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ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)

B&H # ASK55NDB81 Mfr # K55N-DB81
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Product Highlights
  • 1.9GHz AMD A8-4500M Quad-Core
  • 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7640G Graphics
  • 15.6" 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)

The K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS features a 15.6" widescreen LED-backlit display. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution powered by integrated AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics. There's also a HDMI port so you can output video to an external display, such as an HDTV.

The system is powered by a quad-core 1.9GHz AMD A8-4500M processor. It also has 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 4-in-1 digital 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 stereo Altec Lansing 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

Quad-Core AMD Accelerated Performance
This ASUS notebook houses an AMD A8-4500M accelerated processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 1.9GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.8GHz, thanks to TurboCORE technology. With a dedicated 4MB L2 cache and 6GB of DDR3 RAM, this ASUS notebook can run applications, open web pages, retrieve email and more
15.6" Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
The 15.6" widescreen LED-backlit display with true cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio delivers an optimal viewing experience. This ASUS notebook boasts a 1366 x 768 native resolution and integrated AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics with 512MB of graphics system memory. With support for Microsoft DirectX 11 and Shader Model 5.0, you'll be able to experience smooth streaming of HD content. The HDMI port also allows you to output video to a larger external display, such as a monitor or an HDTV
Stay Connected
With 802.11b/g/n Wireless and 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, you can access email, browse the web, connect to your social networks and more. This ASUS notebook also has Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to peripherals, such as a Bluetooth mouse or speakers. Engage in high-quality face-to-face video chats with the built-in HD webcam and digital microphone

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 1.9GHz AMD A8-4500M Quad-Core
Cache L2: 4MB
Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 6GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Shared
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Not Specified By Manufacturer
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 (Altec Lansing)
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x SDHC
1x SDXC
1x MMC
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband None
Webcam Yes
.3MP Photo
General
Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 6-Cell Lithium-Ion  Providing up to 5.5 Hours per Charge (4700mAh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 65W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.9 x 1.4 x 9.9" / 37.8 x 3.5 x 25.2 cm
Weight 5.29 lb / 2.4 kg
ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 30-Day Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty with 1-Year Accidental Damage
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    ASUSK55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable keyboard (9)
    • Fast (9)
    • Quiet (7)
    • Good power output (6)
    • Long battery life (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Web browsing (7)
      • Word processing (7)
      • Business use (6)
      • Graphics (5)
      • Video (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (8), Avid gamer (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5), Personal (4)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      4.0

      Fantastic for the money

      By Julian

      from Georgetown. Texas

      About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Graphics
      • Video
      • Web Browsing
      • Word Processing

      Comments about ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

      I am quite a difficult person to satisfy when it comes to computers. Everything has to be perfect, from the keyboard's feel to the graphics card capabilities.
      This computer did not disappoint.
      I use computers mainly for Flash animation, and video games when I have the time. I spent a weeks trying to find a laptop that could play modern games, process the many events of a complex Flash file, and be convienient enough to take anywhere without any hassle. Not to mention I was on a tight bugdet.
      This computer can pull off Portal 2 at 50 fps and play a flash movie without a second's lag. It is easy to work with, comfortable to use, and comes with many useful features from ASUS and AMD. I love the texture they used for the laptop's, outer case. It seems well-built and reliable from what I've seen from it so far.
      There are only a few issues. It doesn't come with the Windows 8 installation disk, so if anything when incrediably wrong, I'd have to buy a new OS disk instead of just re-installing it. The built in microphone is alright, but the noise reduction makes it and any external mic sound awful. If turned off, the hissing noise is painfully obvious. The built in mouse feels odd, and the battery is very weak. If it weren't for these things, this would have recieved five stars.
      The problems with this computer are few and far between, and for the price, I really can't complain.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      Excellent

      By Eric the Coug

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use

        Comments about ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

        Excellent computer for the money. Top notch. Feels like a $1000 computer.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Money...WELL SPENT!

        By Mitch, the Heavy Metal Dude

        from Holland, Michigan

        About Me Graphic Designer, Musician, School, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Fast Photoshop Cs6
        • Good For Light Gaming
        • Good For Web-browsing
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Slightly Thick

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Graphics
        • Light gaming
        • Music
        • Photoshop Cs6
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

        I wanted an affordable laptop for PHOTOSHOP use and for WEB-BROWSING. I could not ask for any thing more! This Laptop's build is solid and sleek and I love it! And it is great for photoshop, so you DO NOT need to go out and buy a mac-book. It is blazing fast with its QUAD-CORE A-8 processor, and has a great low-end GPU (Above what other laptops have). I do not have any cons to talk about, except: SWITCH TO WINDOWS 7! It saves a lot more BATTERY and increases overall PERFORMANCE GREATLY!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Excellent laptop

        By Mike

        from Salem, MA

        About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Graphics
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

          Excellent powerful laptop for the price.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Joe

          from Puerto Rico

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          BEST LAPTOP DEAL IN AGES

          By Mr. PC Tech

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Long Battery Life
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display
          • Quiet
          • Very Useful Touchpad

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business Use
            • Graphics
            • Music
            • Tf2 Cod4 Mw Skyrim
            • Video
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

            This is the laptop you've always wanted, a machine from the trusted ASUS with an awesome OS.
            This machine flew past my expectations. Its super fast and the graphics are EPIC. I use it mainly for school but have played Team Fortress 2, COD4 MW, and even Skyrim, all run smooth.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Great for it's value

            By Best81

            from Romania

            About Me Multimedia Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Long Battery Life
            • Powerful
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Music
              • Video
              • Web Browsing
              • Word Processing

              Comments about ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

              Great for it's value

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              A Great Laptop for the Price!

              By Phil the Musician

              from West Point, VA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

                  I purchased this laptop because I needed something for my business solution that was affordable and dependable. From the first day, this laptop has exceeded my expectations in regards to functionality, speed, and durability. And, the price was very hard to beat. A++ in my book!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  Worth the price.

                  By CAVU

                  from NYC

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                  • Fast
                  • Long Battery Life
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Business Use
                    • Graphics
                    • Web Browsing
                    • Word Processing

                    Comments about ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

                    I use the computer for Office functions, web surfing, and sometimes several applications at once. The computer handles it all easily. I recommend it for anyone that uses most functions that people use. My only reservation is that the speakers could be a little better and Windows 8 is a steep learning curve.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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