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alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Asus G53SW-IX097Z. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The price and usability also get good views. The touchpad and sound get negative reviews. Reviews about the size and reliability are mixed.

performance, usability, price, screen, design

portability, energy, battery, sound, touchpad

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 (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Asus G53SW-IX097Z from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the screen and performance are on the whole positive, whereas many are negative about the sound and portability.

price, performance, screen

keyboard, portability, sound

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

This summary is based on the products: 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 toASUS 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

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus G53SW-IX097Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Asus G53SW-IX097Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the sound and size. There are some negative comments about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

performance, price, usability, durability, screen

portability, energy, connectivity

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS 10/18W Power Adapter for Transformer Pad TF701 Series and VivoTab Series TabletsASUS 10/18W Power Adapter for Transformer Pad TF701 Series and VivoTab Series Tablets

May, 2018

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

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 ; The ASUS G53SX-A1 offers fantastic performance, a great screen, sharp design, and even has decent battery life

The ASUS G53SX-A1 offers 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 : Lionell Go Macahilig (hardwarezone.com)

ASUS ROG G53SW â€" Stealth Fighter (Updated)

 

Hailing from the elite Republic of Gamers lineup, the ASUS G53SW is a powerful 3D gaming notebook packed with an Intel Core i7-2630QM, 15.6-inch display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics, 8GB DDR3 RAM, and 1TB HDD (2x 500GB).

Jun, 2011

tbreak - RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

ASUS G53SW 3D Gaming Notebook Review

 

A stealthy beast.

Stealth design, Rear exhaust vents are quite and effective, Sandy Bridge CPU is powerful, Nvidia GPU runs all games smoothly, Bluray & 3D playback are amazing, Backlit keyboard is nice & bright, 120Hz LCD

LCD resolution only 1366x768, Bloatware pre-installed, Matt finish on cover attracts a lot of dust and fingerprints

On the outer edges we’ll find all the ports on the left and right side, including the power connector. The front bottom houses all the LED indicators. Moving inside, the glossy 15.6” display is surrounded by a thick bezel, thicker than I would like,...

Mar, 2011

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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 (techadvisor.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 (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 (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 (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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / AC3, MP3, WMA
Audio system:EAX / EAX Advanced HD / EAX Advanced HD 5.0 / EAX HD / EAX HD 5.0, THX TruStudio / HD / HDA / THX TruStudio
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200 / 74
Battery capacity (Watt hours):74
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Design

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

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:2K Ultra HD / Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.3 / 7.7
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5 / 2 / 2048 / 3
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.048
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 3 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 3 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
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 data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:EAX / EAX Advanced HD / EAX Advanced HD 5.0 / EAX HD / EAX HD 5.0, THX TruStudio / HD / HDA / THX TruStudio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 11.7 x 2.36
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V / 100 - 240V, 19.5V / 100 - 240V, 19V / 100 -240 V AC / 100/240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:8.64 / 8.66
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: 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
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:No / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
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:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 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:6.3 / 7.7
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:150

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i7
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
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: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52224 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SDXC / MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1024 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:8
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 1024 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11 / 11.7 / 12 / 15.4 / 16.5
Depth (imperial):11.7
Height:2.36
Height (front):0.118 / 0.787 / 0.823 / 1 / 1.18
Height (front) (imperial):1.18
Height (rear):0.236 / 1.97 / 2 / 2.36 / 2.44
Height (rear) (imperial):2.36
Weight:8.33 / 8.64 / 8.66 / 9 / 9.44
Width:1.54 / 12.8 / 15 / 15.4
Width (imperial):15.4