Strictly for budgeters
Display and Build
The ASUS X53U-VX053D sports a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit Glare display which offers a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and poses increased amount of brightness that can strain your eyes. The outfit looks extremely unique in the mocha brown colour but disappoints with a thickness of 34.9mm.
Processor and Platform
Under the hood of the ASUS X53U-VX053D, you can find a 1GHz AMD Brazos dual-core C60 processor working in combination with a 2GB DDR3 RAM functioning at 1,066MHz. It also has two user accessible DIMM ports allowing you to increase the RAM's capacity up to 8GB. The 512MB ATI HD 6250 graphics unit is capable of handling fairly rich games and movies without posing much hassle. It is devoid of any preloaded OS which is justified by its price.
Camera and Storage
The ASUS X53U-VX053D is armed with a 0.3MP webcam and an integrated microphone for managing online video calls. For storage functions, it is loaded with a SATA HDD of 320GB which might cause problems. In case you want to transfer files via disks, you can use the SuperMulti DVD drive with dual layer support. Packed with Altec Lansing speakers powered by ASUS SonicMaster, the laptop boasts of high quality multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
Keeping the ASUS X53U-VX053D juiced up is a 6 cell Li-ion battery. From the connectivity point of view, the laptop houses GIgabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 slots, HDMI out, VGA port, digital media reader, Bluetooth v3.0 and WLAN.
If you are too tight on budget and need a laptop that is good for personal and professional needs, the ASUS X53U-VX053D is a worthy option. Of course you'll have to bear with the sluggish performance, non OS, low hard disk and bulky size.