|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||2 hertz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||6 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1333 MHz|
|Hard Drive||640 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AT 6370|
|Card Description||GeForce GT 540M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1000 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
ASUS A53SV-XE1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop - Black
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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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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
I tried some games on this laptop and i was able to play CoD (mw2,bo,4), CCS, Fear2, left for dead, crysis...it 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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great, I'm still using this laptop, however the DC port is lose and I hardly use this laptop. I'm fairly sure I haven't wiggled the cable to cause this to happen. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Eddy
This computer has taken me quite a bit to get used to from my other ibm think pad. I also bought it cause it was supposed to have the upgraded Altec Lansing speakers inside,,,what... Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by div3
Since the worst of the Mac laptops usually cost at least a grand, I got this PC laptop with the excellent GEFORCE GT540M 1GB graphics card so it can still have high quality like... Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Tony D., Medford, NY
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I returned this computer because it would freeze up and close down on the first day. Great returns policy through amazon so it wasn't a problem. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by gingerbreadmun
this computer was great, I was able to play skyrim at high settings with mods, also games like batman A. C. Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by Heisenberg Pina
I owned this product for just over 2 months and got it for a great price here, on Amazon.
Out of the box, it worked flawlessly. Read more
I've had this laptop for 6 months and it has been extremely frustrating that entire period. I could count the number of weeks without a blue screen on one hand with fingers to... Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by Jason
This laptop was not only affordable, but I can play all my games on the highest settings (even the new ones!). Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by Isaac Clarke
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