Asus K53 Series

Asus K53SV-SX486VProcessor: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, AMD A-Series A6-3420M, AMD C-Series C-50, AMD E-Series E-350, Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i3 2330M, Intel Core i3 2350M, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2430M, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i7 2630QM, Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250, AMD Radeon HD 6470M, AMD Radeon HD 6650M, AMD Radeon HD 6720G2, AMD Radeon HD 7610M, AMD Radeon HD 7670M, Intel HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA GeForce 610M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.425kg, 2.5kg, 2.6kg, 2.63kg, 2.638kg, 2.7kg, 3.4kg
Price: 400, 500, 599, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1500, 2149 euro
Average Score: 76.46% - good
Average of 35 scores (from 50 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 73%, features: 66%, display: 65%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 88%

 

Asus K53E

Specifications

Asus K53ENotebook: Asus K53E
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Intel Core i5-2520M and The Asus K53E Notebook
Source: Hot Hardware English
Certainly Intel doesn't mind either way you'd go, because Sandy Bridge is in both machines. So as far as they're concerned, you can't go wrong, though AMD might argue that a bit for thin and light machines, with something called Fusion. And of course Asus has higher-end SKUs with Core i7 Sandy Bridge chips under the hood as well, if you're looking for something in between this and the MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2011

 

Asus K53SV-SX174V

Specifications

Asus K53SV-SX174VNotebook: Asus K53SV-SX174V
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 K53SV-SX174V (Model)

 

Asus K53SV
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
performance and workmanship very good
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2011

 

Asus K53E-B1

Specifications

Asus K53E-B1Notebook: Asus K53E-B1
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 74.71% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

70% Asus K53E-B1
Source: Techreview Source English
Battery life is definitely worth mentioning as with the Asus K53E-B1, we were able to get just above 6 hours of battery life, which is quite good, especially compared to similar notebooks. However since this really isn't a portable notebook, battery life might be less of a worry.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus K53E-B1
Source: PC World English
I wouldn't recommend the Asus K53E-B1 to frequent fliers, gamers, or anyone requiring lots of raw computing power. But if money is tight and you need a workhorse for everyday computing, watching DVDs, or listening to music, this might be a good candidate.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Asus K53E-B1
Source: Computer Shopper English
The release of new Intel Sandy Bridge processors is making it possible for budget-conscious consumers to get a little extra processing power for their money. The surprisingly affordable Asus K53E-B1 outdoes much of its competition with a suave design, fantastic battery life, and a powerful second-gen Core i5 processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
ASUS K53E 15.6-inch Notebook Review - Intel Core i5-2520M CPU
Source: Legit Reviews English
The ASUS K53E 15.6-inch entertainment laptop is sleek thanks to the timeless design by ASUS and powerful due to the Intel Sandy Bridge 2nd generation Core i5-2520M dual-core processor!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2011
ASUS K53 Review: Mass Market Dual-Core Sandy Bridge
Source: PC Perspective English
But while the hardware in the K53E may be excellent, it can’t save this laptop, at least not in this configuration. The bargain-priced K53E-A1, with a Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor and a price tag of around $625, is worth consideration among users who want an inexpensive powerhouse. Our review model is akin to the K53E-B1, however, which has a much higher price of $750. The hardware is fast enough to justify spending the extra dough, but the so-so chassis doesn't fit the higher price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2011
70% ASUS K53E-B1 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The K53E manages to combine good performance and battery life into a well-made 15.6-inch chassis. Our main complaints center around the low screen resolution, loud touchpad buttons, and lack of ports (no USB 3.0 or eSATA). Otherwise there is a lot to like here: very good performance, a decent keyboard and speakers, cool and quiet operation, a solid chassis, five hours of battery life, and a two-year warranty standard. Overall, the ASUS K53E is a reasonable 15.6-inch multimedia notebook and gets our recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
70% Asus K53E-B1
Source: CNet English
PC maker Asus has spent the last several years riding the popular Netbook wave, almost single-handedly creating the sub-$400 10-inch laptop category. But now that Netbooks have faded from the top products lists (largely for failing to innovate), Asus has to fall back on everyday mainstream laptops instead. For Intel's next-gen CPUs in an attractive, affordable, midsize package, the Asus K53E is easier on the wallet than systems from Dell or Apple.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
80% Asus K53E-B1
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus K53E-B1 desktop replacement laptop features one of the first dual-core Sandy Bridge processors and amassed over 6 hours of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% ASUS K53E-B1
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $749, the ASUS K53E-B1 gives buyers a stylish design and top-notch overall performance. We just wish the keyboard felt a little more solid and that the Wi-Fi performance was stronger from longer distances. For $50 more, you can get a Blu-ray player and better audio in the Toshiba A665, or spend the same extra 50 bucks to get a better sounding Dell XPS 15 with Nvidia graphics (albeit with less RAM and hard drive space). However, we really like the K53E because it lasts an hour longer on a charge than either of those systems and looks better doing it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus K53SV-SX050V

Specifications

Asus K53SV-SX050VNotebook: Asus K53SV-SX050V
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Multimedia-Notebooks mit Intels Core-i-2000-Prozessoren
Source: c't - 10/11 German
battery runtime good, performance good, 3D-games good, display bad, fan satisfying
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2011
83% Asus K53Sv
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
91% 샌디브릿지 i7 프로세서 탑재 노트북의 대중화를 선도한다 - 아수스 K53SV-SX050V
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Asus K53SJ-SX084V

Specifications

Asus K53SJ-SX084VNotebook: Asus K53SJ-SX084V
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

91% 샌디브릿지 노트북 PC의 거품을 빼다 - ASUS K53SJ-SX084V (통합편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Asus K53E-SX058V

Specifications

Asus K53E-SX058VNotebook: Asus K53E-SX058V
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.638kg
Price: 2149 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

74% Asus K53E-SX058V - procesor z rodziny Sandy Bridge i długi czas pracy
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 74%

 

Asus K53SV-SX131V

Specifications

Asus K53SV-SX131VNotebook: Asus K53SV-SX131V
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Review Asus K53SV-SX131V Notebook | Notebookcheck
IceCool. Asus is trying to appeal to the mainstream with its new K53SV multimedia notebook. The 15 inch device should impress with its Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor, as well as the GeForce GT 540M graphics card from Nvidia. In addition to this the neat case also contains a Blu-ray drive.
80% Test Asus K53SV-SX131V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 83% display: 69% mobility: 81% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 91%
Asus K53SV-SX131V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
60% 3 aktuelle Allrounder im Test
Source: e-media - 8/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
87% Gute Perspektiven
Source: Computerbild - 11/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 86% features: 84% display: 89% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 90%

 

Asus K53SJ-SX383

Specifications

Asus K53SJ-SX383Notebook: Asus K53SJ-SX383
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus K53SJ - SX383V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2011
Rating: performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
ASUS K53SJ
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: suited for games, big keyboard with numpad, design; negative: glare-display, no USB 3.0
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2011

 

Asus K53SV-B1

Specifications

Asus K53SV-B1Notebook: Asus K53SV-B1
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% ASUS K53SV-B1 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
At $949, the K53SV-B1 is a nice-looking laptop that offers more than enough power for multimedia enthusiasts and even gamers. And even with its quad-core processor and Nvidia graphics, this machine runs pretty cool. However, the system lacks USB 3.0 connectivity, and its hard drive is a little slow. Overall, we prefer the HP Pavlion dv6t because of its sleeker design and better sound, and the Dell XPS 15 also beats this notebook in the audio department. However, for this price, the K53SV-B1 delivers a lot of entertainment bang for the buck.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% ASUS K53SV-B1 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
At $949, the K53SV-B1 is a nice-looking laptop that offers more than enough power for multimedia enthusiasts and even gamers. And even with its quad-core processor and Nvidia graphics, this machine runs pretty cool. However, the system lacks USB 3.0 connectivity, and its hard drive is a little slow. Overall, we prefer the HP Pavlion dv6t because of its sleeker design and better sound, and the Dell XPS 15 also beats this notebook in the audio department. However, for this price, the K53SV-B1 delivers a lot of entertainment bang for the buck.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus K53SV-A1

Specifications

Asus K53SV-A1Notebook: Asus K53SV-A1
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Asus K53SV-A1
Source: Techreview Source English
The 6-cell battery provided only about 4 hours of battery life, which is about 30-45 minutes short of most other similar 15-inch laptops that we've reviewed in the past.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ревю на ASUS K53S (с 8GB RAM и Core i7)
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: performance, design, workmanship, battery runtime, comfortable keyboard; negative: sound
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2011

 

Asus K53TA-SX078V

Specifications

Asus K53TA-SX078VNotebook: Asus K53TA-SX078V
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-3400M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 74.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Asus K53
Source: Gadgetmix English
Frankly, the inexpensive Asus K53 will do anything most people can ask of it. Video editing is just out of its reach, and single-finger scrolling is out of the question. You won’t be knocked sideways by the display, but moderate gaming on a budget notebook should make the earth move. 15.6-Inch ASUS K53TA-A1 a great affordable and versatile entertainment laptop can be purchased at amazon for $690.14 at amazon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2011
66% Notebooks um 500 Euro im Test
Source: PC Go - 1/12 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 66%
83% ASUS K53TA-SX078V
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
RECENSIONE ASUS K53 AMD (K53TA)
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
cheap, partially suited for gaming
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2011
Asus K53TA
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
performance, workmanship and price
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2011

 

Asus K53TA-SX026V

Specifications

Asus K53TA-SX026VNotebook: Asus K53TA-SX026V
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-3400M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6720G2 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.425kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

78% Review Asus K53TA-SX026V (Fusion) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Frugal. Low energy needs, no annoying heat gain, and good battery life. Alongside these advantages, its dual-GPU system and quad-core processing power will appeal to gaming fans. Is this a budget media all-rounder for the masses?
78% Test Asus K53TA-SX026V (Fusion) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% display: 66% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 76% emissions: 84%
83% Asus K53TA-SX026V im Test: Matt und preiswert
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 85% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 87% workmanship: 80%
82% AMDs Mittelklasse
Source: PC Games Hardware German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82%

 

Asus K53BY-SX014V

Specifications

Asus K53BY-SX014VNotebook: Asus K53BY-SX014V
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 K53BY-SX014V (Model)

 

ASUS K53BY: Netbook in Notebook
Source: Inside HW English
The overall impression given by K53BY is very positive, and should ASUS iron out all the small drawbacks in the final version, such as much too noisy touchpad buttons, we’d have trouble finding reasons not to recommend this model. A good price/performance ratio makes this ASUS a perfect candidate for our Best Buy award, which it would’ve got until we were informed that, as we’ve already said, there would be a model without the discreet graphics and costing 50€ less. That way, the aforementioned ratio really reaches the perfect balance, raising the usability value of netbooks far above what we’ve grown accustomed to enjoy up to now, and bridging the gap between netbooks and notebooks. For now, K53BY will have to enjoy its other award, while we rest assured that one of its variants will be the absolute best buy in this class.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2011

 

Asus K53E-A1

Specifications

Asus K53E-A1Notebook: Asus K53E-A1
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% ASUS K53E-A1 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
ASUS tries very hard to make the K53E-A1 a compelling system based primarily upon is appearance. It certainly looks like a much more expensive system but functionality is certainly just as important. In this sense, there isn't much that ASUS does to separate it from many other $600 laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Asus K53E-RBR4

Specifications

Asus K53E-RBR4Notebook: Asus K53E-RBR4
Processor: Intel Core i3 2330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus K53E-RBR4
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus K53E-RBR4 offers a fair amount of power and punch for its money, though it's not a stellar performer along the lines of the Editors' Choice Asus U56E-BBL6 (which costs quite a bit more) or Lenovo IdeaPad V570-1066AJU (which costs the same). We'd even give a slight edge to the Samsung NP300E5A-A01UB, because of its outstanding battery life and its identical price, or the Gateway NV55S05u because of its gaming prowess and lower cost. There's nothing wrong with the K53E-RBR4, though any of these other systems would help you stretch your dollar further.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus K53SC-SX054V

Specifications

Asus K53SC-SX054VNotebook: Asus K53SC-SX054V
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 K53SC-SX054V (Model)

Average Score: 63% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% ASUS K53SC review
Source: PC Advisor English
The ASUS K53SC is the type of laptop you go for if you want good specs for your money. Its build quality is decent for what it is, but we're not fans of its keyboard and its touchpad can sometimes be too resistive. The location of the power port is also annoying. That said, you get lots of RAM and hard drive space and it's a notebook that can effectively be used for office and multimedia tasks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
69% ASUS K53SC
Source: PC World India English
The ASUS K53SC is the type of laptop you go for if you want good specs for your money. Its build quality is decent for what it is, but we're not fans of its keyboard and its touchpad can sometimes be too resistive. The location of the power port is also annoying. That said, you get lots of RAM and hard drive space and it's a notebook that can effectively be used for office and multimedia tasks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 69%
60% ASUS K53SC laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The ASUS K53SC is the type of laptop you go for if you want good specs for your money. Its build quality is decent for what it is, but we're not fans of its keyboard and its touchpad can sometimes be too resistive. The location of the power port is also annoying. That said, you get lots of RAM and hard drive space and it's a notebook that can effectively be used for office and multimedia tasks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Asus K53E-SX883

Specifications

Asus K53E-SX883Notebook: Asus K53E-SX883
Processor: Intel Core i3 2330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus K53E
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: workmanship, cooling, performance, price
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2011

 

Asus K53SV-SX149V

Specifications

Asus K53SV-SX149VNotebook: Asus K53SV-SX149V
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

87% Ganz schön stark, die Kleinen
Source: Computerbild - 25/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 91% features: 82% display: 87% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 95%

 

Asus K53TA-A1

Specifications

Asus K53TA-A1Notebook: Asus K53TA-A1
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-3400M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

ASUS K53T Review: Mainstream Llano Offers Inexpensive Mobile Gaming
Source: PC Perspective English
If you like this laptop and want to purchase it, I recommend the ASUS A53TA-XE2 found on Newegg. This laptop appears to use the same chassis and almost identical hardware as the K53T we reviewed here, but comes with slightly less RAM and a lower price of $629.99. In my opinion 6GB is overkill for this laptop, so saving money and buying the A53TA-XE2 is an obvious choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2011

 

Asus K53SV-SX126V

Specifications

Asus K53SV-SX126VNotebook: Asus K53SV-SX126V
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 98% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

98% Leistungs-Check
Source: SFT - 10/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 98%

 

Asus K53SK-SX021V

Specifications

Asus K53SK-SX021VNotebook: Asus K53SK-SX021V
Processor: Intel Core i3 2350M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7610M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.63kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

79% Short Review Asus K53SK-SX021V Notebook | Notebookcheck
The price is hot. Asus proves with the K53SK-SX021V that you don't have to spend more than 600 Euros for good performance. Alongside the metal palm rest, the brand new Radeon HD 7610M catches your eye. Can the 15-inch all-rounder stand against the tough competition?
75% ASUS K53S Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The ASUS K53S is a great product, if you’re willing to spend Rs. 44,999 on it. It’s also a great notebook, if you’re into multimedia applications and gaming on-the-go. The performance isn’t spectacular when it comes to gaming, so don’t expect to be gaming at ultra high quality settings. With medium settings, you’ll be able to play the games just fine. If you’re looking for a notebook for purely desktop applications, then you’ll be fine with something priced at under Rs. 40,000, but without a discrete graphics solution onboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
79% Kurztest Asus K53SK-SX021V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 83% display: 68% mobility: 78% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 86%

 

Asus K53SV-SX982V

Specifications

Asus K53SV-SX982VNotebook: Asus K53SV-SX982V
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Test: ASUS K53S - Budget oder Mittelklasse?
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN

Positive: workmanship, hardware configuration, silent, battery runtime; negative: keyboard quality, dark display with low contrast
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2012

 

Asus K53U-SX071V

Specifications

Asus K53U-SX071VNotebook: Asus K53U-SX071V
Processor: AMD C-Series C-50
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Asus K53U-SX071V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2012
Rating: performance: 10% features: 40% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%

 

Asus K53TK-SX117

Specifications

Asus K53TK-SX117Notebook: Asus K53TK-SX117
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-3420M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Asus K53TK-SX117
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Performance; Good battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2012

 

Asus K53SV-SX486V

Specifications

Asus K53SV-SX486VNotebook: Asus K53SV-SX486V
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 610M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus K53S review
Source: Techradar English
The centrepiece of the Asus K53S is the impressive Intel Core i7-2670QM CPU that blew through our benchmarking tests and placed one of the best scores for a laptop in this price range. Although the K53S has one or two drawbacks that might influence your buying decision, the fact you can get that kind of power for under £700 means it's worthy of consideration.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M: Entry level graphics card based on the new GF119 chip with a 64 Bit memory bus or on the GF108 with 128 Bit memory bus but lower clock rates. 

AMD Radeon HD 6470M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.

NVIDIA GeForce 610M: Entry level graphics card based on the older GeForce GT 520M or GeForce GT 520MX.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

AMD Radeon HD 6650M: Successor of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+. Due to the same codename, the 6650M should be a HD 6750M with slow DDR3 memory.

AMD Radeon HD 6720G2: Dual Graphics (asymmetrical CrossFire) combination of a dedicated Radeon HD 6650M and a 6620G APU graphics card (e.g. found in the AMD 3400M CPU).

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX:

Entry level graphics card based on the GF119 chip with a 64 Bit memory bus. Compared to the GT 520M, the MX is higher clocked.

AMD Radeon HD 7610M: Based on the same chip as the Radeon HD 6630M but with slower clock rates and only 5 instead of the 6 SIMD blocks = 400 shader.

AMD Radeon HD 7670M: Renamed Radeon HD 6650M and therefore still produced in 40nm.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 6250: Integrated graphics card in the Ontario netbook processors (e.g. C-50 and C-30) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

2430M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2670QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Core i3:

2310M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).

2330M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.2 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).

2350M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card.

AMD A-Series:

A6-3400M: Llano quad-core APU clocked at 1.4-2.3 GHz (Turbo Core) featuring an integrated Radeon 6520G (320 cores, 400MHz) graphics card.

A6-3420M: Llano quad-core APU clocked at 1.4-2.3 GHz (Turbo Core) featuring an integrated Radeon 6520G (320 cores, 400MHz) graphics card.

AMD E-Series:

E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).

AMD C-Series:

C-50: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. Due to the low clock speed, the CPU should be only as fast as a single core Atom CPU, but offers a faster integrated GPU.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

3.4 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


76.46%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus X55VD-SX202H
Core i3 3120M
» Asus R500VD-SX649H
Core i5 3230M
» Asus K55VD-SX071V
Core i5 3210M

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus AIO ET2220INTI-B007K
Core i5 3320M, 21.5", 8.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U410-59349094
Core i3 2377M, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» HP Spectre One-C3T11EA
Core i5 (Desktop) 3470, 23.6", 7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U410-MAH6MGE
Core i5 3317U, 14", 1.8 kg
» Asus K95VM-YZ001V
Core i7 3610QM, 18.4", 4.1 kg
» Asus U44SG-WO044V
Core i7 2640M, 14.0", 1.7 kg
» Asus A43SD
Core i3 2350M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U410
unknown, 14.0", 1.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-108
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ
» Lenovo Y50-70 59-422475
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus K550LB-XX182D
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Asus ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU550CA
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U
» Acer Aspire M5-583P-6637
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus X550LDV-XO610H
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4200H
» Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4500U
» Asus G550JK-DS71
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4700HQ
» HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U
» Acer Aspire E1-510
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2920
» Toshiba Satellite C55-A5140
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2820
» MSI GP60 2PE-008RU
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Dell Inspiron 3542
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» Dell Inspiron 3537
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U
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