Currently available in the US are two configurations: the Asus K53E-A1 with the Intel Core i3-2310M and the Asus K53E-B1 with the Core i5-2410M processor, both with dual CPU cores. The laptops have the Intel GMA HD integrated GPU, 6GB of DDR3 memory, a 640GB hard drive, DVD burner, 1366×768 LED backlight display, and 6-cell battery.
Asustek’s mainstream-class K53E has a 0.3MP web camera, Altec Lansing speakers, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet port, three USB 2.0 connectors, HDMI and VGA video outputs, a 4-in-1 media card reader, and IceCool Technology that keeps palm rests cool, “placing heat-producing components away from users”.
The dark-brown Asus K53E-A1 and K53E-B1 run Windows 7 Home Premium OS and are priced at $631.38 and $723.18, respectively.
The laptop maker has also K53SV and K53SJ listed on the company’s website, but these are not available for purchase. The SV and SJ include dedicated Nvidia video cards and optional Core i7 quad-core processors.
Update: In the table below, you can see some more K53 configurations we have found online.
The K53E-B1 and K53E-XR4 have apparently the same components. The only difference could be the Accidental Damage Warranty, which is listed only in the specs of the B1. All of the Asus notebooks come with a 2-year warranty as a standard.
|Asus K53 Series||Asus K53E-A1||Asus K53E-B1||Asus K53E-C1||Asus K53E-XR4||Asus K53SV-XR2||Asus K53U-A1|
|Display||15.6″ 1366 x 768, LED Backlight|
|CPU||Intel Core i3-2310M 2.1GHz||Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz||Intel Pentium B940 2GHz||Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz||Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz||AMD E-350 1.6GHz|
|GPU||Intel HD||Intel HD||Intel HD||Intel HD||Nvidia GeForce GT 540M 1GB||AMD Radeon HD 6310|
|OS||Windows 7 Home Premium|
Here’s an un-boxing video of the K53U: