"But while the hardware in the K53E may be excellent, it can’t
save this laptop, at least not in this configuration. The
bargain-priced K53E-A1, with a Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor and a
price tag of around $625, is worth consideration among users who want
an inexpensive powerhouse. Our review model is akin to the K53E-B1,
however, which has a much higher price of $750."