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Asus K53SJ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Asus K53SJ. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and design. The battery and price also get good feedback. Views about the energy efficiency and keyboard are mixed. The sound and image quality get critical views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus K53SJ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus K53TA-SX026V (Fusion) Notebook

 

Frugal. Low energy needs, no annoying heat gain, and good battery

Cool chassis; Very good battery life; Good gaming performance; Low energy needs; Crossfire is functional

Very low contrast; Poor viewing angles; Sound is dominated by high tones; Loud fan noise when gaming; Battery takes long time to recharge

AMD Radeon: Fujitsu Lifebook AH530: HD 6530M; HP Pavilion dv6-3298eg (LE527EA): HD 6550M; Samsung Series 3 305V5A-S01DE (AMD Llano HD 6470M).

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

ASUS K53 Review: Mass Market Dual-Core Sandy Bridge

 

The last three years have been great for ultraportables and netbooks. Laptops with displays below fourteen inches in size have exploded in popularity thanks not only to Intel's Atom, but also a wide selection of Intel ultra-low voltage products. Many...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: TheinsanegamerN (newegg.com)

amazing for the price

 

ive since modded this things cooling system, by directly wiring the fan to a usb port. the result: temps rarely go over 40c now, even while playing very demanding games like battlefield 3 or crysis. also, i stuck a a4-3400m in (since most games i play...

I bought this to replace a aged gateway nv78 (intel gma 4500hd woo!) for the price, this thing is unbeatable. games that are 1 year older, such as supreme commander 2, dirt 2, sins of a solar empire, orcs must die run amazingly well. the cpu can easily...

the heat. the system fan wont speed up to medium until the internals hit about 60c. then, like clockwork, the fan spins up (it is very quiet though.) also, crossfire is a joke. i tried it in multiple dx11 games, with the latest catalyst and crossfire...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good low end "gaming" laptop

 

Perfect laptop for those seeking a light gaming laptop. Runs World of warcraft in decent setting. Can do high BUT hiccups and you can't expect to raid with it in those setting.

Asus brand. Like new can't even tell it is a refurbished laptop! Can do crossfire with the 2 GPUs it has and is a quad core

None

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Best Laptop

 

Paid about $400 for it and you cant get a better laptop for that price atm

If you reinstall Windows 7 the laptop at stock can play any game on the market (bf3, skyrium, crysis 2, ect..) If you overclock using k10stat the cpu can get to 2.3 ghz per core and is still cool. making games even smoother when playing

The windows 7 that i comes install with has tons of programs making the laptop incredibly slow it also comes with the wrong drivers for the wireless device simply had to install the right ones

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Oliver (newegg.com)

Great value if you have the right expectations

 

I ordered TWO of these as none of my current laptops met Diablo III's system requirements and my wife and I love to slay us some demons. I experienced some “Refurbished Roulette” - one laptop came with brand new A/C adapter and battery, neatly packed,...

This computer’s competitive advantage is all about value – it’s hard to find similar specs in anything under $800. The graphics look great and the system runs smoothly. For the price, you can’t beat it ; At first, I thought I saw some graininess per...

You’re getting $800 in features for about half of that sum. There will be compromises. In descending order of severity, with fixes ; 1.As expected based on other reviews, neither wireless card worked (I ordered two laptops - see "other thoughts"). Fix:...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Dima (newegg.com)

help

 

Can anyone please confirm what Bill L. said in the review bellow about the screen upgrade from ASUS G53 series laptop to get a 1920x1080 resolution. Is it compatible? I checked the screen for G53SX and the dimensions and pin socket is exactly the same,...

laptop is nice for money, bought it for $400 a couple of months ago. No issues thus far. Tuned my voltages with FUSIONTWEAKER nicely

screen quality

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Yazen (newegg.com)

Great performance for the price, Asus is terrible!

 

Asus is bad, period. I was hoping for better, should have gotten a used one. I still opted for replacement, the internal specs are just what I need for university. This notebook could be perfect, only an rma and 2 weeks of waiting to see -.-

Overall build quality is good ; Performance is excellent for the price

Terrible refurbished condition, looks used; feels used ; Fingerprints were all over the bezel, took me awhile to clean up ; Screen looks grainy, even solid colors have noise to them ; Battery lasted 2.5 hours browsing, vs the claimed 5-6 hours by other...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

ASUS K53TA-BBR6

 

Fast! Gave it a slight overclock and through in 8 gigs of RAM. Plays skyrim on high no problem. Had to do a fresh install of windows, so much bloatware. Overall a amazing machine for the price. When you first start it up windows says it may be a...

No driver install disc. Had to do some searching for the drivers. But not to big of a deal

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: deano (newegg.com)

non-genuine win7 ??

 

minimalist - laptop and power cord - plastic wrapped inside a cardboard box. you pays your money and you takes your chances!

seems fairly speedy - well constructed. Found the internet with no problem-fast downloads

WIN7 reports that it may be counterfeit-what is up with that

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SonicFocus / SonicFocus SW
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200 / 56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Bronze / Brown / Green / Pink
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display response rise/fall:16
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6550M / AMD Radeon HD 6650M / AMD Radeon HD 6720G2 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX / NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6520G / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard key pitch:0.748
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SonicFocus / SonicFocus SW
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:5.73
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.3a
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:AMD A70M / AMD M780G / Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:AMD A70M / AMD M780G / Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:A4-3300M / A6-3400M / B940 / I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I7-2630QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.2
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor core voltage (AC):0.9125 - 1.4125
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor model:A4-3300M / A6-3400M / B940 / I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I7-2630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 85

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52220 / 52224 / 55626
Processor code:SR02Y / SR04S
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 11 / 11.1 / 9.96
Depth (imperial):9.96
Height:1.37 / 1.41
Height (front):1.11 / 1.3 / 1.34 / 1.42
Height (front) (imperial):1.11
Height (rear):1.34 / 1.37 / 1.5
Height (rear) (imperial):1.37
Weight:5.73 / 5.78 / 7.05 / 7.3
Width:14.9 / 15 / 16.5
Width (imperial):14.9