Asus has recently announced a new 15.6 inch budget laptop within Asus Versatile Performance range, called as Asus K55A-HI5014L, the latest and first Asus K55A series that announced in this 2013. Comes with the powerful Intel Core i5-3210M “Ivy Bridge” platform with dual core processor and paired with UMA Graphics provides enough power for play classic games, light editing video and day to day office multitask.
Similar to Asus X75A-XH51, Asus K55A-HI5014L will be powered by a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M processor that coupled with a Intel HM76 Chipset, 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and features 3MB L3 cache. Working on the 64 bit version of the latest Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, this machine also backed with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology to improved processor performance on the multitasks up to 3.1GHz. It also preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8 OS and integrated with a 500GB of Serial ATA HDD, so you can store thousand of video, music and photos files.
Built in with Intel UMA Graphics as graphics accelerator that provides good graphics performance for watching video, light editing video and casual gaming and boasts a 15.6 inch HD display with LED-backlit technology and support a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixel. Above the display, the 0.3MP webcam that integrated with digital microphone is perfect for face to face Skype calls and a pair of Altec Lansing Speakers offer clear and decent audio reproduction.
The rest of specs are SuperMulti DVD Burner drive, 5-in-1 memory card reader, island-style keyboard with numeric keypad, USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, Kensington lock, VGA port, HDMI port as HDTV connector and a 6 Cells Lithium Ion 4700 mAh battery with ASUS SuperBatt Technology support. Like the previous model laptop, this machine also brings a 10/100 Ethernet LAN with RJ connector and 802.11b/g/n WLAN for wired and wireless connection.
For base configurations, the affordable Asus K55A series also preloaded with Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Trial, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Windows Essential and more. Weighing at 5.6 pounds with measures 14.9 x 9.9 x 1.3 inches, Asus K55A-HI5014L laptop will be release soon in BestBuy for price only of $449 and covered by 1 year limited warranty for labor and parts. If you did not want to wait, you can buy it’s sibling, Asus K55A-XH71 laptop that powered by Intel Core i7-3630QM and has price tag at $829.