The ASUS X552CL-SX019H 15.6-inch laptop without Laptop Bag is a product that can't be simply missed. This high-end laptop is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor delivering clock speeds of 1.8 Ghz. With ample RAM of 4GB, multitasking is possible. Render applications, multimedia content and several other processes, and easily switch between them, without experiencing latency or lag. The accentuated graphics capability is courtesy NVIDIA GT 710M 1GB DDR3 Graphics. Running on the Windows 8 operating system, expect all the goodness of this platform, with its rich user interface, and easy navigability.
For a budget laptop, this graphics capability is decent. Touted as the 'notebook of the masses' the 15.6 inch laptop uses the Ivy Bridge processor technology, and that explains the lower price. The 1.8 GHz core delivers a strong performance and gives graphics capability a boost courtesy the upgraded graphics processing unit. A cold boot of this system takes less than 35 seconds. Another 5 - 10 seconds, it is ready for opening and closing applications and for normal usage in general. Users can use the fast start options of Windows 8, which takes about 15 seconds less.
One of the highlights of this laptop is its dedicated graphics card. The GT 710 M graphics core can make this laptop function at 50 frames per second. When DirectX 11 is turned off, and so is anti-aliasing, it still plays at 32 fps when running graphics-intensive video games such as Batman - Arkham City. This is good graphical performance for a low-cost laptop. Thanks to the 1280 x 720-pixel resolution 15.6 inches, it is a huge canvas to see movies, multimedia content, browse the Internet etc. The screen has good viewing angles - 90 degrees horizontally and vertically. It is ideal for seating many people in front of the screen, without facing the issue of a viewing problem, no matter what the angle is.
The laptop is sturdily built. The keypad and trackpad have enough real estate. This aspect makes it one of the best laptops for user operation. The ease of use of this laptop is reflected in the effortless typing experience it affords. The large air-vent on the sides, the X552CL-SX019H is one kept cool at all times, making it one of the coolest laptops because of this! The air vent also facilitates the noiseless operation of this device. Even when running graphics-intensive games, there is little or no sound.
The X552CL-SX019H has good connectivity options given the support for gigabit ethernet, HDMI, VGA video interfaces, and USB 3.0 ports. It is optimally heavy at 2.4 kg. For a device sporting this large a screen and an integrated DVD drive, this weight is reasonable.