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ASUS A53E-EH91 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)

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  • Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor 2.1GHz
  • 4GB DIMM RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel GMA HD
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2.1 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
RAM4 GB DIMM
Hard Drive320 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-EH91
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight5.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.12 x 10.12 x 1.40 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
ASINB005UUSHD2
Best Sellers Rank #11,510 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 1, 2011
  
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Product Description

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Not Just another Pretty Face
Smart, Reliable & Efficient


Powered by an Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core B950 Processor with Intel GMA HD Graphics, the ASUS A53E-EH91 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® Pentium® Dual-Core B950 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® Pentium® Dual-Core B950 Processor with Intel GMA HD Graphics, A53E-EH91 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-EH91 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-EH91 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-EH91 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-EH91 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-EH91
  • AC Adapter
  • 6 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card

Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768) (LED)
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core B950 Processor (2.1 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: 320GB 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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Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

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  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

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Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.

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© 2011 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.

1All figures are theoretical values compared to USB 2.0 benchmarks for reference purposes. Actual speed depends on the device and system status.
2http://commercial.asus.com/promos/ASUSReliability/
3ASUS reserves the right to exclude certain SKUs; check with your retailer to confirm coverage of specific models. Valid for notebooks purchased in the US and Canada only. Certain retailers do not participate in ADP coverage. For complete details, please visit: http://completewarranty.asus.com/.

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From the Manufacturer

15.6" (1366x768) LED/Intel Pentium B950 (2.1GHz)/4GB DDR3 RAM/320GB 5400/DL DVDRW CDRW/Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)/802.11BGN/0.3M Pixel/6 Cell Battery/HDMI Port/1 USB 3.0 Port/2 USB 2.0 Ports/5-in-1 Card Reader/ 1YR Global Warranty/1 YR Accidental Damage Protection/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-Way Free Shipping/24-7 Tech Support

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Customer Reviews

Good battery life.
DaveH_SF
This laptop is very fast and the design is very slim and light.
Ryan K
This computer does everything I want it to.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Michael R. Taylor on November 15, 2011
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I bought this because I needed a good laptop to take with me on buisness. I didnt need anything fancy, but I needed a good solid computer. This fits the bill. I am currently running the laptop with windows 7 and linux xbunutu. It runs great and I have no problem with either OS. It stays cool all the time. My old laptop would get so hot that it would actually make t very uncomfortable to work with. I look forward to testing it out in field conditions. The battery life is pretty good, I guess I have totweek it some more to figure out how to get this 8 hr life they talked about, but 6 isnot bad either. All in all, it is a good laptop and I ould recommend it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Utilitarian on November 7, 2011
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Just got it and seems fine. The system shows K53E and better than expected. Will update if anything negative found. If you register they claim you get an extra years protection free.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By haiku on December 7, 2011
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I've been using this computer for a week now and I really like it. The processor is a stripped down i3 and it handles everyday tasks well, including playing 720 and 1080 HD video. The keyboard is excellent quality. I don't like the touchpad, however I'm not a fan of them in general. The computer comes stock with a ton of bloatware but it is easily removed. Overall I would certainly purchase it again, especially at the $299 price point it was available for on Black Friday.

I've been a ThinkPad user for years but this Asus is of equal quality for sure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By phliss on January 5, 2012
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I was very excited to get a good deal on a computer that was rated 5 stars by reviewers. Bought as a gift for my mother. When it came out of the box and the battery was charged, it wouldn't accept keyboard entry. After 3 calls (first one said "you need a new keyboard" and hung up; 2nd one said he could walk her through the set-up steps for $150; 3rd one was a great service rep. Turns out the alphabet entry was locked and he walked us through a reboot (pressed F9 a bunch of times as it restarted). Then after an hour or so, that part was fixed. Next day, we tried to access the Microsoft Office (limited function or something like that). The product key code would not work. Called Microsoft where rep gave us 4 different product keys to try. No luck. Referred to someplace else. They were all set to help us but turns out they charged $100+. It was like pulling teeth to get them to say whether or not there was a charge. Gave that up for another day. CD/DVD optic drive would not load any discs. Today (after requesting return label from Amazon) it ejected the disc that was trapped inside it. I am sad that this seemingly snappy little computer did not perform. I think I got a lemon. Too bad the service reps were so unhelpful, aside from the man who got the keyboard unlocked and the system rebooted.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marles on November 29, 2011
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I just recieved this product by ups today and it actually came earlier than it originally said it would arrive. So far I love this computer. It is very fast and just the perfect size. The battery life is great if you have your screen brightness on low, I am at 84% and it says I still have 6hrs and 23mins. It really is a good looking computer and is very sleek and sharp looking. The only thing that is not so great is the clarity of the webcam other than that it is an amazing computer and the perfect buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Pacheco on February 4, 2012
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I got this laptop for my mother for Christmas, and within one week of her opening it and learning to use it, it stopped working. Considering it basically sat on her desk and was only lightly used to get e-mails and browse the Internet a few times, I'm completely at a loss as to why this would happen (and I've been working on computers for over ten years).

I will say that it worked pretty well for the few hours of life the poor thing had on this Earth. It was nice to look at, had a reasonable weight, and the attached numerical pad was great. Back-lit keys would have been nice but, given the low price, you can't expect everything.

We did call tech support and they walked us through the normal steps of troubleshooting ("Yes, it's plugged in..."), and they told us we could ship it back to them for repair, but at the end of the day, we just decided to cut our losses and get a refund from Amazon.

I was really expecting more from an Asus.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DaveH_SF on December 24, 2011
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We bought this as a gift for a 12 year old. For the price ($399), this is an excellent computer. It is fast enough for all basic tasks, including streaming high-def movies, and a has a practical combination of features.

Plusses:
USB 3.0 port.
The aluminum construction means the computer runs very cool and quiet. This is a laptop that is comfortable to use on your lap.
Good battery life.
Good sized hard drive.
One year accident coverage.
Jitter free video.

Minuses:
Touch pad sometimes oversensitive.
Letters on keyboard are hard to see in low light.
Number pad cramped, and no bump on the "5" key makes touch typing difficult
No volume wheel for the speaker -- you have to do this with software. No dedicated media control buttons.

Neutral:
Sound is tinny, but not that bad for a portable of this size.
Hard drive is partitioned so that one partition (C:) is for the OS and programs and the other (D:) is for data. While this is very nice, the libraries are set to be on the C partition. However, moving them D partition is not very difficult.

Overall, this was exactly what we were looking for.
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