Asus ROG G550JK Gaming Notebook Unleashed – See Features, Specifications, Reviews, Price and Availability

Published on May 29th, 2014 | by Peter Paul

Asus has recently released a new gaming notebook that looks like an ROG version of the popular N550JK – the Asus G550JK Gaming Notebook. The new ROG Asus G550JK is powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M that can be overclocked thanks to Asus TurboMaster technology. It also features dual independent intelligent fans for maximum efficiency and minimum noise; Asus SonicMaster and ROG AudioWizard; and a nice 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display. Check out the rest of its features, specifications, and more information below.

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Asus G550JK Review

Asus ROG G550JK Features

The Asus ROG G550JK may be compact, slim and portable, but it packs a big punch. ROG-exclusive ASUS TurboMaster technology with GPU Tweak software allows the enthusiast-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M GPU to be safely overclocked by up to 5%. And even when running at maximum speed, G550JK keeps its cool thanks to the intelligent dual-fan cooling system, which uses two independent fans and copper heat-sinks to cool the CPU and GPU perfectly when needed.

Visual enjoyment is assured by the Asus G550JK’s beautifully-detailed 15.6-inch Full HD IPS LED-backlit display, with its wide 178-degree viewing angles and anti-glare coating for comfort during long gaming sessions. ASUS Color Gamut Management and automatic Color Management ensure a stunning visual experience at all times, with accurate, deep, rich and lifelike colors.

ASUS SonicMaster Premium, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology, gives the Asus G550JK incredibly powerful high-fidelity audio with unrivalled clarity, and the external SonicMaster subwoofer pumps out massive bass for truly immersive gaming. ROG AudioWizard software makes light work of controlling audio settings for any environment, with five presets for different game genres.

The sleek and muscular low-profile aluminum lines of Asus ROG G550JK are enhanced by the signature ROG color scheme of matte black with fine red diamond-cut detailing. The subtle illuminated ROG logo on the lid adds a touch of exclusivity and makes sure opponents know exactly what they’re up against. Just as cool is the red backlight on the seamless one-piece chiclet keyboard, making it easy on the eyes when gaming in darkened environments. Measuring just 27 mm at the thickest point, G550JK can go anywhere, and win everywhere.

Asus G550JK Specifications

Asus G550JK Specifications

Specifications Asus G550JK
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 4200H Processor
Operating System Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1
Chipset Intel® HM86 Express Chipset
Memory DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM, DIMM Up to 16GB
Display 15.6-inch 16:9
HD (1366x768)/
IPS FHD (1920x1080) LED Backlight Non-Glare LCD Panel
Graphics Processor Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX850M with 2GB/4GB DDR3 VRAM
Storage 1TB HDD 5400 RPM
750GB HDD 7200 RPM
750GB HDD 5400 RPM
1TB HDD 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Super-Multi DVD
Blue-ray Writer
Card Reader 2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDXC/ MMC)
Camera HD Web Camera
Networking Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 a/g/n (WiDi)
Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0+HS
10/100/1000 Base T
BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card)
Interface 1x COMBO audio jack
3x USB 3.0 port(s)
1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1x HDMI
1x mini Display Port
1x AC adapter plug
Audio Built-in Speakers And Digital Array Microphone
Built-in 4 Speakers And Digital Array Microphone
SonicMaster Premium
MaxxAudio support
Power Adapter Output : 19 V DC, A, 120 W
Dimensions 383 x 255 x 27.7 mm (WxDxH) (w/ 4cell battery)
Weight 2.6 kg (with 4 cell battery) (with Polymer Battery)
Security Kensington lock
LoJack
Certificates UL, TUV, MIC, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, Energy star, IDA, CECP, WEEE, Erp 2013, RoHS, JATE

Asus G550JK Price and where to buy

Price and Availability

Asus hasn’t disclosed the suggested retail price for the Asus G550JK on their press release. But I already saw two models available in some retails stores, the ASUS G550JK-DS71 and the Asus G550JK-CN155H. Their price ranges from $1,066 up to around $1,500 respectively.

UPDATE: The Asus G550JK-CN155H is now available on Amazon UK here. It’s currently priced at £1,013.64 and comes with the following specs: Intel® CoreTM i7 4700HQ, 15.6″ 16:9 IPS FHD (1920×1080) LED Backlight Non-Glare LCD Panel Display, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX850M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM Graphics, 16GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM Memory, and more.

Meanwhile a cheaper variant, the Asus G550JK-CN253H, is also available on Amazon UK here. It has more or less the same specifications as above, but comes with 12GB of DDR3 memory only.

Asus G550JK Reviews

The Asus G550JK review video below is courtesy of 123Done.com.au:


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3 Responses to Asus ROG G550JK Gaming Notebook Unleashed – See Features, Specifications, Reviews, Price and Availability

  1. Tom R says:

    availability Price

  2. Yasen says:

    I am currently looking to buy a laptop in this class, so i had a look at the G550JK in a showroom in my town. Amazing build quality and design! However, I am worried that the heat exhaust is a long narrow slit on the back of the laptop that gets completely blocked by the screen when it is open and at best the heated air will be blasting on the bottom part of the IPS. Does anyone have experience with this or the N550 which seems to be the same design? People seem to think that this will still be better then the Lenovo Y50 in cooling performance

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