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. The ASUS K55 features the 3rd generation Intel Core...
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At 3, the Asus K55VD has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The oldest PCI Express slot version of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the K55VD is 2 and the newest is 3.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At 650 megahertz, the Asus K55VD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Asus K55VD is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The Asus K55VD has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the K55VD the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus K55VD supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the K55VD.
Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Quite Big Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus K55VD has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the K55VD. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the K55VD the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus K55VD has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.
Has a Front Camera
The Asus K55VD has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memories of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the K55VD range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 27GB. The Asus K55VD has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the K55VD.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Asus K55VD has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the K55VD ranges from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The Asus K55VD has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the K55VD the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
Laptops of a comparable age and type to the K55VD have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh. With a battery capacity of 4,700 milliamperes * hour, the Asus K55VD has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus K55VD does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the K55VD also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
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The weights of laptops of this age and type range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the Asus K55VD is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the K55VD.
Very Small Megapixel Count
The smallest megapixel count of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the K55VD is 0.3MP, the biggest is 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.91MP. With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus K55VD has a fairly small megapixel count compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Quite Low Front Camera Resolution
The Asus K55VD has a very low front camera resolution (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average front camera resolution of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the K55VD is 35MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Only 3 Bluetooth Version
The Asus K55VD supports a better bluetooth version than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most laptops of this age and type support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the K55VD the best bluetooth version is 4.0 EDR and the worst is 2.1.
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.
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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Asus K55VD has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the K55VD.
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Average Internal Memory
The Asus K55VD has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the K55VD.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76, Intel HM76 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
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
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Operating System Architecture
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
BIOS, HDD, User
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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