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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We calculated the average ratings for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings compared to other brands.
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 were launched more than two years ago.
Very New PCI Express Slot Version
At 3, the Asus K55VD has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the K55VD. The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus K55VD has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the K55VD. The processor clock speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the K55VD range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.
If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_1494544_price] (2.7GHz).
Fairly Big Screen Size
Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the K55VD the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus K55VD has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the K55VD, the Asus K55VD has a front camera.
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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The Asus K55VD has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the K55VD. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the K55VD is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
Six Battery Cells
Most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the K55VD have between one and eight battery cells, including the Asus K55VD which has six battery cells.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
At 4,700 milliamperes * hour, the Asus K55VD has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the K55VD. The average battery capacity of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the K55VD is 3,700mAh.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
With a width of only 251 millimeters, the Asus K55VD is very narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.
9 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Most portable PCs of this type and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus K55VD which has one PCI Express lane (max).
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus K55VD does not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age. 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 Asus laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.
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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
At 2.5 kilograms, the Asus K55VD is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the K55VD. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the K55VD have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Asus K55VD does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Low Front Camera Resolution
The lowest front camera resolution of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the K55VD 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 K55VD has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the K55VD.
4 Other reasons to consider the Asus K55VD
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this Asus 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 that have been around for a similar time to it.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus K55VD has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the K55VD.
If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2432329_price] (512GB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Asus K55VD has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the K55VD.
If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_2162535_price] (6GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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
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-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
BIOS, HDD, User
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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