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ASUS N-DB81

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of ASUS N-DB81. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and portability are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas views about the energy efficiency and touchpad are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS N-DB81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for ASUS N-DB81

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 user reviews of ASUS N-DB81 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback. The touchpad and sound get critical reviews.

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sound, touchpad

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)ASUS K55N-DB81 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Dana K. (newegg.com)

ASUS K55N

 

Purchased this laptop in Aug of 2013, has been working great...especially after replacing the HDD with a SSHD

The HDD crashed in early 2015, replaced with SSHD and so far so good

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good Price Bad Computer

 

The price for what specs this laptop has is very good

this laptop gave me trouble earlier this year, the display screen stopped working and this was supposed to be a new laptop but my gut is telling me it was refurbished and its still giving me problems now ; I have sent it in to asus for repair since...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Arnold P. (newegg.com)

Good Price Bad Computer

 

The price for what specs this laptop has is very good

this laptop gave me trouble earlier this year, the display screen stopped working and this was supposed to be a new laptop but my gut is telling me it was refurbished and its still giving me problems now ; I have sent it in to asus for repair since...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: B (newegg.com)

Amazing laptop!

 

This laptop was fit for me beyond what I expected. I solely bought this laptop for gaming purposes. I was a bit skeptical because it was refurbished, but when I opened the package it seemed like it was brand new. I haven't had any problems with it...

The touch pad is a bit difficult to use. I use a wired/wireless mouse

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Anthony C. (newegg.com)

Update to earlier review

 

I'd still go for it as long as you intend to use it close to your WAP, or have a thoroughly pervasive wireless infrastructure like a school or such, or hard wire it to your router...oh...looky there, d/ced again before completing the review update. The...

All of the pros from my previous review still apply

Same here, up to and including the fact that after hours of dinking around with that useless Win8 OS, I finally wiped and did a clean install of Win7, which seemed to have cleared up all of my issues except the one below ; Now for the new "con" in the...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Anthony C. (newegg.com)

Asus K55N 15.6" Laptop

 

The construction of the laptop is a little flimsy, and the keyboard flexes upward a little bit in the middle. But the keyboard has a good feel to it and it is easy to type with it. I have only ever used Asus motherboards in my desktop builds, and this...

Low price ; Asus reliability ; Low weight ; Overall a great laptop for the price, it does everything I need it to do for school, and doesn't weigh a ton. Great features for the price. I have played a couple of video games on it, and I haven't been...

Battery life ; Windows 8 ; Construction ; Trackpad ; The battery life isn't great, regardless of the power settings used. Windows 8 is not a great OS in my opinion, and the tiles thing is more of a distraction than it is a useful tool. Now you have the...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Michael K. (newegg.com)

A great buy

 

I bought this for my girlfriend to play SIMS, watch movies, and do schoolwork. It does all these things great with no overheating, comfort, or any other issues. Windows 8 takes some getting used to, but my gf just uses "desktop mode" anyway. Windows 8...

I like the track pad, perfect size and accuracy ; Good keyboard ; Stays cool to the touch where your hands go ; Above average battery life ; For the price, HDD, RAM, and graphics are excellent ; Runs Minecraft on far distance with all graphics settings...

The processor speed bottlenecks gaming performance, but not enough for it to be an issue on older/simpler games. I'm assuming your not buying this laptop to play Arkham Asylum

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Dale L. (newegg.com)

great deal at $379.99

 

tyler below said it has 2gb graphics card, and it does NOT . it is shared video memory. so you can share up to 2gb of system ram with the gpu portion of this apu. this is NOT dedicated graphics with its own 2gb of video of memory. i upgraded this to an...

this is a great price for this unit. i have the lesser of this model: smallerr hdd, and less ram. and paid the same $379.99. so this is a steal

none, once you get the track pad and keyboard sorted out

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Tyler H. (newegg.com)

Pure Excellence

 

Post people say (including me beforehand) complain constantly about Windows 8, BUT I have actually grown to like it better than 7. You can still use you're desktop screen just like all other versions of windows, and if you look up a Windows 8 tutorial...

Good Hard drive storage, decent RAM, comfortable keyboard, built-in web cam and mic, USB 3.0 ports, EVERYTHING ; It comes with a few neat built-in Apps that just makes things cool. You can switch between using a plugged in mouse and the trackpad to...

The only flaw is the processor. Coming in at only 1.90Ghz, you can sometimes notice it, but with the 6 gigs of RAM and the 2 gig graphics card, it more than makes up for it ; Web cam goes only to a max of 0.9MP ; I had a problem with the shipping. I...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Clayton S. (newegg.com)

Overall, It's GREAT.!

 

Windows 8 is my only complaint. it took me and my IT guy like 6 hours to be able to dual boot with win7 and ubuntu, a huge waste f time. so ya, windows 8 "start screen" ??? ....or whatever they call it, is completely laughable. i have no idea why...

THe pros are ; great comfortable keyboard ; 6gb of ram and quad core processor ; decent battery life ; thinner than i thought it would be ; screen can get the job done

WINDOWS 8 ; it has some type of UEFI secure boot downloaded with it, preventing you from dualbooting. what a gimmick ; i completely wiped windows 8, replaced it with win7 pro, which allowed me to dualboot with ubuntu. my advice to anyone looking to...

Aug, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster Lite
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:50
Battery capacity (Watt hours):50
Battery life (max):5.5
Battery performance:4700
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera:N

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7640G

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:SonicMaster Lite

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Processor:A8-4500M
Processor boost frequency:2.8
Processor cores:4
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:1.9
Processor model:A8-4500M
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.92
Height:1.38
Height (front):1.26
Height (rear):1.38
Weight:5.29
Width:14.9