The Asus V550C encompasses a 15.6-inch screen, which puts it within the middle of this test's field; however it is the slimmest laptop computer on check – its most thickness of 22mm tapers to a 14mm front edge. That statistic square measure nearly svelte enough to hitch ultraportable territory if you excuse the load, and also the V550C continues to impress elsewhere. It looks the half. The aluminium-coated lid is finished with a refined, dark brushed pattern, and also the wrist-rest and keyboard surround square measure each coated with constant brushed aluminum in an exceedingly lighter color.
The black keyboard rises up from the bottom, and also the screen is encircled by a shiny black edge – from afar, this machine might nearly be mistaken for a MacBook professional. Build quality, though, is mixed – and just about nearly as good because the dingle Latitude 3440. There is little or no flex within the wrist-rest; however the screen becomes slightly distorted once the rear of the panel is ironed. The bottom is not as solid as we'd like, either. Its additional unsatisfying given the V550C's a pair of.6kg weight; the Latitude feels stronger however 600g lighter is.