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Asus G53JW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 reviews of Asus G53JW. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and price are on the whole positive. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the usability. The battery and reliability get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus G53JW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update: Asus G53JW Notebook FullHD TFT

 

3D? No thanks. Asus' latest G series bids gaming in 17 and 15 inc

Aggressive design; Matt case surfaces; Good workmanship; Low heat development; Low noise emissions; FullHD display; Keyboard light; High performance reserves; High memory capacity; USB 3.0 port

Unfavorable interface positioning; Spongy keyboard; Limited battery life; High weight for a 15 inch notebook

The similarly constructed G53JW with a 3D display or the larger Asus G73JW with the same equipment. Toshiba also has a GTX 460M gamer, the Qosmio X500, however in an oversized 18 inch case. More compact solutions are also found in Schenker's XMG P500...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus G53JW 3D Gaming Notebook (GTX 460M)

 

3D/2. With the laurels from the G73 series, Asus has managed to hit the bullseye for many gamers. Cool stealth-design with matte surfaces, quiet operating noise, and first class graphics power are definitely priorities. Now Asus is trying to follow in...

Aggressive design, Matte surfaces, Well manufactured, Low heat dissipation, 3D capable display, Backlit keyboard, Big performance reserves, Large memory capacity, USB-3.0 port, Asus stays true to the design line of the G73. We were spared flashing...

Unfavorable interface locations, Soft keyboard base, Limited battery life, Mediocre display resolution, Heavy for a 15 inch notebook, A variant without 3D display, but instead with a higher native resolution. The GTX 460M would definitely have the...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Asus G53SW-A1

 

Gamers who demand power, style, and strong audio will really like what the ASUS G53SW-A1 has to offer.

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...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS G53SW-A1 Review

 

ASUS has shrunk down its popular 17.3-inch G73 gaming notebook into a more manageable 15.6-inch size with the introduction of its G53SW. Is this travel-friendly gaming laptop as impressive as its bigger brother? Keep reading to find out.

Good quality 1080p screen ; Excellent performance ; Runs cool and quiet ; Good value

Keyboard flex ; Touchpad buttons need improvement

May, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Asus G53SW-A1 Review

 

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...

Blazing quad-core performance, High gaming frame rates, Cool soft-touch finish, Sharp and colorful 1080p display, Good audio quality

Keyboard exhibits flex, Undersized number pad and arrow keys, Bulky and heavy

May, 2011

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Asus G53JW-3DE

 

The Asus G53JW-3DE is a 3D-ready 15.6-inch gaming laptop sporting a 2.93GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 1.5GB Nvidia GTX 460M and unique cooling system.

More Laptop and Notebook reviews: • Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)• Dell Latitude 7280• Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)• Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1• LG gram 14 (2017)• more

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

ASUS G53Jw-3DE

 

A 3D notebook that justifies its high price with intense gaming action and plenty of style.

On its own, the Asus G53Jw-3DE is a powerful 3D gaming notebook: You get a Core i7 processor, Nvidia graphics, 3D display, and Blu-ray for $1,769. Another good choice in this category is the HP Envy 17 3D, which not only has a larger, brighter, and...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

ASUS G53Jw-3DE Reviewed

 

Want the power of a 17-inch gaming system in a slightly smaller package? Asus took the components from the G73Jh--a Core i7 processor, Nvidia GTX 460 graphics, Blu-ray, and a USB 3.0 port, to name a few--and squeezed them into the 15-inch G53Jw-3DE....

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

ASUS G53JW-3DE Core i7 GTX 460M 3D Vision Gaming Notebook Review

 

Gaming laptops are expensive. Almost everyone knows that, and those who don't quickly find out when they begin searching for one to buy. Gaming laptops are also usually built-to order. The powerful hardware requires a plus-size chassis, so many...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Spencer Dalziel (t3.com)

Asus ROG G53JW-IX162V review

 

The Asus ROG G53JW-IX162V 3D laptop hits a great sweet spot between price, performance and features on a small chassis

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Audio system:Creative Audigy HD / EAX / EAX Advanced HD 5.0 / EAX HD 5.0, THX TruStudio / HD / HD 5.0 / HDA / THX TruStudio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:4800 / 5200 / 5600 / 74
Battery capacity (Watt hours):74
Battery performance:4800 / 5200 / 5600
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74 / 6.3
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:120 / 150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.5 / 1.536
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:2 x 2 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:Creative Audigy HD / EAX / EAX Advanced HD 5.0 / EAX HD 5.0, THX TruStudio / HD / HD 5.0 / HDA / THX TruStudio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V / 100 - 240V, 19V / 100-240V AC
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:LoJack
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74 / 6.3
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:120 / 150

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 19 / 20 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-2630QM / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.9 / 2.93 / 2.933
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-2630QM / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / D2 / J1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 49024 / 50179 / 52219 / 52224 / 52952
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBQG / SLC22 / SLC26 / SR02Y
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SmartMedia, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:4
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.7 / 12
Height:1.97
Height (front):0.787 / 1.18 / 2 / 2.32
Height (rear):1.97 / 2 / 2.36 / 2.48
Weight:7.94 / 8.16 / 8.33 / 8.36 / 8.66 / 9
Width:15 / 15.4