ASUS X555LA 15.6" Laptop - Black £449 @ PC World
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ASUS X555LA 15.6" Laptop - Black £449 @ PC World

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Found 5th Oct 2015
Looking for a good all rounder for my wife - Seems pretty good spec - knowing that PC world aren't always the best.

Looking for a reasonably quick laptop that can handle a bit of photo editing and complex spreadsheets.

Can reduce to £445 with TCB.

First ever post - be gentle!

Technical specifications for ASUS X555LA 15.6" Laptop - Black

OVERVIEW
Type Laptop
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
SPECIFICATION
Processor - Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor
- Dual-core
- 2.2 GHz / 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost
- 3 MB cache
Memory (RAM) 8 GB
Storage 1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm
SCREEN
Screen size 15.6”
Screen type LED
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen No
Screen features LED backlighting
CONNECTIVTY
Wireless 802.11 ac
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
USB - USB 3.0 x 2
- USB 2.0 x 1
Video interface - HDMI x 1
- VGA x 1
Audio interface 3.5 mm jack
MEDIA
Optical disc drive DVD/RW with double layer support
Memory card reader SD memory card reader
SOUND
Sound SonicMaster
Speakers Integrated stereo speakers
FEATURES
Camera Integrated VGA webcam
Microphone Yes
Mouse / trackpad Multitouch trackpad
Keyboard Full-size keyboard with numeric keypad
POWER
Battery type 2-cell Lithium-polymer
Battery life Up to 4 hours
GENERAL
Colour Matte black & silver
Box contents - ASUS X555LA 15.6" Laptop
- AC power adapter
- User manual

Product code: X555LA-DM1672T
Dimensions 26 x 382 x 256 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 2.3 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
Software included Microsoft Office trial version

10 Comments

mod

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Not sure why this is so cold and why nobody has bothered to explain their cold votes. I'm no expert but it seems like a reasonable deal to me. i5 cpu and full hd for this price is pretty good in my opinion. Like I say, I'm no expert but if the cold voters out there think there are better deals for this spec then they should at least have the decency to post why. Hope it doesn't put you off posting again.

Original Poster

I assumed there would be an anti-PC World sentiment...its not deal of the century, but I thought it looked like a decent spec for the price - reading the comments on other deals, I am not sure its a massive discount which is what it seems like posters here are generally seeking. I would be very interested to hear why people think its cold....

The reason its going cold is this is a pretty average price for a laptop of this specification.
Saveonlaptops have a Lenovo Z50 with same specs at same price and looks better (IMO) an Asus with an i7 (lower screen res) both at 449,
the lenovo flex 14 full HD (similar specs but with touchscreen, at 399 - saveonlaptops.co.uk/594…tml
and the lenovo Z50 on offer which has a FX7500 which only performs slightly lower than the i5, however has dedicated graphics saveonlaptops.co.uk/80E…tml

So although this isnt a bad price, it isnt a good one either.

Ussasx32

The reason its going cold is this is a pretty average price for a laptop … The reason its going cold is this is a pretty average price for a laptop of this specification.Saveonlaptops have a Lenovo Z50 with same specs at same price and looks better (IMO) an Asus with an i7 (lower screen res) both at 449,the lenovo flex 14 full HD (similar specs but with touchscreen, at 399 - http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/59422751-Lenovo-Flex-2-14-FHD_1667436.htmland the lenovo Z50 on offer which has a FX7500 which only performs slightly lower than the i5, however has dedicated graphics http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80EC005CUK-Lenovo-Z50-75-in-Black_1736606.htmlSo although this isnt a bad price, it isnt a good one either.


Whilst I agree it's not a superb price, I still feel that it's a good price for the spec. If I was in the market for a new laptop it would be around this price point and of the one's mentioned by yourself and the one in the OP I'd still go for the Asus from PCWorld. The i7 Asus, as you say, doesn't have full HD, the Lenovo flex has less ram, half the storage and a weaker cpu and I think that you're overestimating the power of the AMD FX7500 cpu especially as dedicated graphics would make little difference in normal use over the HD5500. I cannot seem to find the Lenovo with identical specs that you mention, which could well be my mistake. So for my needs (full hd, 1TB or larger hdd, 8GB ram and preferably the latest generation i5) the Asus is the only one that ticks all the boxes.

I'm not trying to say that this is a fantastically hot deal, I just think that it isn't the shockingly awful deal that the temperature would suggest. I suspect that quite a few of the cold votes came from people who didn't notice the full hd screen.

I got myself one of these from PC World a week back and am pretty impressed.

The X555LA has 4GB of memory soldered to the motherboard and an additional 4GB memory stick occupying it's only memory slot.
Easy to upgrade that 4GB memory stick to an 8GB to max the memory out at 12GB.
The memory slot is easily accessible via an access slot on the underside of the laptop.

Upgrading the HDD is a different story - there's no access slot.
You need to remove all the screws from the underside of the laptop.
Then remove the keyboard to get access to the HDD.
There's disassembly videos for similar Asus laptops on You Tube (but none i could find for the X555LA).
I followed this one: youtube.com/wat…KSg

Replaced the 1TB HDD with an 850 EVO 250GB and used an optical bay adapter to put the 1TB HDD into the optical bay - i don't need the DVD drive.

This is now down to £379 from pc world - which makes it a very good deal imho for a full HD laptop with 1TB Store 8Gb mem an i5 and a dvd rewrite.. Not seen this spec anywhere else under £400

Are you still around how was the experience with ssd?

warwound

I got myself one of these from PC World a week back and am pretty … I got myself one of these from PC World a week back and am pretty impressed.The X555LA has 4GB of memory soldered to the motherboard and an additional 4GB memory stick occupying it's only memory slot.Easy to upgrade that 4GB memory stick to an 8GB to max the memory out at 12GB.The memory slot is easily accessible via an access slot on the underside of the laptop.Upgrading the HDD is a different story - there's no access slot.You need to remove all the screws from the underside of the laptop.Then remove the keyboard to get access to the HDD.There's disassembly videos for similar Asus laptops on You Tube (but none i could find for the X555LA).I followed this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1tupHjUKSgReplaced the 1TB HDD with an 850 EVO 250GB and used an optical bay adapter to put the 1TB HDD into the optical bay - i don't need the DVD drive.


aj2001

Are you still around how was the experience with ssd?



​I am indeed still around.
The Asus works a treat with the SSD.
It's currently running as an ESXi server, sitting upright (touchpad edge down) so the rear cooling vent now faces up.
Runs 24/7 and doesn't miss a beat!

Thanks for the reply.

I have saved this page so when I buy a ssd I will follow the same video that you did, I might up the ram at later time but I realy want to install an ssd and use the hdd where DVD writer is.

warwound

​I am indeed still around.The Asus works a treat with the SSD.It's c … ​I am indeed still around.The Asus works a treat with the SSD.It's currently running as an ESXi server, sitting upright (touchpad edge down) so the rear cooling vent now faces up.Runs 24/7 and doesn't miss a beat!


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