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

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3.9 out of 5 stars 75 customer reviews
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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 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.

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive 500 GB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor Nvidia GT540M
Chipset Brand Intel, NVIDIA
Card Description GeForce GT 540M
Graphics Card Ram Size 1024 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand Name Asus
Series N53 series
Item model number N53SV-XV1
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7;
Item Weight 6.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 15.6 x 10.6 x 1.6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.6 x 10.6 x 1.6 inches
Color Silver
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Source AC

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3.9 out of 5 stars 75 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #28,239 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#5,893 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 10.2 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.
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Date First Available January 24, 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.

- 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

- 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.

- 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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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.

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

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

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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.


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Base Score: 5.7 | Processor: 7.4 |Memory (RAM): 5.
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If your in the market for a mid-level laptop, LOOK NO FURTHER!
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

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

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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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.

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.

[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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