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Asus K55VD 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB Oct 2013
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16 Reasons For

Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

Asus is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Asus also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Asus K55VD has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the K55VD.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Asus K55VD has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the K55VD. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the K55VD have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus K55VD has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus K55VD has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Asus K55VD has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the K55VD is 520GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus K55VD has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the K55VD also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as the K55VD have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus K55VD which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops of this type and age the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. The Asus K55VD has a fairly big battery capacity (4,700 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus K55VD has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of this type and age is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus K55VD 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

The Asus K55VD has a fairly small megapixel count (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the K55VD. The megapixels counts of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the K55VD range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Heavy

At 2.5 kilograms, the Asus K55VD is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the K55VD. The lightest laptop that was released around the same time as the K55VD is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus K55VD is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Asus K55VD has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst portable PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the K55VD is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the speaker power range from 1W to 11W. At only 1 Watt, the Asus K55VD has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the K55VD.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Asus K55VD supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K55VD the best bluetooth version is 4.0 EDR and the worst is 2.1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus K55VD

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Asus K55VD has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the K55VD.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the T440p (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo.

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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 the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Asus K55VD has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the K55VD.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Power Supply Type
Display Diagonal
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus k55, k55vdqh51, k55vddh51, asus k55v, k55vdsx234, asus k55vd, k55vdqh51c, k55vddh51c, k55vdqh51cb, k55vddh51ca, k55vdsx234h, k55vdsx234hb, k55vdsx234hbe, k55vd-sx234h-be, k55vd-dh51-ca  , asus 90n8dc115e544avl138, asus 90n8dc115e544avl138y
Barcodes 00886227306589, 00886227326884, 04716659300076, 04716659329466

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