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Asus K55VD 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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The ASUS K55 features an aluminum construction and comes in an array of colors. It features a sleek, wedge-shaped design with a textured finish. *White color option uses plastic materials The ASUS... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Asus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this age and type is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Asus K55VD has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the K55VD have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. At 3, the Asus K55VD has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the K55VD.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Asus K55VD has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Asus K55VD has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the K55VD. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the K55VD the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T410[plb_1629753_price] (2.53GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus K55VD supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus K55VD has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the K55VD also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the K55VD, the Asus K55VD has a front camera.

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the K55VD range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. The Asus K55VD has one of the bigger battery capacities (4,700 milliamperes * hour) amongst laptops of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the K55VD have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus K55VD which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 laptop with a better storage medium 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Heavy

The average weight of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the K55VD is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Asus K55VD is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus K55VD does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the K55VD also do 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 K55VD has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the K55VD is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus K55VD

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The Asus K55VD has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the K55VD.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus K55VD has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus K55VD has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the K55VD.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus K55VD has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] (6GB).

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
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Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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Microphone in Port
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DVI Port
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USB 3.0 Port
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Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(6)
5 December 2012

A great laptop for under £450, and its dedicated graphics make it an attractive option for gamers on a budget...

Expert Reviews

9 October 2012

The Asus K55V has a nice coffee color and bamboo patterned top coverRelated posts:The author of this site has been actively covering tech events for the past six years. She currently works as a... Read more…

28 August 2012

The K55VD gives decent performance for the price, but the clickpad and battery life are left wanting...

2 August 2012

It isn't the prettiest, but Asus' K55VD delivers surprisingly good performance for your money. The touchpad takes some getting used to, but as with the smallish 500GB hard disk, these foibles...

PC Advisor.co.uk

17 December 2012

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Decent specs and performance
Clickpad aside, good build quality and design for the price segment
No Bluetooth
Clickpad was loose and clacky on our review sample
GeForce GT 610M is underpowered enough that you may as well just run Intel
Ordinary battery life
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User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 1 June 2013 by Louise
(Verified Purchase)

I read the reviews before purchasing this laptop. I was a bit dubious as they were all 5 stars. The laptop arrived today. It looks fantastic. The keyboard has excellent keys which sort of bounce... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2013 by Aleksas
(Verified Purchase)

Its verry fast laptop, nvidia 2g coool. i can play any games I want, nice design. But I dont like one thing 4gb ram 800mhz, but i but later 8gb 1600mhz, price good for this laptop :)...

Reviewed 10 April 2013 by Anonymus

I decided for an Asus laptop as they are the only company that gives their customers 2 partitions: one for Windows and the second for personal data. This is very important to me. What I haven't... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2013 by Giulix
(Verified Purchase)

Great value for money: I opted for amazon.co.uk because in my country the same model costs a lot more. The laptop is quite right for everyday use (I do multimedia, productivity and a bit of Java... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2013 by One satisfied customer
(Verified Purchase)

Pity that he can be rated just 5 stars, deserves 10 stars. I have no one complain until now for this laptop and about the package.. was ok and arrived in time :) It seems now costs 20 pounds lower... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus k55, asus k55v, k55vdsx187, asus k55vd, k55vdsx187v, k55vd0353g3210, k55vd0363e3210, k55vd0353g3210m, k55vd0363e3210m, asus 90n8dc115e5h2b5d138, asus 90n8dc115e5h2b5d138y
Barcodes 04716659395546

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