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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
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Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2.3 GHz Core i7-3610QM
RAM4 GB SO-DIMM
Hard Drive500 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-EB71
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 Mocha
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB008HDOCWO
Best Sellers Rank #10,409 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.3 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 26, 2012
  
Warranty & Support
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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 Sound 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 A55VD-AB71

Key Features

  • IceCool Technology keeps palm rest and typing surfaces cool even after prolonged use
  • 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3610QM processor for faster and more energy-efficient computing experience
  • ASUS Palm-Proof Technology prevents accidental input by distinguishing between palm and finger contact on track pad
  • Massive 500GB hard drive capacity means more music, games, videos and files you can keep

Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6" HD (1366 x 768)
  • Processor: IntelCore i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • 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: 500GB 5400RPM
  • Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Speakers: Altec Lansing speakers
  • Card Reader: SD only
  • 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: 15.1" x 10.2" x 1.4" (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 5.8lbs (with 6-cell battery)
  • Color: Mocha

What's in the Box

  • A55A-EB71 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • 6-cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card

Comparison Chart

A55A-EB71 A55VD-AB71
Display Size 15.6" HD (1366 x 768) 15.6" HD (1366 x 768)
Processor Intel Core i7-3610M (2.3GHz) AMD C60 (1.0GHz)
Memory 4GB DDR3 6GB DDR3
Graphics Intel HD 4000 Integrated
NVIDIA GeForce GT610M 2G
Storage 500GB 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. The 1-Year Accidental Damage Protection covers accidental drops, spills, power surges and fire damage for the first year. For more information, visit http://completewarranty.asus.com.

© 2012 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos. Actual colors may differ from their appearance due to variation of monitor restrictions and color processing. All trademarks are registered to their respective companies. ASUS shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

1 Learn more at http://commercial.asus.com/promos/ASUSReliability/

2 ASUS reserves the right to exclude certain SKUs; check with your retailer to confirm coverage of specific models. Valid for notebooks purchased in the US and Canada only. Certain retailers do not participate in ADP coverage. For complete details, please visit: http://completewarranty.asus.com/.

Product Description

15.6" HD (1366*768)/Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)/4GB DDR3/Intel GMA HD/500GB 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

I've been using this lovely laptop for about a week now and so far no problems.
RHathaway
I love the look of the subtly textured deep mocha aluminum case, and the feel is cool, solid, and balanced (much like my previous Asus).
Publius
Save yourself the heartache and just buy an 8GB thumbdrive, they are really cheap.
Farrell Aultman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By David on August 29, 2012
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When I ordered this I was skeptical that it would come and be everything that I expected because of its reasonable price. It met or beat my expectations in every regard:
-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.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By P. Venkatramreddy on November 27, 2012
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Update: After a year of owning the laptop I am downgrading it to2 star due to bad support and build quality.
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

Pros
-Very fast
-Windows 7
-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...
-Very light
-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.

Cons
--Not liking the Asus touchpad
--Asus bloatware
--Careful when uninstalling the asus bloatware. Read online forums to get a list and proceed with caution
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Cullen J. Delmore on December 4, 2012
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I got this laptop as a lightning deal from Amazon, and I couldn't be happier at this price. The construction is surprisingly solid, it's too quiet to be heard in most environments, it's cooled well, and the Core i7-3610QM (3rd-generation Core i7 Ivy Bridge) CPU is an unbelievably capable processor for a mobile application. That said, the 5400 RPM hard disk that comes with this unit is a bit on the useless side - it's all it should be for a 5400 RPM disk, but that's not much.

Upgrading:

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nucleon on December 16, 2012
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I've received the laptop today and it's pretty fast. A lot of reviews on here highlight the main features regarding design and mobility such as the USB 3.0 or the SD card slot. This is a very powerful laptop for the price and the next best improvement could be a dedicated GPU. For anyone that is considering this laptop in hopes to run modern games such as Call of Duty, it is definitely possible, resort to the end for tips.

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.

Gaming Tip:

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).
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