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ASUS A53E-EH31 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)

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  • Intel Core i3 2310M Processor 2.2GHz
  • 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel GMA HD
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Product Description

ASUS A53E-ES31 Notebook PC ASUS A53E-ES31 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) Intel Core i3-2350M, 4GB DDR3 1333MHz - 2 SODIMM Sockets 500GB Hard Drive; SuperMulti Optical Drive,HDMI out   These units are professionally refurbished by a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR).  The Hard Drive is triple wiped and then a brand new Operating System is loaded.  All functionality is fully checked and they are professionally cleaned. 60 Day Warranty! This ASUS is B+ Grade which means it shows slight signs of use but overall is in really good condition.Included Accessories: Battery and AC adapter (does not include mouse, manual, or software disks)This is a very economical way to buy an extremely reliable and loaded ASUS L aptop.ShippingShipping within the 48 US Contiguous States by Fedex is Free

Not Just another Pretty Face
Smart, Reliable & Efficient

Powered by an Intel® Core i3-2330M Processor with built-in Intel GMA HD Graphics, the ASUS A53E-EH31 delivers responsive multi-tasking and rich, built-in visuals on its brilliant 15.6" LED-backlit HD display. HDMI ready, supersize your high-definition media to an HDTV for up to 1080p visuals and 8 channel surround sound support. Experience faster data transfer with SuperSpeed USB 3.0. ASUS Infusion Technology gives this notebook a scratch-resistant coat with eye-catching style. ASUS IceCool technology with hairline brushed aluminum helps maintain a low temperature on the keyboard and palm rest area for comfortable computing even after the longest sessions.

Not Just another Pretty Face

Key Features

  • Intel® Corei3-2330M Processor with Intel GMA HD Graphics for better multi-tasking and rich, smooth built-in visuals (Learn more)
  • ASUS Power4Gear optimizes system performance for increased performance and longer mobility (Learn more)
  • IceCool Technology makes use of superior component engineering combined with the aluminum surface to keep the palm rest and typing surfaces cool (Learn more)
  • ASUS Palm-Proof Technology prevents accidental input by intelligently distinguishing between palm and finger contact (Learn more)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for quicker device charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.01 (Learn more)
  • Altec Lansing speakers enhanced with SRS Premium Sound produce crisp, clear audio reproduction

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Reliable Multitasking Performance

Reliable Multitasking Performance
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Powered by an Intel® Corei3-2330M Processor with Intel GMA HD Graphics, the A53E-EH31 delivers seamless and responsive multi-tasking along with smooth and rich built-in visuals. With the built-in visual capability, users can forgo the costs and power consumption of discrete graphics cards. Equipped with ASUS Power4Gear, select from an assortment of power profiles via the Power4Gear hotkey above the keyboard that optimizes the system for your task at hand—giving the most performance or maximizing battery life. Enjoy the convenience of faster data transfer with the notebook's SuperSpeed USB 3.0.

Comfort and Control Included

Comfort and Control Included
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The A53E-EH31 has an array of built-in features that are specialized for ease of use. It features a Wave keyboard with numeric keypad and multi-touch trackpad to effortlessly type documents or navigate through your mobile world. The A53E-EH31 also has a spacious palm rest with ASUS Palm-Proof Technology where the trackpad intelligently distinguishes between your palm and finger to prevent errors for a worry-free typing experience. Using an exclusive dual-sided motherboard design, ASUS Ice Cool Technology places heat-producing components away from users to keep the palm rest and typing surface cool for utmost user comfort.

With its sunken-hinge screen design, you will be able to enjoy wider and more ergonomic viewing angles, enabling greater clarity and comfort. Plus, the ASUS Power4Gear utility controls the fans noise level so you can relax with a virtually silent computing experience anywhere you go.

Head-turning Style and Convenient Portability

Head-turning Style and Convenient Portability
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Compact and light, the A53E-EH31 shows off a new streamlined design with ASUS Infusion Technology to give this notebook a scratch-resistant coat with eye-catching style. Opening this mobile wonder, you will notice a new streamlined design and texture made with ASUS Infusion Technology to retain the A53E-EH31 looks and quality even during extensive, prolonged use. The power button also has a built in light indicator so whether you're in light or dark areas you always know where to find it.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable Windows-based PC brand in survey after survey2, readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. ASUS tirelessly strives to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

This notebook is also backed by the industry's most comprehensive complimentary warranty.

1 Year ASUS Global Warranty3

Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:
  • 1 year global warranty
  • 30 day Flawless Display Guarantee
  • 2-way free standard shipping
  • 24/7 tech support

1 Year Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)3

Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it for you during the first year after purchase.
  • Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
  • Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
  • 1-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost
  • 24/7 toll-free phone support

What's in the Box

  • A53E-EH31
  • AC Adapter
  • 6 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768) (LED)
  • Processor: Intel® Corei3-2330M Processor (2.2 GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel GMA HD Graphics
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM,2 x SODIMM Sockets (up to 8GB)
  • Storage: 500GB 5400RPM hard drive
  • Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Speakers: Altec Lansing® Speakers
  • Microphone: Microphone
  • Card Reader: 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO SDHC (SD2.0)
  • Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 1 x RJ-45 LAN, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Dimensions: 15.12 x 10.12 x 1.4 –inches (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 5.72 lbs (with 6 cell battery)
  • Color: Black

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  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
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1All figures are theoretical values compared to USB 2.0 benchmarks for reference purposes. Actual speed depends on the device and system status.
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Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2.2 GHz Core i3-2310M
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA HD
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media AcceleratorHD Graphics
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameAsus
SeriesA53 series
Item model numberA53E-EH31
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight5.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H17.10 x 15.40 x 3.90 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDL DVDRW CDRW
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #28,591 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableOctober 1, 2011
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo Neecha on November 6, 2011
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The silver aluminum keyboard casing gives it a very classy and elegant look. The keys feel solid and are a pleasure to work with. Can't say much about the touchpad since I always use a USB mouse. Speakers are not dazzling but adequate: don't know why people love to whine about laptop speakers...they are LAPTOP speakers for Chrissakes, get a clue! Most importantly, the i3 processor and 4GB of memory is quite zippy, especially once I used Revo Uninstaller (freeware) to remove the moderate amounts of bloatware. Certainly faster than my 1 year old Asus ULV50.

Speaking of bloatware, it came with a trial version of Trend Micro Internet security that was not pre-activated, so that was relatively easy to get rid of (I downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials which is free and does an excellent job with a minimum of system resource hogging). Setup was quick, just downloaded the latest Win 7 updates. The version of Google Chrome it comes with is crap so you'll need to uninstall it and download the newest version. It goes without saying that you want to avoid using Internet Explorer.)

My only quibble is that I wished it came with a 7200rpm hard drive instead of 5400rpm, this would save me the trouble of upgrading. Otherwise, am very happy with this baby---way to go, Asus!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sha on December 6, 2011
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I bought this computer on my perception that ASUS makes good, reliable devices. First, a tip of the hat to Amazon's shipping department; I received my computer a full week ahead of the anticipated date! Now, the A53E I ordered has a second gen intel processor clocked at 2.2gHz, 4gigs RAM, 500gig HDD@5400rpm and, Windows7 64bit OS. So far, I am extremely satisfied with this purchase. It runs very cool and loads fast. Both boot and shut down times are very rapid less than minute to boot and seconds from shut down command to black screen. I am not a geek, nor am I comp-illiterate...this box does everything I have asked it to and does it well. I do a fair bit research and documentation, this machine does it all without a hitch. As far as bloatware, mostly ASUS stuff, but some is actually useful and some I got rid of. The one thing I don't care for is the large data partition at 254 gigs, that will get pared down soon as I use externals for storage.

The battery is awesome, at least on this computer. After four or five complete charge/discharge cycles, I am getting from five to six hours on a charge! That said, I don't game and I am not a power user though I usually listen to music while I'm doing other work or surfing and emails. My old tank, HP dv6000 never got more than 2.75 to 3.25 hours at it's best. My new ASUS is lighter, more nimble, and far better equipped. I would give this machine high recommendation to anyone who is not into heavy gaming. I'm thrilled with the A53E.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sarge on December 10, 2011
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This is a very nice laptop. One reason I bought it was because reviews stated it ran cool. Had it on for close to three hours continuous running and it was not hot, just a tiny bit warm. Getting used to Windows 7 - for me, a big difference from XP. Display is very good. Not much difference from my Dell desktop. A bit of a pain to do the restore disks, but that's true of almost all the laptops. Good loooking too, if that's a factor. The manual is on the desktop, so that's good. I would definitely buy ASUS again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ethan on December 12, 2011
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For what it was built to be, this computer exceeds the expectations. The processor has plenty of kick for daily activities and even light video editing, just don't count on an demanding graphics performance. It does come with a good amount of ASUS branded bloatware, but it's all easily removed. The aluminum build gives it a solid and professional feel without sacrificing for more weight, and the fact that the aluminum is on the palm rest helps keeps temperatures down during strenuous use. No ports on the back give a clean look and allow a more secure hinge. All in all, a solidly built entry-level computer suitable for basic computing needs or High School.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DiegoDozer on January 7, 2012
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I purchased this laptop for school and general entertainment. I really like the machine however it seems to lock up and bog down a lot. Also when updating it tends to freeze up. I am no techie so not sure why this is happening. Usually a reboot helps.

The LT is light weight and I really like the aluminum wrist area, it stays cool and feels smooth. One thing I don't like is that the USB ports are right where you would normally have your mouse. So when mousing if you have a wireless mouse chip that is an inch or so long it tends to get in the way of your mousing. The keyboard is nice and is comfortable to type on.

I have to say for the price it's not a bad machine, my only real complaint is the locking up occasionally.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Traveler on January 6, 2012
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Runs cool. The screen is 720p and it drives a 1080p 60Hz TV through HDMI flawlessly. It asks to create 6 DVDs as a restore disk, ridiculous. Chances are by the time they are needed at least one would not work - recordable DVDs can be flaky in my experience. ASUS should provide an installation DVD instead. The specs are great for the price and the processor runs fast, I benchmarked it. However Windows operations can be sluggish, such as opening a file or a window. There is a PDF manual on the disk but it is generic and useless ("depending your model...") and it does not contain any actual technical information, such as the kind of memory supported ("contact authorized...") and max hard drive size. I was not able to locate a manual online. It would be interesting to upgrade the memory to 8GB. The computer has a definite low-end look, it is quite bulky and it feels heavy. "Aluminum" in the description means the palm rest, the rest is plastic. Strangely, the price went up significantly since I bought it, I would think twice at the new price. A nicer and standard thin notebook may be worth the (now smaller) difference.

Added in May 2014: The power supply died, had to get a new one. It keeps spinning the Windows wheel too much. The wifi kept dropping out. This could be repaired by turning wifi adapter on, but then it drops out again. No one in the house wanted to use it even for casual browsing. As of lately, it seems stuck in an infinite loop "repairing" the wifi connection...
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