ASUS G53JW-IX162V Laptop Review
Packed inside the Asus G53E-IX62V’s sleek black finish is an incredibly powerful Intel Core i7 quad core processor, which can go up to 2.93 GHz in turbo mode. The dedicated graphics card seamlessly integrates smooth and crystal clear 3D images into any game, and the Blu-Ray optical drive, HDMI port, and multitude of USB ports make it easy to connect the laptop to all sorts of external devices.
Both the inside and the outside of the Asus G53E-IX162V are covered in a matte black finish, giving the computer a sleek and impressive look. The back of the laptop features two huge exhausts for the fan, which while functional, are not particularly pretty. Then again, no one in their right mind would think of calling this machine “pretty” as it looks exactly like what it is – an intensely powerful beast. The G53E-IX62V weighs in at a solid 2.6 kg, which makes it less than ideal for lugging around but significantly more sturdy, and therefore utterly excellent for extended gaming sessions.
Play in HD 3D
The Asus G53JW-IX62V comes with an integrated 3D graphics system from Nvidia and a set of 3D glasses. The IR emitter, which works to ensure that the glasses and laptop are synced up properly at all times, is built directly into the machine. It can be found to the left of the webcam, right above the bezel. Although it is incredibly easy to make us of the 3D capability directly out of the box, turning the computer back to 2D is not nearly as intuitive. There is no dedicated on/off shortcut button and the control panel must be accessed each time the settings are changed.
Product Specifications & Features
- Intel Core i7 740M 1.73GHz (up to 2.93 GHz in turbo mode) quad core processor and an integrated Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M graphics card
- 640 GB of hard drive, 4 x 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 1.5 GB GDDR5 VRAM
- Blu-Ray RW optical drive
- EAX advanced HD 5.0 audio with THX TruStudio
- 15.6” HD TFT 3D Panel with Color-Shine technology and a resolution of 1366 x 768
- One USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 port, one HDMI port, and an RJ45 LAN jack for LAN insert, but no VGA port
- Integrated wireless and Bluetooth connectivity
- Weighs 2.6 kg, which minimizes its portability but increasing stability and sturdiness
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system
- Two year warranty
The technical specs of the Asus G53E-IX62V are mind blowing. The latest, fastest, and most powerful Intel Core i7 processor combined with the 8 GB of RAM means that the computer can handle practically any game that is thrown at it. 640 GB of hard drive space are enough to store just about anything, and a multitude of ports makes it easy to connect all sorts of external devices to the computer. The G53E-IX62V has practically everything you might need in a laptop.