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Asus A53 Series

Asus A53Z-NS61Processor: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, AMD A-Series A6-3420M, Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6520G, AMD Radeon HD 6650M, Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 11.60 inch, 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.6kg, 2.7kg
Price: 500, 600, 700 euro
Average Score: 65.2% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Asus A53SV-SX041V

Specifications

Asus A53SV-SX041VNotebook: Asus A53SV-SX041V
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

双显卡咖啡色 华硕A53S笔记本全评测
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2011

 

Asus A53E-XA2

Specifications

Asus A53E-XA2Notebook: Asus A53E-XA2
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

70% Asus A53E-XA2
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
In terms of performance and battery-life, the Asus A53E-XA2 is rubbing shoulders with some of the best laptops in the budget category. For day to day use, it's an affordable laptop with strong performance, but it can't quite match the similarly priced Editors' Choice Asus U56E-BBL5, which offers similar performance along with high-end features like USB 3.0, WiDi 2.0, and WiMAX mobile broadband for only $20 more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus A53E-XA1

Specifications

Asus A53E-XA1Notebook: Asus A53E-XA1
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 35% - bad

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

35% Asus A53E-XA1
Source: Techreview Source English Archive.org version
In terms of performance and battery-life, the Asus A53E-XA2 is rubbing shoulders with some of the best laptops in the budget category. For day to day use, it's an affordable laptop with strong performance, but it can't quite match the similarly priced Editors' Choice Asus U56E-BBL5, which offers similar performance along with high-end features like USB 3.0, WiDi 2.0, and WiMAX mobile broadband for only $20 more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 35%

 

Asus A53TA-XN1

Specifications

Asus A53TA-XN1Notebook: Asus A53TA-XN1
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-3400M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 80.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Reviews

70% ASUS A53TA-XN1 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The $599 ASUS A53T will appeal to the budget notebook shopper looking for graphics oomph. Its attractive design, smooth touchpad, and Altec Lansing speakers are other pluses. While the AMD quad-core processor inside this machine isn't as fast as second-generation Intel CPUs, this notebook makes up for it in graphics prowess, with enough muscle to play demanding titles. For about the same price, consumers can pick up the Gateway NV55S05u, which offers a faster processor and a head-turning silver-and-white design but weaker 3D performance. Overall, though, the ASUS A53T is a good choice for the money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

91% AMD 라노 플랫폼으로 성능, 가격을 동시에 잡다 - ASUS A53TA-SX120D (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%
AMD 라노 플랫폼으로 성능, 가격을 동시에 잡다 - ASUS A53TA-SX120D (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2011

 

Asus A53Z-NS61

Specifications

Asus A53Z-NS61Notebook: Asus A53Z-NS61
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-3420M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6520G
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

60% ASUS A53Z-NS61 15.6-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English Archive.org version
ASUS offers a very affordable option for those looking at a 15-inch laptop with the A53Z. Based on the AMD Fusion processor, it comes with a quad core processor with improved integrated graphics that make it capable for some casual PC gaming. The downside is that the system is held back by its limited memory and small hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.

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

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

AMD Radeon HD 6520G:

Integrated processor graphics card (in the A6-Series of Llano APUs) without dedicated graphics memory and only 320 of the 400 shader cores.

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


Intel Core i5:

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).

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).

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


2.4 kg:

2.7 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


65.2%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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

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Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite L750D-1D3
Radeon HD 6520G, A-Series A6-3420M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
Samsung 305V5A-S01
Radeon HD 6520G, A-Series A6-3410MX, 15.60", 2.5 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus Zenbook Duo OLED UX8406MA, Ultra 7
Arc 8-Core, Meteor Lake-H Ultra 7 155H, 14.00", 1.65 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 OLED N6506, RTX 4050
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Meteor Lake-H Ultra 7 155H, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED Q533
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, Meteor Lake-H Ultra 7 155H, 15.60", 1.9 kg
Asus VivoBook 16X K3605ZF
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Alder Lake-P i7-12650H, 16.00", 1.8 kg
Asus Vivobook Pro 15 K6501ZM
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i7-12650H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HF
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Tiger Lake i5-11400H, 17.30", 2.6 kg
Asus Vivobook 16X K3605ZC
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i7-12650H, 16.00", 1.8 kg
Asus Vivobook 16X K3605ZU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i7-12650H, 16.00", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 K3500PH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Tiger Lake i7-11370H, 15.60", 1.65 kg
Asus Vivobook 14X K3405VC
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i9-13900H, 14.00", 1.4 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i9-13900H, 14.50", 1.75 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 D3500QC-L1456W
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R9 5900HX, 15.60", 1.9 kg
Asus Vivobook Pro 15 K6502, i7-13650HX RTX 3050
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i7-13650HX, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Asus ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED H7604
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-13980HX, 16.00", 2.434 kg
Asus ZenBook 14 UM3402Y
Vega 8, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 7730U, 14.00", 1.402 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 OLED K5504
A350M, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, 15.60", 1.7 kg
Asus Zenbook 14X UX3404VC, i7-13700H
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, 14.50", 1.56 kg
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i9-13900H, 14.50", 1.678 kg
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) Z1 Extreme, 7.00", 0.611 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i9-13900H, 14.50", 1.808 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 K6602ZE-KV040W
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 16.00", 1.9 kg
Asus Vivobook Pro 15 K6502, i5-12450H RTX 3050
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i5-12450H, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UM535QE, R7 5800H
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800H, 15.60", 2 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro 16X OLED UX7602ZM-ME115W
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i9-12900H, 16.00", 2.404 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402ZE-M3075W
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 14.00", 1.75 kg
Asus Zenbook Pro Duo 14 UX8402ZE-M3030W
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i9-12900H, 14.50", 1.75 kg
Asus VivoBook S 14X S5402Z
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 14.50", 1.627 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)