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My Thoughts: ASUS X550JX

Let's talk about my daily driver.


So I’ve had my X550JX now for nearly three years now and it’s being a trusty companion, but there has been a few issues. Before I start rambling on about the pros and cons let me give a little description of my machine.

  • Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7 4720HQ Processor,
    Intel® Core™ i5 4200H Processor,
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Memory
    DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM

  • Display
    15.6″ Auto HD (1366×768)/Full HD (1920×1080)
  • Graphic
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M
  • Storage
    – 500GB HDD 5400
    – 750GB HDD 5400
    – 1TB HDD 5400
    – 500GB HDD 7200
    – 1TB HDD 7200
  • Optical Drive
    Super-Multi DVD *1
  • Card Reader
    3 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDHC/ SDXC)
  • Camera
    VGA Web Camera
  • Networking
    Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
    Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0
    10/100/1000 Base T
  • Interface
    1 x COMBO audio jack
    1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
    2 x USB 3.0 port(s)
    1 x USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
    1 x HDMI, Support HDMI
  • Audio
    ASUS SonicMaster Technology
  • Battery
    4Cells 44 mAh
  • Power Adapter
    Plug Type :ø5.5 (mm)
    Output :
    19 V DC, 3.42 A, 120 W
    Input :
    110 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
  • Dimensions
    Tablet:
    38.0 x 25.1 x 2.92 ~3.17 cm (WxDxH)
  • Weight
    2.45 kg
  • Security
    Kensington lock
    BIOS Booting User Password Protection

Now let’s talk about some of the issues I’ve had with it.

BIOS Issue:

So if you have read my older blog posts, you would know I had a very weird hibernation issue where my laptop would shutdown rather than sleep/hibernate. This was resolved with a BIOS downgrade, but it was a pain in the ass regardless.

WIFI Card not supported on Linux:

So this one was a real pain as the factory PCI-E WIFI card did not support Linux, so I had to purchase an Intel card to resolve this issue.

In the end I am very happy with this laptop, but I think my next laptop will be a ASUS Zenbook or a Thinkpad.

 


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