Asus K53E-BBR17 is a great choice to midsize laptop, identical to K53E-BBR15, this is a fast laptop due to 2nd Core i5 processor, plus it comes stylist Matte Dark Brown Suit finish (brushed-aluminum) exterior and shiny dark brown interior surfaces with island-style chiclet keyboard do look pretty classy.
Running on Windows 7 Home OS, Asus K53E-BBR17 is powered by Intel Core i5-2450M processor, this CPU based on the Sandy Bridge and offers Hyperthreading. The base clock speed of i5-2450M is 2.5 GHz but due to Turbo Boost it can reach 3.1 GHz. It offers an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 which is faster then the older Intel HD Graphics. The CPU is optimized with 4GB DDR3 memory along with 500GB hard drive (5400 rpm).
Other specifications include DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, built-in 0.3MP webcam with facial recognition, Multiformat media reader, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 802.11n WiFi and 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN. It packed 4-cell lithium-ion battery which offers up to 3,5 hours of life. Price, Asus K53E-BBR17 laptop (Matte Dark Brown Suit) is selling for around $480