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ASUS A-AH31

alaTest has collected and analyzed 474 reviews of ASUS A-AH31. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the touchpad, and the sound and reliability get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS A-AH31 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS A-AH31

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 415 user reviews of ASUS A-AH31 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. The touchpad and sound get critical comments, while comments are divided on the reliability.

performance, usability, price, portability, design

sound, touchpad

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS A55A-AH31-WT 15.6-Inch Laptop ( White )ASUS A55A-AH31-WT 15.6-Inch Laptop ( White )

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Pretty good for a refurb

 

The OS it comes with (Windows 8) is not the OS key embedded in the UEFI bios. It comes with no recovery DVDs. The recovery parition does not work. Making a factory recovery DVD from in windows does not work - since it tries to use the recovery...

Bright, sharp screen - no dead pixels ; Computer is very fast after replacing the HDD ; Keyboard and touch pad are in comfortable and appropriate positions ; Computer came looking brand new ; Long battery life as advertised

Hard drive is a huge bottleneck - slows down the whole computer. I replaced with an SSD ; Screen is the glossy kind, so glare is pretty bad ; I have concerns over the legitimacy of the OS installed ; No way to re-install the OS

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: RatedRion (newegg.com)

ASUS A55A-AH51-PK

 

Bought this baby at $379.99 from a shell shocker deal. I must say, it WAS quite a shock. Never before has a laptop made me cry tears of joy every time I open it and take a glimpse at the screen. Never before has an i5 core been so cheap. Never...

It's not pink enough

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Julie Good (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent laptop, no complaints

 

After having a HORRIBLE experience with (a different) laptop, I exchanged it for this Asus. I have had it about a month now and it works wonderfully. Amazing battery life, runs sims 3 great, and has been fast at processing whatever I've been doing.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: khiemgame (tigerdirect.com)

Good Price but expectation not meet

 

The price is so good for the Intel I5. However,the laptop has low quality. The battery is weak, holds about 3 hour running by itself. the keyboard is hard to type. The button up, down, left ,right are small to touch. The mouse pad has no rolling function.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Great Laptop, but not with Windows 8

 

This laptop is another glowing example of the wonderful machines that ASUS produces. However, Windows 8 now comes pre-installed and causes tons of performance related issues, and is not user friendly at all. I would recommend this laptop to anyone,...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: gregrocker (tigerdirect.com)

UPgrade to Windows 7

 

To install a retail copy of Win7, make your Recovery Disks or save a backup image externally, reboot into BIOS setup, disable Secure Boot, enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibilty Service Module (CSM) then boot Win7 installer, delete all partitions during...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: izus (circuitcity.com)

Excellent machine for the buck

 

if you are looking for strictly an office machine look no further.own 2 of these and i am back to buy a 3rd.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: izus (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent machine for the buck

 

if you are looking for strictly an office machine look no further.own 2 of these and i am back to buy a 3rd.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: mishaow (circuitcity.com)

ok, but no wow performance

 

yes, windows 8 is a mess right now, but seriously, the system is no faster than my previous 5 yr old laptop. it does the job, but there's no wow performance out of this model.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: mishaow (tigerdirect.com)

ok, but no wow performance

 

yes, windows 8 is a mess right now, but seriously, the system is no faster than my previous 5 yr old laptop. it does the job, but there's no wow performance out of this model.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sonic Focus / SonicFocus / SonicMaster / SRS Premium Sound
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:4700 / 50
Battery capacity (Watt hours):50
Battery performance:4700
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Bronze / Black, Grey / Black, Pink / Black, Stainless Steel / Black, White / Blue / Brown / Pink / Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Metal
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:Sonic Focus / SonicFocus / SonicMaster / SRS Premium Sound
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM75 Express / Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM75 Express / Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65700 / 65708 / 71459 / 71465 / 72056
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0N1 / SR0UX / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.9 / 9.88
Height:1.26 / 1.3
Height (front):0.984 / 1
Height (rear):1.26 / 1.3
Weight:5.56 / 5.6 / 5.8
Width:14.9 / 9.88