Posted 5th Jan 2022
Hi all,

My mother purchased the K553 Asus laptop recently listed on HUKD from Currys.

It was delivered today but says K513EA on the box

Are these one of the same or have they sent me the wrong laptop

Thank you in advance for any replies
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    Are the specs listed on the box and if so do they match up exactly to what is listed on the currys website?
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    Think one is OLED (K553) and the K513 isn't? We'd need the full model numbers for each to check specs.
    asus.com/Lap…ec/
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    From what I can see looking at the specs of both models they are different.
    Not a lot of difference mind you.
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    The K513EA listed on Amazon has less ram and storage than the Currys K553 so could not be the item you ordered. Check the specs on box against what you ordered.
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    Thanks everyone the box says 513 but underneaths has model number listed as 553. The laptop itself is stamped 513
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    Edited by: "dirtyleedshawks" 5th Jan
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    In your image above the part number is shown as 90NB0SG2-M31180

    But a search on the web for that gets no hits

    A search on "ASUS 90NB0SG2" gets hits, but none with M31180 after them.

    A search on "ASUS M31180" gets no hits
    Edited by: "guilbert53" 6th Jan
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    guilbert5305/01/2022 15:53

    In your image above the part number is shown as 90NB0SG2-M31180But a …In your image above the part number is shown as 90NB0SG2-M31180But a search on the web for that gets no hitsA search on "ASUS 90NB0SG2" gets hits, but none with M31180 after them. A search on "ASUS M31180" gets no hitsSeems you have a rogue laptop !It has been known that some Chinese factories that make laptops do make "fake" ones of well known brands.Even the Chinese factories that make ASUS laptops (or other famous brand laptops) can make "extra" laptops that they don't tell ASUS about and sell them on the grey market.Check the serial number of the ASUS laptop and verify it with the ASUS web site.


    Thanks will check as per your suggestion
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    nanoreview.net/en/…513

    They are two different models for sure. Can you post a link to the product page you purchased it from, and if you are able, post a screenshot of your system info? To access system info just start to type 'system' into your Windows search bar and click 'system information' when it appears at the top of the tab
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    J_.05/01/2022 16:49

    https://nanoreview.net/en/laptop-compare/asus-vivobook-s15-s533-vs-asus-vivobook-15-x513They are two different models for sure. Can you post a link to the product page you purchased it from, and if you are able, post a screenshot of your system info? To access system info just start to type 'system' into your Windows search bar and click 'system information' when it appears at the top of the tab


    The one on your link is S553 as opposed to K553 - but thanks for the info regarding typing system into windows search bar - will do it this weekend when I go to my folks
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    They're part of the same family of laptops.

    You can essentially verify this from the support page that shows the various certifications asus.com/sup…MI/

    You'll notice they reference 513. I suspect that the models share a common motherboard and then the different numbers reflect different specification configurations.
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    guilbert5305/01/2022 15:53

    In your image above the part number is shown as 90NB0SG2-M31180But a …In your image above the part number is shown as 90NB0SG2-M31180But a search on the web for that gets no hitsA search on "ASUS 90NB0SG2" gets hits, but none with M31180 after them. A search on "ASUS M31180" gets no hitsSeems you have a rogue laptop !It has been known that some Chinese factories that make laptops do make "fake" ones of well known brands.Even the Chinese factories that make ASUS laptops (or other famous brand laptops) can make "extra" laptops that they don't tell ASUS about and sell them on the grey market.Check the serial number of the ASUS laptop and verify it with the ASUS web site.


    That's a pretty big accusation to be making, this is Currys not some random on aliexpress

    dirtyleedshawks05/01/2022 15:17

    Thanks everyone the box says 513 but underneaths has model number listed …Thanks everyone the box says 513 but underneaths has model number listed as 553. The laptop itself is stamped 513[Image] [Image]


    As @plebbygiraffe says, 553 looks to be a member of the 513 model set. Another buyer should be able to confirm and/or open and check the hardware specs or call ASUS support.

    Update: Try entering the serial number on the support section of the ASUS website, should confirm model.
    Edited by: "adam.mt" 6th Jan
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    Hope you got it sorted.. My take on this one is to get away from the price promise issues, Many companies have 513 Which they may be doing it cheaper, currys have 553 which no one sells so they dont have to do the same price, Underlying it is the same model.

    Obviously currys buys loads of laptops so they can dictate ASUS to do this for them...
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    Thanks all - yes it was the k553 specs
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