|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Core i7-3610QM|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel GMA HD|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1024 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
ASUS A55A-EB71 15.6-Inch LED Laptop (Mocha)
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- Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.3 GHzInput/ 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
- 4 GB SO-DIMM
- 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
- 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel GMA HD
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Top Customer Reviews
-The i7-3610QM processor, which according the [...] is the 15th fastest processor on the market (unheard of speed for this price)
-Beautiful 15.6" screen
-Super-multi DVD burner
-Standard 500GB 5400 RPM hard-drive
-Mostly aluminum case with a really nice durable finish
-Sturdy hinge construction
-Face recognition login
The only things I wasn't thrilled about were a few pieces of bloatware that come in ASUS' core load and the trackpad, both of which after a few quick setting modifications are just fine.
I highly recommend it and still can't believe I was able to get such a powerful laptop for under $700.
The unit broke down twice and had to be shipped to Asus(at my own expenses). The first time it was due to a faulty USB port which was causing random rebooting of system. It was fixed in a timely manner, no complaints...
The second time it was a random internal crack of screen, which was covered under Asus accidental warranty protection. This time the support has been horrible. They have intentionally held the laptop for more than 30 days just so that the warranty expires. It is still not fixed, 32 days and counting. Support has been atrocious with the usual run arounds. Totally disappointed with Asus will never buy again.
Great Laptop, love the Asus quality.I am a consultant mostly working from home and use this laptop exclusively for all my work.
I don't watch movies or play games so don't care much for the resolution or graphic capabilities
-Love the separate numeric key pad
-Ran for a whole day and the laptop is cool to touch
-Boot up to the password prompt in 20 secs
-Full boot up to windows less than 50 secs
- Love the resume in seconds...
-Ideal size and weight for travel
- 4+ hours of battery life
- Best price for a core i-7 laptop (605$) with no shipping and tax in NJ.
--Not liking the Asus touchpad
--Careful when uninstalling the asus bloatware. Read online forums to get a list and proceed with caution
A day or two after receiving the laptop I went for a 240 GB Kingston HyperX SSD, as windows startup and application loading was sluggish on the stock hard disk. The other areas where ASUS skimped on this laptop are the memory, wireless card, and display. I just installed a 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 (Low Voltage) kit from Crucial, which will be plenty for anything I'll ever need to do with this laptop, as well as an Intel combo WiFi/Bluetooth adapter to provide internal bluetooth functionality (simple swap, no other modification necessary to add bluetooth). With that, I've now addressed all the weak points of the A55A-EB71 except for the display, for about $250 after the initial cost, which is less than what you'd spend for the ASUS A55A-AB71 (the step up), but I have a laptop that's more than a match for machines costing well over a thousand dollars.
A Harder Problem to Solve:
The display: it sucks. Now, this certainly isn't unheard of for laptops, and this screen will suffice for those who haven't grown too attached to nice IPS displays like you'll find on MacBooks, iPads, and ASUS's Zenbook line, which are all worlds more expensive than this unit.Read more ›
Asus has conveniently provided us with 1 stick of 4GB RAM so you may easily upgrade the laptop to 8GB RAM using the extra slot. This laptop has a solid architecture when it comes to cooling and the laptop not only stays cool to the touch (Cool Palm technology) but it routes air in a logical manner. This is because the intake uses crossover technology and the CPU is positioned downward with it's own vent instead of trapping heat inside the case.
One of the best features about this laptop is it's unlocked BIOS which allows you to overclock your GPU if you really need to (voids warranty); that's to make up for the lack of dedicated video card. While the laptop does come pre-installed with bloatware, any factory reset will remove it. It's becoming very difficult to find Windows 7 machines and if you're looking to buy this one don't hesitate.
Whenever you boot the computer hold the delete key, this will send you to your ASUS BIOS. In here you will want to navigate to graphic configuration and increase your on demand dedicated video ram to +512mb; this will ensure that your Intel HD 4000 will achieve smoother frame rate and FPS when playing graphic intensive games, it saves your Intel i7 from shifting into Turbo Boost everytime you walk into a scenic environment (Skyrim).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased this as a gift two years ago and it is still working great!Published 17 months ago by Luvnmac
i have 2 complaints- the sound is totally inadequate. That was really a disappointment to me- it seams to push the sound out of the bottom of the laptop, so its totally muffled if... Read morePublished 21 months ago by envgolf
My husband bought this (refurbished), against my warnings that if the thing didn't function well, he'd have basically no support from Asus. Read morePublished on November 10, 2013 by Erin
I hate Windows 8 this is why i bought this used ASUS model with Windows7
Shape up Microsoft otherwise Apple will gain a new Customer
i like this computer it... Read more
This is the first time I have purchased outside of HP or Dell and I am so pleased. It is wicked fast. I use it to game. I tried WOW first. Runs great. I tried Skyrim. AMAZING. Read morePublished on May 26, 2013 by AP01
Great laptop for someone who does not need a powerful graphics card.
Works perfect. A better screen will be good.
I liked the configuration and speed of the unit, but the refurb was not completed well. When it arrived it asked for a password for user "ASUS". Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Yoda
I Upgraded to 16gb Ram using the Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Memory Modules For Mac CT2C8G3S160BM. Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I bought this computer in Oct 2012 - enough time to get acquainted. It is a Win 7 version.
Don't like the screen; it is very reflective and hard to view under any but... Read more
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