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ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core
  • 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 15.6" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
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The A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha) from ASUS has powerful dual-core Ivy Bridge Intel Core processing power and seamless multitasking capabilities, which allows for greater energy efficiency and a smooth user experience.

The 15.6" HD widescreen display is backlit with LED lamps, which use less power and provide better image quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is also the standard for HDTVs. The 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000.

The system is powered by a dual-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Performance
This ASUS notebook houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3210M processor. Its dual cores can reach a speed of 2.5GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.1GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to experience smooth and seamless multitasking
Classy Metallic Design
This ASUS notebook features an elegant Mocha color scheme based on premium aluminum textures, which offers an expressive combination of technology and style. The highly durable premium aluminum textures retain their look and quality even during extensive, prolonged use so you can use this ASUS notebook with complete confidence
A Display of Excellence
The 15.6" display on this ASUS notebook features LED backlighting and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The screen is clear of any dead pixels, but by the off chance there is one, the panel is backed by ASUS's 30-Day Zero Bright Dot guarantee. The display also has ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence technology, which provides optimal image quality
Go Faster with USB 3.0
The two USB 3.0 ports on this ASUS notebook are up to ten times the speed of USB 2.0. All your files and content can be handled and backed up expediently faster than usual. Say goodbye to long frustrating waits, as even a 25GB movie file takes a mere 70 seconds to transfer to a USB 3.0-compliant external hard drive
ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II with Instant On Technology
This ASUS notebook features a smartphone-like "always on" user experience, thanks to the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II with instant on technology. It enables this ASUS notebook to resume from sleep mode in just 2 seconds and provides up to two weeks of standby time. In addition, it automatically secures and backs up data when the battery drops to 5%
IceCool Technology
IceCool technology allows for this ASUS notebook to stay cool even during long computing sessions. Exclusive dual-sided motherboard design places hot components on the underside and away from users. Combined with heat pipes and vents, palm rests and typing surfaces stay cooler
Palm Proof Technology
The intelligent touchpad distinguishes between palm and finger contact to prevent inadvertent cursor movements during typing
UPC: 886227222056
Performance
Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 3 MB
System Bus 5 GT/s
Memory Slots: 2x SO-DIMM 204-Pin
Type: 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8 GB
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Not Specified By Manufacturer
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 500 GB 5400 rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x USB 3.0 (A)
1x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio  Integrated Stereo Speakers (Altec Lansing)
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC 1
Please Note:

2-in-1 media card reader

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Communications
Network 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Not Specified By Manufacturer
Mobile Broadband None
GPS None
NFC No
Webcam Yes
.3 MP Photo
General
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Security BIOS Booting, HDD User Password Protection, Kensington Lock Slot
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 6-Cell (4700 mAh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Consumption: 90 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.9 x 1.3 x 9.9" / 37.8 x 3.2 x 25.1 cm
Weight 5.56 lb / 2.52 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 8.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 11.6 x 3.4"
ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Battery
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
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    ASUSA55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)
     
    4.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (13)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Quiet (9)
    • Quality display (8)
    • Comfortable keyboard (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Web browsing (8)
    • Business use (7)
    • Word processing (7)
    • Video (5)
    • Music (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (5), Technically challenged (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (12)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    4.0

    Cool (literally) Computer!

    By Sean

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Key Pad Does Not Light
    • No Cap Lock Display

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Video
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

    Great product for the price. Very cool and quiet. I use it to burn music, shop internet, pay bills etc. The cap lock does not give you any indication whether it is on or not. Key pad does not light up.

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    • Personal

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    5.0

    Nice, just what I needed

    By Mary K.

    from New York

    About Me Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

        Needed a backup as my desktop is on the fritz, I needed a little adjustment period to get used to it, but overall I would recommend it. It's fast and quite you hardly know it's on. Love my ASUS.

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Tremendous bang for the buck

        By Big Art

        from Manhattan, NY

        About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

            Fast, light and well equipped. This notebook was a gift for my mother but I opened it up to perform updates before I gave it to her. I was very pleased with the speed of this lightweight notebook. The display is sharp and bright and it seems to have great battery life. This notebook runs ultra cool.

            Very good buy.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Fast, clean and light

            By Insurance pro

            from Columbia, SC

            About Me Tech competent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Music
              • Video
              • Web Browsing
              • Word Processing

              Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

              I use this laptop to VPN to my work desktop and to surf the web at home. It is so fast I'm having to adjust to the mousepad and Windows 8. Very clear screen and the response time is great. Lightweight and easy to tote. Definitely stays cool on my lap (cat wishes otherwise)

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              Love it

              By S

              from SLC, Utah

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Keyboard
              • Fast
              • Long Battery Life
              • Quality Display

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business Use
                • Web Browsing
                • Word Processing

                Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                Love the look, the speed, and the long battery life. This has been a nice upgrade to my previous laptop. I chose this for what it offers with regard to price (i5 processor, 8 GB ram and 500 GB HD - the mocha color was the cherry on top). It's a beautiful laptop that runs well and keeps cool. Very satisfied.

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                5.0

                awesome workhorse comp

                By jbob

                from maui,hawaii

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Keyboard
                • Fast
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Display
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • A Little Bit Of Bloatware

                Best Uses

                • Business Use
                • Video
                • Web Browsing
                • Word Processing

                Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                I have had it for about a month or so and Asus definitely delivers on performance for the price. Comfortable and solid feel. Keyboard doesn't feel flimsy and keys are not clumsy feeling. Good battery life and no need for an additional cooling fan since it stays quite cool. I think my Asus is a great buy for the general user and light gamer.

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                5.0

                Nice purchase

                By dp

                from Baltimore, MD

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Long Battery Life
                • Quality Display
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Web Browsing
                  • Word Processing

                  Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                  I liked my purchase. The look is good. The speed is good. Better than my previous laptop. Battery charge seems to last approx 6 hours. The only issues I found quiet new are the touch pad and speakers. The touchpad will take time to get used to if you have never used ASUS before. Speaker is of good quality (esp at lower and mid levels) but looks like the sound comes out of bottom (?). A little bit of adjustment period may be needed to get used to the keyboard key locations. Overall, I am satisfied with the laptop. Hopefully, it will give me a long service!

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                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  A very good product

                  By Ernie

                  from Roseburg, OR

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Battery Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                      It is essentially user friendly.
                      It offers good speed.
                      However, it does not include some basic programs

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                      4.0

                      Pretty Sweet !

                      By Super Dave

                      from Lawrenceville GA

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Powerful
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Web Browsing
                        • Word Processing

                        Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                        I looked at quite a few laptops and chose this one based upon the specs (i5/8GB Ram/500 GB HD). For my $ this seemed like the best thing going. So far it has worked flawlessly and appears well made.It DOES have a glossy screen so some folks may not like that. I guess the key is keeping your fingers off ot it :)

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                        5.0

                        Light, fast, and cool

                        By Snowbirdgourmet

                        from B'ham, AL

                        About Me Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Keyboard
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                            Lightning fast, space age mouse

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            lite, fast, cooler, and productive

                            By James

                            from Johnson city, New York

                            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Business Use
                              • Graphics
                              • Music
                              • Video
                              • Web Browsing
                              • Word Processing

                              Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                              Music editing, research, browsing, Photoshop, and video editing.

                              This machine is simple but very fast and the cooling system keeps it very cool. Good bye overheating.

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                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Asus A55AVB51

                              By Phil

                              from Schaumburg, IL

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast
                              • Powerful
                              • Quality Display

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Business Use

                                Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                                I use the product for home and business. The keyboard layout is excellent and the display is bright and easy to read. I also like the instant on feature and standby capability. The Asus A55A is reliability built. The i5 Intel processor provides operates well with business software.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Nice!

                                By Bill

                                from New Hampshire

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Keyboard
                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Battery Life
                                • Quality Display
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Business Use
                                  • Video
                                  • Web Browsing
                                  • Word Processing

                                  Comments about ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                                  Bought on the basis of good reports on the processor and previous favorable experience with ASUS.Nice lines, great display, excellent performance. Nice large keyboard which includes numeric pad makes input a breeze.Considering the features, I thought this machine would be a pretty good deal, and it has exceeded my expectations. And thank you B+H for quick, efficient service.

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