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ASUS N53SV-DH51 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Silver Aluminum)

by Asus

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  • Intel Core i5-2430M (2.4GHz), Nvidia GT 540 1GB
  • 6GB DDR3, 640GB Hard Drive 5400 RPM, Blu-ray-enabled Super Multi DVD Drive
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit), 5 in 1 card reader SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,MS-Duo
  • 15.6 -Inch (1920*1080) (LED), 802.11BGN, 2.0M Pixel, Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI, USB 3.0
  • 2YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 39.6 x 4.1 cm ; 2.9 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 Kg
  • Item model number: N53SV-DH51
  • ASIN: B005PAK1Y0
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Oct. 12 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #140,736 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

The most capable processors from Intel drive diverse, thrilling adventures, high productivity and memorable moments. With all new 2nd Generation INTEL CORE Processor inside, the N Series has the power and seamless capabilities to achieve and enjoy more with great efficiency and a smooth user experience. The newly-introduced NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M discrete graphics processing unit makes a world of difference when it comes to smooth visuals. It drives performance, enabling detailed gaming with the newest titles on PC, plus it helps accelerate high definition video playback. By taking the strain off the CPU and providing considerable graphics processing muscle, this Fermi-based, DirectX 11 GPU upgrades your experience beyond the norm for a portable PC. ASUS exclusive SonicMaster features technology approved and co-developed by world-famous Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, bringing living audio to notebook PCs with the most precise processing protocols and codecs, superior speaker construction and large resonance chambers for impactful enjoyment – it’s like going to a concert! The fidelity revitalizes vocals and every sound comes to life through advanced sound enhancement. No more tinny notebook audio and suffering from noise distortion – welcome to an era of true hi-fi on PC. Multimedia becomes complete with Video Magic image enhancement, boosting content to full, 72 frame 1080p HD and optimizing colors for vivid effect. GPU processing speeds up computing for better multimedia multitasking, plus every panel comes backed with our 100% zero-bright-dot guarantee. Now included is USB 3.0 for up to ten times the speed of USB 2.0, so all your files and content can be handled and backed up expediently. Say goodbye to long frustrating waits, as even a 25GB Blu-ray movie takes a mere 70 seconds to process.

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I purchased this product based on the description provided by Amazon and the three reviews listed. The laptop that I received is exactly what I was looking for. The screen is very bright, the sound quality is excellent and the processor is fast. I especially like the keyboard action and feel. It is a great display for viewing videos.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Awesome screen, awesome value Dec 13 2011
By Dolfan349 - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're looking for a laptop sub-$1k with a wonderful screen, look no further. Compared to the generic 1366x768 stuff that is so common today, this 1080p screen is amazing. It has a matte finish, very good viewing angles, better than average contrast (no wash-out or frowny faces as seen on your average glossy screen), and is very bright.

The CPU is more than enough for both daily tasks, light gaming, and BD playback. The GPU handles Trine, Torchlight, Serious Sam HD, The Witcher (not #2), and others in 1080p at or very near 60fps with high settings. More demanding games like MW3 or Skyrim are playable but require dropping the resolution a bit, but no fear, this screen scales very well. The GPU also overclocks pretty well and can give you an extra 10-20% in games, but isn't necessary most of the time.

It runs cool and quiet and the aesthetics are top-notch. There is VERY little keyboard flex, the hinges are strong, and the touchpad is very responsive with easy to click buttons. I upgraded it to 8GB of DDR3 1333 and an Intel X-25M G2 SSD and it flies.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Simply Marvelous Nov. 16 2011
By Robert Timsah - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an awesome laptop. I've never had a full HD laptop before and this thing has a gorgeous 1920 x 1080 display along with the 1 gigabyte GPU. The one GREAT THING about this laptop (and probably any in this series of Asus laptops) is that the display itself has a MATTE finish and IS VERY BEAUTIFUL. You know how on some laptops you have to keep moving the display back and forth for optimal lighting? Not on this one! The color/contrast changes between levels is rather minor compared to most laptops I've seen.

The specs are obviously some of the best you can find for this price point. Comes with blu ray software and drive for playback and it does work. The speakers are interesting. They're really trying to make good speakers but unfortunately they focused a lot on making them louder. The problem is sometimes it becomes SO LOUD that it distorts sometimes. This really only happens though when you mess with the audio settings and get the treble too high. It's a nice try but they've still got work to do on creating good quality speakers.

But the 6 gigs of RAM, i5 processor are all over 7.0 on the WIndows experience index. All in all this is hands down the best laptop I've owned, and the display is the best I've seen on a laptop. The keyboard is okay.. I think I like this style of keys better than the new chick let style. The track-pad I really don't use much because I use mobile mouse. The bottom line is this laptop makes a good gaming laptop and desktop replacement and with the full 1080p HD you're really not missing much from a full desktop. I also like that it's 15.6 inches rather than a huge 17 inch beast.

Buying any of these ASUS's in this series is gonna be worth it. If you can afford the higher end one I'd go for it. But this one is also epic considering the price. :)
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Insane in the membrane.. Jan. 21 2012
By N. Gu - Published on Amazon.com
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Yes, I know an incredibly lame review title.

But seriously, this laptop is great. I've had it for over a month now. When I got it, I thought it was a big larger than I'd expected, but it is sure a powerhouse. The Full 1080P screen is gorgeous, I love how it's matte. No glare. Everything runs extremely fast and smoothly. I have loads of tabs on my two browsers and so far, no lag. I've used the blu-ray player with no hitch, the quality is fantastic.

I enjoy the design of the laptop as well, and the sound is certainly a bit fuller than other laptops, though certainly not like JBL speakers. Keyboard is solid, everything is just built well. This is my first ASUS laptop, and at a price point lower than other companies for a laptop with specs like this, this was an amazing deal. I need to learn some of the quick shortcuts or gestures on the mousepads that will make the laptop even more user-friendly and easy to use, but I'm quite pleased with it already as is. This is certainly an entertainment laptop!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great for software development May 2 2012
By Jorge Valdes - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been looking for a full HD resolution laptop, because I work in software development, and this resolution (1920x1080) provides a great canvas to have several windows open at the same time. I have had this machine for 3 weeks, and love it. It also doubles as a great entertainment computer, that by simply pluging in the HDMI to my TV, I can view movies and or other assorted videos while leaving the main screen for work, and do both things at the same time.

The i5 CPU is great and is never fully utilized, even with multitasking and running several virtual machines simultaneously, Making this a great development machine as well. I now run several operating systems without issues. The only thing I will do in the near future is upgrade from 6GB to 8GB RAM in order to add capacity to run additional machines.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Best laptop for my dollar- by far Oct. 28 2012
By Zach - Published on Amazon.com
I got this laptop in particular for 3 main reasons.

1. I needed something with an i5 Processor or better, as I planned to play games on it.
2. I needed something with a large hard drive, as I have a lot of music, videos, etc.
3. My budget was $900 and I was coming right out of high school.

This is the best laptop I have ever used. As I write this review on it, the keys feel awesome, the screen is awesome, no pixels have died, the computer itself has never died, it literally has worked perfectly for two months. I even have several games installed on it that take a LOT of processing power - such as Skyrim, Assassin's Creed, and Bioshock. I haven't even noticed it skip.

If you have less than a thousand bucks to spend on a laptop, and you don't want to buy a crappy $400 one from HP or something - then you should run, not walk, to get this laptop.

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