SpecificationsNotebook: Asus N53JN (N53 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1200 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus N53JN
Source: Pocket Lint
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%
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%
Source: PC Pro
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%
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
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%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
very good gaming performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2010
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).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
» 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.
71.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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