable performance even in the face of heavy system loads while gaming or engaged in other high-demand applications.
Instant on with a fantastically long standby time
Power must be kept under control and at your command. We gave the N Series our renowned 2-second instant on resume thanks to exclusive Super Hybrid Engine II technology. Get back to everything where you left it from sleep mode in just two seconds, and enjoy up to 14-days of standby with auto data backup when the battery drops to 5% charge.
USB 3.0 is ten times faster!
All-USB 3.0 ports mean content transfers up to ten times faster than with USB 2.0. Imagine moving a file the size of a 50GB Blu-ray movie in less than two minutes - goodbye waiting around. USB 3.0 isn't just quicker, it's also more reliable, stable, and higher-powered than USB 2.0. Using ASUS USB Charger+, mobile device batteries can be topped up in far less time than was previously required.
Technology with a personal touch
N Series laptops feature optional multi-touch displays that enhance your Windows 8 experience. Exclusive ASUS technology gives more accurate and responsive performance than conventional touch-screens, too!
Large touchpads also make navigation easy on N Series laptops and exclusive ASUS Smart Gesture technology gives full multi-touch support. Stylish keyboards feature variable backlighting, too, illuminating on demand make typing in dark lighting conditions a cinch.
Smooth and smart intuitive touchscreen
Advanced touch panels are perfect for Windows 8 and its touch-friendly interface, offering extreme precision and quick response by surpassing industry standards in terms of touch fidelity, accuracy, and latency reduction. While Windows 8 has been designed for 9mm touch detection, N Series panels increase that resolution to 6mm. This is true "touch to make it happen", whether writing, gaming, browsing, or socializing.
We rethought even the touchpad
Your input is augmented several ways on N Series multimedia laptops. The big multi-point touchpads use exclusive ASUS Smart Gesture technology, allowing the full range of Windows 8 motion input right at your fingertips. They also eliminate annoying erroneous input with palm rejection technology.
Robust one-piece illuminated keyboard
The chiclet keyboard uses sturdy back assembly construction to offer impeccable typing experiences with no key float and optimized key travel distance. It's highly ergonomic and artistic, built as a single piece that integrates seamlessly into N Series laptop chassis. Variable backlighting allows for continued enjoyment in low light environments without disturbing others, and looks great.
Hands-off fun with Leap Motion*
Have fun with N Series laptops just by using your hands! Leap Motion is an incredible new technology that uses a completely contactless motion sensor to let your hands take complete control, without touching the keyboard, touchpad or screen! Navigate programs with a wave of your hand, or have fun by using Leap Motion's fingertip accuracy to paint pictures, conduct music or play games. Leap Motion connects quickly and easily via USB.
* Leap Motion is optional with selected models
ASUS WebStorage stores all your files
Upload all your content to the cloud with ASUS WebStorage, and link to family, friends, and communities. Never run out of space - WebStorage grows when you need more room. Content is accessible from almost any device, so you stay in touch with your stuff wherever you may be. Plus, WebStorage auto syncs to make sure you're always using the most current versions of files, and sharing is super-convenient with links sent via email, SMS, or texting apps. We've made the new N Series very cloud-focused, each laptop comes with 32GB of ASUS WebStorage free for three years - instant room for your precious content at no cost to you.
MyBitCast helps manage your busy schedule
The intuitive MyBitCast app seamlessly synchronizes messages between your mobile devices. Every thought and idea can be saved and shared easily, and then accessed anywhere. Using MyBitCast on mobile devices allows you to take notes, snap photos, and record messages to the cloud where they are always at hand.
Accidental Damage Protection (What is it?)
It's a fact -- accidents happen to all of us. ASUS ADP program is created to bring you peace of mind and help protect your devices against damages such as: liquid spills, electrical surges, and drops.
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED Backlight IPS Touchscreen Display
Video Graphics & Memory
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2GB DDR3 Graphics Card
* 240GB Solid State Drive
* Free recovery disk and a hidden partition in the hard drive allow users to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as when it was shipped.
8x Super-Multi DVDRW Dual Layer
1.2MP HD Camera
WLAN: 802.11 AC LAN: 10/100/1000 Base T Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.0
3 x USB 3.0
1 x HDMI
1 x RJ-45 LAN
1 x Mini-Displayport
1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
Built-in Speakers And Microphone
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
Built-in Azalia compliant audio chip
Asus N series external sub-woofer support
illuminated Backlit Keyboard
Battery Pack & Life
59WHrs, 4-Cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack up to 5 hours
Output : 19 V DC, 4.74 A, 90W (i3/i5 Processor), 120W (i7 Processor)
Input : 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
Dimension & Weight
15.1" x 10.0" x 1.1" (W x D x H), 6 lbs
Warranty & e-support
1 - Standard 1 Year Global Warranty 0 - 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guaranty LCD replacement (ZBD)
2 - Free 2-way Standard Shipping for warranty related services 24 - Technical Support: 24/7 (except holidays)
ASUS Notebook Hotline: +1-888-678-3688 (Toll-free)
One Year Accidental Damage Protection (ADP):
To register go to http://notebookcare.asus.com/Content/US/ADP/ADP.aspx
Specifications are subject to change without notice