Pros

  • Good battery life, superior audio
  • Handsome, full-featured, reasonably priced

Cons

  • No 5GHz Wi-Fi, some ergonomic keyboard issues
  • Mediocre performance; heavy for its screen size

At A Glance

Good looks, superior audio,excellent battery life, and a modest price make the K53E-B1 a good deal for everyday tasks if portability and speed aren't prime concerns.

Manufacturer’s Description

Featuring 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors and an elegant color scheme based on premium aluminum textures, the new K Series offers an expressive combination of technology and style. The highly durable premium aluminum textures retain their looks and quality even during extensive, prolonged use, allowing you to do more with your K Series in complete confidence.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number K53E-B1
Battery Information
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 640 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
UPC Code 884840811015
Manufacturer Part Number K53E-B1
Brand Name Asus
Product Name K53E-B1 Notebook
Marketing Information

Featuring 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors and an elegant color scheme based on premium aluminum textures, the new K Series offers an expressive combination of technology and style. The highly durable premium aluminum textures retain their looks and quality even during extensive, prolonged use, allowing you to do more with your K Series in complete confidence.

Product Model K53E-B1
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://usa.asus.com
Product Series K53
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Standard Memory 6 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • K53E-B1 Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth No
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 15.1"
Depth 10.1"
Weight (Approximate) 91.52 oz
Color Mocha Brown
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-2410M
Processor Speed 2.30 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM65 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 112.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:55   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 228.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 341.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 344.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 312.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 478.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 45.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 47.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 36.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 35.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 14.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 10.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 30.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 27.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 18.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 17.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 33.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 30.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 11.1   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 298.0