ASUS D550MA-DS01 is the latest 15.6 inch notebook in ASUS D550MA lineup with the Intel Celeron Dual Core processor as the heart. Yeah, this is not designed for multimedia and gaming tasks but it is actually a perfect choice to be used every day for handling all of the daily tasks that you will throw at. It does not a big matter when you want to study or have fun with yourself. By the combination of the Asus Splendid, SonicMaster and ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology, the D550MA-DS01 15.6 inch laptop still promises decent performance for daily office and light multimedia tasks. So, those who run out of the idea about the great notebook but on a tight budget, this product should be considered as the one to have.
In order to deliver the performance needed by the users, this notebook uses the latest Bay Trail-M platform named Intel Celeron N2815 Dual Core processor that offers up to 2.13GHZ of processor speed. Yeah, this is not a high end processor but with 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, the ASUS D550MA-DS01 15.6 inch laptop still can produces more than enough performance for daily use. Common light multimedia and office tasks like rich internet browsing, watch HD video or Microsoft Office tasks still run seamless and smoothly.
ASUS D550MA-DS01 laptop sports a 15.6 inch High Definition glossy display with support a 1366 x 768 native resolution. Integrated with Intel HD as graphics engines, you and other family members will be able to watch movie and video in the crystal, clear, and vibrant color. The users will be able to live video by streaming and also browsing some data in the internet at once without any delays. Above the display, you will see a High Definition web camera that incorporated with digital microphone for video chats or self portraits.
Like common Asus’s laptop on its class, the ASUS D550MA series also made from a high quality material for bodies and cover. The Black color that combined with textured finished design make it looks more solid and robust than its competitor. In term of size, the 4.7 lbs laptop which has dimension in 15 x 9.9 x 1.2 inches is not the slimmest and lightest 15,6 inch laptop on the market but still offers better portability that make it perfect to used as a travel companion. For comparison, the Satellite C55D-A5163 budget laptop has dimension around at 14.96 x 9.53 x 1.31 inches.
For smooth, simple, and easy navigation, the feature of Smart Gesture will make everything is away from that hardship. You can scroll up and down, swipe the screen, and pinch in the zoom with no use of the mouse. The full size black keyboard with chiclet styled design and full numeric keypad also brings fast and secure typing experience, especially on the desk. What about the sounds? The voice produced here will be in the audio output in high quality from the Sonic Master speaker’s. The chambers of the sounds are large wrapped in the thin notebook.
The 500GB of internal storage still can stored plenty of multimedia and document files. If needed you can also burn your files into CDs or DVDs formats, thanks to 8x DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive that placed on the right side. Almost all essential connection features are placed on the left side, includes 3.5mm Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack, USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, RJ 45 port, HDMI port and VGA port. Moreover, the Asus 15.6 inch laptop also comes with media card reader, security lock slot and 3-cell Lithium Ion 4500mAh battery that will gives up to four hours of battery life on single charges.
Yeah, this is not a high end machine. The graphics performance also a bit disappointed and not supported for play modern 3D games or encoding video. But with a starting price only around at $318, ASUS D550MA-DS01 15.6 inch laptop is still a great laptop for daily use and gives a really big value for your money. So, what do you think? If you have more budget and looking for better Asus’s laptop, we suggest you to check Asus X550CA-BH71-CB 15.6 inch laptop that shipped with Intel Core i7-3537U dual core processor.