Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus N55SF-S1050V
Source: Digital Versus Archive.org version
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%
Source: MuyComputer ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: 01Net FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Dinside NO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2011
Source: Itsvet HR→EN Archive.org version
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
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.
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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
86.67%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.