The ASUS X555LA is an ideal machine for users who desire a good desktop replacement that promises great multimedia experience without costing an arm and a leg. The sleek laptop sports a massive 1080p display, respectable speakers and powerful Intel Core i series processor.
If you have taken notice of ASUS’ device design preference, you will not be caught unawares by the look of this laptop. The ASUS X555LA flaunts the appealing signature design of its maker featuring concentric circles that reflects light in a pleasant manner. The look is premium metallic, although the base is made of plastic. The notebook doesn’t look as cheap as you’d expect given the price. You will also be able to customise your unit by choosing out of 10 different vibrant colours with textured finishes.
Display and Keyboard
A key selling point of the ASUS X555LA is its 15.6-inch diagonal display with an impressive Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. With a pixel density of about 141 ppi, this machine should offer better viewing experience than is usually accessible in this price range. You may also go for a unit with standard HD (1,366 x 768 pixels) display. The screen boasts a variety of ASUS technologies, including an Eye Care mode for cutting down blue light that causes eye fatigue.
The X555LA comes with a full-size, chiclet-style keyboard offering 1.8mm key travel. It boasts a spacious touchpad with ASUS Smart Gesture technology to let you execute some finger gestures usually supported by touchscreen smartphones.
Power and Performance
The ASUS X555LA is powered by 5th-generation Intel Core i processors, ranging from Core i3 to Core i7. To enable the laptop deliver solid, highly responsive performance, the CPU can be paired with up to 12 GB of RAM. You could possibly get a system with an NVIDIA graphics card, in addition to the integrated Intel graphics. The operating system is the Home edition of Windows 10. The X555LA packs a powerful Lithium Ion-Polymer battery which ASUS says delivers up to 800 charge cycles – that’s more than two times the lifespan of a regular Li-Ion battery. The Taiwanese tech company provides its IceCool Technology to keep the machine running cool even after several hours of use.
Sundry Specs and Features
Buyers get up to 2TB hard drive for storage, with this being upgradeable to speedier solid-state drives. ASUS X555LA is configured to supply superb sound with decently-powerful speakers backed by ASUS SonicMaster technology. Sound quality is further enhanced by AudioWizard with modes that let you tailor audio property to what you are doing, whether listening to music or watching movies.
Ports and interfaces include two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, VGA port and an SD card reader. There is also a webcam for video chats.
ASUS X555LA starts at a price around $375, which converts to a price in the range N75,000 to 115,000 in Nigeria, depending on your source of exchange rate at this time. It makes for an attractive offer at that price. In fact, it would have appealed more based on price were it not for the exchange rate issues in Nigeria. The X555LA offers a good alternative to the smaller Dell Inspiron 11 3000, depending on your preference.
ASUS X555LA at a Glance
– 15.6” Full HD display
– 5th-Gen Intel Core i series processors
– Up to 12GB RAM
– Optional NVIDIA graphics card
– Up to 2TB HDD (upgradeable to SSD)
– Windows 10 Home