June 2, 2012

Asus K55VD-SX035 - Core i7-3610QM, NVIDIA GeForce 610M, Intel HD Graphics 4000

The Asus K55VD-SX035 is a laptop PC that features Ivy Bridge processor, Classy Metallic Design; Graphics Supercharged which is good for gaming, IceCool Technology that keeps your hands cool; IF Award-winning Ergonomic Chiclet Keyboard with Extra-wide dust-repellent keys stay comfortable even during extended typing sessions for improved productivity and interaction; and Palm Proof Technology that Prevents Accidental Input.
This Asus K55VD-SX035 laptop comes with 15.6 inch 16:9 aspect ratio HD display with LED Backlight and 1366x768 resolution; 4GB DDR3 DRAM which can be expanded up to 8GB; 750GB HDD that spins at about 5400 RPM; Super-Multi DVD optical disk drive; 4 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MS/ MS Pro/ MMC); and 0.3 Mega Pixel web camera.

In comparison to the older Sandy Bridge processor this Ivy Bridge processor has improvement on the CPU and GPU area. Specifically, this Asus K55VD-SX035 laptop has Third Generation Intel Core i7-3610QM quad core processor that has a clock speed of 2.30GHz with 6MB L3 cache and Intel HM65 Express Chipset. This Core i7-3610QM processor has a PassMark Rating of 7488 which is higher/more powerful compared to AMD A6-3400M which has a rating of 3539 and Intel Core i7 2640M with a rating of 4209 but less powerful compared to Intel Core i7 2860QM with a rating of 7912 and Intel Core i7 2960XM with a rating of 8861.

This Asus K55VD-SX035 laptop also has an integrated GPU called Intel HD Graphics 4000 which is as good as entry level GPU. Aside from the integrated graphics controller it also has a dedicated one called nVidia GeForce 610M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM. With this dedicated GPU you will be able to use almost all software programs you like such as Adobe Photoshop, CAD software products, Video Editing software such as Vegas Pro, Cyberlink Power director and Adobe Premiere.

Some other specs of this Asus K55VD-SX035 laptop PC includes integrated 802.11 b/g/n WIFI; Built-in Bluetooth V3.0+HS (Optional); 1 x RJ45 LAN; 3 x USB 2.0 ports; Built-in Speakers (Altec Lansing Speakers) and Microphone; VGA and HDMI output port. It comes with 6-cells 5200 mAh 56 Whrs battery that can give you more time working away from the main source of electricity. This Asus K55VD-SX035 laptop PC measures 37.8 x 25.3 x 2.83 ~3.49 cm (WxDxH) and weighs about 2.6 kilograms. It is priced at about PHP40000.

You may also get the Asus K55VD-SX035R model with the same specs but with operating system (Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic) which is priced at around PHP43000.