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ASUS N53SV-XE1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Silver Aluminum)

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  • Intel Core i7 Processor 2GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Nvidia GT540M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNvidia GT540M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce GT 540M
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameAsus
SeriesN53 series
Item model numberN53SV-XE1
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight6.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.60 x 10.60 x 1.60 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB004KNVK84
Best Sellers Rank #10,636 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 12, 2011
  
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Feel the Power. Hear the Power.

Turn up the volume on the 15.6-inch N53Sv-XE1 notebook and prepare to be impressed. Featuring ASUS SonicMaster Technology—co-developed by the 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. Powered by the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, the N53Sv-XE1 delivers the multitasking muscle and smart performance that senses the tasks at hand and dynamically boosts the processor for a stutter-free experience. Boasting powerful NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with NVIDIA Optimus Technology, the N53Sv-XE1 excels in video editing, DirectX 11-enabled gaming, and graphic rendering while conserving battery for less-intensive tasks. 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. Specially built into the N53Sv-XE1, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine extends battery life via the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid utility. The N53Sv-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 USB 2.0.1

The N53Sv-XE1 features a 2.0 megapixel webcam with security lens cover, 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, ASUS Splendid Technology, multi-touch trackpad, Express Gate, 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)
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for smart multitasking that automatically senses what you're doing and boosts performance (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM and NVIDIA Optimus Technology delivers fast performance for Full HD playback and gaming and switches to Intel HD graphics to save battery for less intensive tasks (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 device charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.01 (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




  • Learn More

    Notebook Audio, Redefined

    Notebook Audio, Redefined
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    Built from the ground up with premium audio technology, the N53Sv-XE1 features a unique, top-mounted speaker that delivers loud and captivating 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

    Ingenious Multitasking

    Ingenious Multitasking
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    Featuring the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, the N53Sv-XE1 gives you the power you need to accelerate multiple applications simultaneously for exceptional multitasking performance. And with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, 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 N53Sv-XE1 for your task at hand via the Power4Gear hot key.

    Mesmerizing Visuals

    Mesmerizing Visuals
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    Built on next-generation "Fermi" architecture, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics are designed from the ground up for top-notch DirectX 11 gaming and GPU-accelerated tasks like HD video editing. And like a hybrid car seamlessly switches between gas and electric, NVIDIA Optimus Technology intelligently detects and switches between discrete NVIDIA and energy efficient Intel HD graphics based on the task at hand. Coupled with a brilliant 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD 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 N53Sv-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).

  • Enhanced Connectivity

    Enhanced Connectivity

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    Discover the future standard of connectivity with the N53Sv-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 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.

    ASUS Makes Your Windows 7 Experience Better

    Recognized as the #1 reliable Windows-based portable PC maker by three independent sources2 and most recently in the PC Magazine 2010 Service and Reliability Report, ASUS gives you peace of mind every time you start your N53Sv-XE1 notebook. Accelerate startup speed with FastBoot Technology, a performance boost developed by a unique collaboration between ASUS and Microsoft. With Windows 7 Home Premium, it's easier than ever to create a home network and share your favorite photos, videos, and music. And thanks to the enhanced power management Windows 7 provides, you can enjoy unplugged computing longer.


    Warranty

    ASUS 1Year Global Warranty

    ASUS 360 offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing notebooks:3
  • 1 year global warranty
  • 30 flawless display guarantee
  • 2-way free standard shipping
  • 24/7 tech support
  • ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty

    Accidents happen. But when they happen to your ASUS notebook purchased in the US or Canada, you have extra protection. Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it during the first year after purchase.3
  • 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-hour toll-free phone support

  • What's in the Box


  • N53Sv-XE1 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • 6 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card
  • Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD display (1366 x 768)
  • Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor (2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM and NVIDIA Optimus Technology
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz) , Bluetooth v2.1
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM socket (expandable to 16GB)
  • Storage: 500GB 7200RPM 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: 1x 8-in- 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.

    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 PCMag.com's Service & Reliability Report 2009. Rate number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/laptop-reliability-1109/ ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Spring 2009's RESCUECOM report http://www.rescuecom.com/RESCUECOM269.html
    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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    ASUS ML248H 24-Inch LED Monitor
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    ASUS RT-N13U Wireless N Router (with USB)
    Upgrade your network to faster performance and broader range with this EZ to setup wireless N router. You can even share an all-in-one printer with the peers in your network.


Product Description

Turn up the volume on the 15.6-inch N53SV 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 540M graphics, the N53SV 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 i7-2630QM quad-core processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, the N53SV 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 N53SV, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine extends battery life via the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid utility. The N53SV 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.The N53SV features a 2.0 megapixel webcam with security lens cover, ASUS Splendid technology, multi-touch trackpad, Express Gate, new wave keyboard, and a brushed aluminum design.

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I am still very impressed with the overall performance of the machine.
Blaine
If your looking for a versitle entertainment laptop, the Asus 53 is about the best your going to find under the 1k range.
Chua
I had to download the driver from the Asus site, and then it still did not work, and messed up the Power4Gear program.
Erik

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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Blaine on April 4, 2011
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This machine was just what I was looking for... and for those of you who are like me, yes, this is the computer you want to buy. I have been in the market for a new laptop for almost a year and a half and have diligently considered all options within that timeframe... from MacBook Pro to Sony to Acer to Dell etc. You name it, I've looked at the specs vs. cost vs. reliability.

I was looking hard at the previous version of this laptop and almost bought it, but was truly sold when they updated it with the new Sandy Bridge processor. I have not added any RAM yet but I'm glad that I can add more.

My previous laptop was a 17" Dell Inpsiron 9300 bought in December 2005. I take very good care of my machines... probably did about 3 clean installs of Windows on it since purchase (including going from XP to Vista). If I wasn't worried about the hard drive going out on it, I would keep using it... serves me well, albeit slowly.

Pros
- The specs on this machine are great, great i7 processor, graphics card... this should be enough machine for many people.
- The price is very reasonable for the technology you're getting... you can find similar machines but they will downgrade you on something... be it hard drive RPM, RAM, or graphics card.
- Sturdy design
- Maybe more to come... haven't had it too long yet

Cons
- This is a big laptop, its very similar in size to my Dell but I don't travel with it much so that's fine
- All the ports are on the sides except power... again, this is only a con if you are using this primarily at a desk and don't plan on moving with it much.
- Screen resolution - this is not a huge con for me but its something to think about... I went from a 17" screen at 1920 by 1200 to this machine's screen.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Y. Deng on March 22, 2011
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Got this laptop a week ago. I kept it running and it is not even warm!! (I just do some daily use, I do not play much game but I am always running more than 4 applications) The CPU usage never goes above 30%! The metal-made lip is also good-looking. I don't care the size of the hard drive but I do value the 7200rpm speed, in sense that many competitors are offering 5400rpm. (SSDs' speed is much higher but so is the price.)

I have considered other models in the N53SV series, and I finally decided on this one. The price is affordable, the inside power is more than enough! With the 15 inch screen I don't need 1080p resolution, which would make letters too hard to see ( and if I adjust the font, then it is meaningless to buy a full HD screen, and it would cause extra burden to the graphic card).

Pros:
1. Nice look, good quality design (you can't find any screws at the bottom)
2. Powerful processor and graphic gard
3. 4 USB ports including one 3.0, card reader is ok
4. Excellent temperature control, super silence
5. Number keys included in the keyboard
6. Support 16GB memory

Cons:
1. Kind of heavy
2. Only 4GB memory installed
3. Does not support Express Card
4. I would prefer the power cord port to be on the side rather than at the back
5. Buy it and tell me more :)

Overall I believe I made a right decision.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Michael P. Latronica on March 30, 2011
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So, I bought this machine basically to replace an aging desktop and to have a laptop for work purposes, since the laptop that my company provided me with was a total P.O.S. Before I start this review let me say that I spent nearly a month researching what I wanted; comparing processors (AMD vs. Intel), graphics capabilities, configurations, company reputation, price, etc...

INTERNALS - The internal hardware in this machine is absolutely top-notch. The Sandy Bridge CPU is amazing, the nVidia GT540 graphics are excellent, the DDR3 RAM and 7200 hard drive are top of the line. Everything "under the hood" is the best I've seen at this price. The fact that it only comes with 4GB of RAM is okay. Most people won't use more than this for 90% of their activities, though this motherboard is capable of accepting 16GB, which is more than enough. I have already run Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver with no problem. Additionally, have played games including Starcraft, Company of Heroes, and Dragon Age on full graphics settings with no problem.

EXTERNALS - The externals on this machine are, for the most part, excellent quality as well. The case is solid, hinge is nice and tight, brushed-metal outer shell looks great. The ports and jacks seem very solid (though I haven't put a ton of stress on them), and the screen is very sharp. The fact that this machine has a USB 3.0 port is very nice. One (very minor) observation I had is that all of the ports and jacks are on the left and right side of the machine. While this is by no means a huge issue, if you are attaching a lot of cords to it you could run into a lot of "cable clutter".

The only external part on this machine that is lacking is the keyboard. It is below-average... flimsy, to say the least.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Matthews on June 4, 2011
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TLDR: Asus promised me a replacement laptop and then shipped me the old laptop back hoping I was an idiot and wouldn't check the serial number. Their service people are told to suggest you wait another 24 hours and then call back. They also hung up on me a few times, sent me to supervisors and let the phone ring for excessively long periods of time hoping I'd hang up, and basically tried to give me the run around for the last 26 days.

Let me first say that this has nothing to do with Amazon. Amazon has been great and they're letting me return this stupid laptop on the 30th day. My issue is with Asus. I'm a motion graphic designer and my boyfriend is programmer for Western Digital, so we both live on the computer and are not your standard pc users. This also is not our first Asus product, we have 3 of their systems in our apartment right now...luckily we just never had to deal with their service department before.

We got the laptop and created the backup disks when prompted. Then we left it installing all the windows updates overnight. The next night, we started to install basic programs like Firefox and AIM and the laptop hung up. No big deal, just do a restart, right? Wrong. The laptop took over an hour to shut down and then wouldn't re-boot and started prompting for the boot disks. After trying to get it to recognize the boot disks several times, we figured we'd gotten a faulty copy of windows so we just decided to do a clean install from another copy of Windows 7 that we weren't using. It took over 4 hours just to get it to configure set-up and at that point we realized that there was something wrong with the laptop and just abandoned the install.
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