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Asus G53SW-A1

Specifications

Asus G53SW-A1Notebook: Asus G53SW-A1 (G53 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus G53SW-A1

80% ASUS G53SW-A1 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The G53SW is not perfect, however; the keyboard could use more support and the touchpad buttons need to be redone. Other than that, there is very little to complain about. The G53SW performs well in all the right areas, making it extremely easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% Asus G53SW-A1 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $1,449 ASUS G53SW-A1 offers a great combination of blazing-fast graphics, a gorgeous display, and rich audio. Our biggest issue is the keyboard, which not only has an undersized number bad but exhibits a lot of flex. You also have to think about the weight: 8.2 pounds is a lot to carry for a 15.6-inch notebook, especially when the 17-inch version of this ASUS laptop (the G73SW-A1) weighs just about half a pound more. Consumers looking for something more portable in this price range should check out the $1,399 Alienware M14x. And if you're looking for something a little more flashy, the MSI GT680R-008US offers nearly the same specs but flashier customizable lights for $1,449. But those who prefer the minimalist aesthetic of the ASUS G53SW will find a lot to like under the hood.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GF106 chip using GDDR5 graphics memory (up to 1.5 GB).

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.9 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)