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Asus N53JF

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the energy efficiency. The touchpad and battery get critical opinions.

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 83/100 = 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: (laptopmag.com)

ASUS N53JF

 

A well-rounded entertainment notebook needs to deliver plenty of eye candy and back it up with stellar sound. And that's exactly what the ASUS N53JF-XE1 does. This 15.6-inch laptop ($1,094 as configured) pairs a full HD display with booming Bang &...

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: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Asus N53JF-XE1

 

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

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.

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Dec, 2010

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Azalia / HD / SonicFocus / SonicMaster / SRS PS
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing / Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 4400 / 47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery performance:2200 / 4400
Number of battery cells:6

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Silver / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 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:NVIDIA Geforce GT 425M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
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
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 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
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SonicFocus / SonicMaster
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3a / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100/240 V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
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 / 220 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-560M
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 2.8 / 2.933 / 3.20
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-560M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
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: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:49022 / 49653 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Reader 9\nLogiciels Google (iGoogle, Google Toolbar, Picasa),\nWindows Live\nPower2Go\nSonicFocus (ARC)\nPilotes installés sur le disque dur\nAsus Video Magic\nNVidia 3D TV\nASUS SmartLogon ASUS Net 4 switch\nAsus Power4Gear Hybrid\nAsus Live Update\nAsus Multi-Frame\nASUS Life Frame 3\nAsus Data Security Management\nVirtual Camera\nAsus Wireless Console\nASUS Splendid\nASUS Express Gate Asus Screen Saver\nASUS WinFlash\nFancy Start\nSuper Hybrid Engine\neManual\nAI Recovery\nASUS FastBoost\nControlDeck
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 (60) / Trend Micro Internet Security 2009, Office 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Height (front):1.14
Height (rear):1.54
Weight:5.97
Width:15.4