After all everything has been considered, the ASUS N53SV is a very well-rounded notebook with one glaring exception: the sound system. This is nothing you can’t fix with a pair of external speakers or headphones though, so the poor sound quality shouldn’t rule this notebook out, in our opinion. That said, if you listen to video or music a lot with the on-board sound system, the ASUS N53SV might not be the perfect machine for you.

It will plow through all but the most power-intensive applications with no issues at all thanks to its fast and powerful processor and nice hardware. The screen glare will be an issue in some environments, but that can be said of 90% of the notebooks on the market today.

In the end, the ASUS N53SV is a nice notebook for the right user. It’s not the lightest, best performing, or cheapest notebook you can get. The ASUS N53SV is a well-rounded performer that deserves a look if you are in the market for a notebook that can do it all pretty well.

Shane is a long-time computer lover who got his start in the days of the Commodore 64. Shane has reviewed notebooks and related peripherals for Computer Shopper and Laptop Magazine and writes for some of the most popular technology websites.