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Asus N53JF

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Asus N53JF. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and design are generally positive. The screen and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad and battery, while comments are divided on the energy efficiency.

performance, price, screen, design, usability

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus N53JF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (laptopmag.com)

Asus N53JF-XE1

 

Multimedia power, sweet sound, and a modern design make this 15.6-inch notebook one to own.

The ASUS N53JF-XE1 offers quite a bit of muscle and multimedia satisfaction. For around a grand, you get a full HD display, a premium design, impressive audio quality, and enough graphics power to play popular games. Some may prefer the Dell XPS 15...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS N53JF Review

 

The market for 15-inch laptops might be pretty packed, but the ASUS N53JF-XE1 with its powerful Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 425M graphics packs more punch than the competition. Did we mention it also has a 1080p screen? Read our...

Excellent performance ; Good speakers ; Impressive 1080p screen

Too much keyboard flex ; No separation in touchpad keys ; Unimpressive battery life

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Asus N53JF-XE1

 

The 15-inch widescreen is more reminiscent of the XPS 15 than any other laptop in this group, because of its resolution, rather than its physical size. While 15-inch laptops like the Samsung R580-JBB2 and Acer AS5820T settle for the standard 1,366 by...

1080p screen resolution. Top-of-the-line Nvidia graphics chip. Sleek aluminum top. Includes USB 3.0 and eSATA ports. Great performance scores. Optimus-enabled. Great speaker system

No extended battery option. Keyboard isn't backlit. Underwhelming battery scores

The Asus N53JF-XE1 bundles almost everything you could want in a desktop replacement laptop, but it needs a bigger battery.

Consumer review by: chipsahoy (newegg.com)

Big size and big performance

 

I updated to the latest BIOS, installed a 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 8GB A-DATA 1333 RAM, and a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 SP1. I bought it open box and saved a bunch. There are a couple of scratches, but everything works fine. Make the recovery...

Great performance for the price. The Bclk on mine came set to 140 so the CPU is overclocked to 480M speed at 2.66GHz (2.94 turbo). The GPU overclocks to 650 with no problem giving 435M performance. Doesn't overheat even at these settings. Screen is...

Too much software installed from the factory. Asus doesn't update the drivers on its web page often. You're better off going to the chip makers' sites directly. Battery is small. A 9 cell would be nice. Laptop is bigger and heavier than a standard 15...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: TJ Kapzy (newegg.com)

Manufacturing defect out of the box

 

Lesson learned: Unbox, inspect and use your purchased item before the 30-day return policy of newegg expires.

Nice feature set for the price

Bought this notebook on 12/16/2010 and just got around to unboxing it on 3/09/2011 because I was out of town. After I opened the lid I noticed this glaring manufacturing defect between the touchpad and the keyboard. The brushed metal applique that is...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Dean (newegg.com)

Great Buy!

 

I highly recomend that any buyer of this laptop reinstalls Windows 7 using the serial on the underside of the laptop and the provided driver disc. The laptop doesn't have an isolation keyboard like other ASUS laptops but it still a nice laptop.

The Hardware in general is pretty great and the metal exterior and palm wrest looks nice ; The laptop has a nice, bright 1920x1080 resolution display that looks great when playing Blu-ray movies. There is a nice full keyboard with the numerical pad,...

The battery life depends greatly on your power settings in the Power4Gear application. When browsing the web with the Nvidia graphics inactive I get about three and a half hours. When you start doing more resourse intense tasks the Core i5 starts using...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: khayman (newegg.com)

awesome

 

love it i got it on sale for less than a grand but it's still a good deal at the list price. asus scores another one.

1080p screen res. overall lightweight, sleek design, audio sys for laptop, super fast, very quick start up time (~50 secs) super responsive track pad

short battery life, but almost everywhere i go there's someplace to plug in so it's not that big a deal

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: KickIt (newegg.com)

Nice laptop, good price

 

Put in 8GB of RAM and able to dual boot to a demo Windows Server 2008 R2 VHD and still perform well. Watch out as the D: drive defaults to being compressed.

Good performing laptop for the price. Nice screen and 7,200 RPM hard drive

Default installation contains lots of unwanted/useless apps. Windows 7 locked up during Windows Update. Ended up turning off automatic updates. Touch pad can be a too sensitive even after adjusting all the way down

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: picky lady (newegg.com)

horrible slow service

 

don't buy this junk for the service agmt unless ur a total putz. parts list with prices is on Assus website. save urself some $$$. my 90 yr old mother could prolly repair it faster & cheaper than Assus service dept. hats off to Yu & Roedel! Assus...

it's a great buy if you don't mind booting your new laptop off a flash drive for a few months. great service from Assus service dept - 2 Chinese guys working out of a garage in Freemont. another pro - you get to ship bad parts to them at your own...

got a bit suspicious after my warranty card (promoting an extra 1 yr ADS if submitted in 60 days) was returned address undeliverable. NO WORRIES! spent 2 hours making recovery disks with the Assus backup util, only to find the disks, as well as the F9...

Mar, 2011

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

Very Good Laptop for the Price

 

Overall, it's a great laptop for this price. I was very happy with Newegg for shipping and overall services.

The best thing about this laptop is the screen resolution. It's great as it gives you more screen space, and everything is very crisp and sharp ; Very quiet if you are not using the Blu-ray drive ; The frame, keyboard, and the general hardware is very...

Lots of junkware pre-installed. The first thing I did was to do a complete re-install of Windows ; The Blu-ray drive can get a bit loud. But I don't plan to use it very often ; The general frame is a little bit bigger than the average 15.6" laptop. But...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49022 / 49653 / 50179 / 52952
Processor package size:34 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28