This laptop comes highly recommended if you’re in the market for something to replace your desktop model, or if you tend to use your laptop mostly in one place.
With a 15.6-inch display built to minimize glare, you’ll have an enjoyable viewing experience with no strain to your eyes. The laptop comes with Windows 10 pre-installed. While, admittedly, it doesn’t have a touch screen, it does have full HD resolution, a good number of ports, and a price tag that will make you happy. It’s a great choice if you’re into such multimedia apps as Adobe Creative Suite products, and, of course, it’s more than adequate for general web surfing and writing papers or building spreadsheets.
The non-touch screen also means you get clearer and sharper images for photos, games, or videos. The keypad, with a 10-key numeral pad, is not backlit, but it’s ergonomic and includes IceCool technology to keep your palm rest cool no matter how long you’re at work. The speakers are generously sized and provide crisper sound and a more full-bodied bass than you’ll find in most computers in this price range.
One more great future is the one-year accidental damage protection that comes standard with your purchase. It will cover accidental dropping, spilled liquids, electrical surges, and other common occurrences, so there’s no chance of losing your entire investment in a moment of carelessness.
|Processors||2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Screen Size||15.6 Inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD|
|Optical Drive||DL DVD±RW/CD-RW|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
Most users are quite happy with this laptop, but if there’s anything to complain about, it might be the battery life. The battery will last about three hours with moderate use, and some users find that an annoyance. However, since this is a five-pound laptop and we’re recommending it primarily for work that requires staying in one spot, this may not be an issue for you. Another possible “con” has to do with the keyboard. If you tend to pound hard on a keyboard, this may not be the model for you, as some users have found it to feel a little flimsy. The average user will probably not detect a problem, but it’s worth being aware of.
All in all, while the ASUS F555LA-AB31 is a budget laptop, it does have some qualities of a more high-end computer. For example, the Full HD display is amazing to find in this price range. If your priority is application performance rather than super-portability, this affordable ASUS model can be a great choice for your needs.