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ASUS A55A-EB71 15.6-Inch LED Laptop (Mocha)

by Asus
3.9 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
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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 Description

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

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
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
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand Name Asus
Series A55A
Item model number A55A-EB71
Operating System Windows 7;
Item Weight 5.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 14.9 x 1 x 9.9 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 14.9 x 1 x 9.9 inches
Color Mocha
Processor Brand Intel
Computer Memory Type SODIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Additional Information

ASIN B008HDOCWO
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #29,338 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#6,441 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 8.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available June 26, 2012

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

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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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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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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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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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