Asus, the Taiwanese computer and electronics company has expanded and added new 15.6 inch powerful laptop in ASUS X55C-Series with ASUS X55C-XH31. Designed for home, student and office user that needs a portable stylish machine for work and play hard, the X55C-XH31 comes with the 2rd generation of Intel i3 “Sandy Bridge” platform with weighs at 5.8 lbs and just 1.3 inch thin.
ASUS X55C-XH31 laptop comes with a 15.6 inch High Definition TFT-LCD display and integrated with Intel HD Graphics 3000 as graphics accelerator. According to product page, the display capable to playing 720p HD video content, offer 220 cd / m² brightness with support 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and uses LED-backlit technology to conserve energy and better visibility. Of course, you will also find a webcam that integrated with digital microphone for video calls, dual stereo speakers to produce clear and loud audio with support 3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System and 8x Super-Multi DVDRW Dual Layer optical drive with double-layer support.
Speaking of hardware configurations, this model bring a 2.2GHZ Intel Core i3-2328M dual core processor with features Intel’s Hyperthreading technology, Intel Chief River Chipset HM76 and 4GB of DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM provides enough power for handle office task and multimedia tasks. Built in with a 320GB of internal storage with speed of 5400 rpm, the latest ASUS X55C also has a two-in -one media card reader slot with supports Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard formats.
In term of port and connectivity, it comes with a USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, Microphone-in jack, Headphone-out jack, Kensington Lock, VGA port, HDMI port for detailed viewing experience, 10/100/1000 Base T Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ connector and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. Weighing at 5.8 lbs, the X55C-XH31 laptop measures 14.9 x 9.9 x 1.0-1.3 inch (37.8 x 25.3 x 2.62 ~3.19 cm) and bundled with a 6-cells Lithium Ion 4800 mAh battery. It’s thicker and heavier than Samsung Series 3 NP300E5C-A0CUS that just 1.3 inch and weighs only at 5.07lbs.
This machine working on Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit as the operating system, but you can also upgraded to Windows 8 with extra cost. For base configuration, ASUS X55C-XH31 laptop has starting price around at $549.00. If you interested, you can grab it now in major retailer but if you need a portable machine that preloaded with Windows 8 and has better performance, we think you must take a look at Asus Q500A-BHI7T05.