Great multimedia notebook within budget
Display and Design
The Asus K55VM-SX046R Netbook poses a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit Anti Glare display which has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and allows you to work for long without straining your eyes from the unwanted glare rays.
The outfit may not be stunning but doesn't ask for too much maintenance with the textured finish. It has a thickness of 31.9mm and a weight of 2.5kg which cannot be ignored easily.
Processor and OS
On the inside, it is packed with a brilliant 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor galloping at 2.5GHz and working in tandem with standard 4GB DDR3 RAM that is again expandable up to 8GB via 2 user accessible slots. The device puts up an excellent performance while handling high demanding games and videos thanks to the 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics card. It runs on 64bit Windows 7 Home Basic OS.
Camera and Storage
The notebook has a mere VGA webcam paired with digital microphone which is a bit disappointing in a netbook. The Asus K55VM-SX046R Netbook takes care of your storage needs proficiently with a 750GB SATA HDD. The 8X SuperMulti DVD RW Drive with DL support gives the provision to stream high quality media files swiftly and quickly.
Battery and Connectivity
The Asus K55VM-SX046R Netbook features a 6 cell Li-ion battery promising up to 3 hours of uninterrupted service, which is pretty ordinary. Connectivity features include HDMI out, digital media reader, 1 USB 2.0 slot, 1 USB 3.0 port, Ethernet port, WLAN and Bluetooth v4.0.
The Asus K55VM-SX046R Netbook scores extremely well in terms of multimedia thanks to the mighty 2GB NVIDIA graphics card. However, it doesn't justify its name correctly by possessing a poor VGA webcam. A better battery and a slimmer outfit would have been more desirable but then you will be asking for too much in this price range.