What Laptop Gives You the Best Value for Your Money?
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From the High School or College Student to the working professional, the laptop computer plays a vital role in peoples’ lives. We rely on them to help us perform daily tasks, stay in touch with friends and family, keep our confidential information, and to be our connection to the world.
It would seem that everyone these days has a laptop computer – or at least ready access to one.
Affordability has been a roadblock to the complete proliferation of laptop computers; however, this wall is being torn down.
The latest round of laptops are cheaper, faster, and offer a wider range of capabilities than those of even just a few years ago. The price point is being hammered down making it a possibility for more people to own a laptop.
Though there is still a large range of prices – some laptops are several thousand dollars – there is a movement to produce the “budget” laptop for the general consumer. 2019 has seen some great laptops come to the market that are very budget conscious.
ASUS A52U-XE1 and ASUS A53U
One of the best is the ASUS A53U-XE1 Entertainment Laptop. ASUS as a brand has a long history in the world of computers and computer components. ASUS has traditionally manufactured motherboards (the heart of any computer) for desktop computers and has more recently manufactured outstanding laptop computers. The A53U is no exception and ASUS has put a lot of power into this budget friendly machine.
Processor and Graphics
For the professional, family, or college student, the ASUS A53U handles multitasking and entertainment with ease as its’ AMD Dual-Core C-50 (1.0 GHz) Accelerated processor with AMD Radeon HD 4250 graphics handles all the computing.
The combination of Dual-Core processing and integrated graphics gives you the ability to watch movies, stream music, and surf the web without any slow downs. The Radeon HD 4250 graphics includes the new UVD3 video decoder, which supports DivX Xvid and MPEG4 Part 2 decoding.
A powerful computing core and the pre-installed 64-bit Windows operating system give this budget laptop a strong foundation.
With its’ 15.6″ widescreen HD+ LED-backlit screen (1366 x 768 resolution) your applications will look crisp and clear. The screen features a built-in 0.3MP Webcam for chatting with your friends, family, or business colleagues. The HDMI port lets you supersize your computing experience by allowing you to display your laptop screen at up to 1080p, and with 8 channel surround sound support, on an HDTV.
Music sounds great with the A53U’s Altec Lansing speakers, which produce SRS Premium Sound. Whether playing games, watching movies, or creating audio files, you can be sure that you will get crisp, clear sound.
The ASUS A53U-XE1 can speedily muscle through almost any task, or multiple tasks, with the included 3GB or system RAM. System RAM is expandable up to 8GB using DDR3 memory and 2 memory slots. This system has room to expand, as you need more power for your programs, games, or movies.
Among the list of innovations in the ASUS A53U-XE1 laptop is the ASUS Power4Gear technology. Power4Gear is an assortment of power profiles selectable using the Power4Gear hotkey located above the keyboard. Power4Gear optimizes the system for the current task to give you the right amount of power while maintaining battery life.
The A53U has been engineered to keep you cool while surfing the web or writing that report with its’ IceCool Technology. The hairline brushed aluminum outer case maintains a low temperature in the spots you need it most – the keyboard and palm rest area. This cooling technology keeps you comfortable even after the longest computing sessions. With its’ aluminum chassis, the A53U is scratch-resistant, smudge resistant, and is durable enough stand up to the abuse of daily use.
Plenty of Storage
The ASUS A53U-XE1 comes equipped with a 320GB hard disk drive so you can store all your files with confidence. 320GB of file space means you can store all your music, photos, documents, and application files without feeling cramped.
Reading DVD’s and CD’s or playing your favorite movie is made possible by the DVD Super Multi drive. Able to read an write a variety of formats, the Super Multi drive dives you hastle-free burning so you can back up or share your videos, music, or files with anyone. The 5-in-1 Card Reader also gives you great flexibility by reading SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, and SDHC cards used by many of today’s portable electronic devices such as cameras and tablets.
The ASUS A53U-XE1 get you connected to the Internet or home or office network with its’ 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet connection or the 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN. This network interface lets you surf at the fastest speeds possible. And with 3 USB ports, 1 VGA port, 1 HDMI port, a microphone and a headphone jack, connectivity between your devices is not an issue.
The keyboard on the A53U features an award winning chiclet design with a uniquely spaced design and key cap design that protects from dust and crumb buildup and making easier to clean. The keyboard also features a full numeric keypad and multi-touch trackpad for effortless typing and mouse movements. The A53U-XE1 gives you a place to rest your palm with its’ spacious palm rest with the ASUS Palm-Proof technology, a technology that knows whether it’s your palm or fingers on the trackpad and helps you type error free and without unwanted cursor jumps.
Awards and Warranty
ASUS has been ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by PCMag, SqaureTrade, and the Q2 2010 RESCUECOM report and they strive to give you the best quality, performance, and service for your money. The ASUS A53U-XE1 comes backed by a 1 year ASUS Global Warranty that would normally cost hundred of dollars more.
On top of the 1 year Global Warranty, ASUS has shown its’ commitment to customer satisfaction by also including a 1 year Accidental Damage Warranty. These two warranties mean you are covered from product defects as well as accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fires for a period of 1 year.
Looking for more great laptops? Check out this site devoted to to best rated laptops of 2012. Also see this article on the best budget laptops of the year.