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Asus K55VD review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £442
inc VAT

A great laptop for under £450, and its dedicated graphics make it an attractive option for gamers on a budget


The K55VD comes with a 500GB hard drive, which should be enough for most people’s files and is pretty typical at this price. If you do want to add extra storage, there are three USB ports to extend your storage capacity; we were pleased to see that two of them were the faster USB3 type. Rounding out the laptop’s connections are VGA and HDMI ports for connecting to an external monitor, a Gigabit Ethernet port and Bluetooth support. The size of the case means that there’s even enough room for a DVD drive, which is an increasingly rare site in modern laptops, but still a potentially useful device.

Asus K55VD

The Asus K55VD may not be the fastest budget laptop we’ve seen, but it’s quick enough and has many other strengths, from capable graphics for the price to a decent keyboard, screen and touchpad. It’s an excellent all-round package for less than £450, and wins a Budget Buy award.

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Basic Specifications

ProcessorIntel Core i3-2350M
Processor clock speed2.3GHz
Memory slots2
Memory slots free2
Maximum memory8GB
SoundAltec Lansing Speakers
Pointing devicetouchpad


Viewable size15.6 in
Native resolution1,366×768
Graphics ProcessorNvidia GeForce 610M
Graphics/video portsVGA, HDMI
Graphics Memory2,048MB


Total storage capacity500GB
Optical drive typeDVD+/-RW +/-DL

Ports and Expansion

USB ports3
Wired network ports1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support802.11n
Supported memory cardsSD/MMC
Other ports2x USB3, microphone, headphone


Carrying caseNo
Operating systemWindows 8
Operating system restore optionrestore partition
Software includedN/A
Optional extrasN/A

Buying Information

Warrantytwo years RTB

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