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Asus G53SW-IX097Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 reviews of Asus G53SW-IX097Z. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and screen are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and touchpad get negative reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the battery and size.

performance, usability, price, screen, keyboard

portability, energy, sound, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus G53SW-IX097Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus G53SW-IX097Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Asus G53SW-IX097Z from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price, but many are critical about the keyboard.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ASUS G74SX Republic of Gamers 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop, Full HD (1920x1080) LED Backlit Display, Intel Core i7-2670QM (Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up to

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus G53SW-IX097Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 user reviews of Asus G53SW-IX097Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and durability. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are mixed comments on the sound and size. Some have doubts about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

performance, price, usability, durability, screen

portability, energy, connectivity

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS G53SW-XA1 Republic of Gamers 15.6-Inch Gaming LaptopASUS G53SX-DH71 Full HD 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop - Republic of Gamers (Black)ASUS G53SX-XA1 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop - Republic of Gamers (Black)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Asus G53SX: Monster Performance in a Monster Machine

 

Asus's G53SX proves that you don't need to spend a ton of money to get a decent gaming machine--if you don't mind toting around an 8-pound monster. The G53SX is the perfect desktop-replacement-size all-purpose machine for gamers: it packs excellent...

Excellent performance ; Great specs for the price

Poor video playback ; Huge. Bulky. Heavy

The Asus G53SX is built for a very specific person: a gamer who doesn't care about basic multimedia functionality…or portability.

Nov, 2011
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Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS G53SX-A1 Review: Powerful Portable Gaming

 

This latest addition to the ASUS G-series gaming notebook lineup has fantastic performance, a great 15-inch 1080p screen, and a stealthy design. See why we recommend it.

Good 1080p screen ; Excellent performance ; Runs cool and quiet ; Two-year warranty standard

Average port selection ; So-so keyboard ; GTX 560M graphics not as fast as outgoing GTX 460M

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.

Oct, 2011

TECHGAGE - Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Rob Williams (techgage.com)

ASUS G53SX 15.6-inch Gaming Notebook Review

 

Enthusiast-level gaming notebooks don't need to cost a fortune; something ASUS proves with its $1,249 G53SX 15.4" offering. It features a 1080p display and an NVIDIA GTX 560M that's able to power today's games to it. This, in addition to an Intel...

When I first received the G53SX, I didn't think too much into it before cracking open the box. But I sure didn't expect to fall in love with it either. I've tested a fair number of gaming notebooks in this price-range before, and none felt completely...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Asus G53SX

 

The Asus G53SX is one strong performing laptops thanks to its Intel Core i7 CPU, 12GB of RAM and a discrete Nvidia graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory. It has a bulky, heavy design but if you're looking for solid performance and great gaming...

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Asus G53SX review

 

Asus's G53SX proves that you don't need to spend a ridiculous amount of money to get a decent gaming laptop - if you don't mind toting around a 4kg monster. The G53SX is the perfect desktop-replacement-size all-purpose machine for gamers: it packs...

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...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Pin in DC jack broke 3 days after warranty expired.

 

Obviously a design flaw given the number of complaints Pin should not taper. Also my ac adapter is now useless as it has a pin stuck in it I can't remove.

Awesome in every other way ; SSD as boot drive 500GB in secondary bay

Pin in DC jack sticks in factory ac adapter and breaks out of jack

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

A beauty for the Price

 

Illuminated keyboard, 1920 x 1080 the graphics on this computer is simply amazing, everything in 1080p is fantastic, watching movies in HD will be freaking awesome, gaming with the gtx 560m will be a beaut as well, the design and texture of this laptop...

MAKE SURE YOU CHARGE TO FULL BATTERY ON FIRST BOOT UP! not a con really just making sure whoever else buys this product knows to charge to full battery on first boot up! cant stress it enough ; The only con I can think of is that things load REALLLY...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Huge Disappointment

 

I have had nothing but excellent service from all the ASUS products I have purchased over more than a decade now. Laptops, motherboards, video cards, all good. 4 laptops ranging from ultra book to G series top end laptops have all functioned...

Very nice case design

Did not work out of the box, and had to be sent back to ASUS

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good power for price poorly designed

 

Its a good computer but it is somewhat poorly designed and has a cheap feel to it. you get what you pay for.

For the price, you cant beat the power. It performs pretty well. It plays Battlefield 3 as well as other demanding games

Poor design causes cables to get stuck between the monitor hinge and jet like vents which can cause damage to hinges and casing. It only plays Battlefield 3 at about 50 fps on low settings. Optimally you want a game like that to play at 60

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: David L. (newegg.com)

Design Flaw: LCD Connection

 

BEWARE: If you get this laptop and it's defective, (Odds are, it will be), It will be a VERY INTERMITTENT Problem. Meaning, It only happens about every 6-24 hours. So when you try to RMA it, and they don't see the problem that you have seen, they will...

This laptop has great cooling, and a nice, soft palm rest ; my GTX 280 graphics card performs better than the one in this laptop, but it's still nice

I have now had to RM this laptop 3 consecutive times. There is a design flaw in the connection from the LCD to the video card, that causes wild colors and intermittent LCD failure ; I am very concerned that this problem will persist way past my...

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / 5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Ultimate
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEFORCE GTX460M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:CORE I7 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
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