Editors Liked

  • Secondgeneration Core processor, Generous 640 GB hard drive, Good battery life, Stylish design, Twoyear warranty
  • Attractive design, Very good quality speakers, Good quality display, Strong battery life
  • Good battery life, superior audio, Handsome, fullfeatured, reasonably priced
  • Long battery life; respectable performance; affordable price; great display and Webcam; two-year warranty
  • Great battery life (5 hours), Good performance, Solid build quality, Cool and quiet, Twoyear warranty standard
  • Sharp design and excellent battery life, plus a surprisingly affordable price, make the 15-inch Asus K53E a smart alternative to more-expensive midsize laptops
  • Dual-core Sandy Bridge processor is fast. 6GB of memory included. Beautifully designed. Over 6 hours of battery life. Good typing experience. 640GB hard drive

Editors Didn't Like

  • Integrated graphics, Loud touchpad buttons, Some keyboard flex
  • No 5GHz 802.11n support, Average performance
  • No 5GHz WiFi, some ergonomic keyboard issues, Mediocre performance; heavy for its screen size
  • Loud mouse buttons; underwhelming speakers; no USB 3.0 ports or Bluetooth connectivity
  • Low screen resolution, Loud touchpad buttons, Lack of port selection
  • There are no configuration options, so you're stuck with integrated graphics, and there are no high-speed ports, such as USB 3.0 or eSATA
  • Annoyingly loud mouse buttons. A USB 3.0 port would?ve been nice