Asus G53SX-A1

Specifications

Asus G53SX-A1Notebook: Asus G53SX-A1 (G53 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus G53SX-A1

ASUS G53SX 15.6-inch Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Techgage English
All-in-all, ASUS' G53SX gaming notebook has impressed me a lot. If I were in the market for a "real" gaming notebook, I'd have no hesitation in choosing this one given what it offers at its price-point. I do still hate the lack of a BD-ROM, but that's a personal want; yours may be totally different.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2011
70% Asus G53SX
Source: PC World English
The Asus G53SX will please a very specific group of people, and disappoint others. Gamers looking for power in an inexpensive package may overlook the bulkiness and the poor audio quality (which headphones can quickly remedy). But the G53SX's ponderous weight and its inability to perform basic multimedia tasks, such as streaming a Netflix video, make it a poor fit for some other potential buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% ASUS G53SX-A1 Review: Powerful Portable Gaming
Source: Notebookreview.com English
ASUS continues to produce excellent all around gaming notebooks and the G53SX is no exception. It has fantastic performance, a great screen, sharp design, and even has decent battery life. One area that needs improvement is the keyboard; it has a poor feel with little tactile feedback. On the plus side it is backlit and has a separate numeric keypad. Something else to keep in mind with this notebook is that it is about as large and heavier than most 17.3-inch notebooks despite housing a 15.6-inch screen - travelers be warned.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
ASUS G53SX Review
Source: Best Gaming Laptop English
One aspect that we haven’t mentioned yet is the price tag, and the G53SX offers extremely good value for money–the entry-level configurations (which are still equipped with a quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and the same GTX 560M) sell for less than $1,100 from some retailers. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on a laptop with the GTX 560M.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2011
80% ASUS Republic of Gamers G53SX-A1 15.6 Inch Gaming Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
For some gamers, a 17.3 inch screen might just be too big. If that's the case, the ASUS Republic of Gamers G53SX-A1 is a 15.6 inch gaming laptop that features robust components that are typical of ROG systems. However, the video card has a slower memory bus and no Blu-ray drive compared to the larger ASUS G74SX.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M:

The successor of the GeForce GTX 460M based on the new GF116 chip. The performance is about 13% better than the 460M but with similar power requirements due to hardware optimizations.

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


76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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» Asus G74SX-TY321V
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 4.3 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170
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» Toshiba Qosmio X770-11C
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.58 kg
» Medion Erazer X7813
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.8 kg
» Asus G74SX-91013Z
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 4.6 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X770-10M
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Asus G74SX-91085V
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 4.6 kg
» Medion ERAZER X7813-MD97852
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 0 kg
» MSI GT780-203PL
Core i5 2410M, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» Medion Erazer X7813-MD97895
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.772 kg
» Asus G74SX-TY032V
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 4.5 kg
» Asus G74SX-BBK8
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 4.4 kg
» Asus G74SX-91020V
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 4.6 kg
» MSI GT780R-012US
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» Asus G74SX-A1
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 4.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)