Summary: I was able to get OSX running on the laptop with a lot of work, but I can't get WiFi or sound to work (the Nvidia GPU is entirely out of the question thanks to Optimus). However, the touchpad, keyboard, and lan port all work, and that's all I needed for software development.
Pros: Reliable, reasonably fast, awesome screen, good speakers, 4 SODIMM slots for RAM, discrete GPU, decent touchpad, and all for less than $1000. Plus, it doesn't look half bad for something that isn't a Macbook. I've been using it for about two years now, and I could see myself continuing to do so f...
Cons: Only one USB 3.0 port, UEFI is kinda buggy, Nvidia Optimus is still a pain on Linux even two years later. Keyboard is also pretty cramped. It took me a long time to get used to typing on it, and I still frequently make mistakes. The battery life is also only so-so. Even with disabling the Nvidia ...
Pros: Very nice resolution for 15.6" screen 1gb gt 540 nvidia gfx Great for simple server running/ testing locally Example.. Microsoft visual studio 2010 Was shipped on time no problems with any hardware nor software. Runs ... Borderlands 2 on high settings no lag or lowered fps. LoL runs great on high...
Cons: There are no cons for me so far. Though with all laptops and computers try to keep the ventilation clear because running high settings will heat up fast.
Summary: I was looking for a i7 with the same pros to replace my aging ACER Vista which served me well for 5+ years, but after a long search & decided to settle on this one. I will upgrade to a Transcend 512GB SSD later.
Pros: High technical spec: 1920 by 1080 resolution 15.6 inch display! Blue ray enabled DVD rewriter. 1 GB Nvidia video display. Bang & Olufsen sound system. You can watch a movie on BD at 1080 HD with onboard sound system.
Summary: I bought this for my wife for Christmas last year. Yanked the HD out and put an SSD in it. Upgraded the ram to 16GB (I know, overkill). . I had my own Win7x64 home dvd, so I did a clean fresh install (using the key that came with the laptop).
Pros: Sexy Comes with drivers and utilities disk Killer battery life Ram upgradable to 16 GB Wireless works awesome Nice keypad Fingerprint resistant surfaces
Pros: Good at everything that I make it do, even before I have upgraded my ram and changed the HDD to a SSD. The preinstall express gate boot is very useful. The USB 3.0 is also very useful. GPU computing is nice. Can be a good desktop replacement. The best part is it has UEFI boot!
Cons: Cannot completely replace a desktop but it very close It has a good amount of weight, but it’s not too big of a problem because I’m 19
Summary: ASUS N53SV-DH72 I have been using computers since the 80's. This computer handles everything I can throw at it: complex images, large pictures, sophisticated image editing, numerous programs working at the same time, and business needs.
Fabulous machine -- but won't play AACS Blu-ray movies
4 March 2012
Summary: This is a great laptop in all respects except for one small thing -- the firmware for the Blu-ray player does not have the AACS key! So you cannot play AACS encoded Blu-ray movies (which are common) without spending about $80 for either AnyDVD or DVDFab Passkey for a non-trialware solution.
Summary: I'm studying for MCITP & CISCO courses so I was in a need for a new laptop with Windows 7 to replace my 2009 MacBook Pro. I was initially going to buy the lower version (the N53SV-EH72) but when I went into my cart to pay for the laptop I found out that it was out of stock from the seller I chose...