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ASUS A53U-EH11 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Mocha)

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  • AMD c series dual core c 60 Processor 1.33GHz
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6290
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Product Description

15.6" (1366x768) (LED) / AMD C-60 (1.33GHz) / 3GB DDR3 / AMD HD 6290G / 620GB 5400RPM / DL DVDRW CDRW / Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) / 80.11BGN / 0.3MP Camera / 6 Cell Battery / HDMI / 1YR Global Warranty / 1 YR Accidental Damage Protection / 30-Day Zero Bright Dot / 2-Way Free Shipping / 24-7 Tech Support

Not Just Another Pretty Face
Smart, Reliable & Efficient

Powered by an AMD Brazos C-60 Processor with AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics for brilliant and responsive HD entertainment, the ASUS A53U-EH11 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 up to 1080p visuals and 8 channel surround sound support. The A53U-EH11 features a new streamlined design with ASUS Infusion Technology to give this notebook a scratch-resistant coat with eye-catching style.

Not Just another Pretty Face

Key Features

  • AMD Brazos C-60 Processor with AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics for brilliant and responsive HD entertainment (Learn more)
  • ASUS Power4Gear optimizes system performance for increased performance and longer mobility (Learn more)
  • 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 and clear audio

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Reliable Multitasking Performance

Reliable Multitasking Performance
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Powered by an AMD Brazos C-60 Processor with AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics for brilliant and responsive HD entertainment, the A53U-EH11 handles an assortment of daily tasks with ease. 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.

Comfort and Control Included

Comfort and Control Included
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The A53U-EH11 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 A53U-EH11 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 A53U-EH11 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 A53U-EH11 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 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 complimentary 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

  • A53U-EH11
  • 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: AMD Brazos C-60 Processor (1.33 GHz)
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 3GB 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, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 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: Mocha

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Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

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.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

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.

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Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor1 GHz C-Series Dual-Core C-60
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive320 GB
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon HD 6290
Chipset BrandAMD
Card DescriptionHD 6290 Graphics
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameAsus
Item model numberA53U-EH11
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight5.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.12 x 1.40 x 10.12 inches
Color Mocha
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDL DVDRW CDRW
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #20,118 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.8 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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

81 of 83 people found the following review helpful By agileconnor on January 14, 2012
I bought this laptop to replace my old Dell and I love it! It boots in around 20-30 seconds and is really fast in High Performance mode. It can even run Starcraft 2 with no problems. For the people that say it's slow, have you looked to see what mode it's in? It has 4 operating modes. High Performance, Entertainment, Quiet Office, and Battery Saver mode. It comes with Battery Saver mode on default so make sure to change it. If your looking for a really good laptop for a fair price then this is the one to get.

I have now had this laptop for almost three years and it is still holding up very well. By now the hardware is slightly outdated, but it still performs exceptionally. Over time the laptop has slowed down a little bit, but I have counteracted by upgrading the RAM prebuilt into the laptop. I still use it for mid-level computer games and for other day to day uses which it is very well suited to do. If you take of this laptop it will perform great for a long period of time and makes a great cheap device.

I only docked a star from it's rating because of the slow down over time and because the laptop is actually an ASUS K53U and not an A53U. I have no idea why Amazon has it listed as an A53U as you can find no details on the ASUS site about an A53U. Otherwise this is a great laptop!
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By khaos on February 2, 2012
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This review is not going to be extremely in-depth, because I bought this computer for my dad for Christmas and only used it for about 2 days to get everything set up on it. Side note: My personal computers are Macs, but I am not extremely biased on operating systems, and I think Windows did a good job with 7. That being said, here is my initial impression on the computer.

The shipment of the laptop was quick and free (thanks Amazon Prime)! Packaging was minimum, but definitely secured and padded the laptop, which is a bonus in my eyes.

Upon opening the packaging, the computer looked sleek. It seemed like it was made not as study as a MacBook Pro (my Mac side showing), but it also wasn't cheaply made. It's made with plastic, which allows for it to be lighter and hopefully more durable.

Windows 7 Home Premium came with it, which is a nice upgrade from the basic, but it came loaded with all the Asus add-ons and slowed down the performance greatly. On start-up, the computer was using about ~65-70% of the memory performance. There was A LOT of programs running that was bogging down the performance. The very first thing I did was install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and wiped the hard drive of all the nasty programs. The Windows 7 disc didn't come with the computer, so it may help to have a friend that has a physical disc and you can just load your OEM Windows key that came with the computer (on the box).

Once a fresh Windows 7 was installed, the computer ran like a dream. It is mainly being used for web surfing and light office work. I haven't received a call with any problems with it, so it's holding up!
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Pat on December 15, 2011
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We purchased this to replace a Gateway laptop and I have to say so far this ASUS is an excellent little computer! Very easy to get this up and running and it loads pages quickly. The warranty that comes with the laptop is one of the best that I've seen. For the money you can't go wrong with this!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Pam on January 9, 2012
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This was my Christmas present to myself. I am using it to replace my much more robust HP Pavilion 17 inch laptop, which is not that portable. The HP works great as a home computer, but is heavy and cumbersome for travel. This new ASUS is just right for travel. It is light weight, and the screen is big enough to work remotely. It works great as an extra computer (as I also have a desktop.) It is the perfect device that is in between my Xoom Tablet and My HP Desktop. I would not recommend it for someone who depends on a computer solely for their lively hood, but it you need a great computer for email, internet surfing, and smaller job task, this is perfect.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By P. C. WALL on January 16, 2012
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Computer works fine. Less bloatware than an HP or Dell, but still required some removal at first set up. If you're trying to play Skyrim, this is not your machine. If you're going to email, skype, play angry birds and eventually do school work... this is fine.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By gregrocker on December 28, 2011
I spent a day clean reinstalling this model for a Christmas gift for a 12 year old, after trying to clean up the preinstalled factory bloatware resulted in hangs and explorer crashing. As always it runs instantaneously after a clean reinstall, but users should be aware that the cam software package will not work when installed from Asus Downloads webpage for this model. This means you can't look at yourself with various controls to tweak appearance. However the cam still works with the Win7 driver given for real-life needs like Skype or Video chat that rely on those 3rd party programs.

Use free MS Security Essentials AV for best performance, with all startups except AV turned off in msconfig>Startup and >Services after hiding all MS services.

Clean reinstall requires the quick robocall activation necessary when the COA sticker containing Product Key has OA (offline activation) after the version name. You can google the official Win7 ISO download to burn to DVD.

Other than using the drivers which Win7 delivers in installer and are updated quickly via optional Windows Updates, I did also import the model's chipset which often adds functionality on laptops. I noticed no additional performance gain. The laptop has instantaneous and feather-light performance which is what one should expect with Win7, after conquering the factory bloatware which throttles and corrupts the best OS ever.

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