Asus K55N-SA804

Asus K55N-SA804

The 15.6-inch Asus K55N-SA804 from the entry-level entertainment K-series is yet another AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M-based laptop PC. All of the A8-powered notebooks have similar performance, so their main component- and feature-related differences are in hard drive capacity, RAM, connectivity options, and design.

Here’s how the processor performs against its competitors:

AMD A8-4500M PassMark Benchmark

Peformance of this chip is indeed sufficient for the majority of users, but if you have a chance to grab an Intel Core i3-powered configuration, go for it. Laptops with it have similar price tags.

With 4GB RAM representing a standard amount for today’s notebooks, a middle-sized 500GB HDD , the Radeon HD 7640G integrated graphics (better than Intel’s HD 3000 and 4000-series), DVD burner, HDMI video connector besides the older VGA monitor port, USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0, and plastic 1.4-inch thick chassis, the K55N-SA804 belongs to the average mainstream laptop category. However, its price of $380 is slightly below pricing of similarly equipped machines, usually retailing for about $400-$450. Because of that and its ability to complete routine day-to-day computing tasks without hassle, the K55N-HA8123K is a good buying choice.

K55N-SA804 rear

Asus K55N-SA804 Specifications

  • Display: 15.6″ LED-backlit HD widescreen display (1366 x 768 resolution)
  • Processor: AMD A8-4500M quad-core “Piledriver” CPU, 4MB Cache, 1,600MHz bus speed (up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Core)
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7640G integrated
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Storage: 500GB HDD (5400 rpm)
  • Optical drive: DVD burner
  • Webcam: 1.0MP webcam
  • Audio: stereo speakers
  • Network: Wireless-N, Gigabit Ethernet, no Bluetooth
  • Input: chiclet-style keyboard with wide 16:9 touchpad
  • Ports and Slots: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, memory card reader
  • Battery: 6-cell battery
  • Dimensions: 1.4 x 14.9 x 9.9 inches
  • Weight: 5.5 pounds
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Warranty: 1-year

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Danijel is a tech writer who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles, and tablet PCs.

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    • Actually, the A8 is even considered to be a fake dual-core because it supports only one computing thread per core, whereas Intel’s QM quad chips support two, so you have a total of 8 threads.

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