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

by Asus
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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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Product Description

Product Description

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

Not Just another Pretty Face
Smart, Reliable & Efficient

Powered by the 2nd Generation Intel® Core i7-2630QM processor the 15.6-inch A53Sv-XE1notebook offers an expressive combination of technology and style. Along with a compact style, the A53Sv-XE1takes you further with ASUS Power4Gear that lets you instantly select from a host of preset power profiles for high performance or battery savings. ASUS Palm-Proof technology enhances the multi-touch trackpad by ensuring the cursor doesn't accidentally reposition if your palm unintentionally grazes the trackpad when typing. The hairline brushed aluminum on the palm rest area also helps maintain a low temperature on the keyboard and palm rest area for comfortable computing even after the longest sessions. Its brilliant 15.6-inch HD display lets you indulge with clear visuals and HD cinema.

The A53Sv-XE1 also boasts a smudge-resistant palm rest, 6GB DDR3 system memory, 0.3 megapixel webcam, 640GB hard drive, high-speed wireless N connectivity, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

Not Just another Pretty Face

Key Features

  • 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for smart multitasking that automatically senses what you're doing and boosts performance (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM and NVIDIA Optimus Technology delivers fast performance for Full HD playback and gaming and switches to Intel HD graphics to save battery for less intensive tasks
  • ASUS Infusion technology for eye-catching style and scratch-resistant protection (Learn more)
  • 15.6-inch HD display for clear, crisp high-definition visuals
  • Altec Lansing speakers enhanced with SRS Premium Sound produce crisp, clear audio reproduction
  • Multi-touch trackpad with ASUS Palm-Proof technology lets you intuitively navigate through web pages, documents, and pictures while helping to prevent typing errors (Learn more)
  • ASUS IceCool Technololgy makes your PC experience cool and comfortable even during the longest computing sessions (Learn more)

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Reliable Multitasking Performance

Reliable Multitasking Performance
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The A53Sv-XE1 is powered by the 2nd Generation Intel® Core i7-2630QM Processor, optimized for notebook use with awesome computing power – in particular, the new mobile Intel® CPU enhances multitasking, so you can get more done at the same time, more smoothly. ASUS Power4Gear is an assortment of power profiles selectable via the Power4Gear hotkey above the keyboard that optimizes the system for your task at hand—giving the most performance or maximizing battery life. Built on next-generation "Fermi" architecture, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics are designed from the ground up for top-notch DirectX 11 gaming and GPU-accelerated tasks like HD video editing. And like a hybrid car seamlessly switches between gas and electric, NVIDIA Optimus Technology intelligently detects and switches between discrete NVIDIA and energy efficient Intel HD graphics based on the task at hand.

Comfort and Control Included

Comfort and Control Included
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The A53Sv-XE1 has an array of built-in features that are specialized for ease of use. It features a IF Award-winning ergonomic chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad and multi-touch trackpad to effortlessly type documents or navigate through your mobile world. The A53Sv-XE1 also has a spacious palm rest with ASUS Palm-Proof Technology so the trackpad intelligently distinguishes between your palm and finger to prevent errors for a worry-free typing experience.

Plus, ASUS IceCool Technololgy makes your PC experience cool and comfortable even during the longest computing sessions. Exclusive dual-sided motherboard design places hot components on the underside and away from users. Combined with heat pipes and vents, palm rests and typing surfaces stay cooler.

Head-turning Style and Convenient Portability

Head-turning Style and Convenient Portability
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Compact and light, the A53Sv-XE1 shows off a new streamlined design with ASUS Infusion Technology to give this notebook a scratch-resistant coat with eye-catching style. Opening this mobile wonder, you will notice an elegant and highly durable premium aluminum texture around the keyboard.

The A53Sv-XE1 also comes with the ASUS Power4Gear utility that controls the fans noise level so you can relax with a virtually silent computing experience anywhere you go.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources1, readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. ASUS tirelessly strives to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

This notebook is also backed by the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

1 Year ASUS Global Warranty2

Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:
  • 1 year global warranty
  • 30 day Flawless Display Guarantee
  • 2-way free standard shipping
  • 24/7 tech support

1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty (ADW)2

Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it for you during the first year after purchase.
  • Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
  • Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
  • 1-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost
  • 24/7 toll-free phone support

What's in the Box

  • A53SV-XE1
  • AC Adapter
  • 6 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768)
  • Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor (2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM and NVIDIA Optimus Technology
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 6GB DDR3-800 SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM Sockets (up to 8GB)
  • Storage: 640GB 5400RPM hard drive
  • Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD drive
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Speakers: Altec Lansing speakers
  • Microphone: Microphone
  • Card Reader: 5-in-1 card reader (SD+MMC+MS+MS PRO SDHC(SD 2.0)
  • Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 1 x RJ-45 LAN, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 X HDMI
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Dimensions: 15.2 x 10.2 x 1.4 –inches (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 5.72lbs (with 6 cell battery)
  • Color: Black

© 2011 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.

1Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in's Service & Reliability Report 2010. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Q2 2010's RESCUECOM report
2ASUS reserves the right to exclude certain SKUs; check with your retailer to confirm coverage of specific models. Valid for notebooks purchased in the US and Canada only. Certain retailers do not participate in ADW coverage. For complete details, please visit: and

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ASUS ML228H Widescreen LED Monitor
Enjoy Full HD on a brilliant and bright LED-backlit 23-inch LCD monitor wrapped in a razor-slim design. Its HDMI input allows for simple Plug-and-Play with your A53Sv-XE1 and delivers visuals with sharpness never before seen.

ASUS RT-N13U Wireless N Router (with USB)
Upgrade your network to faster performance and broader range with this EZ to setup wireless N router. You can even share an all-in-one printer with the peers in your network.

Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2 Hz Intel Core i7
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive640 GB
Graphics CoprocessorAT 6370
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce GT 540M
Graphics Card Ram Size1000 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameAsus
SeriesA53 series
Item model numberA53SV-XE1
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight5.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.12 x 10.12 x 1.40 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #28,442 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9.2 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.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableMay 10, 2011
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Michael on July 22, 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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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Matt Morgan TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 7, 2011
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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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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Chris on July 25, 2011
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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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