K53SM comes with tough aluminium case which is lighter and satin in finish.Its not of some kind material which can attract dust or finger prints.I'm personally satisfied with its case and design.Its better than Dell XPS casing and moreover similar to that of HPs casing.Also, K53SM was designed according to the IceCool technology. This is responsible for the cool palm resting area. The components, which release a lot of heat, were positioned in such a way that the heat is able to dissipate.
The case of our tested device is very stable. The surface can only be dented marginally. Even the area around the optical drive, which is often the biggest weak spot as far as stability is concerned, can withstand localized pressure. This is valid for the bottom as well as the top of the notebook. Additionally the case is also not bendable.
The display lid in comparison can be dented considerably in the middle, which is within limits though. The hinges hold the display firmly in place. When adjusting the opening angle the display only wobbles a small amount.
The notebook itself stays completely still on the desktop, which is amongst other things due to the considerable weight of 2.7 kilograms. Altogether the manufacturing quality leaves a high quality impression.
K53SM series comes with I5 or I7 processor which is quiet fast for normal computing purpose.
Regarding K53SV-SX016D I have core-i7 2670qm processor with 2.2Ghz clock and turbo boosts upto 3.4Ghz.The 2670qm is about 10% better than 2630qm which is cheaper with 2.0Ghz clock speed.
K53SV series come with Nvidia Geforce graphics card with optimus technology.In SX016 it comes with 630M Geforce with 2GB of dedicated graphics memory which is listed in the class 2 graphics card in notebookcheck website.This is a rollover version to 540M .This card can handle most of the currently available games in the market without any lag.Personally I tried Assasins Revelations, Fifa 12, Akraman city with higher graphics settings all of them worked without any problem.While playing crysis I was able to notice some lags when graphics settings are set to ultra.
Ram and Hard-Disk
The HDD that Asus supply with this series is 5400rpm Western Digital made with 500 or 750 GB of space.But this one lacks the response of the 7200rpm one which is available in Dell Xps.I have noticed in my laptop it responds too slowly at times when I tries to copy or move some files.
In SX016 model you will get 750GB HDD and 8GB RAM.
K53SV has all the modern connectivity technologies within it namely the Bluetooth and WiFi.It comes with Bluetooth 3.0 version in selected models.In my model ie SX016 it comes with Bluetooth V3.0.
In order to enjoy watching HD movies on an external monitor, there are a VGA output as well as an HDMI interface available.
The possibilities to connect to a network or to communicate with other devices are more on the sparse side. The Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (Gigabyte LAN) makes it possible to connect a LAN cable, while wireless LAN is made possible by the Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (bgn).
When it comes to the included accessories the Taiwanese manufacturer has made some savings. Along with the notebook and the AC adapter, there is merely some printed documents such as the handbook in the box
The 15.6 inch display has a model description of CPT14C7. The HD panel has a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Higher resolutions are possible with an external display. The panel has a 16:9 aspect ratio, and has a reflective surface. The contrast of the glare-type display lies at a mere 181:1, and thus makes it into the average range of comparable devices at the best of times.
Is the Asus K53SV equipped for outdoor use with its 15.6 inch display? The answer to this question is rather on the disillusioning side: Within limits. Those that want to use the K53SV outdoors in the open, will at the very least have to find a place in the shade. Under direct sunlight users will see themselves on the display more than anything else.
WarrantyAsus provides a 24 month warranty with pickup & return (battery 1 year) for this model in the K-series.
The Asus K53SV multimedia notebook in its SX016 version left amixed impression. For a price of around 52000 rupees buyers receive a useful device, which does have its weaknesses though.
What was able to impress us was the stable case made of aluminum. The palm resting area never gets too warm thanks to the IceCool technology. The system noise is also a positive aspect. What dulls the good impression is the reflective display with a meager brightness, and narrow viewing angles.
The performance of the mainstream model with an Intel Core i7 2670qm, as well as an Nvidia GeForce GT 630M, appears to be sufficient for most application scenarios.
From where should you buy this product?
Use the link given below to buy this product from flipkart or from Infibeam (Infibeam is cheaper! )
Specifications of Asus K53SM-SX016D
|Screen Size||15.6 Inch|
|CPU Type||Intel Huron River|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3|
|Hard Disk Size(GB)||750|
|Core I7 2670QM|
|Clock Speed||2.2 GHz|
|Dedicated Graphics Memory Type||DDR3|
|Dedicated Graphics Memory Capacity||2 GB|
|Graphic Processor||NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M|
|Web Camera||0.3 megapixel|
|Pointer Device||Touch Pad|
|Wireless LAN||802.11 b/g/n|
|Multi Card Slot||Available|
USB v3.0 x 1
USB v2.0 x 2