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ASUS A53E-XA1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)

by Asus
3.5 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Intel Core i3-2310M (2.1GHz);
  • 4GB DDR3 1333MHz, 2 SODIMM Sockets, up to 8GB
  • 320GB Hard Drive; SuperMulti Optical Drive
  • 15.6-Inch HD (1366x768) LED Display; Intel GMA HD
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
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15.6" HD (1366x768) LED/i3-2310M Dual Core (2.1GHz)/4GB DDR3 RAM/Intel GMA HD/320GB HDD/SuperMulti ODD/Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)/802.11BGN/0.3M Pixel/6 Cell battery/3 USB 2.0 ports/5-in-1 card reader/1YR Global warranty/1YR Accidental Damage Warranty/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1366_x_768
Processor 2.1 GHz Core i3-2310M
RAM 4 GB SO-DIMM
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive 320 GB
Graphics Coprocessor Intel GMA HD
Chipset Brand Intel
Wireless Type 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand Name Asus
Item model number A53E-XA1
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight 5.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 15.1 x 10.1 x 1.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.12 x 10.12 x 1.4 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Computer Memory Type SODIMM
Optical Drive Type SuperMulti
Voltage 19 volts

Additional Information

ASIN B00568VAB4
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #45,760 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#9,992 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 8.3 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.
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Date First Available June 20, 2011

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

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After a (probably far too) long time of scouring Amazon's laptop selection, I eventually settled on this model. I've had it for about 1 week, and in that time, I can say I am fairly happy with the purchase.

Pros:
Price. Considering what you are getting, this computer seems like a quality product for the amount it costs.
Display: It's slightly larger than I expected and quite crisp.
Battery: While this doesn't boast the 8+hours I've seen on smaller models, it has been hovering around 4-5 hours on batter.
Keyboard: I enjoy the well-spaced out chiclet keys. It feels less cramped than other laptops I've used in the past, although, having the full numerical keys on the right will take some getting used to.
Speed: This thing is a powerhouse compared to my last laptop (Acer Aspire 5100 with 1 GB RAM). The i3 seems quite quick and the 4 GB of RAM appear to have ample processor speed to handle most of what I do (Web browsing, streaming and light gaming). I think I will, however be upgrading to 8 GB RAM shortly, mostly because I can, when I figure out which sticks will work best.
Windows 7 Home Premium: Having used the starter kit on some netbooks, this seems like a much better user experience.
Protection plan: Since I haven't needed it (yet), I can't speak to how Asus is about fulfilling the drops and spills protection, but, being a clumsy person, I appreciate the piece of mind.
Frame: The aluminum around the keyboard makes it seem like a much nicer computer than the price tag suggests, and so far it has stayed quite cool despite sitting in my lap.

Undecided:
Track pad: It has a nice feel to it and I enjoy the multi-touch functions, however, I have inadvertently clicked while trying to type emails on several occasions.
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As an engineering student I scraped up my savings to purchase a decent computer this summer, and after several days of surfing and researching I decided on this one. So far I have no complaints, I've installed all of my programming software for school with ease, and they run flawlessly. I've noticed others have had problems with crashing, however I find that hard to believe as this laptop has been performing beyond expectations since the moment I opened it. One tremendous feature of this laptop that I absolutely love is the different battery settings for those nights that I'm grinding out code; on the energy saver settings it outlasted 6 hours!!!!(I fell asleep before the laptop did)

I am a little disappointed with the hard drive space of the laptop, however for the money you can't find a better deal on the market.
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I had a HP laptop previous to this purchase which lasted me less than a year. I was a little reluctant when purchasing this laptop 1) because I had never bought a laptop without seeing it first, and 2) because the price was a little to good to be true. (I'm a bit of a skeptic)

However, I've been running this laptop solid for the last 6 months and have had no problems with it. It runs strong, processes video and flight simulators surprisingly well, and the battery lasts for a good 2-3 hours off charger (if full to start with) depending on the processes you're running on it. The screen is bright and has excellent clarity along with clear and audible audio.

ASUS is a good brand I've trusted for years and I'm proud to say this laptop is built with the same quality as their hardware.

PRO'S:
Dependable
Lightweight
Large, clear screen
Shockingly great graphics
Good audio
Runs MS Vista like a champ

CON'S:
Takes a long time to boot up (I almost always hibernate as a result)
It would be nice if the keys illuminated
Comes loaded with a lot of junk (I reinstalled the OS within 5 minutes of opening the box)
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this laptop is pretty ok for a student. i got this in January and it had so much bloatware, easily removed of course. but even then, it runs so slow! there is hardly anything stored on it yet its so incredibly slow, even to open word it takes a while.

anyway, i like the keyboard and the screen size is pretty nice. the laptop itself looks good. but i just wish it would perform better
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My husband and I bought this laptop strickly for me to do school work on, we have a desktop but I needed something a little more portable. This was not used for gaming, or any type of video streaming. I bought the Microsoft Office suite with it and that was the only thing we installed on this computer. We ran every single update it asked us to (I believe initially it was around 57 updates).

We purchased it on a Sunday, by Tuesday it crashed. We called the manufacturer and they told us how to reset the computer back to the factory settings. After that it was good until the following Tuesday. The computer had crashed again, we had earlier in the week backed up the computer so from that we restored it again. By that Friday (3 days later) the internet would not connect and if it did there was a load time of about a minute and a half. It also would not pull up any of the Microsoft Office Suites without "Not Responding".

In my opinion, the software (bloatware) was too much for the system to handle. My husband finally decided to return it to Best Buy and we then switched to a Toshiba i3 500gb laptop that is perfect. One clear sign that maybe this computer was an all around flaw for everyone is when we bought it on that Sunday and returned it a week and a half later Best Buy had already removed it from their shelves and their website so they are no longer selling this computer.

This computer is still fairly new to the market so there isn't a lot of reviews out for it. Beware of the possible troubles and ensure that there is a good return policy in place before purchasing just in case.
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