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ASUS A53E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews of ASUS A53E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The usability and price also get good opinions. There are mixed opinions on the touchpad and size, and the connectivity and sound get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS A53E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for ASUS A53E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of ASUS A53E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS A53E-XT4 15.6" Laptop ComputerASUS A53E-XT4 15.6" Laptop Computer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

ASUS A53E-XN1

 

The ASUS A53E-XN1 is a 15.6-inch notebook with an LED-backlit LCD that sports a 1,366 by 768 resolution, a 2.0GHz Intel Pentium B940 processor and a 0.3 megapixel webcam.

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Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Asus A53E-XA2

 

The Asus A53E-XA2 budget laptop sports an Intel Core i5 processor, strong battery life, and a pretty cool design.

Intel Core i5 CPU provides strong performance. Solid battery life. Scratch-resistant finish.

Light on features. Awkwardly placed power connector.

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Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Best Laptop

 

Everything

None

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Dreaded Porkchop (newegg.com)

ASUS A53SV-NH71

 

A compact, sturdy laptop- good enough for surfing, email, & general internet things...The 6 GB RAM helps keep it on par with my activities

Generally good, but I have a need for more speed

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Dreaded Porkchop (newegg.com)

Good Product

 

A compact, sturdy laptop- good enough for surfing, email, & general internet things...The 6 GB RAM helps keep it on par with my activities

Generally good, but I have a need for more speed

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: kian (newegg.com)

Amazing laptop. 3 years plus owner!

 

I've had this laptop since when I purchased it back in 2011. Ever since then its been working like a charm. No problems at all that would cause harm to the machine. Fan is quite but can get warm at times ; I currently use SolidWorks, Pro E, CATIA V5,...

None

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: kian (newegg.com)

ASUS A53SV-XN1

 

I've had this laptop since when I purchased it back in 2011. Ever since then its been working like a charm. No problems at all that would cause harm to the machine. Fan is quite but can get warm at times ; I currently use SolidWorks, Pro E, CATIA V5,...

None

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Nick (newegg.com)

Lasted 2 years

 

See cons. It is tough to recommend it knowing that it will die at some point.

1. Price ; 2. Speed: i7 Quadcore ; 3. Discrete graphics card ; 4. 6 GB of RAM ; 5. HMDI out, USB 3.0 ; 6. Biggest bang for the buck for an amazing machine ; 7. ....while I had it, it was a great machine

1. Died on me after exactly 2 years and 3 months. The charger stopper working. This is a known issue with this model of ASUS. The problem is that the DC jack stops working internally. The DC jack is part of the motherboard (not a discrete part that can...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Broken

 

Great while it worked

I've had nothing but problems with this computer. As soon as the one year warranty expired I began having power issues. I contact ASUS support and I was advised that the motherboard had to be replaced and the process would cost almost $300 total. I...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Mikey Psycho (newegg.com)

Decent while it lasted

 

I tried really hard to take good care of this laptop. I didn't drop it, bang it really hard, or just generally abuse it. I was severely disappointed when the power jack on the motherboard starting losing connectivity. For a good five months, I had to...

It was great for the first year. I didn't have any performance issues, but I wasn't trying to run games or video editing. Would have been a great laptop if it lasted

The power jack on the mother board starting losing connectivity after a year, meaning I had to put the power plug at weird angles to get it to charge. I tried soldering a new one on, but ended up breaking the motherboard (my fault) ; The power jack on...

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56
Battery life (max):6
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Brown
Form Factor:Clamshell

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.9 x 9.96 x 1.37
Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Weight:5.73
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:No / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 53450 / 53470
Processor code:SR02S / SR04S / SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.96
Depth (imperial):9.96
Height (front):1.1 / 1.11
Height (front) (imperial):1.11
Height (rear):1.34 / 1.37
Height (rear) (imperial):1.37
Weight:5.73
Width:14.9
Width (imperial):14.9