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Asus N53SV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Asus N53SV. 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. Reviewers really like the price and usability. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the touchpad and keyboard, while reviews about the battery and size are different.

performance, screen, design, usability, price

reliability, keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus N53SV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus N53SV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus N53SV from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the design and screen are generally positive. The price and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the portability.

performance, usability, price, screen, design

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS N53SV-A1 15.6" LED Notebook (2.0 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor 2630QM, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, DVD Super Multi Double Layer Optical Drive, WinASUS N53SV-A1 15.6" LED Notebook (2.0 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor 2630QM, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, DVD Super Multi Double Layer Optical Drive, Win

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus N53SV Notebook

 

The new midrange. Asus promises pure multimedia entertainment with the reconfigured N53. Backstage: brand new Intel i7-2720QM quad core CPU, Nvidia GT 540M DirectX 11 graphics card (Optimus) and Bang&Olufsen ICEpower sound. Find out what the attractive...

Attractive design, Matt, high-end surfaces, Solid case, Excellent application performance, Good 3D performance, Always cool surfaces, Low noise office mode possible, Excellent soundscape, Sandy Bridge together with Optimus and a good midrange graphics...

Interfaces all in the front area, Spongy keys, Average display with reflective surface, Moderate battery life, A somewhat user-friendlier interface distribution and a higher quality display (should come with the final sample, according to asus)

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Asus N53SV-A1

 

The Asus N53SV-A1 desktop replacement laptop is a showcase of new technology that includes Intel's latest Sandy Bridge architecture, an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics chip, and USB 3.0 ports.

Lightning fast quad-core Core i7 processor. Nvidia GeForce 540M chip makes it a viable gaming laptop. USB 3.0. Appealing design. Cavernous, fast spinning hard drive.

Poorly designed keyboard. No Blu-ray or higher resolution screen option. No option for bigger battery.

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Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Asus N53SV

 

Excellent performance ; Large display

Only single-band, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi ; Weak touchpad and buttons

If speed is your passion, you'll like this all-purpose unit from Asus, but its input ergonomics are weak.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

ASUS N53SV Notebook Review

 

After all everything has been considered, the ASUS N53SV is a very well-rounded notebook with one glaring exception: the sound system. This is nothing you can't fix with a pair of external speakers or headphones though, so the poor sound quality...

Apr, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Asus N53SV

 

The 15.6in Asus N53SV offers a dedicated graphics chip, Blu-ray drive and Core i5 processor in an attractive chassis for under £700.

Great all-round performance ; Good build and design ; Good built-in speakers

Mediocre display

A versatile machine that handles gaming, multimedia and productivity tasks equally well, the Asus N53SV offers excellent value and decent build quality. Its looks err on the serious side a bit more than is strictly necessary, but its design remains...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L Jacobi, PC World (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus N53SV review

 

Asus's good-looking N53 series laptops have proven to be some of the faster all-purpose notebooks on the market. The latest Asus N53SV model is as well, only more so thanks to its new state of the art Second Generation Intel Core CPU. Our test...

The Asus N53SV has some excellent features. The price performance ratio is nice, and it's never been whacked with an ugly stick. If the minor keyboard issues don't bother you, it's worth a look.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Asus N53SV

 

Sound quality better than the usual fare ; Quite a lot of power for the price ; Two-year warranty

Keyboard flexes a bit while typing

The N53SV is the laptop to get if you want power, but you're on a budget. We'd love a higher-quality keyboard, but this is only a small bugbear in an otherwise excellent laptop.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Johan Keyter (techsmart.co.za)

Asus N53SV

 

We review a new Sandy Bridge contender from Asus in the form of the powerful Core i7 Asus N53SV.

Awesome performance, especially in the CPU departement along with suprisingly loud sound thanks to Bang & Olufsen speakers.

It would''ve been nice to see a more ergonomically designed keyboard, and full HD resolution would also have made a nice addition.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Asus N53SV review

 

The NV53SV has some excellent features. The price-to-performance ratio is nice, and it's never been whacked with an ugly stick. If the minor keyboard issues don't bother you, it's worth a look.

Jan, 2011

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

Great laptop

 

Very nice resolution for 15.6" screen ; 1gb gt 540 nvidia gfx ; Great for simple server running/ testing locally ; Example.. Microsoft visual studio 2010 ; Was shipped on time no problems with any hardware nor software ; Runs ; Borderlands 2 on high...

There are no cons for me so far ; Though with all laptops and computers try to keep the ventilation clear because running high settings will heat up fast

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Audio system:2.0 / Bang & Olufsen ICEpower / HD / ICEpower / Sonic Master / SonicFocus
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 47 / 5200 / 56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47 / 56
Battery life (max):4
Battery performance:4400 / 5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Swivel webcam: Yes

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Aluminium, Black / Aluminium, Silver / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full 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 / 6.3
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory: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:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 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 / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:2.0 / Bang & Olufsen ICEpower / HD / ICEpower / Sonic Master / SonicFocus
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 10.5 x 1.54
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Diagonal (metric):15.6
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC / 100 - 240V, 19V / 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz / 100 -240 V / 100-240V / 110/220V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Weight:5.95 / 6.39
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
TV tuner type:Analog

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: 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 / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:No / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
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
AC adapter output current:4.74 / 6.3
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i5
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
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
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 85C ; 100C

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: 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: 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: 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):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: 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):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52220 / 52224 / 53434 / 53450 / 53470
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:ASUSDVD 6-in-1 / Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 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:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Depth (imperial):10.5
Height:1.54 / 1.59
Height (front):1.18 / 1.2 / 1.38
Height (front) (imperial):1.2
Height (rear):1.57 / 1.59 / 1.6 / 1.77
Height (rear) (imperial):1.59
Weight:5.95 / 6.39
Width:11.5 / 15.4
Width (imperial):15.4