|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||2 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||500 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Nvidia GT540M|
|Card Description||GeForce GT 540M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1024 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
ASUS N53SV-XE1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Silver Aluminum)
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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.
- 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
- 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.Read more ›
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).
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
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.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Almost five years later and I'm still using it to play high end games like Skyrim and GTAV, to name a... Read more
Strong stats for low price, its lasted about 3 years of intense gaming and web applications.Published 2 months ago by DaFoxNamedEther
Great computer! We have been very happy with it. We have had no problems with it the past five years until just recently the fan went out, but other than that it has been a great... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Meredith Gates
Item was as described, shipped promptly, and arrived in excellent condition. Thank you.Published 18 months ago by R. Hartman
The charging port of the laptop had issue. I called ASUS customer service, but unfortunately, the warranty has expired. Read morePublished on November 11, 2013 by S. Jersey Customer
I've been using it for more than a year already and didn't have any problems. I've been playing many games on it, including BFBC2 and splinter cell conviction, no problems. Read morePublished on December 7, 2012 by lezandar
I bought this laptop in May 2011 (19 months ago) for the start of my college career. I have since used it extensively for three semesters and have really pushed some limits with... Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by bbqsauce13
I WAS SO INTERESTED IN FINDING A LAPTOP THAT I COULD BUILD ON. I WORK FOR MYSELF IN THE ART FIELD WERE, I MUST ON A COMPUTER FOR MY PRELIMINARY LAYOUTS. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Gordon B. Foulke
I bought this laptop for school (IT so I'm running Virtual Machines, various programming software, Microsoft Office) and to do some gaming. Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by swestman
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