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ASUS G53JW-3DE 3D Gaming Laptop Review

Posted: January 20, 2011
ASUS G53JW-3DE 3D Gaming Laptop Review
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The ASUS G53JW-3DE 3D gaming laptop has more than just an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GTX 460m graphics and up to 8 GB of RAM. It's also ready to play any game or Blu-ray movies in 3D with THX surround sound! Chris Hardwick and Candace Bailey review the 3D gaming laptop that sells for $1,800.

What You Need To Know

  • We reviewed a larger version of the ASUS notebook earlier and we're glad to see they slimmed down the design with the G53Jw.
  • The ASUS notebook weighs just under 8 lbs and measures 2 inches thick.
  • The G53 is definitely less portable than the Toshiba Satellite.
  • This gaming laptop has an offset touchpad that won't get in the way while you're playing, and feels more comfortable on your wrist for long periods of time.
  • There's also a backlit keyboard, which if something every laptop should have.
  • The keyboard and touchpad work well for normal computer tasks.
  • The keyboard is widely spaced and it's relatively easy to type on.
  • The touchpad is a good size and the pinch-and-zoom feature is pretty smooth.
  • The ASUS G53 offers the same great performance we've come to expect.
  • It's the second to fast laptop we've had on the show according to our standard 3DMark Vantage benchmarks (the first is the MALIBAL Nine).
  • We were able to max out almost every setting on games like Call of Duty: Black Ops or Dead Rising 2, with very few slow downs, even when playing 3D.
  • The THX surround speakers also sound good.
  • The ASUS laptop has a built-in 3D transmitter like the Toshiba Satellite, along with NVIDIA glasses so you can watch 3D right out of the box.
  • It also plays 3D Blu-ray discs.

Price

  • $1,730 from Buy.com.

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • Even though the design is bulky, the 3D gaming experience on this machine is spectacular.

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  • johnnyvermont

    i love my g53jw-xt1....It takes it all! HD video editing, photos, games, bluray, plus if you want the trueth about how much ram it can hold check out the specs straight from asus! go to the global/english tab on the asus.com search page under g53jw. Or just copy and paste this link.
    http://www.asus.com/product. aspx?P_ID=eV4F8vu0VnKGp0nw
    16 gigs for the quad core. the xt1 has 1080p and bluray....never mind the specs from amazon or tigerdirect...from whom i bought this thing from...They are great! They got it here in no time. It came with 6 gigs 2,2,2,0. i bought a 2 gig card and slid it in the empty slot under the keyboard...super easy! There are 2 more ram slots you can access after you remove the bottom plate...like 9 tiny screws later...The 4th slot however still remains a mystery, somewhere deep,...too deep for me to dig into, and its got a 2 gig card in it..8 gigs is fine for now.
    I hope this helps!

    Posted: February 22, 2011 5:42 PM
  • alaskanhybrid

    If you game on a laptop... Get some self respect and get a usb keyboard and a laser wireless mouse to make it a real desktop replacement. Gaming on a PC is about being comfortable.

    Posted: January 24, 2011 4:18 PM
  • Teddy201

    Review some netbooks i need a good netbook

    Posted: January 22, 2011 11:55 AM
  • couch31

    i had to laugh when you said u can always trust asus to make a great laptop. for one thing u cannot trust asus to make anything right, especialy a gaming laptop, i had the g2 series from asus and they touted it as there gaming laptop and let me tell u it wasnt even close to being a gaming laptop when all it would do is overheat. there support isnt worth 2 cents and they wouldnt back all the heating issues they had with that series of laptops. paid over 2000 dollars for it and if i were u i wouldnt believe the hype about asus being any good. they will not support i once its out the door. save yourself some time and money and buy another brand i promise u will thank yourself in the long run :)

    Posted: January 22, 2011 6:01 AM
    couch31
  • couch31

    i had to laugh when you said u can always trust asus to make a great laptop. for one thing u cannot trust asus to make anything right, especialy a gaming laptop, i had the g2 series from asus and they touted it as there gaming laptop and let me tell u it wasnt even close to being a gaming laptop when all it would do is overheat. there support isnt worth 2 cents and they would back all the heating issues they had with that series of laptops. paid over 2000 dollars for it and if i were u i wouldnt believe the hype about asus being any good. they will not support i once its out the door. save yourself some time and money and buy another brand i promise u will thank yourself in the long run :)

    Posted: January 22, 2011 5:57 AM
    couch31
  • hoof_hearted4

    i have the Asus G51V and i LOVE it. $1000 (though ive seen it for less now) and its amazing. idk its exact stats but i do believe it has a 2.00 ghz processor (i think) 4 gigs of Ram, 1 gig dedicated for graphics or something like that. lol sorry im not a computer geek, but ya. none the less its an amazing laptop esp for its price. ive play Dragon Age on it full settings, Starcraft 2 i cant quite go full settings (online) offline i can go full blast. hopefully ill try out ME2 with it really soon.

    Posted: January 20, 2011 9:27 PM
    hoof_hearted4
  • zimmy91

    I have a earlier version of this, I kinda like mine better even though its not as powerfull. Its got this cool kinda black camo pattern on the back, plus its a lot slimmer then that one.
    mines the G60JX.

    Posted: January 20, 2011 8:52 PM
    zimmy91
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