|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels|
|Processor||2.53 hertz Intel Core i5|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||500 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Nvidia GT425M|
|Chipset Brand||Intel, NVIDIA|
|Card Description||GeForce GTX 425M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1024 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
ASUS N53JF-XE1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Silver Aluminum)
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- Intel Core i5-460M Processor 2.53GHz with turbo boost up to 2.8GHz
- 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM, 2 slots, 8GB Max; Nvidia GT425M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
- 500GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM); Blu-Ray Combo Drive; Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn
- HDMI Port; USB 3.0 port; 2.0MP Webcam; eSATA; 5-in-1 card reader
- 15.6-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display; Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System
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I've built around 8 desktops for myself and family members over the past several years and have used Asus motherboards exclusively. The only issue I've run into was a NIC failure on one of them, around 4 years into the life of the computer. It was probably due to a surge, either through the cable line or a faulty modem, so I can't necessarily blame it on the board. That problem was easily and inexpensively solved with a PCI-based NIC.
Choosing an Asus notebook seemed like a logical step.
What this computer has that others in the same price range don't:
- Full HD (1920x1080) display
- Blu-ray drive with DVD burning capabilities
- USB 3.0
- Dedicated graphics with 1GB dedicated VRAM
- a relatively large 7200rpm hard drive
- 1-year warranty INCLUDING accidental damage
- Core i5 processor
- 64-bit OS
- 4GB Memory
- Wireless N
- Gigabit LAN
- HDMI port
- a number pad
- webcam lens cover
Please note, at the time of this review, there are a couple things in the "Product Description" that are incorrect:
- The display is indeed 1920x1080 as stated in the "Technical Details" section, not 1366x768.
- There is no ExpressCard 34 port.
Some not-so-great things:
- No FireWire
- No ExpressCard slot
- Comes with Home Premium and not Professional or Ultimate
- LOTS of pre-installed applications and trialware
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Keyboard is easy to type on with a good tactical feel and spacing for my medium sized hands. I'm a light typist, so the keyboard flexure was not even discernible to me. Although it's not a true chiclet keyboard, I think I like this one better for it's more tactical feel. The outer brushed aluminum finish is exquisite. Unfortunately, ASUS designers couldn't break completely free from their love affair with high gloss plastic and still used it on the screen bezel (frame) and the singular touchpad rocker button. This means your fingerprints are instantly on the bezel the minute you open your laptop and on your touchpad rockerbutton as soon as you start using it. Annoyances more than anything. Why they didn't use a full 16 inch display is beyond me, since there is an overly large amount of bezel real estate around the screen.
The USB3.0 worked well, not quite 10X the speed of a 2.Read more ›
Like a lot of you I was starry-eyed about the inclusion of the blu-ray drive and the i5 while keeping the price tag under $1000. What that price does not include is software for actually playing blu-ray discs. Sure, they include a trial version of PowerDVD 9 but it's only good for 15 days from activation and after that it'll cost you $99 for the LOW END version. The high end will set you back $149 (although I honestly don't know the difference). Plus, the first few times I tried to run the thing it either crashed or froze my system. It wouldn't even play my Seven Samurai disc and only played Akira after two false starts. (There's a PowerDVD 10 available now but I wouldn't hold my breath on it being any better.) This was a HUGE disappointment for me as a large part of the reason I bought the thing was for the blu-ray player being included.
Also, the dimensions were a problem. A minor thing to be sure but it made finding a bag an annoyance and I ended up having to go with a bag made for a 17" laptop in order to get the beast to fit. I had to pass up on my first choice for a bag (Timbuk2) because their 17" laptop bags are way too big.
The other thing (and this will not apply to everyone obviously) is that the hardware (the sound card in particular) is not supportive of Linux out-of-the-box. I eventually got working drivers for it but had to go through a few different distributions before finding one that worked at all (Fedora 13 FYI) and then from there had to make several tweaks.Read more ›
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