|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||1.6 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||6 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||750 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Nvidia GTX 460M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1536 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G, 802.11bgn, 802.11B|
ASUS G53JW-3DE Republic of Gamers 3D 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Black)
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- Intel Core i7-740QM (1.73GHz Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz)
- 6GB DDR3 1066MHz, 4 SODIMM Sockets, up to 16GB; Illuminated Keyboard
- Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5; 3D Vision Glasses
- 750GB HDD (7200RPM); Blu-Ray Combo Drive; 802.11 b/g/n; 1x USB 3.0; 3x USB 2.0; 8-in-1 card reader; 2.0MP Webcam
- 15.6-Inch HD (1366x768) LED Display (120HZ); Windows Home Premium 64-bit Operating System; Gaming Backpack & Mouse
Top Customer Reviews
This laptop just rocks!!!!
It IS a powerhouse... it will run anything at high settings (without 3d enabled) and it won't even stutter when enabling 3d vision (the G51 kinda stuttered (lagged a bit) in some games like LostPlanet2 when I enabled 3d vision). It is well known that there is a performance hit once you enable 3d vision but if there is one laptop that can put up with that is this one.
Another reason why I decided to wait for this laptop when I did is because it is directx 11 compatible (which means it comes with the latest technology out there). Like I said, spec-wise this computer is just top of the line and it delivers.
Now on to the design .. which I think is nothing short than revolutionary!! (no im not an asus rep trying to sell..Read more ›
I played Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit with the Nvidia 3D glasses, and performance could not have been better. I also played HD recording from my TiVO and it was flawless with no dropped frames. This is definitely a gaming and entertainment machine.
I had one major disappointment, the included Roxio CinePlayer BD software would not play commercial (AACS protected) Blu-Ray Discs. I tried two different commercial Blu-Ray discs and received the message "This application is unable to Activate the security files necessary to begin playback of the copy protected title. Please try again with an Internet connection." Roxio technical support told me that Roxio CinePlayer BD should play commercial Blu-Ray discs but, that the included software was modified by Asus and that I should contact them. I contacted Asus and did not receive a reply. I purchased Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra 3D Mark II for $79.95 and was then able to play commercial Blu-Ray discs. I fail to see the point of having a machine with Blu-Ray reader, that can't play back commercial Blu-Ray discs out of the box.
I was also disappointed by the pre-installed bloatware and advertising icons on the desktop. I would expect to see this in a $300 netbook, but not a premium $1700 laptop. Prepare to spend a couple of hours doing some house cleaning once you get your laptop.
I was happy to see built in bluetooth support (a feature often left out), but wasn't pleased with the lack of support for the 5Ghz WIFI band.
I also had a kink after running windows update, where I lost my hotkeys. A reinstall of the hotkey driver from the ASUS website fixed the problem.
The problems: The ability to make a back-up system disc never worked. I made about 20 DVD coasters trying to make a back-up disc when it first arrived. I searched onine on Asus site and applied all the patches and updates, still, it will not write a DVD, nor will it play a bluray.
I can play an .avi in 3D shot with my 3D Fuji camcorder and it plays just fine. I can look at 3D stills too. It took weeks of downloading updates and patches before it would work. Eventually I stopped trying. Then after months of regular MS updates it mysteriously started working (.avi and 3d stills only) but bluray player never worked. Still after almost one year of use I have no back-up discs and bluray 3d player doesnt work. And a bug in an update of Windows-7 corrupted my copy of the OS preventing further updates to the OS.
I searched MS and Asus website, found the updates for that bug, applied them, but still no OS updates or 3d Bluray function. I emailed Asus but never got a reply.
This is my first and last Asus anything.
Otherwise the laptop works okay.
The sound quality is total junk. I use the output via the earphone jack and it sounds like crap, like a 1970's transistor radio. No bass whatsoever and very midrangey sound, not much better than a standard phone line really.
I like the large screen, only a few dead pixels but they are so tiny I hardly notice. I'll use this for another year then give it to one of the kids, maybe next time I'll get a chromebook instead.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This laptop has been okay so far, but only due to my experience with repairing software issues. The laptop came in original package and was delivered on time. Read morePublished on November 29, 2013 by IT Tom
After 2 months of regular, no transportation use, the power pin broke. At first, looked like something loose on the charger, but guess what? It was a piece of my main board. Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by Pedro C Q Zancanaro
Pros: Had it for almost 2 yrs, the longest I've ever owned a computer since 1995, and just gave it to one of my sons. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by C. Johnson
I bought this computer in November 2010, here in the United States, to use it in South America, where I was working at the time. Read morePublished on February 26, 2012 by Rodrigo Govedise
Great design (cooling/ergo/keyboard/appearance)
Powerful (Haven't played any system-busters but L4D2 maxed ran great **and in 3D! Read more
This computer is great, a real game experience... one thing is the weight... to much for carrying it for a long time. Other thing is the charger plugin.. Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by willBender
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