Hey Techies! I got ASUS A555LF this week and I’m quite satisfied with it. At this price range, this laptop carries some really nice features. The best thing about this laptop is its look and build. It feels great when I carry it on my lap. Another thing that really makes me love this laptop is its keyboard. It has a chiclet keyboard which feels really soft while typing. It is a delight for my fingers. Keyboard feels natural and you will start typing at more than 54 words per minute even if it is your first time :p . There’s a lot of thing I would like to point out in this article, so make sure you read it.
Appearance and Build Quality
The first look of this laptop is amazing. It will surely impress you by its look. I chose silver-black as it appeared more stylish and premium as compared to the other color combinations. The A555LF has a silver ASUS branding at the front surface which feels grainy when you grace your hands over it. Cover of A555LF has a mosaic finish which gives it visual opulence depending upon how light fall on its surface. It’s quite thin and easy to carry around (this is subjective). A555LF has black chiclet keys over silver surface which really looks beautiful. It also has silver ASUS branding just below the screen when you raise the screen. Silver keypad is integrated well with the silver surface which adds the beauty to it. Here are some of the user images of this laptop.
It has a good support to rest your palm while typing over the keys. It offers a good space to rest your palms. Also, I liked the fact that it keeps the palm rest cool. I have continuously used it for more than 3 hours and the palm rest never got any warmer.
ASUS A555LF is well endowed with the connectivity and ports you need from a personal laptop. These include: 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet, VGA and RJ45 LAN ports along with 3-in-1 card reader (SD/ SDHC/ SDXC) and Super-Multi DVD drive.
Hardware and Performance
Here are the hardware specification the ASUS A555LF carries,
- 2.1GHz Intel Core i3-5010U processor
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- 1TB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
- 15.6-inch screen, Nvidia Geforce 2GB Graphics
- Windows 10, NVIDIA® GeForce 930M with 2GB DDR3
As you can see ASUS A555LF comes with 5th generation Core i3 processor which really gives a smooth performance. I have been using this laptop for development where I need multiple tools and applications working simultaneously in the background and it really is smooth. It never lagged up till now, it has 4 GB DDR3 RAM which allows it to hold more application in the memory to deliver buttery smooth performance.
The A555 has NVIDIA GeForce 930M with 2GB DDR3 to enhance the visual performance. This is one of the main factor for me choosing this laptop. You see, you will not get NVIDIA GeForce 930M with any laptop at this price range. It is the essence of this laptop and enables you to play HD videos and games. Also, It can run most of the games with low to medium settings. It can even run GTA 5 in medium settings smoothly. Although, battery will drain out quickly. Well, if you are going to give it load, battery will inevitably drain quickly that’s for sure. Although, without any heavy duty, I have got more than 3.5 hours backup. Keeping the fact that screen brightness was low and there was no sound playing. It was the backup excluding the multimedia and high screen brightness. Although multiple softwares were running continuously.
It comes with 1tb || 2tb secondary storage which is almost common in every laptop at this price range. You can also extend it to SSDs if you want higher performance.
Keyboard & Touchpad
I personally loved the touch and feel of the keyboard. It comes with full size chiclet keyboard. The keys feels more solid while typing because of the overall displacement of the keys. It only has 1.8 mm movement which makes your typing experience more solid. If you are blogger, then you are going to be really happy typing on it. The keys are very well spaced and feels perfect in size. I do not have to move my hand to much to reach all the keys. You can reach all the keys over the keyboard with minimum hand movement which greatly improves your typing speed.
As I mentioned above, It has a good palm rest space which remains cool even after hours of usage. It’s touchpad really compliments the keyboard and overall design of this laptop. It is embedded slightly left from the center which gives a little more space for your right palm to rest. It is designed smartly and has taken care of a lot of things. Touchpad has good sensitivity and recognizes many common gestures, most of which are pinch in, pinch out etc… The company says, that it has smart palm rejection. Well, I really didn’t found it that smart. All-in-all ASUS A555LF offers pretty good keyboard and touchpad which will make you happy.
Should you Buy it?
One word – DEFINITELY.
It comes with a great build, design, specs and performance. There is no way you can say no to this pc at this affordable price range. I did not find anything which made me feel bad about my decision. This is one of the best laptop that comes at this price range. If you are a low to moderate user then this is going to be the best choice for you. I strongly recommend to go with this laptop. Also, users has reviews it 4.5 stars out of 5 which tells the whole story. Please find the link to this laptop below,
On the other side, If you are someone who comes in the extreme user zone then you should think for other laptops at higher range. Maybe Alienware series of Dell or ROG series of ASUS. Those are more likely to offer you hardware that will be suitable for you. You can also contact us if you a born gamer and gaming is in your DNA. We build high performance custom pc’s to ensure you live a happy gaming life. We have many awesome custom builds which will guarantee you high performance with a classy look.
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