ASUS K55N-DB81 Review

ASUS K55N-DB81 reviewIf you’re looking for a workhorse laptop – one with a relatively large screen and more than enough processing power to handle almost any task you throw at it – without having to break the bank, then the new ASUS 15.6 inch laptop is going to suit your needs right down to the ground. While you may not find it to be the most outwardly attractive laptop on the market today (the black on black scheme has been done to death already), it certainly has the inner components to give you the performance that you’re looking for.

 

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Technical specifications of the ASUS K55N-DB81

  • 15.6 inch screen, capable of 1366 x 768 resolutions
  • 1.9 GHz A–Series Quad Core A8–4500M AMD APU
  • 6 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 750 GB SATA hard drive
  • 802.11 B/G/N Wireless networking
  • Single USB 2.0 port, dual USB 3.0 ports
  • Windows 8 included
  • 5.3 pounds
  • Integrated CD – RW and DVD – RW optical drive

 

Exterior specs of the ASUS K55N-DB81

While there are a lot of things to get excited about when it comes to this ASUS laptop, the truth of the matter is that the first thing you’re probably going to notice is the inclusion of an ASUS K55N-DB81 optical drive. More and more production line laptops are ignoring this outdated technology in favor of space-saving options, but here it blend seamlessly into the construction and is barely noticeable.

Of course, the real gem of this machine is the AMD APU (integrated processor and graphics card). A relatively new technology, and this puts your graphics card and processor on a single chip – increasing efficiency while at the same time saving space.

 

Pros

  • Rather simple and straightforward, this is a machine built for business
  • Durable and rocksolid, the ASUS build quality can be trusted
  • Integrated AMD APU gives you twice the power with space-saving consideration

Cons

  • As close to a no-frills, mid-level laptop as you’re going to find
  • Included optical drive adds a little bit of extra weight and takes up space that could have been used in other ways
  • Lithium battery only gets about 5 ½ hours on a single charge

 

Summary

Capable of the same levels of performance for laptops twice as expensive as this one, ASUS has really done it again with their hardware. This is the kind of laptop that you can trust to get you through almost any business project that comes your way, while even including capabilities for a little bit of light gaming should the mood strike you.

 

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