ASUS N53SM

  |   by Josh Grant

The ASUS N53SM includes a 15.6-inch screen, an Intel Core i7-2670QM quad-core processor and an Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics card.

  • 15.6-inch glossy 720p display (1366×768 resolution)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-2670QM quad-core processor (2.2GHz, up to 3.1GHz Turbo Boost, 6MB cache, 45W TDP)
  • Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics card w/ 2GB memory
  • 8GB DDR3-1333 RAM (max. supported)
  • 750GB 5400RPM hard drive (Seagate Momentus; ST9750423AS)
  • Atheros AR9002WB-1NG
  • Integrated Bluetooth wireless
  • Integrated 720p webcam
  • Internal tray-load DVD burner (DS8A8SH)
  • 2-year limited warranty w/ 1-year accidental damage protection
  • 6-cell li-ion battery (56Whr, 5200mAh)
  • Weight:  6 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 15.4 x 10.5 x 1.1~1.5 inches

  • Pros

    • Nice looking design
    • Good speakers
    • Runs cool and quiet
  • Cons

    • Disappointing screen
    • No keyboard backlighting
    • So-so graphics performance

Quick Take

The ASUS N53SM is a moderately impressive 15-inch laptop that just falls short on specs.

Read Our Full Review: ASUS N53SM Review: Not Enough Bang For Your Bucks

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