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Asus K55A 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB Dec 2012
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Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus notebook PCs and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Asus K55A has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The oldest PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the K55A is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Asus K55A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the K55A.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus K55A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This Asus portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the K55A.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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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. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the K55A range from 10" to 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Asus K55A has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus K55A has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Asus K55A is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 4,700 milliamperes * hour, the Asus K55A has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the K55A have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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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 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus K55A is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. 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 you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Megapixel Count

Across all the laptops that were launched more than two years ago the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP. The megapixel count of the Asus K55A of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The average weight of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the K55A is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Asus K55A is one of the heavier portable PCs of this age and type amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus K55A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the K55A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the K55A is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus K55A has a quite low front camera resolution 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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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Asus K55A supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus K55A

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Asus released the K55A.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Asus K55A has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the K55A.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T410[plb_1629753_price] (2.53GHz).

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus K55A has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus K55A has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus K55A has a fairly standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Camera
Swivel Webcam
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel 64
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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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k55aqh51, k55adh51, k55asx376, k55asx389, k55asx388, k55aqh51c, asus 2in1, k55adh51c, k55adh51ca, k55asx376h, k55asx389h, k55asx388h, k55aqh51cb, k55a-dh51-ca, asus k55asx388, asus k55asx388h
Barcodes 00886227306534, 00886227326761, 04716659296126, 04716659296133

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