Note: At the time of this writing we have no image of the laptop itself. The image above is a K55A model with the same color and design, but it has aluminum palm rests, whereas the model we are writing about has plastics instead.
The Asus K55N-BA8094C is a K55 series model, which will arrive in the US soon.
The affordable 15.6-incher is priced at $450 and delivers AMD’s “Piledriver” processing technology in form of the A8-4500M quad-core chip with built-in Radeon HD 7640G graphics. The CPU runs at between 1.9 and 2.8GHz and scores respectable 4,308 points in PassMark benchmark. That score is slightly better than one achieved with the dual-core Intel Core i5-3320M with 4,272 points, so with the A8-4500M you get computing performance of a middle-of-the-road Intel CPU for 2012. Graphics-wise, the Radeon 7640G IGP scores 631 points, up from 592 of Intel’s 2012 4000-series IGP.
The K55N-BA8094C comes with a standard RAM/HDD setup, with 4GB and 500GB capacity, respectively. What’s also important to mention is the common 1366×768 screen resolution and a DVD burner, besides USB 3.0 connectivity, HDMI, and a 0.3MP web camera.
However, the sub $500 K55N-BA8094C stands out from the crowd of similarly specced full-size laptops with some design details such as a chiclet keyboard and a spacious one-piece trackpad. The lid and palm rest are made of plastics, so beware that this model doesn’t have the aluminum palm rests used on the more expensive Intel-based K55VD, K55VM and K55A. This particular model comes in indigo-blue color, whereas some other models can be white, brown, red, and pink.
It’s worth noting that besides this configuration, Asus also has in its lineup the K55N models with the more powerful A10-4600M and slower A6-4400M processors.
Asus K55N-BA8094C Specifications
• Display: 15.6-inch glossy at 1366×768 pixels, LED backlight
• Processor: AMD A-Series “Piledriver” A8-4500M with 4 cores, clock speed of 1.9-2.8GHz, 4MB of L2 cache, 32nm technology
• Graphics: AMD Radeon HD HD 7640G integrated
• Memory: 4GB DDR3 at 1,600MHz
• Storage: 500GB HDD at 5,400rpm
• Optical Drive: DVD burner
• Webcam: 0.3MP with microphone
• Audio: Altec Lansing stereo speakers
• Network: Wireless N, Gigabit LAN, no Bluetooth
• Input: Chiclet keyboard with num-pad, no backlight, single-piece trackpad with multi-touch support
• Ports and Slots: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, two-in-one card reader
• Battery: 6-Cell unit with 4700mAh 50Whrs capacity
• Dimensions: 1.4″ x 14.9″ x 9.9″
• Weight: 5.5 pounds
• OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
• Warranty: 1-year
Price and availability of the Asus K55N-BA8094C Budget Laptop in USA
The Asus K55N-BA8094C Budget Laptop is priced at 450$ and is available through Best Buy.
Review Courtesy: Laptoping