The Asus F555LA-AB31 is a bestselling 2015 15.6-inch laptop that was praised for its great price, full HD screen and Asus Sonicmaster sound. It has a 2.1 GHz Core i3 CPU, 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Reviewers were critical of the low amount of RAM and small amount of storage space but at this price point you couldn’t ask for more. Some reviewers also notice slight screen bleed on the bottom of the display. This is a perfect machine for users who use light photo/video editing software or day to day business applications.
The ASUS F555LA-AB31 is a new budget release aimed at basic users whose top priority is screen quality. It has a 15.6-inch matte screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is a rare feature at this price point. As expected, it offers better sharpness and clarity than standard screens with 1366 x 768 native resolution. However, it’s not the best high-res screen because it lags behind in viewing angles and color accuracy when compared to high-end IPS panels on premium laptops.
ASUS has made a decent effort in the design department, decorating the F555LA with subtle concentric circles on the outer lid and adding silver finish to the internal surface around the keyboard and touchpad. The result, is a casing less susceptible to smudges and fingerprints. Since it is a relatively new release, the F555LA comes with Windows 10 preinstalled so you won’t have to waste any time downloading and installing the free upgrade like in the laptops that come with Windows 8.1. According to reviewers, Windows 10 is more lightweight than Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, and can even run on low-end systems.
Hence, the Win 10 experience on the F555LA-AB31 will mostly be flawless because the Intel Core i3-5010U 2.1GHz/4GB RAM/500GB HDD combo exceeds the minimum requirements for the operating system. Still, the default system memory is quite limited when it comes to running more than two large applications in the background. However, basic computing and running multiple small programs shouldn’t be an issue.
Users who are into light gaming will also be satisfied with the performance of the integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics chipset. Lastly, the F555LA comes with all the standard ports and an optical drive to burn DVDs.
- Full-HD Screen
- Great price
- Good sound
- Slight screen bleed
- Hard drive not easy to replace
- Dim display
At this price you are getting a great performing Windows 10 laptop with a FHD screen and fast wireless connectivity. Only slight screen bleed at the bottom and basic users will struggle to upgrade the hard drive.
- Weight: 4.6 lbs
- Processor: Intel Core i3-5010U 2.1GHz
- Display Size: 15.6 inch
- RAM: 4GB DDR3
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500
|Processor||Intel Core i3-5010U 2.1GHz [View Benchmarks]|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 5500 [View Benchmarks]|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home|
|Battery Life||5 hours|
|Hard Drive 1||500 HDD 5400|
|Display Size||15.6 inch|
|Display Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Display Technology||LED Backlit TN display|
|Connectivity||2x USB 2.0 | USB 3.0 | VGA | HDMI | Gigabit Ethernet | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0|
|Audio||Stereo speakers | ASUS SonicMaster|
|Additional Features||ASUS IceCool Technology, SD card slot|
|Dimension (LxWxH)||10.10 x 15 x 1|
|Warranty||1 year limited warranty|