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

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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 Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366_x_768
Processor2.1 GHz Core i3-2310M
RAM4 GB SO-DIMM
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
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Optical Drive TypeSuperMulti
  
Additional Information
ASINB00568VAB4
Best Sellers Rank #21,595 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.3 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 20, 2011
  
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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

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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

Specifications

  • 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 PCMag.com's Service & Reliability Report 2010. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/laptop-reliability-1109/ ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Q2 2010's RESCUECOM report http://www.rescuecom.com/2010-2nd-Quarter-Computer-Reliability-Report.html
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: usa.asus.com/event/ASUS360 and adw.asus.com/.

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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.

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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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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a great laptop for for the money, very quick a bug free. It has beeen very reliable and easy to use.
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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.

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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