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Asus N53SN Series

Asus N53SN-SX195VProcessor: Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.7kg, 2.9kg, 3kg
Price: 900, 1000, 1299 euro
Average Score: 81.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
performance: 88%, features: 81%, display: 65%, mobility: 73%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 86%

 

Asus N53SN-SX091V

Specifications

Asus N53SN-SX091VNotebook: Asus N53SN-SX091V
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1299 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 82% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

82% Review Asus N53SN (X5MSN) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Graphics update. The Taiwanese company Asus sends a familiar multimedia laptop with the new GT 550M graphics from Nvidia and Intel's Core i7-2630QM called N53SN-SX091V (X5MSN) into the race. We've checked the all-rounder's qualities, which is now available for 1299 euros (RRP).

Foreign Reviews

82% Test Asus N53SN (X5MSN) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 88% display: 65% mobility: 73% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 76% emissions: 86%
82% Test Asus N53SN (X5MSN) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 88% display: 65% mobility: 73% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 76% emissions: 86%

 

Asus N53SN-XV1

Specifications

Asus N53SN-XV1Notebook: Asus N53SN-XV1
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% ASUS N53SN-XV1 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English Archive.org version
For a multimedia focused laptop, ASUS seems to have missed the market and put out a highly capable gaming system with the N52SN-XV1. The 1920x1080 display allows for HD video but they seem to have forgotten to add a Blu-ray drive. Instead, they put in a very capable GeForce GT 550M graphics with some superb audio. The hard drive provides plenty of space for media files but it is a bit on the slow side.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus N53SN-SZ162V

Specifications

Asus N53SN-SZ162VNotebook: Asus N53SN-SZ162V
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 82.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus N53SN-SZ162V
Source: 01Net French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Asus N53SN-SZ162V : Sandy Bridge montre ses muscles
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Asus N53SN-SX195V

Specifications

Asus N53SN-SX195VNotebook: Asus N53SN-SX195V
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Price comparison

 

Foreign Reviews

Ревю на лаптоп ASUS N53SN
Source: PC Store BU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2011

 

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.


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 550M:

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

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


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. 

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).

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


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


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.

3 kg:


81.83%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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

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

Chiligreen Mobilitas OV0789
GeForce GT 550M, Core i7 2620M

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo Ideapad Y470-085525U
GeForce GT 550M, Core i7 2630QM, 14.00", 2.3 kg

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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
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GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i7-12650H, 16.00", 1.8 kg
Asus Vivobook 16X K3605ZU
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i9-13900H, 14.50", 1.75 kg
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Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402ZE-M3075W
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 14.00", 1.75 kg
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GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i9-12900H, 14.50", 1.75 kg
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Current Prices
Asus N53SN-SX195V
Asus N53SN-SX195V
Asus N53SN-SX195V
Asus N53SN-SZ162V
Asus N53SN-SZ162V
Asus N53SN-SZ162V
Asus N53SN-XV1
Asus N53SN-XV1
Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)