ASUS VivoBook K553EA - good choice for a refurbished laptop

Taking a closer look at the main feature and specs of the ASUS VivoBook K553EA laptop to see if it is a good second hand or refurbished purchase

ASUS VivoBook K553EA refurbished laptop

Those who follow our Test and Review consumer blog regularly know that we like to share interesting deals and info about products that are on sale. 

These days we noticed that the ASUS VivoBook K553EA laptop is offered for a very decent price of under £500 as a refurbished item. The deal that we found on eBay is for certified refurbished which means  you are getting one year warranty. It is part of the VivoBook series, which is designed to be a budget-friendly option for everyday use.

We have previously shared our opinion about buying refurbished products and we believe this is not only budget friendly solution but also an environmental one and we do care about the environment.

ASUS VivoBook K553EA - product features and specs

Now lets take a closer look at some of the most important features and specifications of this portable machine:

ModelVivoBook K553EA
Laptop MPNK553EA-L11198T
Screen Size15.6
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
RAM Size16 GB
SSD Capacity512 GB
Storage TypeSSD (Solid State Drive)
ProcessorIntel Core i5 11th Gen.
Processor TypeIntel Core i5
Processor Speed2.40 GHz
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics
Graphics Processing TypeIntegrated/On-Board Graphics
Optical DriveNo DVD Drive
Backlit KeyboardYes
ConnectivityHDMI, USB 3.2
FeaturesIntel Core i5 (11th Gen) 1135G7 / 2.4GHz Max Turbo Speed up to 4.2GHz Quad Core Processor, 15.6" FHD OLED (1920x1080) Display, Backlit Keyboard
Warranty1 Year
Item Weight1.8 kg

To summarize what we see in the table above: VivoBook K553EA has fast Intel processor, good memory size of 16GB, good storage size and speed with the 512GB SSD, adequate display and graphics. 
Really a nice setup and a versatile machine that would do fine for multimedia, casual photo editing, office work, Internet browsing.
This laptop is designed for basic use such as web browsing, document editing and streaming media. 
Overall, the ASUS VivoBook K553EA is a budget-friendly laptop that is suitable for basic everyday use, but it is not designed for heavy multitasking or gaming.

This laptop reminded me of the Asus X55V which got quite popular back in the days, with similar price and being versatile mobile computer.