|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||1.65 GHz E-Series Dual-Core E-450|
|RAM||4 GB DIMM|
|Hard Drive||320 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon HD 6320|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
ASUS A53U 15-Inch Laptop [OLD VERSION]
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Today I was busy installing software and uploading music into itunes and everything ran smoothly. I was able to multitask without slowing things down. The audio quality isn't amazing but it is adequate. It does not get super loud and it doesn't have great sound quality. For listening to music I would recommend headphones or plugging in some speakers. For watching streaming video it will suffice. The battery lasted for about 4.5 hours with the screen dimmed. The fan is very quiet and the palm rests really do stay cool. It also starts up, shuts down, and comes in and out of hibernation quickly. Still very happy with my purchase.
I'm impressed. I was really leery of the APU especially one with low clock cycles such as this but I was way off. This is an impressive computer! Start-up and shutdown are very quick, it runs DX11 games (with moderate settings) very well, web-surfing, watching movies, and listing to music simultaneously is not a problem. I work in IT for a living (I'm obviously not a writer) and I'm very familiar with what you get at the bottom end of the laptop market. Pentium D or dual core, or dirt slow Amd equals... those processors don't cut the mustard in today higher end programs, this thing handles them well.
To sum it up... If your looking for a gaming laptop spend $1400 on a high end laptop and spend a few hundred more to stuff an SSD in it (it's worth it.) If you're on a tight budget and need a laptop that can get it done, look no further.
I was looking for an affordable, well built unit at a good price for my father to use. When I came across this unit at the $369 price point I could not help but order it.
First, the unit has a very solid feel. Unlike the glossy laptops out there, this unit does not show the finger prints on the case.
The unit stays extremely cool both on the wrist rests as well as on the underside.
Screen is absolutely gorgeous. Very clear, and the clear isn't especially an issue because of the gloss.
I was impressed with how little crapware was preinstalled. I got used to HP which simply loads down every machine with copious amounts of crapware that need to be removed prior to use.
Keyboard is quiet and the keys have a very nice feel when pressed.
I would certainly recommend this laptop to anyone who is looking for an entry level laptop for basic web browsing and video viewing.
Will provide updates as our use progresses.
It's not a surprise to me, as I've gotten several AMD Fusion-based machines before this and it makes for a great overall platform for general use.
The Fusion platform doesn't win benchmarks. What it does do is allow low-cost computers to do everything pretty well.
Overall the best term to describe this laptop is "adequate."
That remark sounds negative, but it's not at all. Adequate in the sense it has enough to do everything well enough, as opposed to being too weak or lacking in any area where you have to prioritize your usage expectations in order to buy a laptop that fits into the lowest possible budget.
It looks and feels like a quality machine and has enough of everything to do well by most. The build of the casing, the keyboard (not so much the trackpad :P), the LED monitor all would feel perfectly in place on a $1000+ machine.
The included MS Office starter edition (Word and Excel) runs great.
I cannot give anything less than 5 stars to a well-built, nice looking laptop that runs everything from MS Office to games for the asking price of this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ok, laptop. Slowed down over time. had to reset. Asus's lowend lappy are, well low end. Not recommendedPublished 3 months ago by Kumar dude
This was nice for the first year or so then it really slowed down and now I never use it. ><Published 7 months ago by Brii
Well, I'm glad that they have a new version. Mine is no longer working after the second year of purchase and yet the one my son purchased works fine. I just got a lemon. Read morePublished 9 months ago by BDawn
Decent enough laptop but the keyboard is terrible. You really have to slam down on the keys or else the letter doesn't show on the screen. Read morePublished 22 months ago by John K.
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