ASUS K55N-DS81
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Wuggee Rating
Wuggee Notes
Sufficient processing power for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
Memory sufficient for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
Memory may not be sufficient for simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), engineering and simulation software, etc
Uses conventional harddrive. Higher power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
Battery life is unknown.
Medium GPU allows playing most demanding games, but only at low detail settings and resolution, and less demanding games (WoW, Sims3, etc) at high settings and resolution
GPU is not suitable for latest, demanding games (Assassin's creed, Black Ops 2, etc) at high or medium detail settings and resolution
15.6" screen provides good tradeoff between desktop replacement and portability
Weight of 5.3 lbs is typical for this screen size
Economy display with resolution of 1366 x 768; screen space sufficient for most purposes but less than ideal for graphics design, gaming, programming etc
Built in CD/DVD drive; allows watching movies and software installation from CD/DVD
Integrated webcam for video chatting
Processing power may not be sufficient for computation intensive tasks such as simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), file and harddrive encryption, etc
Basic Specs1.9 GHz AMD A8-4500M
4 GB RAM
5.3 lbs; 15.6" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
500 GB hard drive
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
 3.80 stars (186 user reviews)
BatteryNot avail
Display
15.6"
1366 x 768
Camera0.3 Mega Pixel
Other Specs
5.3 lbs overall weight
14.90" x 10" x 1.30"
DL DVD+-RW/CD-RW
Bluetooth 4.0
USB Ports: 3
USB 2.0 Ports: 1
VGA Video Out Ports: 1
Ports
USB Ports: 3
USB 2.0 Ports: 1
VGA Video Out Ports: 1
Resources
 3.8 stars (186 user reviews)
This is a review of the Asus laptop, not Windows 8. I'm a retired computer professional and I've had over a dozen different laptops over the years, from economy models to the top-of-the-line (so I ha... I did a lot of research before finally purchasing this laptop by ASUS. The biggest selling points for me were as follows:ASUS 1 year "360 Notebook Warranty" including 1 year of Accidental Damage/Han... I doubted this laptop would perform that well given its $399 price tag. Incredibly I continue to be blown away by its superb performance, it has quickly become my favorite (of six) computers to use! E... I'm re-writing this review to include a tutorial on how to fix up the laptop without voiding the warrantee. I'm upping it to 4 stars now that I've fixed it. The hardware is great, the software can be ...
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Summary: The performance of the AMD's A6 and A8 processors is noticably worse than Intel's Core i3/i5/i7 processors across the board. The AMD A6 and A8 offer better performance only for gaming.
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The AMD A-Series (AMD Fusion) are a type of chip that merges the CPU with a high-performance GPU (graphics processing unit) resulting in a versatile system that is very power efficient. The A6 and A8 are more suited for all-around use w/advanced graphics applications (such as gaming or 3D modeling).
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The following games list shows all notebook graphic cards (GPUs) sorted by the approximate performance. The fields contain average frames per second (fps) values for each game / setting combination...
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