The ASUS X Series is the perfect all-round value laptop for work and play. Powered by a choice of Intel or AMD processors, the X Series is a stylish notebook designed for those looking to stand...
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People who bought this notebook PC rated this laptop 75% on average.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
Across all the laptops of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Asus X555LB has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.4 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.
The Asus X555LB supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X555LB.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.
SSD Storage Medium
The Asus X555LB has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
The worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is HDD.
The Asus X555LB has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this age and spec is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.
There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family currently available which you might want to look at including the X751LX, or the UX301LA both from Asus or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 which has a better Rating.
Notebook PCs with a better processor family that might be worth looking at include the Asus X550CC (Intel Core i5-3xxx), the HP 14 (Intel Core i5-3xxx), or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 (Intel Core i5-3xxx) which also has a higher Rating.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Asus X555LB has a front camera.
It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the CR61 2M, or the CX61 2QF both from MSI or the Fujitsu LifeBook A555.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Asus X555LB has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Portable PCs of this spec and age WiFi standards range from 802.11ad (worst) to 802.11n (best).
Fairly Big Processor Cache
Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X555LB the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. At 4 megabytes, the Asus X555LB has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X555LB.
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Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of the this laptop are Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus X555LB does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X555LB.
At only 256 gigabytes, the Asus X555LB has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X555LB. The total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.
There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the ZBook 14, or the EliteBook 820 both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T550.
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs that have a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels currently available including the DELL Vostro 15 (£418.80), the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 (£1,333.16), or the HP ProBook 650 (£349.99) which has a better Rating.
Notebook PCs with a higher display resolution that might be worth considering include the Asus B451JA (1920 x 1080), the MSI PE60-2QE (1920 x 1080), or the DELL Latitude E6440 (1920 x 1080) which also has a higher Rating.
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Only Two Battery Cells
The Asus X555LB is a two battery cell count laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
The battery capacities of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X555LB range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. The Asus X555LB has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 37 watt-hours) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X555LB do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus X555LB is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP 17-g108na (12GB), or the Lenovo X250 (16GB) which also has a higher rating.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X555LB has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the 255, or the ProBook 450 (£286.01) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad W550.
Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the 17-g102ng (17.3" and higher rated), or the 17-g108na (17.3" and higher rated) both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite C70-C (17.3" and higher rated).
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With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Asus X555LB has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
Looks very good and stylish. Feels solid to use. The ceramic plates heat up quickly but on turning heat down the middle part goes off making it difficult to use small pans for sauces etc. The main... Read more…
Great specs for the price
Very thin and light
Plays Dot 2 on high graphics really well. The fan does get a bit noisy but not a problem when you are playing. The cooling system is rather impressive; you can feel it being warm but never hot after p
Touchpad is very saddening, but I use a mouse most of the time so it's not too bad
The screen is a little dim, okay if you have it on high brightness
As others mentioned, brick charger is something that should be changed
Almost every time I open the laptop, I hear a crackpop sound that makes me think that this thing is going to break. I dont know what it is but it may bother some of you very much, as apparently mine i
Speaker is very quiet. I have to set it to around half the maximum volume when I am watching Neflix
So I've only had it for a couple days, but here is my story and experience thus far. My background: Freshman at a state university, I am majoring in Information Technology and I want to maybe dual... Read more…
Despite all the cons, this laptop has newest gen hardware, and is very fast. As long as you keep your registry cleaned, and keep bloatware programs off, boot time shouldn't be more that 30-40... Read more…
I purchased this laptop primarily for school. The size is a little hindering to carry in my back pack all day, but I'm grateful for the size while using it in class. Outside of school, It's the... Read more…