Perfect Laptop for HD Video Editing, Battery Life suffers and USB 3.0 doesn't work
8 July 2013
Summary: I've used this laptop since late 2011 and I can't say too much about it being bad about it except for it's battery life. The battery life on it's lowest power savings mode can last from less than 2 hours to less than a half hour on full high powered mode. If you can forgive the horrible battery life and just use the power charger 100% of the time then this laptop is excellent!
Summary: I pretty much love EVERYTHING that this machine has to offer! I can game in high (ultra too!) settings, I can power through just about every application (be it EasyWorship, a dozen Firefox Tabs, or compiling a video in Windows Movie Maker) and not stutter (well, at least in Win 7... Win 8 has some teething issues). The specs are awesome, and it was made even better when I installed an Intel SSD (330 Series) into the machine.
Summary: Very nice gaming laptop with a few minor gripes. 1st off i have not had any of the problems others have listed with the power button or keyboard lights (use Fn - F4) if lights don't come on with the switch) I don't like the dvd drives open button you can't feel it so you almost need to look at the drive to make sure you hit the button. And besides that the button is almost recessed so you really need to push it with some effort.
Summary: Let's start with the cons: On the bottom of the laptop there is a sticker that has the manufacturing date. I've been finding that those made in April have had problems- one won't turn on (this is caused by improper magnetization, the laptop thinks the lid is never opened. Another reviewer describes the solution to this perfectly.) Another one had a flawed webcam. By now the April units should be all gone or fixed, but there may be a chance you get one.
Summary: I was on the market for powerfull laptop for my DJ needs - Serato and/or VirtualDJ video mixing. I was going to buy MSI 780, but the I decided I want 15" screen, and MSI's simillar model had no backlit keyboard for their similar desktop replacement mobile brick. I choose this ASUS, because it was on mega sale - $899, and the GTX 460M 1.5GB does the same job as GTX 560m 2 GB, since ASUS chosed the cripled 128 bit memory bandwidth on the 560(do some research 1.5,3 GB are...
Summary: So I got the laptop in a very well packed package from UPS This is my first day owning this laptop and it is GREAT :D (There is 1 dead pixel that I noticed, but it's hardly noticeable) I ran Starcraft 2 with it and it ran full options (ultra settings) without any lag. Very satisfied about game experience.
Summary: This is really an awesome laptop! It really ranks at 4.5 stars, but I can't pick that. There's only a few small things wrong with it, which I'll describe later, but first the good stuff. I was able to pick this up on sale for $900 at a local big box. For that price, you get an amazing number of things that you don't typically get in this price range: i7 quad proc! 8GB RAM -- and most importantly -- expandable to 16GB! This machine will last a long time.
Summary: I have had this laptop for two months now and did a lot of research before finally deciding on this one. While deciding between the g53sx and the g53sw the deciding factor was based on the graphics card. The g53sx runs a 2gig @128bit rate vs the g53sw runs a 1.5gig at 192bit rate. With the price savings with getting the sw model I added a solid state drive for my OS and got another 8 gigs of ram and also the 90 degree adapter for the power cord.
Summary: Pros: - Quad-core i7 with HT - 500GB 7200RPM HDD - boots up Windows in a flash. I was going to put a SSD in it, but why bother? - full 1080p res screen, can't really find any other laptop with that res at this price - full length illuminated keyboard because typing numbers with a number pad is much quicker - the system fan is really quiet compared to a MBP 15", which is quite embarrassing in a quiet room. The hard drive is noticeable though.