|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Core i5-3210M|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||750 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel GMA HD|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
ASUS A55A-AB51 15.6-Inch Laptop (Charcoal)
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Top Customer Reviews
Overall, a well made, great performing laptop by ASUS ... fast, runs cool and has reasonable battery life for a non SSD storage drive system. Tons of storage ... 750 GB HHD ... Pricing is very competitive. The instant on is really nice. I prefer ASUS build quality, reliability and customer service... one of the best in the industry.
Amazon customer service has also been outstanding on this and many other items I have bought. Cooperative and helpful.
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-Good battery life (3 hours on high performance)
-No bullshit bloatwares on setup
-Graphics can handle most graphically taxing games on low-med settings
-Great processor for everyday uses
-Comfortable keyboard, great screen
-Simple design, sleek looks
-Touch screen a bit too sensitive, delicate to the touches
-Mediocre built-in speakers
For those of you who are looking for a work laptop without heavy tasks such as video editing or hardcore gaming, this is a great laptop. Furthermore, this laptop can handle games such as WoW, Guild Wars 2, and Starcraft at Medium-low settings at 40-50 fps, which is good. Great price for a versatile entertainment laptop
After having two HP computers (laptop and desktop), I am not enamored of HP computers, so I was looking for something else that had good ratings (on Amazon of course). I like my Acer laptop, but the keyboard is kind of chintzy - it flexes a little when you type. Reading reviews on Amazon and Consumer reports, I decided to try an Asus brand laptop. I wanted something with a large enough screen that my wife could comfortably read and that didn't take up a huge amount of counter space since the laptop sits in a countertop desk in the kitchen. 15.6-inches is the same as her old laptop, so that is why I picked that size. Amazon had a good choice with the right options and processor and the blue color stood out as my wife's favorite. So, for all the reasons above, I picked this laptop.
The laptop came boxed and packed well. No problems with damage. It is beautiful. The blue is rich and everything seems of high quality. I had a lot of fun customizing it for my wife's use. I took off all the crapware and added the programs I like to have on my computers - like OpenOffice - a free clone of MS Office and other similar programs that we use every day.
This laptop is fast and has solid hardware. It has not given me any problems and my wife likes it a lot. I would buy another Asus after my experience.Read more ›
Good comp runs everything smoothly and i've doing a lot of heavy STATA data analysis and massive excel sheets. the battery life is about 2.5 hrs (pretty bad), and the WORST thing about this computer is that the SPEAKERS ARE ON the BOTTOM!!! WTF?! why would you do that? so when i put the laptop on my lap...I can barely hear any sound on full volume!
I didn't realize how wide this computer actually is...it's got that number pad on the side too so just make sure you want that.
and the smart touch thing is retarded...i have had to disable touch click b/c my cursor keeps redirecting while typing.
I type A LOT and my wife types a lot, too. She's going to use this laptop for school, and a spacebar that works 30-50% of the time isn't going to cut it; school papers with words mashed together that requires double- and triple-checking to correct is a deal breaker. I don't have the time and I have plenty of things that frustrate me in life, a keyboard doesn't have to be (and will not be) one of them.
Sorry, Asus - I love your motherboards and video cards, but your laptop really, really let me down. I searched around and this is a pretty common problem with keyboards on Asus laptops, so I will unfortunately be going with a competitor's product.
If you plan on using this more like a desktop - connected to an external keyboard and mouse - and only need occasional portability, then it's a fantastic deal. But if you're an accomplished typist and need to rely on a keyboard that has a spacebar that works, I suggest you go elsewhere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this in January 2013, and it has already died. Virus, motherboard, black screen syndrome? So many opinions from so many experts. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lisa A. Boyles
Is in my drawer collecting dust stop working after a year and I called to have it returned it was past the due date !!Published 12 months ago by Kessia G. Beltran
I've owned this computer for almost 2.5 years now and it's been a pretty great experience. Fast, reliable system with great features and a housing that's easy on the eyes. Read morePublished 13 months ago by R. J. Hinz
Had this computer for years and it still works like brand new. LOVE
2016 Update: This computer is still going strong. I will purchase again as a back up lol. Read more
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