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ASUS N53JQ-XC1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Silver Aluminum)

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  • Intel Core i7-740QM Quad-Core Processor 1.73GHz with turbo boost up to 2.93GHz; Nvidia GT425M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
  • 6GB of DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, 4 slots, 16GB Max; 640GB Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
  • Super-Multi Optical Disk Drive; Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn; HDMI Port; USB 3.0 port; Bluetooth; 2.0MP Webcam; eSATA; 5-in-1 card reader
  • 15.6-Inch HD (1366x768) LED Display; Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System
  • 2 Year ASUS Standard Warranty and 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty Included
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Product Description Product Description

Feel the Power. Hear the Power.

Turn up the volume on the 15.6-inch N53Jq-XC1 notebook and prepare to be impressed. Featuring ASUS SonicMaster technology—co-developed by world-renowned audio experts at Bang & 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, the N53Jq-XC1 excels at 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 i7-740QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost technology, the N53Jq-XC1 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 N53Jq-XC1, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine extends battery life via the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid utility. The N53Jq-XC1 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 N53Jq-XC1 features a 2.0 megapixel webcam with security lens cover, 640GB 5400RPM hard drive, ASUS Splendid technology, multi-touch trackpad, Express Gate, wave keyboard, and a brushed aluminum design.

Feel the Power. Hear the Power.

Key Features

  • 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD display with ASUS Splendid Technology for crisp 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 i7-740QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost technology for smart multitasking that automatically boosts performance (Learn more)
  • 6GB of system memory to help process memory intensive applications with ease
  • 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 device charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.01
  • Wave keyboard features larger-sized keys for an enhanced typing experience (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM 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 N53Jq-XC1 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. Coupled with a brilliant 15.6-inch LED-backlit 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 N53Jq-XC1 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 i7-740QM quad-core processor, the N53Jq-XC1 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 N53Jq-XC1 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 N53Jq-XC1. Super Speed 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 14 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.

    Striking Style and Intelligent Control

    Enhanced Connectivity

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    Protected by scratch-resistant brushed aluminum finish, the N53Jq-XC1 blends wave-inspired aesthetics with smart practical features that set it apart from the typical notebook design. The wave-inspired keyboard features larger-sized keys than typical notebooks for a more seamless and accurate typing experience. Plus, its larger-than-average multi-touch trackpad provides remarkable control for scrolling and resizing Web pages, documents, and photos.

    Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

    Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources,2 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.

    ASUS backs a commitment to quality 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
    • 24/7 toll-free phone support

    What's in the Box

    • N53Jq-XC1 Notebook
    • AC Adapter
    • 6 cell Battery Pack
    • Warranty Information Card


    • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    • Display: 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD display (1366 x 768)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-740QM processor (1.73 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz)
    • Chipset: Intel HM55
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
    • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v2.1
    • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    • Memory: 6GB DDR3 SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM socket (expandable to 16GB)
    • Storage: 640GB 5400RPM hard drive
    • Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD drive
    • Camera: 2.0 megapixel with security lens cover
    • Speakers: Built-in speakers with SonicMaster Technology
    • Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
    • Card Reader: 5-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory Stick/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS-Pro-Duo)
    • Input / Output: 1x Headphone-out jack, 1x Microphone-in jack, 1x VGA port, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x E-SATA, 1x HDMI port
    • 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

    © 2011 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. © 2011, 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. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ). Rated number 1 Windows-based PC brand in survey
    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

    Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
    Screen Size15.6 inches
    Screen Resolution1366 x 768
    Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
    Processor1.73 GHz Intel Core i7
    RAM6 GB DDR3
    Memory Speed 1333 MHz
    Hard Drive640 GB IDE
    Graphics CoprocessorNvidia GT425M
    Chipset BrandNVIDIA
    Card DescriptionGeForce GT 425M
    Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
    Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
    Brand NameAsus
    Item model numberN53JQ-XC1
    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 Count4
    Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
    Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
    Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
    Voltage230 volts
    Additional Information
    Best Sellers Rank #41,927 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
    Shipping Weight9.6 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 4, 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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    40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By David on February 10, 2011
    Style Name: N53JQ-XV1 Verified Purchase
    I've had this laptop for a few days now, and I'm extremely satisfied. Here's my take on all the pros and cons of this machine so you can make a more informed purchase.

    + Ridiculously awesome deal. I got this when it was 20% off ($860) and free shipping, and within a day after my purchase they ran out of stock, and it came back a day or two later at only 15% discount. Those quickly went out as well, and the discount dropped to 14%. The deal on this is dropping fast, so try to get it as soon as you can.

    + Keyboad is very sturdy with very little flex. I've seen another reviewer or two complain about the flex from the keyboard, however I'm concerned they might be commenting on the wrong model. Flexing is indeed an issue on similar items near this series, but in this particular one it feels perfectly fine. The keyboard features a numpad, which it fits in by sharing a few keys, which is a nice bit of optimization. This is actually one of the more comfortable keyboards I've ever used on a laptop. I was really happy when I got to check this out, because this was my only real concern from reading reviews, and I absolutely must have a quality keyboard because I expect to do a lot of written work on this laptop. Luckily, it feels great!

    + Turbo Booster is a really nice feature. Your CPU(s) will automatically overclock based upon the current demands on your system. I'm not much for extra-accessory desktop items, but this comes with a nifty blue bar that sits on your desktop and shows you in real time what your CPUs are being overclocked to at that moment. Very useful.

    + Awesome transfer speed. Was moving a lot of large files around, unzipping things and the likes, and it moved at a really awesome speed.
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    26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By smknjoe on December 20, 2010
    Style Name: N53JQ-XV1
    A laptop with a quad core processor and holds up to 16Gb of RAM for $1000.00! Are you kidding? The specs on this thing are awesome! I stuck another 8GB of RAM in mine for $114.00 and have 12GB now.

    -Quad core Intel with hyperthreading shows up as 8 processors in Windows and Linux. (7.9 score in Windows)
    -up to 16GB RAM!(7.9 score in Windows)
    -HDMI pretty standard on laptops except for Macbooks (Just sold mine so I could buy this!)
    -USB 3.0
    -1GB Video RAM
    -Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
    -Supports hardware virtualization
    -ASUS has one of the best reputations in the motherboard market

    -A little heavy to be carrying around all day
    -battery life not that great (buy an extra charger to carry with you)
    -keyboard feel is not very good. There is too much flex (spongy) I use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse when at my desk.

    This type of power is a must have for IT pros and computer enthusiasts alike. As much as everybody is moving to virtualization and cloud computing this is the perfect tool for your arsenal. Actually, you can virtualize your entire arsenal and carry it with you! I'm not really sure what the other reviewer's problem was. This PC is great. Other comparable laptops I've seen go for $2000-$6000.

    Edit: 3-15-11

    The only reason I posted a comment in the first place was because I had purchased the machine and was amazed at how much I got for such a cheap price (relatively.) When I went online to see what people were saying about this machine the only comment I found was from the first reviewer that gave it 2 stars which I thought was absurd, inaccurate, and unfair. I never said the overall Win score was 7.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. Peacemaker on January 22, 2011
    Style Name: N53JQ-XV1 Verified Purchase
    I love this laptop. It's super fast (once I removed all the bloatware and installed Firefox, I hate IE) and super quiet. It stays very cool, except for a vent on the side. The battery life is better than my Asus i5 that I have, too. Lasts about 2 hours when watching movies online. Fine by me, I mostly leave it plugged in anyway.

    The screen is beautiful, the silver finish is GORGEOUS.

    The ONLY thing I hate about this computer is the keyboard. It's flexy and spongy and cheap feeling. If you are picky about keyboards, then search somewhere else. This one bothers me. But, I guess, not really enough to send it back, because everything else is perfect with the laptop. Argh! Please, Asus, stick with quality keyboards and light them up!! That would be perfect.

    I use my laptop for photo and video editing. Also some graphic design with Adobe Illustrator. I've got Photoshop and Sony Vegas installed and they run fast and perfectly. This laptop is a work horse!!

    Update: I have had this laptop for a few weeks now and I had to come back and say that I love the keyboard now. I got used to it and it feels great now. Maybe it was just me before. LOL. I LOVE this laptop!!!
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Louis I Dituri on January 19, 2011
    Style Name: N53JQ-XV1 Verified Purchase
    It is rare that you can find an out-of-the-box laptop with the power to perform without hesitation for 3D graphic designers, video editors and audio recording/editing. I am currently using mine for all of the above...

    This laptop has the power of a high-end workstation and actually can cost you less. If you're looking for power on the go or small foot print for the mentioned applications this is a must-have. Asus is a top-notch motherboard manufacture and contrary to one review here I thought it also looked great out-of-the-box.

    no need in the mentioning the specs but they say it all.

    all the junk software that was preinstalled...
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