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Review: ASUS N53Jn Laptop


The ASUS N series are designed as multimedia entertainment notebook PCs. And the N53Jn is the latest member with Intel Core i5 processor, Nividia’s Optimus technology and audio by Bang & Olfusen ICEpower. VR-Zone checks out how good this machine really is at bringing the multimedia experience.

The notebook PCs have always been inferior to the desktop siblings in terms of performance. However, these days, the performance gap between the two is closing; for those of you who need to do programming, video rendering, photo editing etc, or play some 3D games, you would find you can do all these on the desktop replacements without much problem.

Even in the multimedia department, some manufacturers have cramped in superior stereo speakers, and large, wide-format LCD display on their laptops to provide desktop-like entertainment experience to the home users.

ASUS sent us their new N53Jn for this review, a 15.6-inch monster equipped with the latest 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, 650GB SATA hard disk and audio by Bang & Olfusen ICEpower.

For a closer look at the hardware specifications of our review unit:-

CPU 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 M540
Chipset Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset 
Memory 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM (up to 8GB)
Display 15.6-inch High Definition (1366×768)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT335M (1GB VRAM)
Optical drive DVD Super Multi Double Layer
Hard disk 2.5-inch 640GB,5400rpm SATA
Card reader 7-in-1 – SDHC,SDXC,SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,MS-Duo 
Web camera 2-megapixel web camera
Connectivity Mic-in, Headphone-out (S/PDIF), VGA out, 
  1x USB3.0, 2xUSB2.0, RJ45 LAN, HDMI out, WLAN
  E-SATA (USB2.0 combo)
Audio Built-in speaker and microphone
  Bang & Olufsen ICEpower , SonicFocus
Battery 6 cells: 4400 mAh 47 Whrs
Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Dimensions 391 x 266 x 40.5 mm
Weight 2.71 kg (with 6 cell battery)

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