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ASUS A53E-ES31 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

by Asus

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  • Intel Core i3 2350M Processor 2.3GHz
  • 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2.3 GHz Core i3-2350M
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameAsus
SeriesA series
Item model numberA53E-ES31
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Dimensions L x W x H17 x 15.50 x 3.90 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDL DVDRW CDRW
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #18,462 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8 pounds
ShippingCurrently, 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.
Date First AvailableJanuary 10, 2012
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Product Description

Product Description

15.6" HD (1366x768) / Intel Core i3-2350M (2.3GHz) / 4GB DDR3 RAM / 500GB 5400RPM / DL DVDRW CDRW / Windows 7 Home Premium (64Bit) / 0.3MP Camera / 6 Cell Battery / HDMI Port / 1YR Global Warranty / 1YR Accidental Damage Protection / 30-Day Zero Bright Dot / 2-Way Free Shipping / 24-7 Tech Support

From the Manufacturer

VH236H - Versatile Widescreen LCD monitor for Instant Multimedia Enjoyment
Smart, Reliable & Efficient

Powered by the Intel CoreTM i3-2350M (2.3GHz) dual-core processor with built-in Intel graphics, the A53E-ES31 easily handles multitasking and entertainment on its brilliant 15.6” LED-backlit HD display. HDMI-ready, you may supersize your high-definition media to an HDTV for up to 1080p visuals and 8-channel surround sound. The A53E-ES31 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.

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Classy Metallic Design

Featuring an elegant color scheme with premium aluminum surface, the A Series notebooks offer an expressive combination of technology and style. The highly durable premium aluminum surface retains their looks and quality even during extensive, prolonged use, allowing you to do more with your K Series notebooks in complete confidence.

Reliable Multitasking Performance

Powered by Intel Core i3-2350M dual-core processor, the A53E-ES31 delivers seamless and responsive multi-tasking along with smooth and rich visuals. With the graphics power built into the processor die, users can forgo the costs and power consumption of discrete graphics processing units. Optimized for notebook use with awesome computing power – in particular, these new mobile CPUs enhance multitasking, so you can get more done at the same time, more smoothly.

Comfort and Control Included

The A53E-ES31 has an array of built-in features that are specialized for ease of use. It features a spacious palm rest with ASUS Palm-Proof Technology where the track pad intelligently distinguishes between your palm and finger to prevent typing errors. 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.

Head-turning Design and Unmatched Durability

Opening this mobile wonder, you will notice a new streamlined design and texture made with ASUS Infusion Technology to retain the A53E-ES31 looks and quality even during 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.

Key Features

  • Large 4GB Memory so you can run your most demanding applications with ease
  • ASUS Power4Gear optimizes system performance for increased performance and longer mobility
  • 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
  • Altec Lansing speakers enhanced with SRS Premium Sound produce crisp and clear audio


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2350M (2.3GHz)
  • 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: 500GB 5400RPM
  • Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Speakers: Altec Lansing speakers
  • Microphone
  • Card Reader: 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO SDHC (SD2.0))
  • Battery Pack: 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
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 port
  • 1 x HDMI port

What's in the Box

  • A53E-ES31 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • 6-cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card

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Customer Reviews

I would definitely recommend this computer to a friend.
Will definitely consider Asus computers for future purchases.
It is very fast and displays everything with good quality.
Slugo Killer

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128 of 130 people found the following review helpful By kellyzdude on April 15, 2012
Format: Personal Computers Verified Purchase
I bought this laptop after a few months of longing, a few weeks of research, and a few days of price hunting. My requirements were fairly simple. I wanted Windows 7 with an i3 or better, at least 4GB of RAM (upgrade-able to 8) and a 320GB drive or bigger. I also wanted to spend no more than $500.

The system arrived within a few days and I excitedly opened it and read through the instructions (this is out of character, but I understand the importance of first start up). The first step was running the backup (4 DVDs later..) and then I worked on removing the bloat. ASUS, like so many others, ships with a bunch of crap you don't need, though in this case it was less than I expected.

The system itself is nice and quick. I have had it playing Need For Speed Hot Pursuit (the new one) and it performs nicely. I've also had it running a Folding@Home client (see [...]) which nets around 2000 points per day. This compares to about 200-300 on my old Athlon64 Desktop machine.

Other notes:
- The power socket is on the left hand side about halfway between the front and the back, and the connector itself is a right-angle. This is a weird place, but is convenient. My wife's most recent Dell had a side connector and it was still damaged through leaning it on things it shouldn't be. I feel the design and location on this laptop would prevent a lot of those issues.

- The laptop feels very cool, even while pumping out very hot air through the vent. It's warm on the legs, but by no means hot like I've experienced with older laptops.

- The numeric keypad is nice, but is a little weird if you're used to the separated keypad on larger laptops or desktop keyboards. More than once I've hit the right-arrow while trying to tap zero.
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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Long-Suffering Technology Consumer TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 27, 2012
Style Name: Core-i3Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
The ASUS A53-AS31-RD is a very good general purpose laptop. It works well with productivity applications, web browsing and basic photo editing. It multitasks well (playing music and working on Office applications). The area around the keyboard and touchpad and the top are each textured; that and the dark red color keep this machine from being a fingerprint magnet: good design!

Ports include an SD media slot, a LAN connection, three USB ports and HDMI out. Battery life is average; around 3 hours out of the box, although you can probably coax more out of it with adjustments in the Windows 7 control panel or the included ASUS desktop power management gadget. Out of the box it was relatively free of unwanted bloatware or trial versions of programs (kudos to ASUS for that).

This computer does not ship with recovery media; you'll need four DVDs when you run its built-in utility to create your own recovery kit (do this first!).

Overall, this is a solid laptop that should serve well for all but the most demanding computing needs. The color breaks it from the packs of black, silver and white machines out there! Watch for deep discounts to make this unit even more attractive.

Note: this machine's default hard drive configuration includes two logical partitions, with about 75% devoted to a "D" drive for data. I used Windows disk management tools to shrink that volume and restore all the free space to the "C" drive. This is just my preference, but it can help avoid issues with applications that struggle to remember "non-C-drive" locations for storing data files.
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110 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on May 31, 2012
Style Name: Core-i5Color Name: White Verified Purchase
This item comes in i3 & i5 versions. The i5 isn't always available, though.

This A53e might be reasonably priced for what you get, but it's not quite what I think of as a 'budget' device.

A budget laptop has an i3 processor. I'm reviewing the i5.
A budget laptop has around 250-500gb memory. This has 750gb
A budget laptop doesn't have HD screen. This does
A budget laptop doesn't usually come w/HDMI or USB 3.0. This does
A budget laptop doesn't usually come w/face detection. This does

That said, the 4gb of onboard RAM is definitely budget, but also upgradeable to 8gb for only $23. The 0.3 megapixel webcam is also pretty low-rent. So, it's obviously not the top-shelf model either.

The i5 processor is the 2nd gen variant which is a significant step-up from the 1st i5, plus it has 'turbo boost' which variably kicks in. So, it's not a mid-range i5. It's closer to an i7 than an i3.

This is the coolest-running PC I've owned. The white version has a subtle design to it. I was happy to find little bloatware.

The description is inaccurate. This is an LCD laptop, not an LED. There is no onboard bluetooth. There is no dial volume control. Instead, you must click on-screen volume control & slide or use the function & f12 keys repeatedly which is less than convenient. You can't just lower the sound immediately. That *really* bothers me. Something to consider if you sneak peaks at porn in heavy rotation. The same applies to the brightness adjustments - 2 clicks & it doesn't always respond. The mouse clicker is too loud which seems kind of cheap. The speaker could be a bit louder. The webcam is below par. The screen started out bright, but seems to have gotten dimmer, even with brightness adjustment all the way up.
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