Under the hood, the Asus K53E-BBR11 laptop is powered by Second Generation Intel Core i3-2350M dual-core processor that features a L3 cache of 3MD and 2.3GHz processor clock speed and smart 4-way processing performance, because of the HyperThreading technology, for HD quality computing. Unfortunately it does not offer TuboBoost technology that can speed up processing when thermal and electrical conditions are met. This Asus K53E-BBR11 mobile PC also has an integrated graphics controller called as Intel® HD Graphics that offers 64 to 1696MB shared video memory for stunning images and vivid detail; 4GB DDR3 memory which is expandable to 8GB; 500GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive; Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW optical disk drive; built-in webcam and microphone; built-in facial recognition; multiformat media reader that supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO formats; 6-cell lithium-ion battery and comes in Matte Dark Brown Suit.
This 15.6-inch Asus K53E-BBR11 offers lot of connectivity options like 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports; high-speed wireless LAN with 802.11b/g/n standards; Ethernet LAN; and HDMI output port. This laptop runs on 64- bit Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. It weighs 5.7 lbs. and measures just 1.4" thin and costs around $450.
Pro: low cost
Cons: no USB 3.0, Bluetooth and the HDD is just rated 5400 RPM.