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ASUS A55VD-AB71 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

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  • Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor 2.3GHz
  • 6 GB SO-DIMM RAM
  • 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch LED Screen, NVIDIA GT610M Graphics
  • 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
RAM6 GB DDR3
Hard Drive750 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GT610M
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameAsus
SeriesA55VD
Item model numberA55VD-AB71
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight5.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.90 x 1.30 x 9.90 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB0089WM01S
Best Sellers Rank #15,032 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 25, 2012
  
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Product Description

Product Description

15.6" HD (1366*768)/Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)/6GB DDR3/Nvidia GT 610M 2G/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

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 750GB 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: NVIDIA Geforce GT 610M 2G
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 6GB (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 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

  • A55VD-AB71 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • 6-cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card

Comparison Chart

A55VD-AB71 A53U-EB11
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 6GB DDR3 2GB DDR3
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT610M 2G ATI Radeon HD 6290G
Storage 750GB 5400RPM 320GB 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/.


Customer Reviews

The laptop overall feels very sturdy.
ganondorf02
The ASUS A55VD-AB71 is simply overall an EXCELLENT laptop once you get past one or two minor inconveniences.
Alexander Knowles
The mouse pad supposed to work much like the touch screen functions of a smart phone.
Jonnybrew

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Knowles on November 5, 2012
Style Name: Windows 7 Verified Purchase
The ASUS A55VD-AB71 is simply overall an EXCELLENT laptop once you get past one or two minor inconveniences. I bought this to replace my one year old Gateway NV55S04u 15.6-Inch Laptop that I also got from Amazon in 2011. My personal policy is to replace laptops within two years of usage but after seeing this ASUS A55VD and the specs it had I decided to break my custom and make it a one year deal. This is my very first time purchasing an ASUS product as I was skeptical about the brand at first since the name is never really mentioned in regular advertising campaigns in comparison to its rivals such as Acer, Gateway, HP-Compaq, Dell, etc. I have only had it for roughly a week but so far so good.

The good parts about the ASUS A55VD are the blazing fast Core i7 processor, the large 750GB hard drive and the IceCool Palm Rest. I was a little perturbed when I saw that the hard drive was split into two parts, a C: drive and a D: drive; the latter being for data only. While I understand this is for protective means in case of data loss or corruption I didn't find it necessary in my case since I don't believe in filling up laptop hard drive spaces as it causes eventual slowdowns. That being said I used the Windows 7 in-built Computer Management tool to merge the partitions together. I prefer it that way overall.

The memory of 6GB that it came with normally would be sufficient for the average user in conjunction with the Core i7 processor but my personal rule of thumb is to ALWAYS max out computer memory....or get as close to the maximum as one can comfortably afford so I purchased the
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Anthony M on July 2, 2013
Style Name: Windows 8
One quick word of warning: You've probably noticed but Asus has a confusing range of nearly identical laptops with different model names. You'll find i7 and i5's in both the A55 and K55 models, all of which seem to come in mocha. Prices as well are all over the place, so double check the model and what all is in it! Amazon further muddies the waters with comparison charts that are incorrect. My guess if the swapped parts are an "upgrade" the specs don't get changed. Most changes I've seen are more RAM, larger hard drives - and even CPU's. This review should be applicable to most of these models as the variations are so slight. Just take into account any particular area (storage space, graphics drivers) that is of importance to you in your next laptop! I'll go over this a bit more in my summary.

Anyway, for a sub $800 laptop (even sub $700) this is an *amazing* bargain. Most other brands in this range are i5 or i3 processors and typically have smaller monitors. Here you get not only an i7, but 8GB RAM and a 750GB HD. You may or may not have an option for an SSD - I went with the storage as SSD's will be coming down in price as size goes up in the coming months. I do most of my work on a desktop PC I built myself (Asus motherboard - natch!), but when travelling I've been sorely lacking in something I can actually be productive on. I usually borrow my wife's Dell Studio 15, which was just north of $1k two years ago with a first generation i7.

Fit and Finish

First up, the A55VD is a good size and has a truly handsome finish. The top cover is a tweed like patterned and texture that is slightly metallic and slightly matte because of the texture. I was sad to see it easily picked up fingerprints at first.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 8, 2012
Style Name: Windows 7
I am what you call a tech guru. This laptop is awesome for 769 dollars. although the screen res is a little low for my tastes asus always comes out with quality hardware and I've never been disappointed. Great buy for the cost
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Roberts on December 5, 2012
Style Name: Windows 7 Verified Purchase
I have several Asus products and have always been happy and satisfied with them...until now. The touchpad jumps around, the Asus power manager interferes constantly regardless of the settings, video only wants to run on the internal graphics (one reason I bought it was for the external graphics) once it hibernates it locks up, sometimes to the point the battery needs pulled.

I sent it in for warranty and they received it 10/31. I got it back 11/27. They kept saying parts were on order. The laptop actually broke about 10/15 but it took about 2 weeks to get the paperwork all in order to their liking. Let me tell you, save every scrap you can showing where it was bought and when. They try every trick possible to deny warranty. First they wouldnt recognize Amazon as a retailer, then the receipt didn't have the correct info, then the serial number wasn't in the system, then no one could find any records. Each time takes a day, then you have to call back for a 30min hold.

Since I got the laptop back, it still does the software quirks but I have adapted myself to them. If this is the quality Asus now makes, I am very disappointed. I guess they will slap their label on anything to make a buck.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ganondorf02 on January 10, 2013
Style Name: Windows 8 Verified Purchase
This is a very, very good laptop for the price. But I wasn't absolutely blown away by it, so 4 stars it is.

Pros: Extremely fast for a laptop. the i7 is brutal. I rendered 30 minutes of 1080p video in 15 minutes. (that's insane)

Dead Silent, and minimal noise even when you are maxing out the system.

The "Ice Cold" Technology really works. For the majority of the time, the entire laptop is cool to the touch. Sometimes the area directly behind the cooling fan will be a little warm when doing some major processing or gaming.

The laptop overall feels very sturdy. The keyboard is GREAT. I was a little worried about it being too small, but don't worry about it. They somehow make it work, and I can type just as well as any other computer if not better.

CONS: I can't really be mad about it, because it is as advertised. but....

The Graphics Card (NVIDIA 610M-2GB) Is very, "eh..." Definitely an Entry Level graphics card. For reference, I can play Amnesia: The Dark Descent on the highest settings. Spec-ops: The Line and XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and Star Wars: The Old Republic on Medium/medium-low settings. Games like Planetside 2 and Skyrim are barely playable at the lowest setting. Any higher than that, and you're out of luck.

The screen resolution is not very good. The 1366 x 768 (or something like that) can't show all that much detail. You can tell when something is in HD or not, but honestly it doesn't make that much difference. I would recommend hooking up to an HDTV with an HDMI cord when doing anything that requires you to see specific details. (Graphic design, movie making, photo editing, etc.
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