If you are looking for a highly reliable budget friendly notebook for both work hard and multimedia, Asus K55N-DS81 laptop is one of the better option for that. Comes with latest Asus technology for enhanced mobile computing and entertainment experience and based on the Trinity mobile quad-core architecture for fast and seamless multitasking, the K55N-DS81 laptop is one of the best laptop that you can get for a price under $400.
Similar to Toshiba Satellite L855D-S5117 laptop, the latest Asus K55N series comes with a 1.9GHZ AMD A8-4500M Quad Core Processor and support AMD Turbo Core technology if you need more processor speed (support up to 2.8GHZ). It also incorporated with a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM with two slot that can be expanded to 8GB DDR3 RAM, AMD A70M Chipset and brings a 500GB of Serial ATA disk drive for multimedia storage. Running on the 64 bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, Asus K55N-DS81 has more than enough performance to handle the most demanding office and multimedia applications.
The integrated ATI HD 7640G graphics card and a 15.6 inch High Definition LED Backlight display delivers bright, clear and natural color when you watch 720p video or play games. Like the predecessor, the 15.6 inch display supports a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and offers 16:9 aspect ratio, perfect for watch and streaming video from YouTube or other similar website. Built into bezel the 0.3 Mega Pixel Fixed web camera with internal microphone allows users to keep in touch with friends and family.
On the right side, you will find a Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support for burn and play CDs and DVDs cassette. There is also a Wave-style keyboard for fast and comfortable typing and a pair of stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster Lite technology, brings high quality and stunning audio experience. In term of port, Asus K55N-DS81 shipped with a Microphone-in jack, Headphone-out jack, 2-in-1 media reader, single USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 port, VGA port and HDMI port to connect into external HDTV.
The K55N-DS81 is a stylish machine for travel companions. Comes with a Aluminum design in black color, IceCool Technology and measures 14.90 x 10 x 1.30 inches with weighs at 5.3 lbs, this laptop has a good appearance and comfortable to carry around with you. The 6-cell lithium ion battery with SuperBatt Technology also can produces up to 5.5 hours of battery life on single charge. There is also a wide range of connectivity, includes Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ 45 connector) and WiFi 802.11b/g/n.
Moreover, the 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop also comes with Instant ON, Power2Go, Windows Essential, Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Trial and more. According to many source, Asus K55N-DS81 is now available in major retailer with a price starting at $392. Looking for another 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop? We recommend you to take a look at HP Pavilion g6-2321dx laptop with AMD A6-4400M processor.