|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||2.1 GHz Core i3-2310M|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||320 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
ASUS A54C-AB31 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)
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I bought this for a present for a family member on the Black Friday deal, so my time using it only included starting it up, updating windows, removing Mcafee, installing adobe flash, reader, and Java, installing Libreoffice, and making the restore disks.
Unfortunately battery life will not be included in this review.
First impressions - WOW! taking it out of the box I was very impressed with the look, feel, and weight. It's very light compared to my Toshiba and HP I3 laptops.
texture- the entire laptop as with most Asus laptops have what appears to be a semi-rough texture on the palm areas and mouse pad. This texture kept my family from buying these laptops and I have to say that's very unfortunate, because after spending 5 hours setting the computer up I realized one thing.. I love the texture! It's so much more comfortable than it appears.
Screen - I didn't get to play games or watch movies, but what I did get to see is the viewing angle of the screen is pretty much unlimited. Unlike my Toshiba I3 LCD laptop that you have to constantly adjust the screen so you are square to it or you can't see, the viewing angle of this Asus LED is very wide and actually better than my HP LED I3 laptop that cost twice as much.
RUNS COOL! - I can't overstate this enough. Place my other two I3 laptops on the bed and within 20 minutes the Toshiba will be very warm and the HP will actually overheat with both units fans running at full speed like an airplane. I ran the Asus on the bed for 3 hours during my installation and the unit never got even close to luke warm.Read more ›
I was pleasantly surprised to find the 2nd RAM slot empty in the easy access panel underneath the unit. I filled it with more memory I had kicking around and it's not a 6GB machine. Nice!
I have been impressed with the simply, solid function too.
The one unimpressive thing is the partition on the hard drive. I don't know why ASUS insists on doing this but the 50% of the hard drive dedicated to "Data" and then NOT redirecting the Library folders to the data drive... it's just not good. I used a partition manager to resize C: and eliminate the useless D:
So when this arrived, I just had to plug it into the wall and turn it on.
1. You need 6 CD's to back up the computer so have them ready when it arrives.
2. You have McAfee installed and good for 10 days. I just bought McAfee for two years, no problems. You need to find the hidden McAfee icon on the bottom task bar to activate it though, a little white arrow pointing up to the right. No issue there.
3. I also downloaded Malwarebytes, free edition.
4. Needed to buy Microsoft Office Students and install that.
5. Adobe is already installed.
6. I bought two USB hubs for around 15 dollars each and plugged them in. Worked fine. There are only 2 USB ports and I wanted to have the scanner and printer on one hub and I use an external keyboard and mouse so plugged them into the other. No issues.
7. You have the normal registration window to fill out of course.
Hope this helps.
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The sound broke little after I got it, so did the VGA... apart from that, very good laptopPublished 16 months ago by LorenML
Order this two years ago here on Amazon. The laptop still works great despite the amount of abuse it has taken over the years.Published 18 months ago by Lexington55
Bought this for my son a couple years ago and still working well. He did drop it from desk height, now the HDMI output doesn't work...but that was his fault. Great product!Published on January 2, 2014 by Darren Mortensen
Awesome laptop for the price. Nice looking screen, good sound and runs very smoothly. Also has a very nice look to it. Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by SWY11389
The only reason I didn't give this laptop 5 stars is that it only has 2 USB ports and that is woefully inadequate, but that said I have no other complaints about this laptop. Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by Burt Rochon
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