|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Processor||2.1 GHz Core i3-2310M|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||320 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel GMA HD|
ASUS A53E-XA1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)
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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.Read more ›
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.
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
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)
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
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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