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ASUS K55A-DS51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)

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ASUS K55A-DS51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M Dual-Core
  • 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 15.6" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
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The K55A-DH51 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS features an aluminum construction and is available in a mocha finish. It features a sleek, wedge-shaped design with a textured finish. This ASUS notebook also has a 15.6" HD widescreen LED-backlit display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. The screen also has a glossy finish for vibrant color.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M processor. It also comes with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 2-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers.

Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.

Hardware

Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core Performance
This ASUS computer houses a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M. It can also be overclocked up to 3.2GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated L3 cache and 8GB of DDR3 RAM, you'll be able to experience smooth and seamless multitasking
15.6" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
This ASUS computer has a 15.6" LED-backlit HD widescreen display. LED backlighting provides lower power consumption and longer panel lifetime than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a glossy finish. The display has a 1366 x 768 native resolution, supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
ASUS IceCool Technology
ASUS IceCool Technology places heat-generating components away from the palm rest, ensuring a comfortable typing experience for users even after prolonged periods of use
ASUS SonicMaster Lite Technology
ASUS SonicMaster Lite gives this ASUS computer the ability to deliver more powerful sounds and richer bass to provide the best audio experience in the mainstream notebook class
ASUS SuperBatt Technology
ASUS SuperBatt Technology provides an extended battery charge-cycle lifespan that is up to 3x that of normal notebooks

Windows 8

The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it
Performance
Processor 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M Dual-Core Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory Slots: 2x SO-DIMM 204-Pin
Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8GB (2x4GB)
Capacity: 8GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Dedicated
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Glossy
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 750GB 5400rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x USB 3.0 (A)
1x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
NFC No
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
Security Kensington Lock Slot
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 6-Cell Lithium-Ion (4700mAh)
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.9 x 1.5 x 9.9" / 37.8 x 3.9 x 25.1 cm
Weight 5.51 lb / 2.5 kg
ASUS K55A-DS51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1 Year International/1 Year Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot Warranty
  • 2-way FREE Shipping/24-7 Tech Support
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    ASUSK55A-DS51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable keyboard (3)
    • Fast (3)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Long battery life (3)
    • Quality display (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Web browsing (3)

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      5.0

      Great Job B&H

      By Dayna

      from Gonzales, LA

      About Me Always Tech Learning

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Getting Use To Windows 8

      Best Uses

      • Editing Pictures
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about ASUS K55A-DS51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

      I love this new laptop! It is exactly what I was looking for and the price was great. Only issue is Windows 8 is not compatible with the version of Photoshop Elements that I own. B&H did an awesome job with packaging and shipping. Very pleased!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      best computer

      By boo

      from Ny

      About Me Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about ASUS K55A-DS51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

        just perfect

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        good deal

        By jim

        from wv

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about ASUS K55A-DS51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

          great computer for the money. arrived quickly and in good condition

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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