The K55N-DS81 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 a HDTV.
The system is powered by a quad-core 1.9GHz AMD A8-4500M processor. It also 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 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.
- 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 4GB 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
- 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