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ASUS N53SV-XV1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Silver Aluminum)

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  • Intel Core i7-2630QM Quad-Core Processor 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz; 500GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
  • 4GB of DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, 4 slots, 16GB Max; Nvidia GT540M Graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM; Super-Multi Optical Disk Drive
  • 1 USB 3.0 port; 2 USB 2.0 Ports; Bluetooth; 5-in-1 card reader (SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,MS-Duo); Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn
  • 15.6-INCH FULL HD (1920x1080) LED Display; HDMI Port; VGA Port; 2.0MP Webcam; Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System
  • ASUS 1 Year Standard Warranty and 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty Included
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Product Information

Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1920x1080 pixels
Processor2 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorNvidia GT540M
Chipset BrandIntel, NVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce GT 540M
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameAsus
SeriesN53 series
Item model numberN53SV-XV1
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
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB004L9M4QY
Best Sellers Rank #9,792 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 24, 2011
  
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Feel the Power. Hear the Power.

Turn up the volume on the 15.6-inch N53Sv-XV1 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-XV1 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-XV1 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-XV1, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine extends battery life via the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid utility. The N53Sv-XV1 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-XV1 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 Full HD display with ASUS Splendid Technology for crisp 1080p 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-XV1 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

    Optimize Your Visual Experience

    Visually optimized Experience the next generation of mobile media with Optimus Technology from NVIDIA that lengthens battery life, reduces fan noise, and helps manage power-hungry multimedia and graphic-intensive operations. Optimus Technology enables amazing visuals and seamlessly optimizes your notebook computing experience, operating behind the scenes without interference.

    Ingenious Multitasking

    Ingenious Multitasking
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    Featuring the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, the N53Sv-XV1 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-XV1 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 Full 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-XV1 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-XV1. 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-XV1 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-XV1 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 Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor (2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz)
  • Chipset: Intel HM65
  • 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 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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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 & 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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Keyboard is fine for me - layout takes some getting used to.
Larry M. York
Only time will tell for sure, but so far it looks like this ASUS is much more robust than my old HP and I can live with the extra bulk.
Joe
All in the laptop is relatively light, quiet and very slick looking.
Mig77

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

68 of 68 people found the following review helpful By J. Green on March 28, 2011
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I have been searching for the laptop of my dreams for several months, and after settling for the ASUS N53SV-XV1 I can tell you with 100% confidence that I made the right choice. This is the absolute best laptop you can buy for the money. There is simply nothing else out on the market right now for this value. The core components (processor, hard drive, screen, sound, graphics card) are unbeatable. It gives you the portability of a 15" laptop and the performance of a desktop replacement.

Pros:
- Great performance from Intel 2nd generation Sandy Bridge processor (quiet, efficient, and powerful)
- Sound is AMAZING. Loudest speakers available on a laptop (great for watching TV/movies) and built-in bass
- 1080p, 1920 x 1080 resolution screen is gorgeous and great for multitasking
- Good, but not great NVIDIA graphics
- 4 memory slots allow you to get 16 GB maximum if you upgrade
- 7200 rpm hard drive means you get the most performance possible without paying hundreds for still too expensive SSDs
- Full keyboard with number pad
- USB 3.0 (will be standard on most new laptops soon, though)
- ASUS global and accidental warranties come standard

Cons:
- Not as much RAM as you would hope for, though getting more is fairly cheap and easy to install
- Average battery life for a 15" laptop
- Keyboard is a bit funky, and takes some getting used to. Also not backlit.

*NOTE*
- The chipset is an Intel HM65, not HM55 as listed on Amazon.
- This laptop is slightly wider than most 15" laptops (about an inch), though roughly equal in other dimensions. It might have trouble fitting into bags or cases designed for the standard 15.6" size.
- When first posted, Amazon listed this laptop as having an eSATA port.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By N. Amaral on March 24, 2011
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Brief Review:

This laptop is perfect for desktop replacement home use; for the money $1,050, this is the best laptop available IMHO. It is very well rounded, with one of the fastest mobile processors available and a mid range GPU.

Pros:
Value
Top notch processor
Full HD Display 1080p
Low heat & low power consumption

Cons:
-Keyboard (I prefer chicklet)
-Wireless Adapter
-Wider than most 15.6" laptops

Further Detail:

Power consumption and heat are also strong points. This laptop has the latest Sandy Bridge CPU which sips power due to 32nm production process as well as integrated graphics (NVIDIA Optimus to switch to the dedicated GPU as needed).

The Full HD 1080p display is beautiful. Great for photo editing and multitasking with ample desktop "real estate."

The keyboard in my unit is not as squishy as other reviewers. What I find annoying is the lack of separation in the keys. I plan on swapping this out for a compatible "chicklet" style keyboard as soon as possible.

This is my first 15.6" notebook so it feels wide to me. Just to make sure it was not because I was new to this size laptop I verified that it is longer than other brands 15.6" laptops. Asus N53SV: 39.1 cm | Dell XPS 15: 38.1 cm | HP dv6t: 37.8 cm | Lenovo T510: 37.3 cm | Sony VAIO C: 37.5 cm.

I had planned (and since completed) several upgrades to the laptop including 16GB ram, and 160GB SSD. With these upgrades (and hopefully a "chicklet" keyboard in the near future) I rate this laptop five stars. For the money it is hard to beat what ASUS is offering with the N53SV.

Benchmarks:

Default Windows Experience Index

Base Score: 5.7 | Processor: 7.4 |Memory (RAM): 5.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Heavy Guy on March 24, 2011
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If your in the market for a mid-level laptop, LOOK NO FURTHER!
Pros-
SUPER Fast Sandy Bridge i7
Decent battery life
Very attractive design
NVIDIA Optimus technology
Runs pretty cool
Beautiful 1080p screen
Decent sound for a laptop

Cons-
No Blu-ray
Keyboard layout a little awkward
A little heavy for a mid size laptop
Bloatware

I've used Asus products for years but this is the first laptop of theirs that I've owned, and I'm very impressed. Feels solid and runs great. Try pricing out a comparable computer and you'll spend at least 1500. One thing I will point out is even though the website description says this has an eSATA port, it doesn't. This thing is fast, especially once you remove some of Asus' pre-installed software. My old Core2Duo ran so much hotter than this quad-core. Running flash and hd video is like nothing to this computer. Haven't tried any games yet but I've heard reports that it can do pretty well with most games on medium settings.

Trust me, you'll have a hard time finding something comparable for the price!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Matt Wydra on April 23, 2011
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This laptop is all around a great choice. It's extremely fast and starts up quickly, and its design is quite aesthetically pleasing, as well. Its pros certainly outweigh its cons, as noted below.

Pros:
Extremely fast processing speed with TurboBoost technology.
The automatic ability to switch between Intel HD graphics and the NVIDIA GPU based on power and performance requirements is awesome.
Keyboard has very nice tactile feedback.
Built-in numeric keypad is invaluable, especially when editing spreadsheets or entering passwords.
Runs cool and quietly. Comfortable to use on lap.
The speakers sound excellent. Nice crisp highs and a great amount of bass for laptop speakers.
Multi-touch touchpad is a well-received convenience for easy page scrolling and context menu access.
Battery life is good. With the screen at 50% brightness, I can get about three to four hours during general computing, such as editing documents and the occasional use of Wi-Fi.
Screen is absolutely gorgeous and provides more than enough "real estate" for programs.

Cons:
[Edit June 5, 2011] The screen on this laptop, while absolutely gorgeous and crisp, has a terrible viewing angle. This is, however, the nature of the type of screen on this laptop (TN, I believe).
A crucial driver is, for some reason, packaged with one of the crap programs that comes with the laptop. Because of this, I had to manually reinstall the driver after I uninstalled the crap program. Not a huge deal, but it is a bit frustrating.
Animated graphics appear on the screen each time you use the built-in volume controls, and I can't figure out how to disable them. A minor annoyance.
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