Computex 2015: ASUS unveils X and K series laptops

By Team Digit | Updated Jun 03 2015
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Asus has launched the X and K series of laptops at Computex, Taiwan. We take a look at the variants of these two models - the X555, X455, K501 and K401. Loaded with a Lithium-polymer battery with 2.5 times the battery lifespan, the X555 and X455 come with options of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.

The X series also comes with a free upgrade to Windows 10 from the existing Windows 8/8.1.

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The two models comprise of 4GB onboard DDR3 1600MHz RAM with a DIMM socket for exapansion upto 8GB SDRAM.

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The X455 boasts a 14-inch screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels, whereas the X555 is equipped with a slightly larger 15.6-inch screen and the same resolution. 

Both the models come with a NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM!

 

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The Asus X555 comes with an option of a 128GB/256GB SSD apart from the regular 500GB/2TB HDD version. However, the X455 is restricted to HDD, leaving no window for a SSD. 

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The X555 and X455 are equipped with a super-multi DVD drive, an integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi and an optional addition of Bluetooth 4.0.

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These models come with the incredible Sound-Sonic master technology for a clear and powerful sound experience. 

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The X555 stretches up to 38.2cms (15.03-in), with a width of 10.07-in and weighs 2.3kgs.

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The dimensions of the X455 are 34.8 x 24.28 x 2.56 cm (13.7 x 9.55 x 1 inch) and the model weighs 2.1kgs. 

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ASUS also launched its N-series notebooks, namely the N551JQ and N552VX both of which come equipped with 4th generation Intel Core Processors running Windows 8.1 (optional upgrade to Windows 10).

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Both laptops come equipped with SonicMaster Premium audio. The N551JQ and N552VX feature an HD video camera.

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Both laptops consist of anti-glare FHD IPS displays that boast of a 178-degree viewing angle. The N551JQ sports a 17 inch diplay while the N552VX comes with a 15.6 inch display.

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Both laptops offer an optional Blu-ray drive and come with all the standard features including 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 support.

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Designed to be easy to carry, the all new ASUS Chromebook comes equipped with a Rockchip Quad core processor and 2GB of RAM (expandable upto 4GB) which is more than enough to run Chrome OS, and weighs a meagre 0.3 kgs.

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The device features an 11.6 inch HD display, an HD camera and has a battery life of upto 13 hours.

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