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Asus K55A-DS51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 reviews of Asus K55A-DS51. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the touchpad, and the software and memory get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus K55A-DS51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus K55A-DS51

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Asus K55A-DS51 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and screen. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus K55A-DS51

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Asus K55A-DS51 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and reliability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the software and memory are mixed.

performance, price, usability, reliability, portability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS K55A-DS51 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mocha)ASUS K55A-DS51 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mocha)

May, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Buyer Beware

 

I bought one of these for my elderly mother, who only does word processing and web surfing. She had to have it repaired twice before it died after about 1 year and 5 months of light use the motherboard shorted out. I won't be buying any more Asus laptops.

Worked well for about 4 months

Motherboard shorted out

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Price - Keyboard Issues though

 

Price was fantastic and the machine runs very well on the Windows 8 platform. Was able to handle multiple applications seamlessly

Certain keys on the keyboard have stopped working (C and R) which I find quite random. Have heard zero from ASUS support about options to repair so using workarounds for now

May, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very good machines

 

The machines is perfect.

Cheap price and come with warranty

just a bit heavy, but what do you expect a 15.6" screen. one more thing the Window 8 is make you buy a touch screen notebook is easier to operate

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

4 Months of use

 

I have own quite a few of ASUS products. From laptops, motherboards and graphics cards. This is the first time I encountered a problem with their products. Time to test their costumer support.

Very competitive pricing

First there was an update issue.. As soon I turned the laptop ON there was a Windows 8 and ASUS software update (ALL THE TIME) ; After 4 months of using this laptop the screen went black. I CANT DO ANYTHING. I TRIED THE FN KEYS, ECS, ALT-CTRL-DEL but...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Cannot burn

 

I have never had this kind of a problem with ASUS before.

Bought two of these for our office ; Generally good. Nice design good speed

Out of the box have been unable to burn backup dvd's, or anything else ; ASUS support worthless so far

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Laptop for the price

 

I cannot blame Asus for putting windows 8 on this laptop for that is only the fault of microsoft pushing new operating systems onto companies and pretty much forcing all new computers to use the new OS. Remember how hard it was to find an XP computer...

This laptop has much more than you would expect at this price tag such as a large hard drive, 6gb of ram, and even an awesome i5 processor. I am able to run most of the games that I would play on this and this is the only laptop that I have owned which...

The biggest cons with this laptop are Windows 8 and the Asus preinstalled software. Windows 8 is a beast of its own and it has many problems that have not been fixed yet so this may someday be an alright operating system. As for the Asus software I had...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ASUS K55A-WH51

 

So far we are very satisfied with this purchase.

excellent buy for the price. Works out of the box and is a very nice laptop

pre installed with Win8 ; The scroll on the touch pad is a bit odd. Have to use 2 fingers to slide and sometimes my wife can't get it to work

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

got it for only $480 and worth every penny

 

for the price I got thanks to cyber monday this is a great laptop. Runs very smoothly. I tried downloading games like skyrim and GW2 and although they run at low quality, the games run flawless

Although I haven't seen anyone post about this i'm going to say that my space bar does not want to work all the time and it is a pain. Track pad is a little confusing considering some clicks can respond to different ways

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

awesome laptop not awesome win8

 

would buy again I just wish they had given it with win7 and u had the option to upgrade to win8

definitely good hardware for the money and its relatively fast for being a laptop

Windows 8 should be an option I'm not sure why they changed it so much from win7, which was a great OS. the win8 seems like its made for a tablet or a touch screen CPU not for a laptop with scroll pad and its highly annoying when the stupid app page...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great for Money

 

Works fine right out of box, very little bloatware and easily removed. Great price point for i5 Ivy Bridge processor with solid notebook model. Probably need to upgrade to SSD soon, but works fine in meantime.

Fast, sleek, good keyboard, good screen, solid feel, light, cool

5400 RPM hard drive

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / Sonic Master / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

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

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Brown / White
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 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Sonic Master / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
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 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:B980 / I3-3110M / I5-3210M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B980 / I3-3110M / I5-3210M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 65700 / 65708 / 69669 / 71459
Processor code:SR0J1 / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0UX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.9 / 9.88
Height (front):0.984 / 1
Height (rear):1.22 / 1.26
Weight:5.56
Width:14.9 / 9.88