Asus: Big Things Can Come Cheap
There are laptops that are no groundbreakers but they just go with the flow. And with everyone bringing something unique with it, Asus has just stuck to the basics. There are no unique gaming buttons, there are no out-of-box design elements, the all new member of Asus fraternity comes in two variants, X555LJXX177H and X555LJXX132H. We got our hands on the latter and boy, it was fun to put it through a grind! And it came out all guns blazing.
Display And Design
With a broad 15.6-inch LED-backlit glare panel, the Asus X555LJ-XX132H flaunts an HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, capable of bringing images to life respectably. It has a 2GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce 920M graphic processor. The laptop poses a waistline of 25.8mm and weighs around 2.3kg. Its Splendid Technology further enhances the experience with four different modes. Normal mode for daily work, Eye care, which gives special protection to your eyes, Vivid mode for intense image viewing and Manual mode for personalised settings. The front lid is set with a brown colour grid pattern which, when one notices closely, is actually looks good. The case of the keyboard is featured in silver colour and it yields slightly when exerted with pressure. It could have been built stronger maybe. They still rely on unlit chiclet keyboard with subtly roughened keys with the surface yielding and affecting typing. Prolific typists may avoid the system. The ClickPad surface has a lot of are to use multi-touch gestures, which saves a lot of time in surfing but it also affects writing, with the mouse pointer going in different directions at times.
Processor, Os and Storage
The Asus X555LJ-XX132H has an Intel Core i5-5200U processor of 5th generation with the ability to generate a speed of 2.2GHz. The processor is coupled with an 8GB DDR3 RAM. The laptop is pre-equipped with Window 8.1 operating system of 64-bit architecture. With a capacity of 1TB storage space, we filled in some heavy games and it responded very well. Multi-tasking with web-browsing, game-play and songs repeating one after another did not have any effect on the system. It doesn’t give many reasons to complain. Everything ran as smooth as it could.
Sound and Battery
The speakers find their place under the casing and produce an acceptable level of sound. The laptop is enhanced with SonicMaster and AudioWizard technology, which give immersive and crystal clear sound. Music, Movie, Gaming and Speech modes are meant for different situations that deliver outstanding user experience. The laptop has been fueled by a 37WHr 2-cell Li-Po battery that can carry out different applications for sustained amounts of time. The system ran for about 4-5 hours straight with multiple applications running at the same time. You don’t need to carry the charger everywhere. A thumbs up for that, Asus!
The price tag of `28,999, which has come with the machine, will get it out of stock within moments of being available in the market. Yes, the XXLJ 132H is only available in Asus exclusive stores! Big storage capacity, graphics dedicated for both movies and games and a powerful processor with an extendable RAM means that an affordable laptop too can have big features!