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ASUS K55A-BBL4 Notebook Intel Core i5 3210M (2.50GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

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  • Intel Core i5 3210M (2.50GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Multiformat DVD+/-RW/CD-RW drive
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Packing the state of the art components and advanced technology, the ASUS K55A-BBL4 is an ideal choice for those seeking highly reliable notebook for work or play without breaking the bank. And with an assortment of unique features and ASUS quality and reliability, it provides an awesome solution for your productivity and entertainment needs while on the go.

  • newegg Powerful performance The ASUS K55A-BBL4 delivers uncompromised performance with the 3rd generation Intel Core i5 3210M processor to provide all the computing power users will ever need.
  • newegg Keeping computing cool and easy The ASUS K55A-BBL4 has an array of features designed to make computing easier. It features an ergonomically-designed iF Design award winning chiclet keyboard; while IceCool Technology places heat-generating components away from the palm rest, ensuring a comfortable typing experience for users even after prolonged periods of use. It is accompanied by a large multi-touch pad for smooth, intuitive fingertip control.
  • newegg Computing with a smartphone-like user experience The K55 features a smartphone-like “always on” user experience thanks to the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II with instant on technology. It enables the K55 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% charge. (Actual K55 standby time may vary due to specific component performance, connected devices, and environmental differentiation.)
  • newegg Comprehensive Network Connectivity In addition to 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet LAN, the built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11n) provides fast and robust network connection.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Stephen H.
  • 7/9/2013 6:50:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop!!

Pros: Fast Boot, Great screen, Great price

Cons: Glide Pad is a pain in the Seat Area!!!!

Other Thoughts: Use a Mouse instead of the Glide Pad!
Who is the wise guy that made the left and right buttons
part of the Glide Pad????
I get 4 hours on a full charge!! Not Bad!!
Great wireless reception!!
Five months now, and loving it!!!

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  • Mark S.
  • 5/26/2013 7:15:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThis is a 5 egg'r, with a 2 egg'r price...

Pros: Awesome CPU, Graphics Good, Keyboard (full), Mousepad (more on that later). The coolpad wristrest completely works. Battery life - what you would expect from a CPU like this. Great price!

Cons: Hard drive. It's too slow, which is why this unit probably gets some negative feedback. I replaced the drive it came with (using my savings in the price) and bought an SSD for it..... THIS THING SMOKES!

Other Thoughts: Mousepad supports multi-touch gestures, two-finger swiping, etc. Can be a little frustrating if you don't realize what's going on as things will open/close/shuffle seemingly by themselves. Once you understand it though, very cool.

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  • Bill T.
  • 5/10/2013 1:00:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Laptop

Pros: Very fast, good video quality, hd4000 does a good job for many games "not all", good sound quality, boots incredibly fast, and I really like the feel of the keyboard and mouse pad. Also having a number pad is a great plus.

Cons: Had to reformat, not really sure what happened, but the ASUS support really sucks so don't even try. After I reformatted I even reinstalled some of the bloat ware, that I found useful. It can all be found and downloaded on the ASUS site. Its pretty heavy too.

Other Thoughts: I use this laptop daily, for nearly all applications. I walk around a lot with it, at school and it kind of gets annoying, not too bad though. Want to install a SSD I think that will really increase the value of this laptop. Im not sure why people say they don't like the mouse pad, I find it to be very usable and I don't really even use the wireless mouse I bought for it unless im working with a program where its easier.

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  • Harvey S.
  • 5/1/2013 10:35:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: - looked virtualy like new
- booted fine
- good video
- fast shipping

Cons: - touch pad loose on one corner, but not a big deal.

Other Thoughts: Very nice laptop, once the harddrive and the memory is upgraded it will be an awesome laptop.

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  • John B.
  • 5/1/2013 8:12:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Hard drive in under 90 days!

Pros: Good processor for the money

Cons: Hard drive failed in under 90 days. Tried to warranty drive only to find that asus will make you bring it to an authorized service center. Only three in the entire company. and they don't do mail in service. So I am suppose to drive from MA to NY to get my drive replaced under warranty. Are they out of their minds? Also, only support was through web chat, not telephone which made things even more frustrating!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that your hard drive went out on your laptop. If you are still under warranty, you should have the option to send the laptop to ASUS. Please send me the serial number of the laptop to my email, and I can look further into this case for you. My email is cl-mark@asus.com.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/28/2013 6:29:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAccidental Damage Protection

Pros: Computer delivered in 2 days.
Well packaged, not a scratch on it.
- Visited the Asus support and updated bios
- Restart then hit F2 - Set Video mem at highest level
- Installed wireless mouse and disabled touchpad
Computer has a quality feel, runs like a dream on steroids.

Cons: Not really an Asus problem, but make sure you download the 80 updates for Windows 7.

Other Thoughts: Don't forget to get the ADP Accidental Damage Protection not mentioned in product information. You can get 1 year of protection for everything including coffee spills (does not include consumables like batteries). Make sure you have already registered your product and have an Asus account. Then, goto www.service.asus.com and choose Accidential Damage, select notebooks only. Follow the steps. You will have to upload a copy of your purchase receipt. Once done you will get a confirmation email that you are now covered for 1 year. Cheers!

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  • Chris s.
  • 4/7/2013 11:08:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs5 stars for now....

Pros: Havent got it yet

Cons: ^

Other Thoughts: I'm really hoping i dont get a crapped out one :/ didnt see it wasnt refundable and i've heard all over the web about asus support being really bad and hard to work with.

Will change my review once i get the laptop.

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  • JUSTIN K.
  • 3/10/2013 4:01:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Sub $500 Anywhere On The Internet!

Pros: + BUDGET NOTEBOOK AWARD
+ EXCELLENT CPU (3rd gen i5)
+ HD 4000 (most for the price have HD 3000)
+ DDR3 1600 (Fast. Also easy and cheap to expand to 8GB)
+ BATTERY LIFE (surprisingly long)
+ Nice large keyboard with numeric key pad
+ Nice LCD display, vibrant colors

Cons: - MOUSE PAD (too large, must adapt)
- NO DEDICATED VIDEO (HD 4000 is sufficient, but no dedicated slot)

Other Thoughts: First off, you can't get an Ivy Bridge i5 notebook/laptop for under $600, and most will have a Intel HD 3000 integrated video, this one has a 4000, on average about 20% better performance than the HD 3000. I have been researching a while before making a budget purchase of a notebook. This was the best one I could find, also souring other competitor sites, but this one was the best one.

It came shipped and looked completely flawless, and brand new. I have been using this notebook nearly a week, and also purchased another stick of RAM (now up to 8GB), and the windows performance index jumped from a 5.0 to a 7.1 for the Memory category. I also notice a difference as well. If you can stand the mouse pad getting in the way once in a while, this is for you.

I personally, departitioned and reformatted my own copy of Windows 7 to maximize space and clear of bloat ware. And I am pleasantly surprised to witness the processing power. Albeit I would like to put and SSD into this baby and call it a day, but I'm still waiting for the price to come down. If you get an SSD and maximize the RAM, this notebook is nearly a $1000 notebook.

Also be sure to update the BIOS and increase the dedicated video to 512 from the BIOS, this will help as well.

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  • Ryan J.
  • 3/6/2013 3:42:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA solid choice.

Pros: Great specs for the price
Runs Linux well
Good build quality
Good screen

Cons: The touchpad buttons are part of the pad itself, making it a bit silly if you aren't used to that sort of thing.
Was missing one of the rubber things on the bottom that it sits on, but it dosen't really make a difference.

Other Thoughts: I'm worried that one day i'll be drinking from a water fountain, and someone will come up from behind me and slam my head down.

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  • David P.
  • 3/2/2013 3:03:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Good

Pros: This is a very fast computer and good for the price.

Cons: The quality of the webcam is not that good, and i think they should have put more effort in it. also the mouse pad to not good, i keep hitting it and it just get in the way.

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