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:
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.
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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