Precise, crystal clear audio to complete the cinematic experience
Access your data and files anytime, anywhere
User-centric features like Smart Gesture and IceCool technologies
High quality ASUS SonicMaster technology-enhanced audio
2.16 GHz Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core
2GB of DDR3 RAM
500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
15.6" HD Glossy Display
1366 x 768 Native Resolution
SuperMulti DVD Burner
Built-in Webcam, Mic, & Speakers
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Dual-Core Intel Celeron Performance
The ASUS X553MA houses an Intel Bay Trail-M N2830 processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.16 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.41 GHz when needed. It has a dedicated 1MB L2 cache, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and integrated Intel HD graphics for added performance.
15.6" HD Glossy Display
The 15.6" HD widescreen display features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, which can play 720p HD content natively without letterboxing. The screen also features a glossy finish for vibrant color.
For a reliable wired Internet connection, you can utilize the Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack. You can also go mobile with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support, which allows you to connect to a wireless network.
USB 3.0 can provide data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gb/s, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 as well so you can use your older USB-compatible devices.
ASUS SonicMaster audio technology provides high definition sound.
The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network Options, and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and more.
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you purchase it.
In the box
2-Cell Lithium Polymer Battery
30-Day Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
1-Year Limited Warranty with Accidental Protection