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Asus N53SN-SZ129V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Asus N53SN-SZ129V. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the touchpad and connectivity, while some have doubts about the price and keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus N53SN-SZ129V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus N53SN-SZ129V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus N53SN-SZ129V from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: NB ASUS N53SN-SX273V i5-2.30-2410M/15, 6/8GB/750/W7HP64NB ASUS N53SN-SX273V i5-2.30-2410M/15, 6/8GB/750/W7HP64

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus N53SN (X5MSN) Notebook

 

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...

Appealing design and workmanship, Good connectivity (BluRay), Stable case and extendability, Convincing office performance, Good 3D performance (GT 550M), Quiet cooling system in idle, Always cool surfaces, High-end speakers including software, The...

Interfaces mainly in the front area, Glossy display with a low resolution, Average display measuring rates, Fan runs permanently, Short battery runtimes, A better interface positioning, a higher quality display in this price range and a fan that...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (techtree.com)

Asus N53SN Review

 

A powerful feature rich multimedia notebook

Sturdy build quality, great performance, powerful components, USB 3.0, decently priced, good bundle, decent battery life, speakers sound good for certain music genres

Trackpad gets in the way while typing, SonicMaster program doesn't work well all the time, no backlit keys

Mar, 2011

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

Get this is you know you want the HI DEF screen AND KNOW exactly what it look like!

 

I bought this for the hi res screen to play game. Big disappointment in this area, as the hi res isn't that great in game, I should've stick with lower res cousin of this model ; Everything works great except read below

Screen, Resolution is higher than I expected, web browsing experience is horrible, tiny texts and blank spaces

Feb, 2012

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

Nothing comes free

 

This is the third Asus laptop I've bought in the last three or four years. They started out lightly loaded but seem to have jumped on the bloatware bandwagon.

Good process, video, sound. Love the monitor - crisp, clear, and at a very good resolution. Video adapter very nice. Best of all, this thing runs cool and quite

Bloat-ware - and this is where the (relatively) budget price is offset. There's so much bloat-ware that it has a significant impact on system startup, system shutdown, and day to day operation. Trying to uninstall all of it is an exercise in futility....

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: MightySar (newegg.com)

Notebook

 

Budget buy great notebook for everything u want to do. Play games and surf web and entertament.

excellent for everday gaming and web , movie, work load for business. play crysis 2 at all max out graphics smooth frames rate

None

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Max (newegg.com)

Darn good.

 

So far I've tried to play Minecraft and Skyrim. Skyrim plays on high settings very well and Minecraft generates worlds quickly.

Anti-Fingerprint cover ; Large hard drive ; Full keyboard ; Nice webcam ; 1950x1080 display ; It runs super cool

The speakers are pretty bad when the volume is loud ; The screen plate is made of shiny plastic that shows finger prints ; The keyboard is a bit odd to type on, but it'll be easy to get used to ; To scroll you need to enable the feature and use two...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Ellwood237 (newegg.com)

decent

 

sides buttons dying after 2 weeks it runs everything great. buy warrenty lol.

was a extremely good laptop at start, runs battlefield3 good, sound is incredible, best speakers in a laptop

lots of bloatware, and my media keys in the top left stopped working after 2 weeks, multi touch options on touch pad stopped, and fn keys for sound stopped working

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Centuriokappa (newegg.com)

Connectivity problems

 

Maybe I got a one off bad product. I can't really tell.

Solid build, except for the keyboard ; Decent speakers ; High screen resolution

The touchpad is awful. Sometimes it just does not register any interaction with my fingers as if I am wearing gloves over my hands ; CONNECTIVITY! Sometimes my connection is just gone after a few minutes of use. No matter if I wired or wireless,...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: POKER-G (newegg.com)

Overall Great Laptop

 

I think it deserve more than 3 eggs. I haven't seen any major problem or defect in the other reviews except one review. This product overall is great. If you so picky about the layought and design you may consider something else. This laptop in my...

It has been over a year now since I owned it and it it is still at te same condition. one thing I changed which is the Hdd I replaced it with Intell's SSD 120GB ; 1- runs cool ; 2- solid feeling as if it is new. The screen base or bundle or what ever...

There is nothing major to be considered, but here are some of my marks ; 1- As previusly said in others comment you dont have a full control of what you could run on GPU. there is a manuall option to choose programs to run over GPU but it dosen't work...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Hantech (newegg.com)

Very satisfied with amazing specs

 

Overall this computer is great for anyone that uses a laptop constantly for work/school and wanting to do medium to heavy gaming on the side. I would suggest a cheaper laptop if you're only interested in light gaming. For watching movies and other...

i5 2410m (turbo up to 2.9) ; GT 550m, most 15.6 inch i've seen around here rock the 540m. The GT 550m is an amazing graphics card which I overclocked to around 900 Ghz ; The design is lightweight to medium weight for a 15 inch, yet leaving enough...

Even though the flexing of the keyboard is minimum (it feels pretty solid), I do not prefer the layout. They should have left out the Numpad, since the keys on it are very small and it would have allowed more space between the main keys ; The volume...

Oct, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Audio system:SonicFocus
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 5200 / 56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56
Battery performance:2200 / 5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / 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
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:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
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:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
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
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:SonicFocus
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Power Requirements:100 -240V, 19V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: 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: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 i7
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 22 / 23
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, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor 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

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: 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: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: 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
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): 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
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52224 / 53470
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD
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
Solid-state drive capacity:500
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Height:12
Height (front):1.14 / 1.18 / 1.2
Height (rear):1.54 / 1.57 / 1.59 / 2.36
Weight:5.95 / 5.97 / 6.39
Width:14.6 / 15.4