Asus, one of the famous Electronics company has expanded the Asus X series with the X550VC 15.6 inch laptop. Asus X550VC is a light and slim 15.6 inch laptop that inspired by Asus Zenbook design and based on the third generation of new Intel Core i5-3230M “Ivy Bridge” dual core processor as the heart, this latest X-series is one of the good option for middle to high end user who looking for a mainstream laptop for both entertainment and productivity.
Yeah, powered by 2.6GHZ Intel Core i5-3230M processor with two cores and Intel HM76 Chipset, features a 3 MB L3 cache and Intel Turbo Boost technology for dynamically accelerating processor speed up to 3.2GHZ, Asus X550VC delivers more than enough power and performance for smooth multitasking. For storage needs, the 2.3 kg laptop will be available in few option, from 320GB of SATA HDD with speed of 5400 for base configurations, 1TB SATA disk drive with speed of 5400 rpm and up to 750GB of Serial ATA disk drive with speed of 7200 rpm.
The NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M as graphics accelerator with support PhysX and DirectX 11 technology provides the graphics performance you need for watching HD movies, streaming video, light video editing or playing modern games. Similar to Asus X55C-SI30301N 15.6 inch laptop, the X550VC multimedia and productivity laptop also brings a 15.6 inch High Definition Led backlit display. There is no information about resolution at this moment but we think it will be support a 1366 x 768 native resolution for base configuration and offers a 16:0 viewing angle.
Like other latest Asus machine, Asus X550VC laptop also comes with latest Asus’s technology, such as ASUS Power4Gear for adjusts fan speeds, Super Hybrid Engine II and Asus Ice Cool Technology to keep the palm rest is still cool, even after long period computing session. The full sized chiclet type keyboard and a large touchpad that incorporated with Smart Gesture technology is fast, comfortable, support multi touch function and pleasant to use.
Measures 38.0 x 25.1 x 2.48 ~3.17 cm with 4 cell Lithium battery, the 15.6 inch laptop also brings a Super-Multi DVD drive for load and burn CDs and DVDs cassette, as well as a HD web camera built into bezel with internal microphone for face to face video communication and conference and a pair of stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology that delivers stunning audio experience.
For detailed viewing experience, you will find a VGA port and HDMI port, so you can connect the multimedia files into external digital monitor and your HDTV. The rest of specifications are a 3.5mm combo audio jacks, USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, RJ 45 for Ethernet LAN and a 3 -in-1 media card reader slot with supports SD card, SDHC card and SDXC card formats. For connectivity, potential buyer will get 10/100/1000 Base T Gigabit Ethernet LAN, optional Bluetooth 4.0 and standard WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n for wireless connection.
For base configurations, this machine will be preloaded with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system and up to Microsoft Windows 8 Pro for higher model. Sadly, we did not get any information about pricing, but we think Asus X550VC laptop will be go on sale with a price starting around $450 with 1 year limited warranty. If you are looking for a decent laptop for basic computing tasks and the price is a big concern, we suggest you to take a look at Asus X501A-SPD0503W laptop that shipped with Intel Pentium 2020M processor and priced only at $329.99.