SpecificationsNotebook: Asus K53E-B1 (K53 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 800 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus K53E-B1
Source: Techreview Source
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%
Source: PC World
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: Legit Reviews
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
Source: PC Perspective
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
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%
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
74.71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.