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ASUS G53JW-A1 Republic of Gamers 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Black)

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  • Intel Core i7 Processor 1.73GHz
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, GeForce GTX
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Product Description

Product Description

15.6" FHD (1920x1080) (LED)/Intel Core i7-740QM (1.73GHz Quad-Core)/6GB DDR3 RAM/NVidia GTX 460M 1.5G GDDR5 VRAM/750GB HDD (7200RPM)/DVD Super Multi Combo Drive/Illuminated Keyboard/Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)/802.11BGN/2.0M Pixel/Bluetooth/8 Cell battery/Gaming backpack and Gaming Mouse included/1 USB 3.0 port/3 USB 2.0 ports/8-in-1 card reader/2YR Global warranty/1YR Accidental Damage Warranty/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support

They'll Never Know What Hit'em

Every gamer knows that the latest games demands the best performance. But we don’t believe in just meeting the minimum requirements, we believe in obliterating them. That’s why we made sure that the Republic of Gamers (ROG) G53Jw-A1 is jam-packed with one-of-a-kind innovation that propel mobile gaming performance to unseen levels.

Featuring the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics engine that comes with a massive 1.5GB of GDDR5 VRAM, the ROG G53Jw-A1 leads in DirectX 11 gaming for advanced tessellation and faster graphics rendering. This gaming powerhouse, powered by the Intel Core i7-740QM quad-core processor, soars while performing several tasks simultaneously. And while others struggle to find the keys in dimly lit areas, the backlit gaming keyboard gives you the edge in the dark to put you ahead of the competition. The ROG G53Jw-A1 showcases a stealth fighter-inspired design with a unique thermal design that promotes airflow and keeps the hot air away from you. Plus, its 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display lets you experience the latest in high-definition entertainment with brilliant 1080p playback. The ROG G53Jw-A1 breaks from the heard of traditional gaming notebooks with built-in overclocking feature through the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid utility—instantly giving you extreme power and energy savings with a push of a button.

The ROG G53Jw-A1 also boasts 750GB 7200RPM hard drive, 6GB DDR3 system memory, high-speed wireless N, Intel Turbo Boost technology, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, Bluetooth v2.1, HDMI connectivity, 2.0 megapixel camera, and high-quality stereo speakers with EAX Advanced HD 5.0 sound.

They'll Never Know What Hit'em

Key Features

  • 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display for immersive cinematic experience with resolution up to 1920 x 1080 (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM for unprecedented DirectX 11 gaming (Learn more)
  • Intel Core i7-740QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost technology to automatically boost speed to your task at hand (Learn more)
  • ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid that innovatively saves battery life and delivers extreme performance (Learn more)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for quicker device charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.01
  • 750GB 7200RPM hard drive and 6GB of DDR3 system memory for smooth computing and ample storage for all your games and media files (Learn more)
  • Backlit gaming keyboard with ergonomic tilt-up design for comfortable control in any lighting environment (Learn more)
  • High-quality stereo speakers and EAX Advanced HD Audio for premium gaming sound (Learn more)

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Leading Gaming Power for the Next Generation

Leading Gaming Power for the Next Generation
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The ROG G53Jw-A1 features the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics engine for unprecedented visual performance. With unmatched DirectX 11 support, experience a totally new class of virtual interaction for more dynamic gaming.

The ROG G53Jw-A1 also features a 750GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive to store your movies, games, and pictures. Plus, the ROG G53Jw-A1 offers 6GB of DDR3 system memory for incredible multitasking capability.

Definitive Multitasking

Definitive Multitasking
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The ROG G53Jw-A1 gives you all the power you need to create digital video, 3D animation, or effortlessly play adrenaline-filled games with Intel's leading-edge processor. Powered by the Intel Core i7-740QM processor, the ROG G53Jw-A1 outperforms other notebooks with massive memory bandwidth for the ultra-smooth multitasking performance. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Technology, processor speed is automatically adjusted to your needs by accelerating performance to your task at hand.

With a host of power profiles that saves energy and boosts power, ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid also features a preset for that safely overclocks performance in a simple push of a hotkey above the keyboard.

Enjoy Vibrant Media

Enjoy Vibrant Media
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Featuring a 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display, the ROG G53Jw-A1 lets you enjoy the latest in HD playback for an immersive experience with sharp images, smooth video transitions, and brilliant clarity. With HDMI connectivity, turn this gaming powerhouse into your personal media center by connecting to an external monitor or HDTV and enjoy flawless 1080p HD playback. The ROG G53Jw-A1 is complemented with high-quality stereo speakers and EAX Advanced HD 5.0 so you can hear every detail with enhanced acoustics.

Aerodynamic Design

Aerodynamic Design

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Based from the intelligent design of a US stealth fighter, the ROG G53Jw-A1 showcases a sleek design with innovation to match. Its internal components are specially engineered next to the rear air vents to promote air flow and system cooling.

Its gaming keyboard also illuminates to give you the competitive edge, so when others are fumbling for keys in the dark you're brightly lit keyboard keeps you a step ahead of the game. Angled at an ergonomically 5-degree tapered slant, the keyboard is positioned so you're comfortable even after the longest gaming sessions. The ROG G53Jw-A1 completes the gaming package with a complimentary Republic of Gamers backpack and wireless optical mouse.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources2, readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. ASUS relentlessly strive to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

This notebook also comes with the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

2 Year ASUS 360 Global Warranty3

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

1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty (ADW)3

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

  • ROG G53Jw-A1
  • AC Adapter
  • 8 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card
  • ROG gaming backpack
  • Optical gaming mouse
  • Starcraft II trial card


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-740QM quad-core processor (1.73 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz)
  • Chipset: Intel HM55
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v2.1
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 6GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM, 4 x SODIMM (expandable to 16GB)
  • Storage:750GB 7200RPM hard drive
  • Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixel
  • Speakers: High-quality stereo speakers with EAX 5.0 sound
  • Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
  • Card Reader: 8-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory stick/MS Pro/MS-Duo/MS-Pro Duo)
  • Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x Gigabit LAN, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Kensington Lock
  • Battery: 8 cell
  • Dimensions: 15.6 x 11.9 x 0.8 ~ 2.0 –inches
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs (with 8 cell battery)
  • Color: Black

© 2010 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.

1All figures theoretical values compared to USB 2.0 benchmarks for reference purposes. Actual speed depends on device and system status.
2Rated 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
3ASUS 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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Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor1.73 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive750 GB
Graphics CoprocessorGeForce GTX
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce GTX 460M
Graphics Card Ram Size1536 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameAsus
SeriesG53 series
Item model numberG53JW-A1
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight7.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.90 x 15.60 x 1.50 inches
Color black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive Typedvd_minus_rw, dvd_ram
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage230 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #37,867 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight37.5 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 AvailableSeptember 27, 2010
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Scott on December 8, 2010
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If you are a gamer, or are looking for the performance of the highest End Laptops to date. You Found it.

This machine is one smooth operator. It has a smoking CPU and GPU that are unbelievable. I just finished testing out the most recent releases (Black Ops, Civ 5, Metro 2033, etc....)
I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW THIS MACHINE EATS THESE UP. In comparison, My Desktop runs 2 GTX 480 SLI and this laptop is running right along with it. Amazing hardware configuration. The heat goes right out the back vents. It really is like a stealth fighter, lol. Lap and keyboard stay nice and cool. Very Quiet even at full throttle. I am in utter disbelief. I LOVE IT. Speakers are great. I m listening to music right now while I am writing this and it sounds GREAT. Keyboard is nice. ASUS solved the past issue with the G73 Keyboard. I use a Logitech Everywhere Mouse, but the touch pad is very nice and responsive as well. All the features you would expect from a high end laptop. The Screen is beautiful at 1900 x 1280. The G53JW-A1 Version I believe comes with an extra year warranty and of course another 250GB (750GB Total) hard Drive that is FAST and Quiet. An extra 90 bucks seemed worth it to me. (Opposed to the G53JW-XA1).
Machine can be OC'ed and you can add an additional HDD. Yes That's right. UNBELIEVABLE LAPTOP for under 1500.00.

The machine came with a lot of bloat ware on it. But there is a not so painful solution. It also comes with a drivers disk. I solved the problem quickly through some simple pre-ordered research and just reformatted the Hard-drive into one Partition and reloaded windows and then reload the Drivers and skipped the bloatware. Easy solution!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By BlueWrangler on December 10, 2010
I've had this laptop for a week now, and it really is outstanding--sort of. I've usually had underpowered laptops for work, and used the desktop for gaming. This unit is truely outstanding as a gaming platform. I've been using Call of Duty and it runs silky smooth. Boot ups are fast, and construction of the whole unit seems to be well done. Office applications, of course, run at lightning speed. Others have commented extensively on the tech specs, so I'll focus on what it's like to live with it.

Pros--Runs quiet and cool. Used in on my lap for several hours and it barely gets warmer than a Time magazine. Other laptops, i've always had to use some sort of pad so your legs dont over heat, but this one channels the heat out of the 2 pack ports nicely.

Back lighting-- keyboard lighting is fantastic. I didn't realize how nice this was until I had it. If you've ever tried to log on using a password with special characters in a dimly lit room, you know how hard it can be to find the right keys. Turn on the keyboard lights, log on, turn it back off if you like. Awesome. Others are wowed by how cool a lit keyboard looks. Other reviewers don't like the fact that you can see the lights leaking out from around the edges of the keys, but really, it just outlines the actual key itself, and i think it looks really good.

A great hinge--I have had several laptops that had flimsy hinges (Dell Inspiron comes to mind), where after about 500 open close cycles, the plastic covering the hinges starts to pop open or hang up. This one seems, so far, very solid and stiff enough so you can set it to any degree and it will stay. If you've ever had one that was loose (listen up Dell), you know there are a few spots where it wants to close--usually around 25 degrees.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nea on December 2, 2011
I had an ASUS laptop for about five years before the motherboard failed. Having pretty great service with my old ASUS, I went in search for a new one. Bought this model in April, and it's my biggest regret! I have sent it in THREE times for repair! It took less than a month of owning it when the problems started. Three times the pin has snapped off in the plug. I baby my laptop like crazy, it does not get jostled, or yanked, or dropped. I rarely even move it!

Three times, the damned power plug breaks. Every time, ASUS customer service said it was "obviously" user abuse and that I would have to pay for it. Because, apparently, you're never ever supposed to unplug your computer. Ever. Why else would the pin break than from the abusive unplugging of the power cord! I raised enough of a fuss for them to "graciously waive" the repair fee; their words, not mine. I haven't had it for more than two months without a problem. Last time I sent it in, I got it back with several dead pixels on the screen-but I needed the computer too much to send it out again and wait another 2-3 weeks for them to repair it and send it back.

Now, the damned thing crashes. Completely. No reasons, no warning, the whole thing shut off, and will not reboot. My fiance was using his laptop (same model) to try to recover my computer, when his power pin snaps off as well. Customer service also tell him it's customer abuse, this time though they say leaving it plugged in softens the pin and makes it snap off. Uh....sounds like a design flaw, not user error to me. Anyway, TERRIBLE computer, terrible customer service. Seriously, DO NOT buy this laptop. Never buying an ASUS product again!
Thanks ASUS, I'm getting a MAC.
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