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Asus K55A 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.7GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.7GHz 6GB Dec 2012
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by Asus.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Asus K55A is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the K55A only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Asus K55A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this type and age is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus K55A has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the K55A.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Asus K55A has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the K55A the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus K55A has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the K55A also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus K55A supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the K55A processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus K55A has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the K55A. Laptops that are a comparable age to the K55A have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus K55A which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs that are a similar age to the K55A range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. At 4,700 milliamperes * hour, the Asus K55A has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 25GB/s. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Asus K55A of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus K55A is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the K55A use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus K55A does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the K55A which have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the K55A is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The Asus K55A has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the K55A.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL Vostro 3360[plb_1662429_price] (1.8GHz), the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781600_price] (1.8GHz), or the Asus X551CA[plb_2452241_price] (1.8GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus K55A has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the K55A, the Asus K55A's L3 cache of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest. The average L3 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the K55A is 3MB, and the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus K55A is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus K55A has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the K55A.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of notebook PCs of this age and type is 0.95MP. With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus K55A has one of the smaller megapixels counts amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Heavy

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the K55A have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Asus K55A is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the K55A.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Asus K55A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus K55A has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the K55A. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the K55A have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Asus K55A supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the K55A the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus K55A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus K55A has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the K55A.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
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Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
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Weight & Dimensions
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Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
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Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
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Expert Reviews

(4)
27 November 2012

So this particular K55A is no performance beast. But its battery life is reasonable, whilst the sub-£360 price puts it close to netbook territory, and it's distinctly a cut above that level both...

28 July 2012

Stuck between a budget model and a high-end, feature-filled model, this middle Asus Zenbook is a slim, slick ultrabook, but also a tough sell...

22 September 2012

ASUS K55A to propozycja skierowana do osób, które ceni? sobie przede wszystkim optymalnej jako?ci podzespo?y, wydajny system ch?odzenia i stosunkowo nisk? cen?. A do tego zdaj? sobie one spraw?...

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28 August 2013

Esta computadora es perfecta para estudiantes de nivel superior, ya que su buen nivel de procesamiento permite realizar varias tareas al mismo tiempo, como redactar un texto, navegar por Internet,...

Keen price
Big hard disk
6GB memory
Decent battery life
The Asus Zenbook U 32A has the sharp design of other Zenbooks we've reviewed, but is even slimmer
Slow Celeron processor
Previousgen Intel integrated graphics
Other ultrabooks offer similar components for less, while spending a bit more will get you a much more fullfeatured Zenbook
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User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 17 June 2013 by Mr. Juan-manuel Vidal
(Verified Purchase)

EDITED Review: I have been running the ASUS K55A for about a week now - to run Office 2003 which is about a decade old. On the positive side: it is running much faster, and I can run graphic rich... Read more…

Reviewed 23 December 2015 by AGuyNamedLewis

Absolutely brilliant. Great for school work and online browsing. Can even handle light games such as Minecraft. Would definitely recommend...

Reviewed 23 December 2015 by AGuyNamedLewis

Absolutely brilliant. Great for school work and online browsing. Can even handle light games such as Minecraft. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed 22 March 2014 by Povilas
(Verified Purchase)

I didn't had much money and I didn't had laptop, so at that time it was good idea of buying it. But if you can spend more money on laptop, so don't look at this one.

Reviewed 11 December 2013 by John Marshall
(Verified Purchase)

I bought it to replace a Toshiba and whilst its "Instant on" is good it has no light to warn you when you are in High case mode. Whilst its mouse is super sensitive the keyboard isn't.!! It is... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k55asx372, k55asx375, k55asx372h, k55asx375h, asus k55asx372, asus k55asx372h
Barcodes 04716659295280, 04716659295297

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