The ASUS G53SW is a powerful notebook and arguably one of the best 15-inch gaming machines currently on the market for the value. Excellent performance especially with the second-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and its powerful Nvidia GTX 460M graphics card with a whopping 1.5GB of its own memory. The dual cooling fans keep the unit running cool and quiet.
The laptop’s sleek design imitates a stealth bomber aircraft, especially the rear with its recessed and upward-angled cooling exhaust ports. The G53J notebook is quite unique; the only notebook to get more attention from onlookers is Alienware laptops.
Most of the G53’s touchable surfaces have a rubber finish, which feels great and adds to the long-term durability. The notebook is appreciably absent of glossy plastic. The G53J notebook is made entirely of plastic. The areas around the chassis are solid though cave in slightly under pressure.
The lid is attached to the chassis via one large hinge. It is possible to open the lid with one hand. The lid flexes rather easily. I also wish the display tilted back further. Fit and finish is good; there are no rough or unfinished edges. The overall build quality is above average.
Upgrading the G53SW notebook is possible but you may need assistance accessing the RAM and hard drive. It requires removing the keyboard, the palm rest, and several screws. The G53SW actually has two hard drive bays, though most configurations only come with a single drive but a second one could be added.
ASUS G53SW notebook has the following specifications:
15.6-inch 1080p (1920×1080) glossy panel with LED backlighting
Intel “Sandy Bridge” Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor (2.0GHz~2.9GHz Turbo Boost, 6MB cache, 45W TDP)
Intel HM65 chip set
Nvidia Ge Force GTX 460M graphics w/ 1.5GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
8GB DDR3-1333 dual-channel RAM (2x 4GB, supports up to 16GB – 4x 4GB)
750GB 7200RPM Seagate hard drive (ST975042AS)
AR9002WB-1N wireless network adapter
Integrated Bluetooth wireless
DVD burner (HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT34N)
8-cell li-ion battery (14.4V, 5200mAh, 74Wh)
1x USB 3.0 port
Back-lit chiclet keyboard
Weight: 8.1 lbs.
Dimensions: 15.5 x 11.75 x 2.13 inches
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