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ASUS A55A-VB51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)

B&H # ASA55AVB51 Mfr # A55A-VB51
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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)

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
Performance
Processor 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory Slots: 2x SO-DIMM 204-Pin
Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8GB
Capacity: 8GB
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: 500GB 5400rpm
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" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC 1
Please Note:

2-in-1 media card reader

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Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps 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
.3MP 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 (4700mAh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 90W
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
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

      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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      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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          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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              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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                    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.

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                                  • 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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