Asus K53E SX1340V Review posted on
15.6 inch Mainstream Notebook
The K53E manages to combine good performance and battery life into a well-made 15.6-inch chassis. Our main complaints center around the low screen resolution, loud touchpad buttons, and lack of ports (no USB 3.0 or eSATA). Otherwise there is a lot to like here: very good performance, a decent keyboard and speakers, cool and quiet operation, a solid chassis, five hours of battery life, and a two-year warranty standard. Overall, the ASUS K53E is a reasonable 15.6-inch multimedia notebook and gets our recommendation.
Rating: 4

Specifications

System

Category: Mainstream
Released: May 2012
RRP: £339
Display: 15.6 inch Glossy LCD (LED-lit) (1366x768 px)
Processor: 1.60 GHz Intel Celeron Dual Core B815 (2 cores)
Memory: 3 GB DDR3
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
Warranty: 1 Year Collect-and-Return

Storage

Type: HDD 5400 rpm
Capacity: 320 GB
Optical Drive: DVD RW

Graphics

GPU: Intel HD Graphics
Memory: Shared
Type: Integrated
3DMark06: 2438

Connectivity

Express Card Slot: None
Memory Card Reader:
USB 3.0: 0
USB 2.0: 3
IEEE 1394 (FireWire):
eSATA: 0
VGA:
DVI:
HDMI:
DisplayPort:
Thunderbolt:

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 32 mm
Width: 378 mm
Depth: 253 mm
Weight: 2.6 kg

Input Devices

Numeric Keypad:
Fingerprint Reader:

Multimedia

Webcam:
Microphone:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): 10/100/1000
Wi-Fi (WLAN): B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: None

Power

A.C. Power Adapter: 65 W
Battery Capacity: 58 WHr
Battery Size: 6-Cell
Battery Life: 5.5 hours

Reviews

NotebookReview  
The K53E manages to combine good performance and battery life into a well-made 15.6-inch chassis. Our main complaints center around the low screen resolution, loud touchpad buttons, and lack of ports (no USB 3.0 or eSATA). Otherwise there is a lot to like here: very good performance, a decent keyboard and speakers, cool and quiet operation, a solid chassis, five hours of battery life, and a two-year warranty standard. Overall, the ASUS K53E is a reasonable 15.6-inch multimedia notebook and gets our recommendation.
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Laptop Mag  
For $749, the ASUS K53E-B1 gives buyers a stylish design and top-notch overall performance. We just wish the keyboard felt a little more solid and that the Wi-Fi performance was stronger from longer distances. For $50 more, you can get a Blu-ray player and better audio in the Toshiba A665, or spend the same extra 50 bucks to get a better sounding Dell XPS 15 with Nvidia graphics (albeit with less RAM and hard drive space). However, we really like the K53E because it lasts an hour longer on a charge than either of those systems and looks better doing it.
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PC Mag  
The Asus K53E-B1 desktop replacement laptop features one of the first dual-core Sandy Bridge processors and amassed over 6 hours of battery life.
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