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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of ASUS B53J. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The sound and design also get good feedback. Views about the battery and keyboard are mixed. Many are less positive about the image quality and portability.

performance, design, sound, price, durability

screen, reliability, portability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS B53J is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Asus N53SV-SX303V review


A powerful specification at a decent price from this desktop replacement machine

Good performance ; Dedicated graphics ; Battery life ; Quality screen ; Blu-ray drive

Quite heavy ; Screen not full HD

Jun, 2011

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Asus N53SV-A1


The rest of the features, including HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, a multimedia card slot, and a 2-megapixel Webcam, are what you would expect from a laptop of this caliber. A tray-ejecting DVD burner is situated on the right side and isn't as impressive as...

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

The Asus N53SV-A1 desktop replacement laptop has more power than most people know what to do with, armed with a quad-core Core i7 processor and Nvidia's latest graphics gem.

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Review Asus B53J Notebook


Longevity and reliability – were important aspects for Asus when designing the B53J. This is applies to the case, as well as the adopted hardware and the length of the warranty, which lasts for three years.

Very good application performance, Switchable graphics solution, With good HD 5470 graphics performance, Comprehensive communications features, Security features, Dockingport, The focus on longevity and reliability

Rather dark display with low contrast, Arrangement of interfaces, Heat generation on the case under load, A brighter display with better contrast

Sep, 2010

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ASUS N53Jq Review


The ASUS N53Jq is a feature-rich entertainment powerhouse with a Blu-ray drive and support for HDMI, USB 3.0, eSATA connectivity. A rich feature set coupled with a consistent performance across the synthetic benchmarks and game benchmarks makes it a...

Solid build, Ships with a Blu-ray drive, Includes HDMI, USB 3.0 and e-SATA ports, Good Performer

Quite expensive, Poor battery-life, Mediocre keypad ergonomics

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Digit Laptops Vinod Yalburgi (

ASUS N53Jq - A complete entertainment powerhouse Review


The ASUS N53Jq is a feature-rich entertainment powerhouse with a Blu-ray drive and support for HDMI, USB 3.0, eSATA connectivity. A rich feature set coupled with a consistent performance across the synthetic benchmarks and game benchmarks makes it a...

Solid build ; Ships with a Blu-ray drive ; Includes HDMI, USB 3.0 and e-SATA ports ; Good Performer

Quite expensive ; Poor battery-life ; Mediocre keypad ergonomics

Feb, 2011

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Asus N53SV-SX303V


Powerul CPU and GFX card really impressed with perofrmance. Keyboard is a slight dissapoint some of they keys in strange place, the numerical pad really is not required. Sound is good too for a laptop Power management is good via variable output CPU an...

Slightly larger than expected slighly on the bulky side, but i did opt for something with better speakers. As above keyboard feels a bit of a budget item with strange layout but i hope to get used to it.

May, 2011

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Asus N53SV-SX303V


Powerul CPU and GFX card really impressed with perofrmance. Keyboard is a slight dissapoint some of they keys in strange place, the numerical pad really is not required. Sound is good too for a laptop ; Power management is good via variable output CPU...

Slightly larger than expected slighly on the bulky side, but i did opt for something with better speakers. As above keyboard feels a bit of a budget item with strange layout but i hope to get used to it

May, 2011

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Asus N53SV-SZ038V


Very quick and powerful machine. Smooth graphics card and great sound speaker. An excellent purchase!

None as of yet.

Apr, 2011

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business practical


Intended usage for my new laptop: - VMWare - Websphere development in Linux (RHEL) via VM guest - General technical writing and illustration - IBM RAD tools - Eclipse - General systems design

I needed a sturdy business laptop and wanted to stay with Asus given my positive experience with their N61 (i7) model ; I was looking for a better keyboard, cooler runtime, and something a little more rugged and ready for airline beatings (spills,...

This is a nit since a 4-core processor is a little overboard for mobile computing... but this laptop has an i7 620m CPU - it's a 2 core processor. With hyper-threading you'll see 4 'cores' in the Performance Monitor. And, to the CPU's credit, it's...

Feb, 2011

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It may have been a lemon so watch out do your homework. Watch where you bye it from

nice screen quiet has lots of options

computer needed 10 later after receiving it harddrive repalcement. difficult get resolution from Newegg or ASUS corporation. When it works it works well when you need service watch out I am still waiting to resolve case from vendor or Asus

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Azalia / SonicFocus
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2.5
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing / Bang & Olufsen


Battery Capacity:4400 / 5200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47 / 56
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2


Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Grey, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Grey, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5730 / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M / nVidia GeForce GT 425M / Nvidia Geforce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking type:LAN 10/100/1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:Azalia / SonicFocus
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Display diagonal (metric):39.6
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V / 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:N / Y
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:No / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
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


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.47 / 4.74 / 6.3
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 60 / 90


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel QM57 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing Die size:143 / 296 / 81
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.20 / 3.46
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Merom / Sandy Bridge
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:32 / 45 / 65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-370M / I5-2410M / I5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-560M / I7-2630QM / I7-640M / I7-720QM / I7-740QM / T7200
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / Socket 479 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / B2 / D2 / J1 / K0
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34 / 35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:49024
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBQG / SLBTN / SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26 / SR02Y
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 35 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes


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


Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / memory stick (ms), mmc, sd / Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, MS PRO, SD / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), SD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:320 / 500
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.3 / 26.6 / 266 / 28.7
Height :35
Height (front):2.9 / 3.05 / 3.3 / 3.67
Height (rear):3.5 / 3.9 / 4.05
Weight:2.69 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3.4
Width:38.4 / 39.1 / 391 / 42