The Asus N550JK-DS71T is now available in the US, replacing its predecessor’s spot. Currently, it retails for only $899.00 here.
It comes with an AC adapter, power cord, Asus Subwoofer, 4-cell Lithium Polymer Battery, and a 1-year limited warranty with accidental damage protection. I would suggest you extend the laptop’s warranty for up to 2 or 3 years since it helps a lot.
Asus N550JK Reviews and Game Tests
A NotebookReview forum member named Benchmade 42 was able to get an Asus N550JK-DS71T.
According to his mini-review the N550JK with a GTX 850M that he got scored 4,173 / 4,144 and / 4,608 during his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd benchmark test using 3DMark 11.
This is a huge improvement compared to the GTX 750M and GTX 760M. He also tested it using a Crysis demo and below is the result of his test:
Avg of 78-83 frames per sec at 1080p/medium settings
Gpu usage is at 99% for 25 minutes and the graph at 99% GPU usage at a straight line. no spiking. Same with core clock and memory clock
Max temp of 84c for CPU and 77c for GPU after 25 minutes. Remember the N550JV CPU throttles as soon as it hits 80-82c and goes all the way back down to 800mhz? this one stayed all four cores at 3.1-3.2ghz and never dipped
In addition to his mini-review, below are games played using the N550JK. The game videos below are courtesy of СПИЙД КОМПЮТРИ ЕООД:
Battlefield 4 on Asus N550JK
Resolution: 1920х1080 Graphics Quality: Ultra details Frame Rates: Average 24fps Temperature: Average temp 68 Degree Celsius Graphics Driver: ver 332.35
Crysis 3 on Asus N550JK
Resolution: 1920х1080 Graphics Quality: Medium-High details Frame Rates: Average 30fps Temperature: Average 68 Degree Celsius Graphics Driver: ver 332.35
UPDATE: Here is an unboxing video of the Asus N550JK courtesy of Angeline spongy, and an Asus N550JK review video courtesy of Adrian D.