Asus X53SK-SX028V Review

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Gadget ReviewsAsus X53SK-SX028V is one of the Asus X53SK multimedia notebook series that is using Intel Core i5-2430M processor to power up the main engine. At the quick specifications, Asus X53SK-SX028V’s processor is paired with AMD Radeon HD 7610M graphics card, 6 GB of RAM, and a 500 GB hard drive. Another series, SX069V version, has Intel Core i7-2670QM, graphics card of AMD Radeon HD 7610M, 6 GB of RAM, and a 750 GB HDD.

Asus X53SK-SX028V – Specs

For the main performance, Asus X53SK-SX028V is powered with Intel Core i5-2430M Sandy Bridge processor which is dual-core. This mid-range processor is clocked at 2.4 GHz but can be overclocked up to 3.0 GHz through the Intel Turbo Boost technology. When a core is under load, the core speed will be increased to 3.0 GHz automatically but value is lower if several processor cores are under load. Turbo Boost technology also makes Asus X53SK-SX028V smartly switches automatically to energy-saving mode if there is no high-performance needed. Intel Core i5-2430M in Asus X53SK-SX028V features Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology. Therefore, with the Sandy Bridge architecture, instead of two, the processor can execute four threads simultaneously.

Asus X53SK-SX028V Review

Asus X53SK-SX028V Review


Asus X53SK-SX028V two graphics options, the one is an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 while the powerful one is AMD Radeon HD 7610M graphics card which is DirectX11-capable. Both of them can easily handle the daily tasks like office work, surfing the web, or a day of computing. Set to use Radeon HD 7610M, the Asus X53SK-SX028V can able to do photo or video editing or playing the recent games smoothly. Asus X53SK-SX028V has a 2.5″ 500 GB Western Digital WD5000BPVT-80HXZT3 hard drive that will run at 5400 rpm.

Although the battery of Asus X53SK-SX028V is said to survive for 4 hours and 19 minutes, there is only 3 hours and 31 minutes surviving on the actual usage. Even, take a task of full loading will sacrifice the battery to have only 1 hour and 18 minutes life-long.

Watching movies in Asus X53SK-SX028V will be served by the 15.6 inches N156BGE-L21 display screen with LED background illumination that has 1366 x 768 pixels of the maximum resolutions.

Asus X53SK-SX028V – Pros and Cons

The pros in Asus X53SK-SX028V might be the Robust case and the good cooling system. Besides the good application performance and low system noise, Asus X53SK-SX028V has the super-fast USB 3.0 support. What might the cons of Asus X53SK-SX028V is that Asus X53SK-SX028V has no Bluetooth connection while the contrast display quality is low.

Asus X53SK-SX028V – Summary

As a low-priced multimedia notebook, Asus X53SK-SX028V has connection ports like 34-in-1 card reader that supports MMC/SD/Memory Stick, headphones/microphone audio jack, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 HDMI, VGA, USB 3.0, and a pair of USB 2.0 port.
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