|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Core i3-2350M|
|RAM||4 GB DIMM|
|Hard Drive||750 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel GMA HD|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
ASUS A53E-AS31 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)
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- Intel Core i3 2350M Processor 2.3GHz
- 4 GB DIMM, 6 hours of battery life
- 750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
- 15.6-Inch LED Screen, Intel GMA HD Graphics
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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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.
- 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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
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This is a nice computer with big screen and easy to use and has a nice key board. Crashed after 2 years, but got it fixed. Works ok now.Published 16 days ago by KUKKSRN
I've had this computer going on 4 years now. It worked great up until a month ago when the power jack became iffy (have to push in the power jack relatively hard and angle it a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ray D.
Ive had this for a few years now and this thing still runs smooth.Published 8 months ago by Brent H.
Great machine. Works well under pressure and continual use. Fast processing, especially with graphics. Reason for giving it 4 stars is because it developed a hard drive issue. Read morePublished 8 months ago by sagganf
A real workhorse. Performs great. Only flaw is the battery life.Published 9 months ago by Floridaguy
I have bought it 3 years ago and still no problem at all. I am very satisfied.Published 15 months ago by Bachana Shengelia
very satisfied with the product, price, service and timingPublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
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