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ASUS A53SV-XE1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop - Black

by Asus
3.8 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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  • Intel Core i7-2630QM (2.0 GHz with Turboboost up to 2.93GHz); NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1GB DDR3 VRAM
  • 6GB of DDR3 1333MHz DRAM, 2 slots, 8GB Max;640GB Hard Drive (5400 RPM);Super Multi DVD Drive
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System;5-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/SDHC)
  • 15.6-Inch HD Display (1366x768);0.3MP Webcam;HDMI and VGA Port;Wireless 802.11bgn;3 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 Year Accidental Damage Protection and 1 Year Standard Global Warranty Included
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15.6" HD (1366 x768) / Intel Core i7-2630M / 6G DDR3 / 640G 5400 HDD / Super Multi ODD / W7HP (64bit) / 802.11BGN / 5-in-1 Card Reader / 3x USB 2.0 / 0.3M Pixel / 6-cell battery / HDMI and VGA out / 1yr Warranty / 1yr Accidental Damage Protection

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution 1366x768 pixels
Processor 2 hertz Intel Core i7
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive 640 GB
Graphics Coprocessor AT 6370
Chipset Brand NVIDIA
Card Description GeForce GT 540M
Graphics Card Ram Size 1000 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand Name Asus
Series A53 series
Item model number A53SV-XE1
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight 5.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 15.1 x 10.1 x 1.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.12 x 10.12 x 1.4 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 4
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type lithium_ion
Power Source AC

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3.8 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #25,812 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#5,572 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 9.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available May 10, 2011

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If you're looking at this laptop, you're probably searching for the same kind of laptop I was: a powerful, attractive, quality laptop that doesn't break the bank. I'm happy to say the Asus A53sv-xe1 meets these expectations nicely.

Design is top notch. The A53 is attractive without looking garish. The black lid has a faint, nice looking interlocking cell kind of pattern on it. If that's not your thing the design is faint enough that it probably won't bother you too much. The lid feels nice and sturdy, pushing on it does not seem to affect the screen. The chiclet keyboard feels comfortable, typing is a breeze. The keys push down with a satisfying feel. Controls in games feel smooth. The touchpad seems decent and I don't mind using it but I prefer a real mouse. The entire keyboard area is built with aluminum, much like the Macbook Pro and looks/feels very nice. Nice quality. The A53 also feels pretty light, and it's a breeze to carry it around.

Processing and graphics performance is excellent, as can be expected with a Sandy Bridge i7 processor, 6 gigs of DDR3 RAM, and an NVIDIA 540m with Optimus. The i7 handles most processing tasks with impunity. Games-wise, the A53 runs Crysis 2, Empire: Total War, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 smoothly at medium graphics settings (High for Crysis2). While playing, the fan noise is noticeable, but not annoyingly loud. The aluminum hand rest area felt quite cool while playing. The heat management techniques that Asus uses seem to be pretty effective. The hard drive is what holds the A53 back. The difference in speed between its 5400 RPM HDD and a 7200 RPM HDD is noticable, and performance suffers.

Battery life is decent but not exceptional. You can expect around 4 hours of battery life of normal laptop use.
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I recently purchased one of these laptops when I stumbled on it here at Amazon. I was very much attracted by the price but was a little wary - this was one of very few laptops with an Intel Core i7 CPU in its price range so I was unsure what compromise might have been made to drive down the price. After working with it and really getting to know it, I can say there were few compromises made - this is an all-around awesome laptop at a really, really good price (as I write, $799). There are a couple of minor things I personally would change but these come down to preference.

I will start with something that no one else online seems to mention when describing this laptop - the screen. From reading the specifications to digging around on the manufacturer's website I could find precious little regarding the screen beyond the dimensions. It's the glossy type, so please keep this in mind when shopping for a laptop. Some people prefer a matte finish on the screen to cut down on reflections so if a glossy screen is a problem then this laptop might not work for you. Personally, I like the glossy type of screen as it's easy to clean and since I work in a darker room most of the time I do not have issues with reflections. This laptop's screen is also very bright and clear, brighter than that of my Sony Vaio.

Another very interesting feature of this laptop is the keyboard. It has a full number pad on the right side, slightly separated from the main keys. I like that. It also happens to be the chicklet-style keyboard which in my experience has been better at keeping stuff from getting in the keyboard.

I made one unfortunate discovery when setting up this laptop - the power plugs into the middle of the left side of the case.
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I was looking for a laptop that was a decent all around unit. I started searching online for the best price for decent laptop parts, size, cpu, gpu etc. i was leaning towards the gaming side since having a built gaming laptop would practically give edge over the standard laptops. of course laptops are not meant for gaming unless you've got $1000-3000+ to spend, which was way over my budget. i didn't want a gaming laptop but i do want a laptop that can run some games if needed on medium level graphics. and so i was online searching for laptops, laptop deals, reading reviews etc. i ended up here on amazon looking at the a53sv-xe2 which had the i5 processor. i was amazed at what specs included in that laptop, for a low price too. it was like my search was over but i wasn't content with the intel i5. i scrolled down and found a53sv-xe1 and behold a quad core i7. it was perfect.

I tried some games on this laptop and i was able to play CoD (mw2,bo,4), CCS, Fear2, left for dead, works, you might not want to set the games on high but you can tweak the settings to get potential playable fps (fames per sec). this is not a gaming laptop but yes you can play games on it. make sure you update ur drives first at asus website though.

over all, this laptops fast (excluding the 5400rpm hard drive which is very affordable to replace)

hard drive only 5400rpm,
no 3.0 usb drive,
no blue ray (which you don't really need unless you don't know how to watch online ;D),
the ac power adapter cord slot is in the left mid section of the laptop instead of the back of the laptop but it doesn't bother me,
the keyboard does not light up so it's hard to see in dark areas while you type (not a problem for me),
and of course bloatware (but it's expected in all pc/laptop products)

bottom line is that this laptop rocks. more bang for your buck! cheers!
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