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ASUS X550CA-DB71 Multimedia Laptop with Premium Design Specs Review

Looking for a new 15.6 inch laptop which not only gives plenty power for work hard but also good performance for multimedia tasks? If you are one of Asus fan, we think you should consider to buying ASUS X550CA-DB71 laptop. Yeah, like common ASUS X550CA multimedia laptop series, the X550CA-DB71 15.6 inch laptop also designed for small to medium users who need a decent machine for daily work in office, good portability for travel companion and has impressive audio and viewing experience.

Like common Asus X series, ASUS X550CA-DB71 also comes with an attractive design and sleek profile, make it perfect for companion at home, office, Mall, School or when you on the occasional business trips. Physically, this model looks similar to Asus ZENBOOK UX31A-XB73 13.3 inch business laptop. On the lid, the laptop also comes with spun-circle finish design in dark gray color, make it looks premium machine and more expensive than the price. On the palm rest, this machine also has silvery-gray design and equipped with Asus Chiclet Keyboard which has full numeric keypad, offers faster, comfortable and more accurate, especially for paper Excel works. Speaking of size, the 15.6 inch laptop has dimension in 14.96 x 9.88 x 0.98 ~ 1.25 inches and weighing around at 5.1 lbs. Yeah, its not the lightest 15.6 inch laptop on the market, but we think its still fells light and easy to carry around with you.

ASUS X550CA-DB71 review
ASUS X550CA-DB71 15.6 inch Premium Laptop

Speaking of performance, the newest ASUS X550CA laptop also has similar configurations to Asus ZENBOOK UX31A model, except the storage. Powered by third generation of Intel Core i7-3537U dual core processor with a 4 MB L3-Cache, Intel HM76 Express Chipset and incorporated with 8GB of DDR3 1600 MHZ, the machine delivers more than enough power and faster performance for daily office and multimedia tasks. It’s also has a base clock rates at 2.0 GHZ and optimized with Intel Hyperthreading and Turbo Boost 2.0 technology up to 3.1Ghz to gives extra performance when you handle most demanding business and multimedia applications.


The 15.6 inch High Definition LED backlit display that combined with Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engine delivers bright images and vivid colors for 720p video playback. Like the previous model, this machine also support a 1366 x 768 native resolution and brings anti glare and ASUS Splendid technology that provides stunning viewing experience, even in the bright light room or outside. On the center of black bezel, there is High Definition web camera for self portraits and internal digital microphone to make face to face video conference or video chats via Skype.

As a multimedia office laptop, the X550CA-DB71 also brings built in high quality stereo speakers with SonicMaster technology and plenty of storage capacity, thanks to 1TB Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive which has spinning speed of 54p0 rpm. Yeah, this model is already bring spacious of storage space, but if you needed, you can also upload your important file into Asus Cloud WebStorage (32GB free space for 3 years). Other interesting features is a 8x Super-Multi DVDRW Dual Layer drive that located on the right sides. Yeah, unlike common laptop on its class, this model also equipped with optical drive, so you can burn your files into DVDs formats or load more applications.

ASUS X550CA-DB71 specifications
ASUS X550CA-DB71 brings black keyboard and optical drive

Other specifications are 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack, single USB 2.0 port, single USB 3.0 port, 2-in-1 multimedia card reader slot (SD / MMC), VGA port, HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 port, Bluetooth V4.0 and 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN. The bundled 4-cell Lithium Ion battery promises can brings more than 5 hours of battery usage on light usage.

Yeah, this is not the lightest, slimmest and cheapest 15.6 inch multimedia laptop on the market. But with optical drive, stylish design, brilliant display and good performance from Intel Ivy Bridge i7 processor, we believe this model still gives ultimate performance for multimedia use and productivity. So, what do you think? If you interested, you can grab ASUS X550CA-DB71 15.6 inch laptop now with a starting price around at $700. If you are not too concern about multimedia features and looking for inexpensive daily laptop, we recommend you to check Asus X502CA-BCL0901D laptop. This model comes with Intel Celeron 1007U dual core processor as the heart, measures just 0.9 inches and priced only at $270.

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