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ASUS A55A-AB31-BU 15.6-Inch Laptop (Blue)

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  • Intel Core i3-3110M 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB SO-DIMM
  • 750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch LED Screen, Intel GMA HD 4000 Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Information

Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
Screen Size15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2.4 GHz Core i3-3110M
RAM4 GB SO-DIMM
Hard Drive750 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA HD
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameAsus
SeriesA55A
Item model numberA55A-AB31-BU
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight5.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.90 x 1 x 9.90 inches
Color Blue
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB008HDOE68
Best Sellers Rank #13,701 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.3 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 26, 2012
  
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer


Uncompromised quality and unique features with affordability in mind

Ideal for those who seek a highly reliable notebook for work or play without breaking the bank, the new ASUS A Series is the perfect choice. With unique features and technologies, it provides an awesome solution for your productivity and entertainment needs while on the go.

Tried and Tested for Quality

ASUS is a global technology leader who focuses on the mastery of innovation and design perfection. Today, it is the world's #1 manufacturer of motherboards and is one of world's top PC brands. With customers' need in the forefront, ASUS embodies the passion to create products that truly enhance the computing experience. Not only does design matter, ASUS products are also strictly quality tested to surpass industry standards, surviving multiple drop tests, hinge tests cycles and LCD pressure tests to name a few, ensuring that every ASUS product you buy will be one of your best investments.

Reliability Matters

ASUS PCs finish near or at the top of the industry's reliability rankings survey after survey.1

Known for their unmatched reliability, ASUS products clearly offers you peace of mind and quality you can trust. Using only premium materials, ASUS aims to break the industry mold and deliver a product that is truly incredible. In addition, ASUS also offers the industry's best-in-class warranty and free 1-year accidental damage protection so you sleep worry-free knowing ASUS' got your back.

Innovation Like no Other

Designed with you in mind, ASUS equipped the A Series with innovative technologies that fits your needs. For instance, IceCool Technology provides helps keep the palm rest cool even after prolonged use. With ASUS Palm Proof Technology you can prevent inadvertent cursor movement on the track pad when typing thereby providing better accuracy while editing or writing a document.

The ASUS A Series delivers an immersive multimedia experience through its high-definition LED panel and SRS Premium SoundTM via Altec Lansing speakers. Log in to your laptop password-free with SmartLogon facial recognition technology. Plus, it offers peace of mind preventing unwanted access by other people, saving you time and keeping your laptop secure.

With ASUS DuraBatt technology on the A Series, you keep a high charge percentage even after long term use. DuraBatt allows you to charge 1.75 times more than a normal cell battery.

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Key Features

  • IceCool Technology keeps palm rest and typing surfaces cool even after prolonged use
  • Intel® CoreTM i3-3110M processor with built-in Intel HD Graphics for faster more energy-efficient computing
  • ASUS Palm-Proof Technology prevents accidental input by distinguishing between palm and finger contact on track pad
  • Massive 750GB hard drive capacity means more music, games, videos and files you can keep
  • Instant-on technology means never having to wait

Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6" HD (1366 x 768)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3110M (2.4GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel GMA HD
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 (1600 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 8GB SDRAM)
  • Storage: 750GB 5400RPM
  • Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Speakers: Altec Lansing speakers
  • Card Reader: SD
  • Input/ Output:
    • 1 x Mic-in
    • 1 x Headphone-out
    • 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor
    • 1 x RJ-45 LAN
    • 1 x USB 2.0 port
    • 2 x USB 3.0 portS
    • 1 x HDMI port
  • Battery: 6-cell
  • Dimensions: 14.9" x 9.9" x 1.3" (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 5.8lbs (with 6-cell battery)
  • Color: Blue

What's in the Box

  • A55A-AB31-BU Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • 6-cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card

Relax ASUS has got you covered!

This notebook is backed by the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

1-Year ASUS Global Warranty
  • 30-Day Flawless Display Guarantee
  • Free 2-way standard shipping
  • 24/7 Technical Support
1-Year Accidental Damage Protection
Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges and fire damage for the first year. 

Product Description

15.6" HD (1366*768)/Intel Core i3-3110M/4GB DDR3/Intel GMA HD/750GB 5400RPM/DL DVD±RW/CD-RW/Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)/802.11BGN/0.3MP Camera/6 Cell Battery/HDMI/Instant On/Dura Battery/1YR Global Warranty/1YR Accidental Damage Protection/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very good and fast this machine.
Alain
If this is a known issue, and not just a incidental hardware failure, shouldn't a company as big as Asus fix the problem for free?
Amazon Expert
The touch pad is way too sensitive.
Donald M. Baker

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

88 of 90 people found the following review helpful By The Ole Guy on August 27, 2012
Style Name: Core i5Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is a 3rd Generation Intel processor combo, CPU/Graphics ... smaller die size means runs cooler, faster, better graphics, longer battery life. This model has 4 GB RAM ... I added 4 GB more (make sure the added memory is 1600 mHz frequency not 1333. The screen is bright and clear, though I don't know how color accurate it is. The keyboard is excellent ... the touch pad requires only a light touch, but is tricky when typing a lot. When keyboard adapter is plugged in, can setup to auto turn off pad, nice. I prefer an external mouse. Speakers are okay (for a laptop, but no bass frequencies). External Speakers are obviously much better. Wlan (WiFi) has good range. Though I am adding an Alfa wireless range extender...for use in boonies ... see below (1). Camera and microphone are fine for Skype like chats. No bluetooth, but it can be added via USB 2.0 adapter. SD camera card reader is actually SDHC ... I like the new USB 3.0 ports ... two of them and one USB 2.0 ... total of three ... nice.

Overall, a well made, great performing laptop by ASUS ... fast, runs cool and has reasonable battery life for a non SSD storage drive system. Tons of storage ... 750 GB HHD ... Pricing is very competitive. The instant on is really nice. I prefer ASUS build quality, reliability and customer service... one of the best in the industry.

Amazon customer service has also been outstanding on this and many other items I have bought. Cooperative and helpful.

(1) Alfa AWUS036H High power 1000mW 1W 802.11b/g High Gain USB Wireless Long-Rang WiFi network Adapter with 5dBi Rubber Antenna and a 7dBi Panel Antenna and Suction cup / Clip Window Mount - for Wardriving & Range Extension by Alfa
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Somen on August 30, 2012
Style Name: Core i5Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
Pros:
-Good battery life (3 hours on high performance)
-No bullshit bloatwares on setup
-Graphics can handle most graphically taxing games on low-med settings
-Great processor for everyday uses
-Comfortable keyboard, great screen
-Simple design, sleek looks

Cons:
-Touch screen a bit too sensitive, delicate to the touches
-Mediocre built-in speakers

For those of you who are looking for a work laptop without heavy tasks such as video editing or hardcore gaming, this is a great laptop. Furthermore, this laptop can handle games such as WoW, Guild Wars 2, and Starcraft at Medium-low settings at 40-50 fps, which is good. Great price for a versatile entertainment laptop
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81 of 93 people found the following review helpful By AsusComp on August 3, 2012
Style Name: Core i5Color Name: Red
The specs are pretty good and i'd say you get what you're paying for. what's not mentioned above is that the sodimm is expandable to 8gb, and the graphics card is a 1gb, and it's got a usb 3.0 and insta-on.

Good comp runs everything smoothly and i've doing a lot of heavy STATA data analysis and massive excel sheets. the battery life is about 2.5 hrs (pretty bad), and the WORST thing about this computer is that the SPEAKERS ARE ON the BOTTOM!!! WTF?! why would you do that? so when i put the laptop on my lap...I can barely hear any sound on full volume!
I didn't realize how wide this computer actually is...it's got that number pad on the side too so just make sure you want that.

and the smart touch thing is retarded...i have had to disable touch click b/c my cursor keeps redirecting while typing.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Rockster on November 14, 2012
Style Name: Core i3Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
My wife has had an HP laptop for several years. It had Windows Vista as the operating system. I have an Acer laptop and an HP desktop, both with Windows 7 installed. My wife's computer was fairly slow and didn't talk well with my Windows 7 home network, so when my grandson needed a laptop to do homework on, I jumped at the opportunity to give him the Vista laptop and get a new laptop for my wife with Windows 7 installed.

After having two HP computers (laptop and desktop), I am not enamored of HP computers, so I was looking for something else that had good ratings (on Amazon of course). I like my Acer laptop, but the keyboard is kind of chintzy - it flexes a little when you type. Reading reviews on Amazon and Consumer reports, I decided to try an Asus brand laptop. I wanted something with a large enough screen that my wife could comfortably read and that didn't take up a huge amount of counter space since the laptop sits in a countertop desk in the kitchen. 15.6-inches is the same as her old laptop, so that is why I picked that size. Amazon had a good choice with the right options and processor and the blue color stood out as my wife's favorite. So, for all the reasons above, I picked this laptop.

The laptop came boxed and packed well. No problems with damage. It is beautiful. The blue is rich and everything seems of high quality. I had a lot of fun customizing it for my wife's use. I took off all the crapware and added the programs I like to have on my computers - like OpenOffice - a free clone of MS Office and other similar programs that we use every day.

This laptop is fast and has solid hardware. It has not given me any problems and my wife likes it a lot. I would buy another Asus after my experience.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 9, 2012
Style Name: Core i3Color Name: Pink Verified Purchase
This laptop has everything I need - decent integrated graphics, fast CPU, upgrade-ability, won't burn my legs... on the surface, it ticked all the checkboxes. But I had to return it because of the space bar.

I type A LOT and my wife types a lot, too. She's going to use this laptop for school, and a spacebar that works 30-50% of the time isn't going to cut it; school papers with words mashed together that requires double- and triple-checking to correct is a deal breaker. I don't have the time and I have plenty of things that frustrate me in life, a keyboard doesn't have to be (and will not be) one of them.

Sorry, Asus - I love your motherboards and video cards, but your laptop really, really let me down. I searched around and this is a pretty common problem with keyboards on Asus laptops, so I will unfortunately be going with a competitor's product.

If you plan on using this more like a desktop - connected to an external keyboard and mouse - and only need occasional portability, then it's a fantastic deal. But if you're an accomplished typist and need to rely on a keyboard that has a spacebar that works, I suggest you go elsewhere.
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