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ASUS N53SM-ES72 15.6-Inch Laptop (Silver Aluminum)

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Core i7
  • Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor
  • 6 GB DIMM
  • 750 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch ScreenNvidia GT 630M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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Technical Details

Style: Core i7
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz Core i7-2670QM
  • Number of Processors: 1
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • RAM Type: DIMM
  • Hard Drive: 750 GB 7200 rpm Unknown
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.2 x 10.6 inches ; 6.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10.5 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007BY57Y2
  • Item model number: N53SM-ES72
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,035 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 26, 2012

Product Description

Style: Core i7

From the Manufacturer

ASUS N53SM-ES72 Notebook (Silver Aluminum) / 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) / Intel Core i7-2670QM (2.2GHz) / 6GB DDR3 / Nvidia GT 630M 2Gb / 750GB 7200RPM / DL DVDRW CDRW / Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) / 802.11BGN / 2.0MP Camera / Bluetooth 3.0 / 6 Cell Battery / HDMI Port / B&O Speakers / 1YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support

Product Description

ASUS N53SM-ES72 Notebook (Silver Aluminum) / 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) / Intel Core i7-2670QM (2.2GHz) / 6GB DDR3 / Nvidia GT 630M 2Gb / 750GB 7200RPM / DL DVDRW CDRW / Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) / 802.11BGN / 2.0MP Camera / Bluetooth 3.0 / 6 Cell Battery / HDMI Port / B&O Speakers / 1YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I thought, well I may as well write a review on it!
Kates
The quality is impeccable for being built-in laptop speakers -- you can hear the huge range of treble and bass even on the lowest setting.
Rylie V.
Overall, I am very impressed with this system and, for my purposes, I feel I've made a great choice.
Richard J. Klein

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By RS711 on April 13, 2012
Style Name: Core i7 Verified Purchase
I ordered one of these from Amazon on and spent a good deal of time the first night on the phone with Asus tech support trying to get everything working smoothly before I installed all my software. I paid for overnight shipping since I needed it for work (photo editing and a bit of video editing).

It arrived nicely packed and other than a few software glitches (that Asus was able to help with) it seemed great. The small problems I had were all corrected with some easy help from Asus and the machine is now running perfectly - I did have to uninstall a few drivers and then reinstall them but that was very easy (I'm not a computer engineer, so the tech support was a huge help).

I've owned 5 or 6 laptops in the past 10 years and this is by far the best in every way...I don't just mean it's faster and more advanced; I expected that since computers get better all the time. But the build quality is so much better than the Toshiba and HP and Dell computers I had and the value on a dollar for dollar basis is by far the best - I paid a LOT more for a couple of the other machines I had and they felt like toys compared to this.

I was surprised reading some of the other reviews - (even though every single review so far has given the machine 5 stars)....one said it was "cheap" because it didn't have a metal bottom - while I suppose it's likely that it is less expensive to manufacture the laptop with an all plastic case, there are all kinds and qualities of plastic just as there are with metals. The top has an aluminum cover but I'd be very surprised if it isn't just a thin cover over a plastic casing. The aluminum may look nicer, but I don't know that it makes the case any "better" - good plastics are very strong and cheap metals can be very brittle and dent easily.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jza444 on April 21, 2012
Style Name: Core i7 Verified Purchase
Review: Asus N53SM-ES72
Purchase Date: 4/13/12

After upgrading to 16GB of RAM, and uninstalling some preloaded software, the laptop was good to go. I plan on upgrading to an Intel 520 series Solid State Drive very soon (see review by 'none' for more info on upgrades). If you are not married to the idea of having a large 750GB onboard HDD, a 240GB or 500GB SDD might be a good alternative. ASUS makes it very easy to reach the RAM (memory) and Hard Disk Drive slots for upgrading purposes. The SSD upside in speed makes the downside of less onboard space negligible. Faster boot times, Windows efficiency, faster read/write times, and quick program loading, are just some of the benefits of a SSD. Even with a 7200 rpm HDD (most laptops ship with a 5400rpm drive) preloaded on this unit, the SSD blows it away in terms of quickness and response.

The speed of the i7 2670 processor is respectable, and normally ships with more expensive units. Having this processor will ensure the laptop will be capable of handling processor intensive programs as they become available. This model also supports Execute Disable Bit, which uses built in hardware to stop malicious code from running on your system. This must be set up for personal programs, but will run with all Microsoft applications out of the box. Buy the best you can, within your budget. I was aware of the 3rd generation Intel processors shipping soon, before I ordered this unit. However, I came to the conclusion that a 3rd generation i7 might be out of reach for me, pricewise. The 3rd generation Intel processors will feature a better version of Intel onboard graphics, as well as similar processing hardware running much more efficiently. I will be plugged in much of the time, so power is not a huge issue.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By User1 on March 15, 2012
Format: Personal Computers Verified Purchase
Asus N53SM-ES71. I believe this item as released on Dec 2011 which is fairly new. At the price of $913.99 this comes with the top quality components. Definitively a high value laptop.

Pros:
- 1080p screen
- numpad
- quad core
- discrete graphic
- great battery life, 4-5 hours on battery saving mode.

Cons:
- LCD screen bezel is a bit large and can easily leave finger prints
- AC power adapter is huge!
- no Blu-ray drive to go with 1080p screen
- speakers are not that loud (but sounds very good in quiet surroundings)

UPDATE:
Switched out the original keyboard with this NEW ASUS K52 K52DE K52DR K52J K52JE Black N53 N61V N60 N61J N61 laptop U.S. Version keyboard and I am loving this laptop!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Univ of Hard Knocks Alum on April 14, 2012
Style Name: Core i7 Verified Purchase
Because it is rare that you'll find these specs at this price. I did a lot of research and eventually narrowed it down to this machine and the Dell XPS 15z. What won me over to this laptop is that you get much better specs than the Dell, for $100 less at the price Amazon lists it. I've now had this machine a week and I really like it a lot. I'm a software developer and this was my first personal laptop. I have a Dell XPS desktop and have always had Dell laptops provided to me by my company so I was a bit leery of stepping outside the Dell realm. However, especially in these times, screw product loyalty. The most important thing I've found since I've been a software developer is that Microsoft and PC makers have zero loyalty towards you so, definitely return the favor if it saves you $$$. I won't repeat the specs but can confirm that the machine I purchased and received from Amazon matches the specs above as expected.

Cons:

* None

Semi-Cons:

* The chassis does feel "plasticky" as mentioned but, guess what, it is plastic. That should not come as a shock. It still feels solid. Yes, it's large and heavy. I imagine it must be for these specs and I consider this laptop a desktop replacement, not a new pet leashed to me wherever I go though, there's no reason you can't take it wherever you go if you're willing to haul it.

* The keyboard IS more spongy than the Dell E6510 I have from work which is a higher-priced business laptop. However, I can transition from the Dell to this machine without any loss of typing speed or accuracy so I'm certainly not disappointed in it. Do wish it was backlit too.

** Useless software. It pisses me off that I have to spend time figuring out what this crap is and getting rid of it.
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