Summary: After all everything has been considered, the ASUS N53SV is a very well-rounded notebook with one glaring exception: the sound system. This is nothing you can't fix with a pair of external speakers or headphones though, so the poor sound quality shouldn't rule this notebook out, in our opinion. That said, if you listen to video or music a lot with the on-board sound system, the ASUS N53SV might not be the perfect machine for you.
Summary: Overall, the Asus N53SV is a very good candidate for a powerful 15-inch laptop with the latest hardware and features at an acceptable price. And even though Asus makes a big deal about the N53SVâ€™s onboard sound, we think the laptop is a revelation as far as Intelâ€™s Sandy Bridge CPU and Nvidia's GPU is concerned. So yes, definitely consider it if you can't wait for mainstream laptops featuring AMD Fusion chips.
Summary: The NV53SV has some excellent features. The price-to-performance ratio is nice, and it's never been whacked with an ugly stick. If the minor keyboard issues don't bother you, it's worth a look.
Conclusion: Even if the largest part of the positive overall impression is due to Intel's new Huron River platform, Asus has succeeded in setting up a strong multimedia notebook . The case's qualities, as well as the restrictions caused by the interface distribution, the input devices and display have been maintained.
Pros: Attractive design, Matt, high-end surfaces, Solid case, Excellent application performance, Good 3D performance, Always cool surfaces, Low noise office mode possible, Excellent soundscape, Sandy Bridge together with Optimus and a good midrange graphics card - all tied up in an attractive, well manufactured case.
Cons: Interfaces all in the front area, Spongy keys, Average display with reflective surface, Moderate battery life
Summary: Für den Deckel und die Handballenablage des N53SV verwendet Asus gebürstetes Aluminium: Das macht das Gehäuse recht schwer, aber robust und sieht auch sehr gut aus. Die stabilen Scharniere halten den Bildschirm sicher im eingestellten Winkel, auch wenn das Notebook wackelt. Mit einer speziellen Taste startet man Express Gate. Diese Linux-Umgebung braucht zum Hochfahren nur zehn Sekunden und bietet unter anderem Internet-Zugang.