Summary: I overwrote the OS with Linux, which went smoothly, and the machine has been completely reliable. There are plenty of ports. The only odd thing has been that DVDs don't play, though that isn't a great need.
Summary: I really like this computer. It's taking some getting used to, but I like it. The only thing I am having trouble with is, the mouse pad is left of center (centered under the letters). There is a 10 key to the right.
Summary: Looking for a great deal on a laptop. Was going to buy the newer laptop model (Asus). Then I saw this one. I was going to buy this one first. But, I was a little afraid being second hand. Well, with a all the cool things that this laptop had it was no contest. This model is awesome. I couldn't not believe the picture. It so sharp and clear. And this laptop is fast. I have downloaded free games from EB games. And I tell you what. They looked awesome and played very well.
Summary: I looked for the cheapest, best laptop I could find since this is for my son. He has gone through four laptops in seven years of college. I consider laptops consumable. I was pleasantly surprised when this arrived. It actually might be the best, (and cheapest) one yet I've found. He needs Internet access and Word. It is a good, basic computer for a college student who is hauling it all over the USA. Enough RAM and hard drive for his needs. Portable and thin.
Summary: I got this laptop for my mother for Christmas, and within one week of her opening it and learning to use it, it stopped working. Considering it basically sat on her desk and was only lightly used to get e-mails and browse the Internet a few times, I'm completely at a loss as to why this would happen (and I've been working on computers for over ten years). I will say that it worked pretty well for the few hours of life the poor thing had on this Earth.
Summary: So I bought a new A53E ASUS laptop on Black Friday which was delivered to me a few days later, in sealed and apparently undamaged original box. I got it for my folks and I left the laptop unopened in my closet until a few days ago that I opened the box for the first time and faced problems right out of the box: - The laptop's keyboard was hanging out and I had to reseat it myself. - Upon turning on the laptop, it got stuck at loading Windows.
Summary: Great performance, memory, features for the price. Battery life is decent, only complaints are for the touchpad and keyboard: touchpad sometimes acts a little funny, and I don't really like how the directional buttons and number pad are all merged into the keyboard without any distinct separation from the rest of the buttons. But overall great deal.
ASUS A53E-EH91 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)
15 January 2012
Summary: The service was fast and very friendly, the item received was just as described in the ad and on the website. I have alway had great service for Amazon in the pass and I am sure they will continue to furnish the same service in the furture. The Lap Top has been a very nice addition to my home office, I am very happy to have gotten it.
Summary: I was very excited to get a good deal on a computer that was rated 5 stars by reviewers. Bought as a gift for my mother. When it came out of the box and the battery was charged, it wouldn't accept keyboard entry. After 3 calls (first one said "you need a new keyboard" and hung up; 2nd one said he could walk her through the set-up steps for $150; 3rd one was a great service rep.