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ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)

B&H # ASK55ADS71 Mfr # K55A-DS71
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Product Highlights
  • 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Quad-Core
  • 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 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 8 (64-bit)

The K55A-DH71 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS features an aluminum construction and is available in a mocha finish. It features a sleek, wedge-shaped design with a textured finish. This ASUS notebook also has a 15.6" HD widescreen LED-backlit display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. The screen also has a glossy finish for vibrant color.

The system is powered by a quad-core Ivy Bridge 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM processor. It also comes with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 2-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers.

Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.

Hardware

Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core Performance
This ASUS computer houses a quad-core Ivy Bridge 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM. It can also be overclocked up to 3.4GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated L3 cache and 8GB of DDR3 RAM, you'll be able to experience smooth and seamless multitasking
15.6" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
This ASUS computer has a 15.6" LED-backlit HD widescreen display. LED backlighting provides lower power consumption and longer panel lifetime than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a glossy finish. The display has a 1366 x 768 native resolution, supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
ASUS IceCool Technology
ASUS IceCool Technology places heat-generating components away from the palm rest, ensuring a comfortable typing experience for users even after prolonged periods of use
ASUS SonicMaster Lite Technology
ASUS SonicMaster Lite gives this ASUS computer the ability to deliver more powerful sounds and richer bass to provide the best audio experience in the mainstream notebook class
ASUS SuperBatt Technology
ASUS SuperBatt Technology provides an extended battery charge-cycle lifespan that is up to 3x that of normal notebooks

Windows 8

The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it
Performance
Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Quad-Core Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 6MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory Slots: 2x SO-DIMM 204-Pin
Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8GB (2x4GB)
Capacity: 8GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Dedicated
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Glossy
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 750GB 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
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
NFC No
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
Security Kensington Lock Slot
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 6-Cell Lithium-Ion (4700mAh)
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.9 x 1.3 x 9.9" / 37.8 x 3.2 x 25.1 cm
Weight 5.51 lb / 2.5 kg
ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)
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    by PowerReviews
    ASUSK55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha)
     
    4.4

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (10)
    • Sharp tones & colors (5)
    • Doesn't jam (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graphics & charts (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (5), Heavy duty user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Having Fun while getting my exercise

      This is my first laptop. I purchased the K55A-DS71 to use while at work. To use this laptop to take notes, set up a daily-hourly log, copy legal work, learn from instuctional...Read complete review

      This is my first laptop. I purchased the K55A-DS71 to use while at work. To use this laptop to take notes, set up a daily-hourly log, copy legal work, learn from instuctional DVD's, etc. So far the included software lacks the resources that I need. I wasn't about to purchased the Windows products since I could easily load freeware such as VLC, Apache Suite or Calibre for books. I was disappointed about the software but I was also prepared to clean and reload this laptop to suit my needs.
      Let me say that after carrying this laptop for a while, it felt like it weights a ton! It felt well constructed - the aluminum shell provided a good grip. The screen has a very narrow field of view. Once "in the zone" however the colors were good. The fact that it was Windows 8 the controls for the contrast and bright had to be adjusted several times. It took a while to find the correct controls and balance. For me the keyboard will take some time to get use to but I am sure that those experience laptop users would say that it provide a good feedback. After purchasing a good bag to carry the laptop, power accessories, adding books to read, cd's and dvd's I was glad I had a padded strap attachment to distribute the weight. On the good side of this weight thing I am getting some exercise.
      I wanted an SSD equipment laptop I still might get one but giving up 750GB(?). I did over compensate in buying this laptop but it is my first and B&H made such a good offer.
      I haven't put this machine thru the extensive software challenge yet but what I have use it on the CPU has been fast I tend to like it. Time will tell.
      I am purchasing a mouse to see if it will help navigate in Windows 8.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      worth for the money

      the laptop is very good, and even looks good.
      really liked it.

      3 things bothers me,
      not enough USB ports

      And... the rosolution, i...Read complete review

      the laptop is very good, and even looks good.
      really liked it.

      3 things bothers me,
      not enough USB ports

      And... the rosolution, i didnt think it will bother me so much when i bought the laptop, but now when i go to website and program that uses a higher rosolution, it is a shame.

      the brigtness of the screen is not so brigt.

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      5.0

      excellent computer

      By Adir

      from Guyana

      About Me Infrequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Dull Tones & Colors

      Best Uses

      • Graphics & Charts

      Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

      this computer is really fast and has excellent graphics, it does my work really well, since use a lot of programs at once.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      niece piece of hardware but win8 is bad

      By atomic

      from NJ

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graphics & Charts
        • Professional Documents

        Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

        Please realese win8.1 ASAP
        There is not ppsible do downgrade to win7 :-(

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Great Notebook

        By actaxidermy

        from Nebraska

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

            Super Fast, easy to use and reliable.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            It's a must have.

            By Mk

            from bountiful utah

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Doesn't Jam
            • Durable
            • Good Value
            • Sharp Tones & Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                I use this laptop for everything. I mainly use it for multitasking (internet, music, streaming YouTube). It is super fast and I love it so far. No lag, and has a super fast processor.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                worth for the money

                By zeevj

                from israel jerusalem

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Doesn't Jam
                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Rosolution

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                  the laptop is very good, and even looks good.
                  really liked it.

                  3 things bothers me,
                  not enough USB ports

                  And... the rosolution, i didnt think it will bother me so much when i bought the laptop, but now when i go to website and program that uses a higher rosolution, it is a shame.

                  the brigtness of the screen is not so brigt.

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  perfect!

                  By Amput33

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

                  Cons

                  • Still Getting Used To It

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                    Use the product for CPA
                    love the big, wide screen
                    still getting used to windows 8

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Great so far!!

                    By Eldady

                    from Englewood, CO

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Doesn't Jam
                    • Good Value
                    • Sharp Tones & Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                        This computer is used for online streaming videos, internet stuff and simple gaming. It has been flawless so far and has impressed me so far; windows 8 is good once you understand how to use it, Intel 7 processor and 8 GB ram makes it great. I definitely recommend this computer. Good value for the price and Asus is a great PC brand.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Great laptop

                        By BLT

                        from Tewksbury, MA

                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Value
                        • Sharp Tones & Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Black & White documents
                          • Color Photos
                          • Graphics & Charts

                          Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                          A great laptop, nicely built. The i7 processor is fast, but I would realy like to add more memory, not sure if the bios will support it. I really like the aluminum surface. Screen is clear and vivid. Touchpad is responsive. Windows 8 is clumsy, but I'm getting used to it.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          GREAT COMPUTER 4 THE PRICE!

                          By DEXTER M.

                          from MIAMI, FL

                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                              HOME/WORK FAST,LIGHTWEIGHT GREAT LOOKS!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              excellant value

                              By cap dave

                              from Lorain, OH

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Bright
                              • Good Value
                              • Sharp Tones & Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                                  Have had it in use for 2 weeks now.
                                  Computer operates quite well.
                                  I do not like windows 8 (YUCK)!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  4.0

                                  Having Fun while getting my exercise

                                  By Sore Back Bob.

                                  from Delaware

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Battery Life 35 Hrs
                                    • Weight Weight

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                                      This is my first laptop. I purchased the K55A-DS71 to use while at work. To use this laptop to take notes, set up a daily-hourly log, copy legal work, learn from instuctional DVD's, etc. So far the included software lacks the resources that I need. I wasn't about to purchased the Windows products since I could easily load freeware such as VLC, Apache Suite or Calibre for books. I was disappointed about the software but I was also prepared to clean and reload this laptop to suit my needs.
                                      Let me say that after carrying this laptop for a while, it felt like it weights a ton! It felt well constructed - the aluminum shell provided a good grip. The screen has a very narrow field of view. Once "in the zone" however the colors were good. The fact that it was Windows 8 the controls for the contrast and bright had to be adjusted several times. It took a while to find the correct controls and balance. For me the keyboard will take some time to get use to but I am sure that those experience laptop users would say that it provide a good feedback. After purchasing a good bag to carry the laptop, power accessories, adding books to read, cd's and dvd's I was glad I had a padded strap attachment to distribute the weight. On the good side of this weight thing I am getting some exercise.
                                      I wanted an SSD equipment laptop I still might get one but giving up 750GB(?). I did over compensate in buying this laptop but it is my first and B&H made such a good offer.
                                      I haven't put this machine thru the extensive software challenge yet but what I have use it on the CPU has been fast I tend to like it. Time will tell.
                                      I am purchasing a mouse to see if it will help navigate in Windows 8.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

                                      Share this review

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Fast and economical machine!

                                      By aspenleaf

                                      from Colorado Rockies

                                      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast
                                      • Long Battery Life
                                      • Powerful
                                      • Quality Display
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                      • Nothing Significant Yet

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                                      Has enough speed and RAM to easily perform video, audio and photo editing. I'm using it with Sony Vegas, Photoshop and Sonar X2 and haven't seen it stumble yet. I use a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface for audio work, and have used it live with an Alesis DM8 Pro drum kit and Addictive Drums. It took a while to get the Wondows 8 desktop set up the way I wanted, but Classic Shell helped a lot in that regard. I was able to calibrate the screen using my XRite system and it works well and looks good. Plenty of brightness and contrast, and fairly accurate color after calibration.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      The best laptop

                                      By mariano

                                      from Dallas, TX

                                      About Me Technically Challenged

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast
                                      • Powerful
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Business Use
                                      • Word Processing

                                      Comments about ASUS K55A-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mocha):

                                      this laptop is perfect for my work

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      Ruggard -  15" Ultra Thin Laptop Sleeve (Black)
                                      • You Pay: $11.95
                                       

                                      Software

                                      Track your finances, manage your business, or add new utilities to maximize convenience.

                                      Microsoft -  Office 365 Home Premium (5 PC or Mac Licenses)
                                      • You Pay: $99.95
                                       

                                      Security & Protection

                                      Protect your computer against viruses and discourage theft with this wide range of applications.

                                      Kensington -  Combination Laptop Lock
                                      • You Pay: $18.95
                                       

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                                      Store data safely and free up system resources to run complex programs or backups.

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