Asus N55SF-S1050V

Specifications

Asus N55SF-S1050VNotebook: Asus N55SF-S1050V (N55 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 86.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus N55SF-S1050V

100% Asus N55SF-S1050V
Source: Digital Versus English
Like the N75SF, the N55SF is an excellent laptop. It’s quiet, has solid hardware (Blu-ray player, USB 3.0, wide touchpad…), a matte screen and powerful processing and gaming capacity. Note however its rather original design and keyboard may put some users off.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

80% ASUS N55SF
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus N55SF-S1050V
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus N55SF
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2011
Asus N55SF
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
The manufacturer decided for Sandy Bridge configuration using HM65 Express chipset in combination with great 2GHz Core 2630QM i7 processor or 2.9GHz in Turbo mode. It is a four-core processor with eight threads, providing good performance. The rest of the configuration makes 6GB of DDR3 memory (upgradeable to 8GB), SATA 640GB hard drive and a separate NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory. Something like this is enough for some of the newer games as well as demanding multimedia. As power supply is concerned, a 6-cell 5200mAh battery provides approximately 3.5hrs of average use. There are also Wireless 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0, so the whole configuration meets all current standards. Although there is no eSATA connection for example, an USB Charger + variant allow much faster recharging of peripherals via USB port. The package also comes with carrying case and a good optical mouse. Overall, this laptop deserves high marks and a warm recommendation to anyone looking for a powerful portable computer that will easily handle the demanding tasks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M:

As the successor to the GeForce GT 445M, the GT 555M is available in many different versions based on different chips (GF106, GF116, GF108) with different graphics memory (128 Bit, 192 Bit, DDR3, GDDR5) and  varying core speeds.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


86.67%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)