ASUS N53 Series N53SV

  • 15.6"
  • 2 GHz Quad core
  • 6 GB
  • 750 GB HDD
Released April, 2011
A higher-quality screen would have been a bonus, but with a built-in Blu-ray player, decent build quality, good speakers and strong overall performance, the Asus N53SV is an excellent all-rounder.
Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2011)

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Features Key features of the ASUS N53 Series N53SV

Front view of ASUS N53 Series N53SV
The experience of viewing Blu-rays and playing games on the N53SV isn't much cop unless you sit just in the right position.
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screen size

15.6"
10.1"
13.3"
The screen has a reflective glossy finish, so you'll need to pump up the screen brightness right up if you want to venture outside with the laptop - and even then you won't have much fun.
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To top it off, contrast is unimpressive.
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screen resolution

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Nokia Booklet 3G
Apple MacBook Pro 8th Gen
The laptop uses a 1366x768 pixel panel of the TN (twisted nematic) type.
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In our most challenging Crysis test, it didn't produce enjoyable frame rates at a sub-native resolution of 1,280 x 720, supplying 21.8 frames per second (fps) on high detail settings.
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cpu speed

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1.6 GHz
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4 GHz
With a Sandy Bridge Core i5 processor and dedicated graphics chip, to get equivalent performance from an Apple Macbook you'd have to spend over a grand.
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It offers the latest-generation chipset - our review model rocked an i5-2410M 2.3GHz processor and 6GB of DDR3 RAM.
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processor

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Nokia Booklet 3G
ASUS N55SL-ES71
Along with the latest Sandy Bridge processor, the Asus N53S also benefits from USB 3.0 connectivity.
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Thankfully, with a dedicated graphics chip and the Sandy Bridge Core i5 processor running the show, it comes up with the goods.
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memory

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The Dell XPS 15 doesn't quite have the gaming performance, a Blu-ray drive or as much RAM when configured to the same price, and it's a similar tale with the Samsung SF310 - which has a lesser graphics card and no Blu-ray player.
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Performance Real world tests of ASUS N53 Series N53SV

 

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pros

  • 2 MP
  • watch high-definition movies on Blu-Ray discs
  • the screen is large enough to display 1080p video without scaling
  • 750 GB
  • MMC, SDSC

cons

  • Apr, 2011
  • 1,024 MB
  • 15.6"
  • 1 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.0)
  • 57 MB/s (USB 2.0)

Reviews Word on the street

Rated 80%
Read the review (Oct, 2011)
A versatile machine that handles gaming, multimedia and productivity tasks equally well, the Asus N53SV offers excellent value and decent build quality.

Keyboard

The large-sized keys and decent action make the Asus N53S very comfortable to type away on - its keyboard doesn't lead the class though, trumped by the likes of the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15.
ASUS N53 Series N53SV 15.6", 2 GHz, 6 GB, 750 GB HDD | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2011)
The Asus N53S's keyboard doesn't follow in the footsteps of the current trend for chiclet-style keyboards.
ASUS N53 Series N53SV 15.6", 2 GHz, 6 GB, 750 GB HDD | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2011)
The numerical keypad's buttons are a little smaller, but this feels like a fair compromise when it results in a spaceous main keyboard area.
ASUS N53 Series N53SV 15.6", 2 GHz, 6 GB, 750 GB HDD | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2011)

Speakers

Putting a name like this remains a marketing ploy that may skew some expectations - they're still tiny little laptop speakers after all - but sound quality is far above average here.
ASUS N53 Series N53SV 15.6", 2 GHz, 6 GB, 750 GB HDD | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2011)
For anything more substantial though, we'd still recommend hooking-up some external speakers.
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There's some semblance of bass, and while the drivers start to show the strain at top volume, the scale of sound benefits significantly from the extra attention the built-in speakers have been given.
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Body

The brushed dark grey and black interior is serious-looking, but there's enough elegance to temper this seriousness with style.
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Bang Olufsen is a big name in hi-fi terms, but one as famous for its high prices and unusual designs as sound quality.
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One of the Asus N53S's stand-out design elements is the speaker grille that sits just below the screen.
ASUS N53 Series N53SV 15.6", 2 GHz, 6 GB, 750 GB HDD | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2011)

Uses

The Asus N53SV isn't quite powerful enough to satisfy the most hardcore of gamers but for the rest of us, it'll do the job admirably.
ASUS N53 Series N53SV 15.6", 2 GHz, 6 GB, 750 GB HDD | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2011)
It won't manage that long when playing Crysis of course, but for typing documents and so on you'll be able to stay away from the power plug for the best part of a working day.
ASUS N53 Series N53SV 15.6", 2 GHz, 6 GB, 750 GB HDD | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2011)

Gpu

Something that has added a significantly chunk of change to its £699 price is the 1GB GeForce GT540M graphics card.
ASUS N53 Series N53SV 15.6", 2 GHz, 6 GB, 750 GB HDD | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2011)

Editions Editions of the ASUS N53 Series N53SV

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1366 x 768 500 GB 57 MB/s N53SV-XE1
 
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1366 x 768 500 GB 572 MB/s N53SV-EH71
 
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1366 x 768 750 GB 57 MB/s N53SV-DH71
 
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1920 x 1080 500 GB 57 MB/s N53SV-XV1
 
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1920 x 1080 640 GB 57 MB/s N53SV-B1
 
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1920 x 1080 640 GB 57 MB/s N53SV-DH51
 
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1920 x 1080 750 GB 57 MB/s N53SV-A2
 
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1920 x 1080 750 GB 572 MB/s N53SV-DH72
 
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