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ASUS A55A-AH51-WT 15.6-Inch LED Laptop (White)

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  • Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5 GHz Processor
  • 4 GB DDR3
  • 750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch LED Screen
  • Windows 8
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Product Description

Product Description

A55A-AH51-WT, White, 15.6" HD (1366*768), Intel Core i5-3210M (2.5GHz), 4GB DDR3, Intel GMA HD, 750GB 5400RPM, DL DVD±RW/CD-RW, W8 Home Premium (64bit), 802.11BGN, 0.3M Pixel, 1YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech supportDon’t forget Office with your PC purchase.  Download Office 2013 instantly with Amazon Digital Software.

From the Manufacturer

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.

ASUS A54C-AB91

Key Features

  • 3rd Gen Intel®CoreTM i5-3210M processor with built-in Intel graphics for faster and more energy-efficient multitasking experience
  • IceCool Technology keeps palm rest and typing surfaces cool even after prolonged use
  • 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 no waiting

Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 8 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6" HD (1366 x 768)
  • Processor: Intel®CoreTM i5-3210M (2.5GHz)
  • 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
    • 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 1.0"-1.3" (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 5.8lbs (with 6-cell battery)
  • Color: White

What's in the Box

  • A55A-AH51-WT Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • 6-cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card

Comparison Chart

A55A-AB51 A55A-AB31
Display Size 15.6" HD (1366 x 768) 15.6" HD (1366 x 768)
Processor Intel Core i5-3210M (2.5GHz) Intel Core i3-3110M (2.4GHz)
Memory 4G DDR3 4G DDR3
Graphics Intel GMA HD Intel GMA HD
Storage 750GB 5400RPM 750GB 5400RPM
Battery 6 Cell Battery 6 Cell Battery

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 Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366*768 pixels
Processor2.5 GHz Core i5-3210M
RAM4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive750 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameAsus
SeriesA55A
Item model numberA55A-AH51-WT
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight5.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.90 x 1 x 9.90 inches
Color White
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB009MBC2HW
Best Sellers Rank #17,609 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableOctober 12, 2012
  
Warranty & Support
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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Cenile D. Mentia on March 27, 2013
Color: White Verified Purchase
This Asus laptop has to be one of the better valued computers on Amazon. I spent a lot of time looking at the different laptops at various price points and I think that this is one of the more cost-efficient laptops considering the internals that this computer comes with. That being said however, there are a couple flaws with this laptop that other reviewers have pointed out, such as a not-so-perfect keyboard and issues like the computer randomly shutting down.

But first, let's talk about why I think this is a good value. This is one of the few laptops at this price point to contain a 3rd generation i5 processor, which can be considered one of the faster laptop processors as of right now. It's speedy enough to run pretty much anything you throw at it. Graphics-wise, this laptop comes with the standard Intel HD 4000, which isn't a great graphics card, but it's not as bad as most people make it out to be either. Intel has had a history of terrible integrated graphics cards, but the Intel HD 4000 is decent enough to run all low end games, and even more graphically-intensive games at a low setting. All in all, this laptop has enough power to satisfy the average user. If you're a power user, you probably know what you need and wouldn't be reading this review.

It also comes with 4GB of ram. If that's not enough for you, it's easy to buy extra memory for an upgrade. For the tinkerers here, the computer comes with 2 slots, and only one is used, so if you want to upgrade it, all you need to buy is another 4GB stick. This upgrade is relatively simple-two screws under the laptop and you simply slide off the cover and insert your new stick of RAM.

Another great thing about this laptop is the battery life.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By keob on January 16, 2013
Color: White Verified Purchase
This is a good laptop for the price, and is all-rounded, good enough for everything. The graphics and sound is not excellent, but it is very reasonable for most users. It is light enough for the price/processor combination, and your can just upgrade the RAM yourself.

I had a faulty laptop at first. The first laptop that came crashes often. It hanged the first day it arrived when I was setting up the computer for the first time. I thought it may be Windows 8's problem and tried to resolve it by factory resetting it / partitioning the drives dual boot it. Nothing worked and the crashes made me suspect there was something wrong with the hardware. I contacted Amazon and they offered to exchange the laptop. The new one is perfectly fine.

Pros
1. The touch and feel of the laptop is really nice
2. The weight is quite light for an i5 processor laptop
3. Price was quite low when I bought it (490 after tax and a 10% discount coupon, I think the price went up recently)
4. Windows 8 that came with it is pretty clean. Easy to use after some time spent exploring
5. There is a 1 year accidental damage protecting which covers things like spills and drops, which is useful for many people.

Cons
1. Don't like the touchpad at all - the touchpad is really sensitive and moves when you are typing
2. The touchpad driver seems to have something wrong with it. It turns off by itself sometimes without warning. Your multitouch and scrolling will fail when that happens.
3. It is quite hard to change to a different OS because of the motherboard's secureboot configuration. If you are thinking of dualbooting or downgrading to windows 7, you will have to do some googling own your own
4. Didn't really like ASUS' bloatware
5.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By P120D1GY on December 3, 2012
Color: Black Verified Purchase
My review consists of reviewing the Asus Laptop + Windows 8.

Background:
This laptop plays a dual role in my household, it's used daily for normal tasks such as web use & office documents and will be used as a Windows OS + Windows Phone OS development laptop.

Laptop:
Plastic construction, nothing spectacular.
- Lid isn't easily opened with 1 hand however this may change in the future when the hinge loosens up a bit.
- Another reviewer complained about the mouse/trackpad, a few days of use is needed to break it in so your finger glides on the surface vs. jumps due to the lack of oils when new.
- As a MacBook gesture power user, I wanted to see similar functionality in Windows 8 laptops that don't have touch-screens. This device supports basic Windows 8 trackpad gestures. E.g. swipe in from right to left brings up charms, left to right switches between apps. It would be nice to have many more gesture to be really fast; not sure if this is an Asus trackpad limitation of if Windows 8 currently doesn't support more advanced multi-finger gestures.
- The screen is decent on this laptop but some text with the Windows 8 interface is not crisp (ClearType is on).
- Quick boot time especially if you have the Asus boot in performance mode.

Windows 8:
I personally am a fan of Windows 8's UI/UX but I was able to see first hand how challenging this new interface will be for non-techie users. Others in my household have quite a difficult time understanding the new user experience and utilizing it, and often choose one of our iPads vs. this Windows 8 laptop. Perhaps Microsoft will release some improvements soon, but for now I only recommend Windows 8 to techies.
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