Pros

  • Better-than-average screen and sound
  • Good all-around performance, including on games

Cons

  • On the pricey side
  • Middling battery life

At A Glance

Excellent performance and multimedia features make this desktop replacement a nearly perfect dorm room companion.

Manufacturer’s Description

Fusing classical and post-modern design

Simple yet sleek design by David Lewis creates a unique mood of sophisticated elegance and modernity, featuring piano-gloss covers and polished metal frames. The new N Series is also extremely user-focused, delivering comfortable soft-feel touchpads, fast-type keys with reinforced springs, and a smoothed-out integrated power button. Intelligent design and meticulous craftsmanship combine to embody a spirit of advanced computing and purely sensational simplicity.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number N55SF-A1
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 555M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 2 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 750 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Writer
General Information
Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
UPC Code 884840903451
Manufacturer Part Number N55SF-A1
Brand Name Asus
Product Name N55SF-A1 Notebook
Marketing Information Fusing classical and post-modern design

Simple yet sleek design by David Lewis creates a unique mood of sophisticated elegance and modernity, featuring piano-gloss covers and polished metal frames. The new N Series is also extremely user-focused, delivering comfortable soft-feel touchpads, fast-type keys with reinforced springs, and a smoothed-out integrated power button. Intelligent design and meticulous craftsmanship combine to embody a spirit of advanced computing and purely sensational simplicity.

Product Model N55SF-A1
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://usa.asus.com
Product Series N55
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 8 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • N55SF-A1 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.5"
Width 14.9"
Depth 10.3"
Weight (Approximate) 95.52 oz
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-2630QM
Processor Speed 2 GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM65 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 128.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:52   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 253.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 328.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 182.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 311.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 306.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 231.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 192.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 242.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 179.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 184.62   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 162.56   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 88.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 115.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 114.24   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 75.16   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 67.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 54.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 30.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 99.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 85.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 53.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 73.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 58.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 32.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 124.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 123.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 65.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 31.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 27.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 21.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 16.1   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.5   Watt hours
Off power usage 1.1   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 302.0