Intel Core i5-2520M and Asus' K53E 15-Inch Notebook - The HH Review

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With their Sandy Bridge wrinkles firmly tucked away, Intel is continuing to flesh out their mobile offering with a new, more moderately priced dual-core CPU that brings all of their latest technologies to bear in a 2.53GHz chip called the Core i5-2520M.  With Turbo Boost technology available for bursts of performance on demand, this four-thread capable CPU should be a popular configuration in the midrange class of multimedia notebooks.  The Asus K53E was the vehicle of choice that Intel went with for our testing and evaluation requirements here today and it's a looker.

 
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DScheive replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 11:17 AM

nice! and that is a pretty reasonable price... although id rather it have an i7 and base processor speeds of 3.0 Mhz with a 3.5 turbo :)

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That price is awesome for the performance you are getting. I'd rather pay a little more to get a better quality screen resolution though. Sandy Bridge is taking over!

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SBorten replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 3:12 PM

You might want to change the "Higher score = better performance" label on your LAME graph.

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The new G73 just came out, any chance you guys can get one for a review?

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SmogHog replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 9:50 PM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM????

I have no idea what the OS listed is.

Windows 7 RTM was version 6.1 build 7600.16385

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coolice replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 11:00 PM

RTM = Release to Manufacturers.... essentially, its OEM

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coolice replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 11:04 PM

I'll be honest here.... i know many people *** about these things, but

he Asus K53E actually lasted 3 hours and 54 minutes under this more realistic workload.

This is fantastic!!!

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Dave_HH replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 11:46 PM

Got it, SBorten, thanks!

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Dave_HH replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 11:47 PM

Funny you should ask, Infinity! I'm shooting that one on video tomorrow and sending it off to an editor for testing. :)

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Dave_HH replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 11:49 PM

SmogHog, I deleted that wording so you won't be confused. :) It's Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit, plain and simple.

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Woot! I'll be watching. I have the original G73 (with the 5870m) and it was by far the best gaming laptop for the money.

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Specjre replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 12:09 PM

That is a very nice price point. Looks great too.

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realneil replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 12:20 PM

This is a very nice looking notebook for a decent price. I'd love to own it.

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More and more Asus is the contender to beat when in the realm of laptops,

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rrplay replied on Fri, Mar 25 2011 10:22 AM

I think it's priced right with the overall performance and power saving you are getting .but what I like the most of the review was your comments regarding the keyboard & its size and able to take a bit of key thumpin' that alone make me want to get my hands one .Having become accustomed to using a backlit keyboard that is going to be a must for me. the Asus G73 has it & would use a mouse anyhow.

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Mar 27 2011 3:08 PM

One question from me on this specific unit is why did they use the graphic capabilities they did instead of 1920x1080 or even somewhere between what they did use. I mean 1366 x 768 is 720p instead of 1080p why would they need to or choose to use 720p?

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