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ASUS - 15.6" Laptop - AMD A12-Series - 8GB Memory - AMD Radeon R7 - 128GB Solid State Drive - Matte Silver IMR, Black IMR-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 331 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Budget Laptop

    Posted
    Edward
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    I purchased this laptop with the intention of primarily coding (web dev with PHP/Laravel/Javascript/etc), with very light gaming (Battlefield and such). I use Visual Studio Code with a XAMPP stack and am amazed at how fast this laptop is. I have not tried any C++ code or any compiling yet, but I imagine it would handle it just fine. This was an upgrade from my desktop machine with was also a quad-core (Intel instead of AMD), but maxed out at 2.4GhZ. At a base speed of 3.4GhZ (I believe), this AMD A12 processor is all the power I need, and more. The 128 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM combo is PLENTY of performance and speed I needed in order to increase my workflow and take it on the go. I know 128GB isn't much, but the cloud and external media sources should make up for the space lost (or, just upgrade the HD at some point). The battery lasts around 2-3 hours, depending on the settings. I have not yet ran it on the lowest settings to maximize battery life, however, its plenty enough for me to get a bunch of work done before needing to recharge( and by then, I usually need a break too). Its very light in comparison to other laptops I've had and stays very cool as well. You can comfortably use it on your lap if you prop your feet up without sweating from the heat. I can't say the same for other laptops I've had. I'm very surprised by the sound as well. For being a smaller, budget laptop, the sound is great and gets loud. I am extremely happy with this purchase and if you're a coder or web developer, don't hesitate to snag it if you need a tool in order to be able to take your work on the go. For $300 ($375 with a wireless mouse, a notebook bag, and taxes all together), I literally did not think I would be able to get such performance for such a small investment. If you're on the fence about getting a new laptop, don't hesitate to snag one of these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Entry Level Laptop

    Posted
    mick1775
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you buy this, you are not going to be doing any hardcore gaming. This is an entry level rig that actually runs Windows without hiccups (youtube and Excel). So far I've run various Linux distros in VMware on either partition and kept the CPU below 70C consistently. Upgrading the RAM with an 8GB stick was a snap because of the door on the underside and replacing the SSD with larger one wasn't very difficult. If you don't feel comfortable with it then hire a pro or pop in a SD card for added storage. Besides being cheap, the single largest reason for choosing this computer was the keyboard. Among the less expensive laptops that are out right now this had the most comfortable layout for me. This machine is very lightweight and some of this is due to it not having a CD drive and I almost gave it 4 stars instead of 5 but then I thought, "When is the last time that I used a CD drive on any computer?"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product - Forget the free download

    Posted
    GreyGhost
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    I am completely satisfied with the ASUS PC, a nice follow on to my ASUS Chromebook, both are excellent. Be very wary of the free Webroot Internet Security download. I received a free trial from BestBuy when I purchased my new ASUS PC. I decided to give it a try and it was a disaster. I installed it yesterday and today my new (as in 3 weeks) PC was partially inoperable and the performance was adversely affected. I was unable to access the tool bar, etc, etc. As soon as I was able to resume minimum control of my PC I uninstalled Webroot, which unto itself was a bit complex. As a one time experience, I would not consider using Webroot if they paid me. Nothing is free and in this case the trial was certainly not worth the effort. My one instance suggest one be to be very, very wary using this product. I in no way recommend it. I am very surprised that it performed so poorly, it does not reflect highly on Best Buy who I have high regard for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value for the money, would buy again

    Posted
    Stephen
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    I purchased this ASUS X555QA laptop on 4/27 and I am very pleased with it. I bought it already on sale $100 off, and with a Best Buy $5 reward certificate only paid $294.99. You simply cannot beat this value for a laptop with 8GB RAM and an SSD. It runs very quickly and I am satisfied with the ASUS fit and finish which traditionally has been top-shelf. I highly recommend. I am not a huge fan of Windows 10, so I installed VMWare virtualization software. I am now running Windows 7 as a guest operating system and all my programs in a virtual machine. Long live Windows 7!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop!

    Posted
    Justin7122
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    I purchased this laptop on sale for $279, and it was well worth it! It was easy to setup and is light as a feather (not really, but it is light). I love the solid state drive which keeps it quiet and cool, starts up in seconds and does what I need it to do. I'm not a gamer, so I wouldn't recommend this if you are one, but it works fine for word processing, e-mails, videos and the usual things that don't drag down a laptops resources. I highly recommend for a beginner or anyone who just needs a dependable laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for mid-tier use.

    Posted
    Windamyre
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    Purchased for regular business trips and have been impressed. The monitor is sharp and well sized for a laptop. The A12 processor does a great job of handling most things I threw at it. It was even able to run some older games at decent framerates (I play Team Fortress 2 to unwind). With 8 GB of DDR4, it was able to handle my multitasking and is one of the few I found able to expand to 16GB. The only down side was the small hard drive, but that was easily fixed by upgrading it to a 250 GB SSD. Pros: RAM, Processor and GPU good. Cons: SSD small.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast laptop

    Posted
    stevenar
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    I already own another brand with an A12 but with a regular hard disk. And I wasn’t very happy with it. But I was looking for another laptop for my plasma cutting table and saw this. After loading up fusion 360 on it it is pretty smooth and impressed me. YouTube videos load fast which is awesome. I definitely would recommend this laptop. The hardware delivers excellent speed for the price I paid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Asus X555QA is surprisingly an awesome device!

    Posted
    ChuckAzEee1
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    Having left Windows for Apple, I’ve noticed that for as much as I love the Apple platform, I still needed a device that was reasonably priced and ran the Windows OS well. Having done my homework, I ventured upon this Asus brand laptop, while it might’ve been a larger laptop than I previously wanted at a “15”6” screen, the Asus X555QA without an internal CD/DVD optical drive, doesn’t weigh as much, and with care it can be a proper device for a student.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Snappy Performance, Great Value!

    Posted
    Aerobicguy
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    Love it so far, replaced a four year old Toshiba. For $320, to get an 8mg memory and a 128mg solid state drive laptop is awesome. Easy set up, fast performance, nice features. No DVD drive or touchscreen, but my stuff is securely in the cloud, so this laptop is an ideal web surfer. ASUS has a good reputation. Thank you Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow Very Impressed for Having a AMD A12 prossor!

    Posted
    markooch
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    This is a little power house for an AMD A12 prossor. The eight gigs of memory and an ssd work very well together. We have had this laptop for 2 months and it still boots in about 15sec. If your going to surf the web, youtube or email or even some semi intensive computer work, this laptop should do you well. This laptop will also take up to 16gigs of memory. That would give you even better profomance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Laptop

    Posted
    Luis
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    I ran into an issue with my laptop when it crashed & got destroyed. I needed a new laptop asap & when I went to look at some laptop's the salesman Alex was very informative. He helped me get a great laptop & explain it perfectly for me to understand the pros & cons of the laptop's in display. Very happy with my new purchase & would recommend to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    recommended by a friend

    Posted
    Unicorn57
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Was looking for a new computer and was comparing prices and looking for one that may not go down in 6 months because of a bad hard drive and mother board. The employee that helped me may have given me an answer that no one else had given me in the past few years. Was glad I went the Best Buy and now have a computer that I am LOVING and is working great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Computer for the young professional

    Posted
    LOOSH
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    I purchased the asus laptop last week because my macbook was too old and got slow. This thing is great! First off, I got a great deal on it because of the student discount. I use my computer mostly for work related things and certain softwares, and this computer handles everything beautifully. THank you bestbuy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works better than expected

    Posted
    JayBirdInAK
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    I figured it would cover a 1500'ft house if placed correctly. I roughed it in in the corner of the house in the worst possible place just for a convenient setup. I got great signal strength across living room through 2 bathrooms into a bedroom 45' away. Price was right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop

    Posted
    Cassandra
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    I purchased this laptop for casual gaming: Minecraft Windows 10 edition, Roblox and Don't Starve Together. It perform very well that I decided to install World of Warcraft. It handle the game pretty well with the graphics adjusted to low-medium with FPS around 50-65.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my laptop

    Posted
    Shayla
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    I got my laptop for my birthday, it’s was what I wanted..I use it everyday, my daughter also uses it for homework and help with homework..This is a great laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very good laptop

    Posted
    Guest
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    Happy with laptop come with reinstalling W10 DVD which is good. also 128ssd 8Gb ram amd A12. Bestbuy send the item packed well covered extra box well packed solid protection damaging shipment. Please keep up good work thanks bestbuy (5 star),

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good computer

    Posted
    2468
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    This was a computer to replace one that I had difficulty working. This one is great! It has the numeric keys on the side, which i prefer & across the top. It’s easy to operate & I like it! Price point was good, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Low Cost and Fast for small tasks

    Posted
    CJMan
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    Got this to be our family finance system. Using basic accounting software and web browser. Boots quickly and very responsive. Large screen and full keyboard with 10-key was a must for the applications and this fit the bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    Posted
    lindahusker
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    i had a computer and it crashed, was nothing I could do, so it was time for a new one. this one is priced right for what I needed, and if something similar happens, as did with my previous computer, this one can be fixed!

    I would recommend this to a friend