Asus N53 Series

Asus N53TProcessor: AMD A-Series A8-3520M, AMD Phenom II X4 P960, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 2630QM, Intel Core i7 2670QM, Intel Core i7 2720QM, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6650M, AMD Radeon HD 6750M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.7kg, 2.9kg, 3kg
Price: 700, 900, 1000, 1200 euro
Average Score: 75.94% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 76%, features: 77%, display: 51%
mobility: 63%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 74%

 

Asus N53JN

Specifications

Asus N53JNNotebook: Asus N53JN
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 71.5% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

70% Asus N53Jn review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Asus N53J is something of a curate's egg; it's stylish, well built and powerful, with a superb spec - on paper. The keyboard, screen and battery life let it down and they're rather fundamental issues for a system at this price. But the sound quality is beaten only by the Dell XPS 15 (or Asus’s own upcoming NX90) and this is still an excellent multimedia notebook in many ways. If you're not planning to travel with the N53 and you watch movies more than you type, you may still find you're getting excellent bang for the buck.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus N53 review
Source: T3 English
Fantastic audio, matched by decent specifications, makes this a great multimedia choice. Let down by poor battery life and the steep price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Asus N53JN review
Source: PC Pro English
A laptop that sounds as good as it looks, but one that doesn't quite deliver on the basics.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 67%
80% Asus N53Jn review
Source: CNet English
The audio produced by most laptop speakers is pretty dire, but Asus' latest entertainment laptop, the N53Jn, is looking to change all that. It comes with an audio system that's been designed in partnership with Hi-Fi brand Bang & Olufsen. The Asus N53Jn is a great-looking laptop with an excellent sound system but, for an entertainment-focused device, its 15.6-inch screen is a little disappointing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus N53JN Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers deliver handsomely on their promise, and the N53JN lacks little for performance or features, but a mediocre display is a real let down.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 70%
72% Asus N53Jv
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 79% display: 47% mobility: 32% emissions: 60%
ASUS N53Jn
Source: Zoom RU→EN
very good gaming performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2010

 

Asus N53JQ

Specifications

Asus N53JQNotebook: Asus N53JQ
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus N53JQ - Pre-Sample
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: performance: 50% display: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%

 

Asus N53SV

Specifications

Asus N53SVNotebook: Asus N53SV
Processor: Intel Core i7 2720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 84.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

81% Review Asus N53SV Notebook | Notebookcheck
The new midrange. Asus promises pure multimedia entertainment with the reconfigured N53. Backstage: brand new Intel i7-2720QM quad core CPU, Nvidia GT 540M DirectX 11 graphics card (Optimus) and Bang&Olufsen ICEpower sound. Find out what the attractive multimedia experts true capabilities are, and above all what the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs from Intel are all about in this detailed review.
Asus N53SV
Source: Techreview Source English
We really liked the combination of a powerful Intel processor with 4GB of RAM and a powerful video card. This trio gives you ultimate performance from a laptop and especially from a 15.6-inch laptop as opposed to larger notebooks with 17-inch displays. The 750GB hard drive is of the speedy 7200RPM type, which means you get lots of storage space that's also readily accessible for smooth performance. The Nvidia GT 540M video card allows you to play today's demanding 3D video games with ease and the Asus N53SV does just that. You definitely won't be let down in the performance category with this notebook and that makes it well-worth the moderately-priced price tag. Asus does include a lot of their customized software on this laptop, but they do give you some pretty handy programs too, like a Live Update application to make sure your computer's drivers are always up-to-date. They also pre-install Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition, which is an ad-supported version of Word and Excel.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/07/2011
90% Asus N53SV
Source: PC World English
Asus bundles some nice software to take care of the peripherals: Cyberlink's PowerDVD for playing DVD movies, Power2Go for disc-burning chores, PowerDirector for making movies, and MediaEspresso for converting videos and music between various device formats. You may also boot the N53SV to the Asus Express Gate Cloud--a Linux-based interface that provides quick access to photos, a calendar, the Internet, and so on. However, the N53SV boots to Windows 7 so quickly, you might find yourself not bothering. The NV53SV has some excellent features. The price-to-performance ratio is nice, and it's never been whacked with an ugly stick. If the minor keyboard issues don't bother you, it's worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
81% Test Asus N53SV Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 88% display: 64% mobility: 75% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 76% emissions: 85%
90% Asus N53SV - wydajność przede wszystkim
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
76% Обзор производительного мультимедийного ноутбука Asus N53Sv
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 94% display: 43% mobility: 37% emissions: 45%
Ноутбук ASUS N53Sv: плановое обновление
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
good performance, design, sound, battery runtime, tolerable price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2011
Modell: Asus N53SV
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
affordable but bad display with low resolution
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2011
Asus N53SV
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
performance, workmanship and speakers good
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2011

 

Asus N53JN-SX031V

Specifications

Asus N53JN-SX031VNotebook: Asus N53JN-SX031V
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus N53JN
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
silent fan but bad keyboard
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2011

 

Asus N53SN-SZ127V

Specifications

Asus N53SN-SZ127VNotebook: Asus N53SN-SZ127V
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 N53SN-SZ127V (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Asus N53SN review
Source: CNet English
Look at the Asus N53SN's spec sheet and its price tag, and your first thought will probably be 'what's the catch. The 15.6-inch Asus N53SN is a very capable laptop, thanks to its powerful chip and graphics card. Its design leaves something to be desired, but this machine's worth a look if you want plenty of grunt at an affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
ASUS N53S Core i7-2630QM Sandy Bridge 15-in Notebook Review
Source: PC Perspective English
The short and sweet of it is this; the ASUS N53 is an excellent, do-anything desktop replacement. It’s not the best at anything, but it’s very good at everything, and it’s the perfect choice for a user who demands versatility.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2011
70% Asus N53SN Review
Source: Techtree.com English
The N53SN is all about multimedia performance and in order to get the best, it is packing some of the latest hardware. For starters, we have Intel's latest SandyBridge CPU, the Core i7 2630QM which is a quad core multithreaded CPU running at 2.0GHz with Turbo upto 2.9GHz. The other big addition is the new Nvidia GT 550M with Nvidia Optimus and 2GB GDDR3 dedicated memory. The rest of the system specifications include 4GB RAM, 750GB 7200rpm drive, full HD 15.6-inch screen and finally a BluRay combo drive. Let's see how all this translates in the real world tests.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Ревю на ASUS N53S (с 16GB RAM)
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: sound, display quality, battery runtime, RAM; negative: keyboard, touchpad
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2011

 

Asus N53SV-SX387V

Specifications

Asus N53SV-SX387VNotebook: Asus N53SV-SX387V
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus N53SV review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A versatile machine that handles gaming, multimedia and productivity tasks equally well, the Asus N53SV offers excellent value and decent build quality. Its looks err on the serious side a bit more than is strictly necessary, but its design remains cohesive resulting in a good-looking laptop. The screen's nothing special, but the rest of what's on show makes this mid-range laptop a highly attractive buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
78% Asus N53SV im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% features: 83% display: 69% mobility: 76% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 76%
ASUS N53SV-SX387V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Asus N53DA

Specifications

Asus N53DANotebook: Asus N53DA
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 P960
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 N53DA (Model)

 

AMD四核独显游戏本 华硕N53DA评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2011

 

Asus N53SM

Specifications

Asus N53SMNotebook: Asus N53SM
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

首款GT630M显卡本 华硕N53影音娱乐机评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2011

 

Asus N53SM-DS71

Specifications

Asus N53SM-DS71Notebook: Asus N53SM-DS71
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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

 

70% Asus N53SM-DS71
Source: PC Mag English
Our expectations for a near-$1,000 laptop have risen. The Asus N53SM-DS71 isn't lavish with features such as WiDi, and it's a little portly compared to some competitors—particularly our desktop replacement Editors' Choice Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03), which packs everything from a high-res screen to a backlit keyboard and hybrid hard drive into an elegantly slim, MacBook Pro-style chassis. But it offers powerful performance, along with an above-average keyboard and sound. If you're looking for a productivity and video editing solution, it deserves a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus N53T

Specifications

Asus N53TNotebook: Asus N53T
Processor: AMD A-Series A8-3520M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6750M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

再掀APU狂潮 A8处理器华硕N53T笔记本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2012

 

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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 335M: The GeForce GT 335M offers 72 shader cores (compared to the 48 of the GT 330M) and is based on the GT215 core (GTS 350M).

NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M: Successor of the GeForce GT 335M featuring DirectX 11 support and based on the GF108 chip.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M:

Performance-level graphics card for laptops based on the old 400M series but with support for DDR3 at 900MHz.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

AMD Radeon HD 6750M:

Essentially a renamed Radeon HD 6650M but with faster GDDR5 memory.

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


Intel Core i5:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

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).

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

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.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

2720QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

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. 

AMD Phenom II X4:

P960: Slow clocked quad core CPU for mid size laptops (due to the 25 W TDP). Single threaded applications and games suffer from the low core speed.

AMD A-Series:

A8-3520M:

Llano quad-core APU clocked at 1.6-2.5 GHz (Turbo Core) featuring an integrated Radeon 6620G (400 cores, 400MHz) graphics card.


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.


2.7 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 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


75.94%: 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

» Samsung 700Z5A-S04DE
Core i5 2450M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Samsung 700Z4A-S02
Core i5 2430M, 2.2 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S04US
Core i7 2675QM, 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S04AU
Core i5 2430M, 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S03US
Core i7 2675QM, 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S01UK
Core i7 2675QM, 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S03DE
Core i7 2670QM, 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A-S01DE
Core i5 2430M, 2.4 kg
» Samsung 700Z5A
Core i5 2430M, 2.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Panasonic Toughbook CF-31, Sandy Bride
Core i5 2540M, 13.1", 3.7 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10
Core i7 2675QM, 15.4", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-3112tx
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-3002tx
Core i3 2310M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Early 2011
Core i7 2720QM, 17.3", 2.925 kg
» Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02
Core i7 2720QM, 15.4", 2.6 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
» Acer Extensa 2510G
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4030U
» Acer Aspire V3-572G-70TA
GeForce 8400M GT, Core i7 4510U
» Gigabyte P25X v2
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4810MQ
» Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U
» Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Lenovo G510-59406666
Radeon HD 8750M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Acer Aspire E5-571P-363N
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U
» Lenovo G50
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2957U
» HP Envy 15z
Radeon HD 8650G, A-Series A10-5750M
» Asus ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU550CA
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U
» Asus G550JK-DS71
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), Kaveri A10-7300
» Dell Precision M2800
FirePro W4170M, Core i7 4810MQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)