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

by Asus
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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Product Description

Product Description

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

Not Just another Pretty Face
Smart, Reliable & Efficient

Powered by the 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2310M processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, the A53E-XA1 easily handles multitasking and entertainment on its brilliant 15.6" LED-backlit HD display. HDMI ready, supersize your high-definition media to an HDTV for 1080p visuals and 8 channel surround sound support. The A53E-XA1 is also engineered with ASUS IceCool technology with hairline brushed aluminum to 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

  • 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2310M processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for smart multitasking that automatically senses what you're doing and boosts performance (Learn more)
  • ASUS Power4Gear optimizes system performance for increased performance and battery life (Learn more)
  • IceCool Technology makes use of superior component engineering combined with the aluminum surface, keeps palm rest and typing surfaces cool
  • ASUS Palm-Proof Technology prevents accidental input by intelligently distinguishing between palm and finger contact (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 the 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2310M processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, the A53E-XA1 handles an assortment of daily tasks with ease. ASUS Power4Gear is an assortment of power profiles selectable via the Power4Gear hotkey above the keyboard that optimizes the system for your task at hand—giving the most performance or maximizing battery life.

Comfort and Control Included

Comfort and Control Included
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The A53E-XA1 has an array of built-in features that are specialized for ease of use. It features a chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad and multi-touch trackpad to effortlessly type documents or navigate through your mobile world. The A53E-XA1 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.

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-XA1 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 highly durable premium aluminum texture around the keyboard that retains the A53E-XA1 looks and quality even during extensive, prolonged use.

The power button has a built in light indicator so whether you're in light or dark areas you always know where to find it. With the A53E-XA1, you get a chiclet style keyboard that was the recipient of the iF Product Design Award China—a coveted award given to products with outstanding quality and design. The chiclet keyboard is more than just looks. Its uniquely-spaced layout and key cap design effectively protects it from dust and crumb buildup and makes it easier to clean.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources1, 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 warranty.

1 Year ASUS Global Warranty2

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)2

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-XA1
  • 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)
  • Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2310QM processor (2.1 GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel GMA HD
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM Sockets (up to 8GB)
  • Storage: 320GB 5400RPM hard drive
  • Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD drive
  • 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, 3 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Dimensions: 15.2 x 10.2 x 1.4 –inches (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 5.72lbs (with 6 cell battery)
  • Color: Black

© 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.

1Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in's Service & Reliability Report 2010. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Q2 2010's RESCUECOM report
2ASUS 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: and

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Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366_x_768
Processor2.1 GHz Core i3-2310M
Hard Drive320 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA HD
Chipset BrandIntel
Brand NameAsus
Item model numberA53E-XA1
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight5.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.12 x 10.12 x 1.40 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Optical Drive TypeSuperMulti
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #42,860 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.3 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.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableJune 20, 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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Customer Reviews

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brett Daniels on August 22, 2011
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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.

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.

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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Doran Jr. on August 16, 2011
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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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By Optimus Prime on August 15, 2012
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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.

Large, clear screen
Shockingly great graphics
Good audio
Runs MS Vista like a champ

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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By soni on July 26, 2012
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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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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Nichols on September 2, 2011
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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