Asus, one of the best consumer notebook company in world expand their 15.6 inch multimedia and entertainment laptop in Asus X series with Asus X550CA-BH71-CB. Based on the third generation Intel Core i7 “Ivy Bridge” fast dual core platform with Hyperthreading technology that gives ultimate performance for daily multimedia use, along with hard work the X550CA-BH71-CB laptop is designed for small to medium business user or student that needs a powerful laptop for day to day mobile computing tasks.
Yeah, this model is shipped with Intel Ivy Bridge dual core processor, instead than 4th generation Intel Haswell processor on the other high end modern laptop. But the Intel Core i7-3537U dual core processor that clocking around at 2.0 GHZ and features a 4 MB L3-Cache still provides ultimate power and fast performance for hard work and multimedia tasks. Inside, the 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM and Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit version as the operating system also ensures user will gets quick and seamless multitasking performance. There is also Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that automatically can increase the Intel Core i7-3537U speed up to 3.1GHZ when you handle most demanding office or multimedia applications.
Speaking of design, Asus X550CA-BH71-CB laptop is looks identical to ASUS X550CA-DB71. Around the black full sized plastic keyboard, this model also has a metallic silver color and large Touchpad with multi gestures support. On the exterior, the “Black” cover with classic spin line finish design and Asus IceCool design on the palmrest area make this model looks solid, stylish and perfect for full day work. Measures 9.88 x 14.96 x 1.25 inches and weighing around at 2.3 kg, the X550CA laptop’s is not the light and sleek 15.6 inch laptop, but still comfortable for travel companion and perfect to use in office. The 4-cell Lithium Ion battery can produces more than five hours of battery life on light office usage.
The newest X550CA-BH71 model boasts a 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display with LED backlit technology and support a 1366 x 768 native resolutions. Yeah, the integrated Intel GMA HD as graphics engine is not designed for play modern 3D games or video editing in high resolution, but still offers fairly crisp images and natural color for 720p video playback or casual modern games. For detailed resolution and increase viewing experience, you can connect the multimedia content and games into external HDTV via HDMI port.
On the side, there is a Dual Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW optical drive for play or burn your video, music or document into CDs or DVDs formats. While on the center of top black bezel, the High Definition web camera that integrated with digital microphone is perfect for face to face video communications with friends or self portraits. Of course, like common multimedia laptop on its class, Asus X550CA-BH71-CB 15.6 inch laptop also shipped with a huge storage space. The 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive which has speed of 5400 rotate per minutes provides more than enough room to store thousand of MP3 songs and hundred of full movies files.
Like the predecessor, the BH71-CB laptop also incorporated with dual high quality stereo speakers. Backed by ASUS AudioWizard and SonicMaster Lite technology, this model provides very clear, crisp and rich audio reproduction, especially for music and movies. There are also a full range of port and connectivity features, includes 3.5mm audio jack as headphone and microphone connector, single USB 2.0 port, single USB 3.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port, security lock slot, multimedia card reader slot, Gigabit Ethernet with RJ 45 connector and 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN for rich internet browsing or streaming movies from NETFLIX.
Furthermore, the Asus 15.6 inch multimedia laptop’s also preloaded with Adobe Reader, Internet Security app from McAfee, Trend Micro Titanium, Trial version of Microsoft Office Professional, Power2Go and few Asus’s app, such as Instant on, Power4Gear Hybrid and more. If the design and multimedia multitasking are your big concern, you can buy Asus X550CA-BH71-CB laptop for price around at $750. So, what do you think? If you are need a multimedia Touch laptop but did not want to spend much money, we think you must take a look at Asus Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T. The sub-$500 15.6 inch multi touch sleek laptop with just 0.9 inch thin and powered by Intel Core i5-3317U dual core processor.