The successor to the Asus K52, which came in the range of $500-$1000, is equipped with three choices of 2nd generation Intel processors: the i7-2630QM, i5-2410M, or i3-2310M. It also has several new features, including a brand new aluminum case, better heating dispersion through IceCool technology, and a new ergonomic chiclet keyboard, including a full alphanumeric pad.
Update – The Asus K53Sv is now replaced by Asus K53TA, an AMD Fusion notebook.
As a mid-range choice for a multimedia notebook, The ASUS K53SV also comes with NVIDIA GT 540M for gaming and multimedia output, and up to 2GB DDR3 video memory on hand to accelerate visuals. Another feature is PalmProof technology, which bids itself as a way of distinguishing inadvertent contact to avoid unwanted cursor movements while typing.
The biggest drawback was the 15.6” HD display, which is subject to glare and distortion. That’s not great for a multimedia machine. However, I found the stability of the case, as well the design of the keyboard to be the best aspects. If you are interested in multimedia design or even some gaming, this might be a good choice considering its array of options.
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June 23, 2011