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ASUS N53JF-XE1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Silver Aluminum)

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  • Intel Core i5-460M Processor 2.53GHz with turbo boost up to 2.8GHz
  • 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM, 2 slots, 8GB Max; Nvidia GT425M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM); Blu-Ray Combo Drive; Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn
  • HDMI Port; USB 3.0 port; 2.0MP Webcam; eSATA; 5-in-1 card reader
  • 15.6-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display; Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System
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Product Description

Feel the Power. Hear the Power.

Turn up the volume on the 15.6-inch N53Jf-XE1 notebook and prepare to be impressed. Featuring ASUS SonicMaster technology—co-developed by world-renowned audio experts at Bang and Olufsen ICEpower—and a unique top-mounted speaker design, this multimedia powerhouse combines hardware and audio for an unsurpassed, ear-pleasing experience. Boasting new NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M graphics with battery-boosting NVIDIA Optimus technology, the N53Jf-XE1 excels when performing graphic-intensive tasks like video editing, DirectX 11-enabled gaming, and graphic rendering. And with ASUS VideoMagic 3-in-1 software package, you get image-enhancing programs like PowerDVD 9 with True Theatre that instantly scales DVD-quality to Full 1080p HD with smoother frame rates so you can enjoy videos and movies in the quality they deserve. Powered by the Intel Core i5-460M processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, the N53Jf-XE1 delivers the multitasking muscle and smart performance that senses the tasks at hand and dynamically boosts the processor for a stutter-free experience. Specially built into the N53Jf-XE1, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine extends battery life via the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid utility. The N53Jf-XE1 also comes with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 that charges USB 3.0-enabled devices quickly and transfer files from USB storage devices to your notebook up to 10 times faster than previous generation USB 2.0 speeds.1

The N53Jf-XE1 features a 2.0 megapixel webcam with security lens cover, 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, ASUS Splendid technology, multi-touch trackpad, Express Gate, new wave keyboard, and a brushed aluminum design.

Feel the Power. Hear the Power.

Key Features

  • 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD disdplay with ASUS Splendid Technology for razor-sharp Full HD visual quality (Learn more)
  • ASUS SonicMaster Technology co-developed by world-renowned audio experts at Bang & Olufsen ICEpower delivers improved clarity, volume, and resonance, and more detailed sound. (Learn more)
  • Intel Core i5-460M processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology for smart multitasking that automatically boosts performance (Learn more)
  • ASUS Super Hybrid Engine and ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid optimizes the system to extend battery life for the task at hand (Learn more)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for quicker devi ce charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.01(Learn more)
  • New wave keyboard features larger-sized keys for an enhanced typing experience
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM and battery-boosting NVIDIA Optimus technology delivers fast performance for Full HD playback and gaming (Learn more)
  • ASUS VideoMagic Software for clearer images and smoother visuals (Learn more)
  • Express Gate mini-operating system grants instant access to internet, music, Skype, and more in seconds

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Notebook Audio, Redefined

Notebook Audio, Redefined
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Built from the ground up with premium audio technology, the N53Jf-XE1 features a unique, top-mounted speaker that delivers high-volume and captivating sound quality for all your music, videos, and movies. Co-developed with the audio experts at Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, ASUS SonicMaster Technology combines software and hardware for improved clarity, volume, and more detailed sound. Play media through the built-in speakers or connect to headphones and enjoy a dynamic range of sound in studio-recorded quality.

SonicMaster Software

  • Adaptive Dynamics Refinement System
  • - Restores clarity and fidelity of compressed audio in movies, music, games, and voice conferencing
  • Voice Clarity PC
  • - Improves clarity of vocal communications without adding flat monotones
  • X-Matrix
  • - Virtual surround sound for stereo speakers or headphones
  • Adaptive Volume
  • - Automatically adjusts the music and movie volume to optimum levels
  • Virtual Bass
  • - Amplifies bass output in speakers
  • Extrapolator
  • - Enhances surround sound ambience when connected to stereo or multi-channel speakers

    Mesmerizing Visuals

    Mesmerizing Visuals
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    Built on next-generation "Fermi" architecture, NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M graphics are designed from the ground up for ultra-realistic DirectX 11 gaming and GPU-accelerated tasks like HD video editing. And like a hybrid car seamlessly switches from gas to electric, the N53Jf-XE1 features NVIDIA Optimus Technology that automatically optimizes system performance and battery life by switching between powerful NVIDIA graphics and energy-efficient Intel graphics. Coupled with a brilliant 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD (1080p) display, you can enjoy your favorite pictures, videos, and movies in the quality they deserve. See every detail with sharp, vibrant color, and customize your experience with ASUS Splendid Technology that features six profile modes to choose from. HDMI ready, the N53Jf-XE1 doubles as your personal media hub when you connect it to a compatible monitor or HDTV. Plus, ASUS VideoMagic, a 3-in-1 software package enriches visuals with clearer images and upgrades DVDs to 1080p HD quality for smoother playback and increased frame rates.

    ASUS VideoMagic Software

  • Power DVD 9 with True Theater
    - Boosts DVD/ video quality to Full HD
  • PowerDirect 7
    - Powerful, simple GPU-accelerated video editing.
  • Media Show Espresso
    - Media converter for multimedia devices (trial version).

  • Ingenious Multitasking

    Ingenious Multitasking
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    Featuring the Intel Core i5-460M processor, the N53Jf-XE1 gives you the power you need to accelerate multiple applications simultaneously for exceptional multitasking performance. And with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, the processor automatically increases performance as you need it. Switch on the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine and optimize the system for increased battery savings when on the go. ASUS Power4Gear also features selectable power profiles that you can select to seamlessly adjust the N53Jf-XE1 for your task at hand via the Power4Gear hot key.

    Enhanced Connectivity

    Enhanced Connectivity

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    Discover the future standard of connectivity with the N53Jf-XE1. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 lets you charge your compatible phone and other peripherals quickly, and experience up to 10x faster transfer rates between storage devices – a 25GB HD movie takes only 70 seconds versus 15.6 minutes.1 And high-speed wireless N (802.11 b/g/n @2.4 GHz) delivers expanded connection ranges and faster Internet speed for instant access to your favorite sites and smoother video streaming.

    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.

    We also back our commitment with the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

    1 Year ASUS Global Warranty3

    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)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

    • N53Jf-XE1 Notebook
    • AC Adapter
    • 6 cell Battery Pack
    • Warranty Information Card


    • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    • Display: 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-460M processor (2.53 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.80 GHz)
    • Chipset: Intel HM55
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
    • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
    • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM socket (expandable to 8GB)
    • Storage: 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
    • Optical Drive: Blu-ray combo drive
    • Camera: 2.0 megapixel with security lens cover
    • Speakers: Built-in speakers with SonicMaster Technology
    • Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
    • Card Reader: 1x 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS-PRO/MS Duo)
    • Input / Output:1x Headphone-out jack (SPDF support), 1x Microphone-in jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 3x USB 3.0 ports, 1x E-SATA
    • Battery: 6 cell
    • Dimensions: 15.6 x 10.6 x 1.2 ~ 1.6 (W x D x H)
    • Weight: 6.4 lbs (with 6 cell)
    • Color: Silver

    © 2010 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications are subject to change without notice and features are only in select models. Products may not be available in all markets. Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies. © 2010, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Inside, Intel Core, and Core Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology information:

    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 2009. Rate 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 Spring 2009’s RESCUECOM report  
    3For notebooks purchased on or after Sept. 10, 2007. The ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty covers "ASUS" brand notebooks only, and does NOT extend to: "Built on ASUS", "ASMobile", "Powered by ASUS", the Eee PC, or some other models. These retailers are currently among the companies that do NOT participate in the ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty: Best Buy, MicroCenter, and The Source by Circuit City in Canada. Limit of one claim per notebook for Accidental Damage Warranty. ASUS reserves the right to discontinue this program and to modify the terms and conditions thereof at any time. ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty Program starts from the date of your ASUS notebook purchase, when all the requirements are met. Check your retailer for specific warranty information. One incident covered per notebook.

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    Product Information

    Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
    Screen Size15.6 inches
    Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
    Max Screen Resolution1920x1080 pixels
    Processor2.53 Hz Intel Core i5
    RAM4 GB DDR3
    Memory Speed 1066 MHz
    Hard Drive500 GB
    Graphics CoprocessorNvidia GT425M
    Chipset BrandIntel, NVIDIA
    Card DescriptionGeForce GTX 425M
    Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
    Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
    Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
    Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
    Brand NameAsus
    SeriesA52 series
    Item model numberN53JF-XE1
    Hardware PlatformPC
    Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
    Item Weight6.4 pounds
    Item Dimensions L x W x H16.80 x 11.48 x 1.60 inches
    Color Silver
    Processor BrandIntel
    Processor Count1
    Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
    Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
    Optical Drive TypeBlu-Ray
    Audio-out Ports (#)1
    Battery Typelithium_ion
    Power SourceAC
    Voltage19 volts
    Additional Information
    Best Sellers Rank #39,505 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 AvailableOctober 15, 2010
    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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    78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Matt on November 20, 2010
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    I couldn't pass up this notebook when I read the specs. This is simply the best notebook that you can get for the price.

    I've built around 8 desktops for myself and family members over the past several years and have used Asus motherboards exclusively. The only issue I've run into was a NIC failure on one of them, around 4 years into the life of the computer. It was probably due to a surge, either through the cable line or a faulty modem, so I can't necessarily blame it on the board. That problem was easily and inexpensively solved with a PCI-based NIC.

    Choosing an Asus notebook seemed like a logical step.

    What this computer has that others in the same price range don't:
    - Full HD (1920x1080) display
    - Blu-ray drive with DVD burning capabilities
    - USB 3.0
    - Dedicated graphics with 1GB dedicated VRAM
    - a relatively large 7200rpm hard drive
    - 1-year warranty INCLUDING accidental damage

    Other nice-to-haves:
    - Core i5 processor
    - 64-bit OS
    - 4GB Memory
    - Wireless N
    - Gigabit LAN
    - HDMI port
    - eSATA
    - a number pad
    - webcam lens cover

    Please note, at the time of this review, there are a couple things in the "Product Description" that are incorrect:
    - The display is indeed 1920x1080 as stated in the "Technical Details" section, not 1366x768.
    - There is no ExpressCard 34 port.

    Some not-so-great things:
    - No FireWire
    - No ExpressCard slot
    - Comes with Home Premium and not Professional or Ultimate
    - LOTS of pre-installed applications and trialware

    I consider myself well-versed in computers.
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    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 19, 2010
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    Having owned or used HP, ACER, ASUS, & Apple PowerBook laptops, I can say that I am reasonably pleased with the ASUS N53JF-XE1. The display is beautiful and you won't be disappointed watching Blue Ray discs in full HD on this machine. As an engineer, I have some pretty intensive spreadsheet and CAD drawing programs I use that really drive my need for the 1920x1080 display, all that worked flawlessly with the I5 CPU. Not rocket fast, but not rocket hot either, besides I wanted the better battery life of the i5-460. Unfortunately, battery life on this machine is inexcusably horrid. Less than 2 hours if you are watching online video or a DVD with the standard 6 cell battery. I did manage to eek 2hrs in battery saver mode with the brightness turned all the way down just doing spreadsheet time (no audio and minimal use of the hard drive...but leaving WiFi on).

    Keyboard is easy to type on with a good tactical feel and spacing for my medium sized hands. I'm a light typist, so the keyboard flexure was not even discernible to me. Although it's not a true chiclet keyboard, I think I like this one better for it's more tactical feel. The outer brushed aluminum finish is exquisite. Unfortunately, ASUS designers couldn't break completely free from their love affair with high gloss plastic and still used it on the screen bezel (frame) and the singular touchpad rocker button. This means your fingerprints are instantly on the bezel the minute you open your laptop and on your touchpad rockerbutton as soon as you start using it. Annoyances more than anything. Why they didn't use a full 16 inch display is beyond me, since there is an overly large amount of bezel real estate around the screen.

    The USB3.0 worked well, not quite 10X the speed of a 2.
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    16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By runfromfire on January 22, 2011
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    I'll start off by saying that I love Asus as far as PC brands go. My desktop is an Asus as is my netbook and in both of those cases I have nothing but good things to say. That being said I was rather underwhelmed with this notebook.

    Like a lot of you I was starry-eyed about the inclusion of the blu-ray drive and the i5 while keeping the price tag under $1000. What that price does not include is software for actually playing blu-ray discs. Sure, they include a trial version of PowerDVD 9 but it's only good for 15 days from activation and after that it'll cost you $99 for the LOW END version. The high end will set you back $149 (although I honestly don't know the difference). Plus, the first few times I tried to run the thing it either crashed or froze my system. It wouldn't even play my Seven Samurai disc and only played Akira after two false starts. (There's a PowerDVD 10 available now but I wouldn't hold my breath on it being any better.) This was a HUGE disappointment for me as a large part of the reason I bought the thing was for the blu-ray player being included.

    Also, the dimensions were a problem. A minor thing to be sure but it made finding a bag an annoyance and I ended up having to go with a bag made for a 17" laptop in order to get the beast to fit. I had to pass up on my first choice for a bag (Timbuk2) because their 17" laptop bags are way too big.

    The other thing (and this will not apply to everyone obviously) is that the hardware (the sound card in particular) is not supportive of Linux out-of-the-box. I eventually got working drivers for it but had to go through a few different distributions before finding one that worked at all (Fedora 13 FYI) and then from there had to make several tweaks.
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