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ASUS Laptop N53JF-XE1 Intel Core i5 460M (2.53 GHz) 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M w/ NVIDIA Optimus 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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  • Intel Core i5 460M (2.53 GHz)
  • 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M w/ NVIDIA Optimus
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • BD Combo

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Hear the power and feel the power. The ASUS N53JF-XE1 boasts exclusive SonicMaster technology and Video Magic which elevate your aural and visual experience to an unparalleled level! Experience 10X faster transfer speeds than USB 2.0 with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology when transferring files between your notebook and USB external hard drives or flash drives.

Powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5-460M processor featuring Intel Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost Technology, the N53JF-XE1 is highly capable of delivering maximum multitasking and mobile computing. The Microsoft DirectX 11-capable NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M GPU pushes exciting performance in games, HD video, and more while still remaining energy efficient due to NVIDIA Optimus technology which allows for real time switching between integrated and discrete graphics. Plus, with 4GB DDR3 memory and 7200rpm hard drive, you get crisp movement and rapid system response.

The N53JF-XE1 even includes a BD Combo drive to play back Blu-ray discs. Standard DVDs can also be upscaled to an incredible full 1080p resolution with Video Magic. All in all, the ASUS N53JF-XE1 is sure to delight your eyes and ears whether you are watching HD movies or playing the latest 3D games.

  • newegg Power to the future The ASUS N53JF-XE1 is equipped with a dual-core, four-thread Intel i5 mobile processor for amazing computing performance, with innovations such as Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which automatically speeds up your processor when your PC needs extra performance.
  • newegg NVIDIA Optimus Technology Inside The ASUS N53JF-XE1 notebook with NVIDIA Optimus technology seamlessly and intelligently optimizes battery life while delivering the outstanding graphics performance you expect. Enjoy watching a HD movie, surfing new HTML 5 websites or playing the latest DirectX 11 games with confidence that you’ll get the high performance and long battery life you need.
  • newegg Listen to the revolution 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.
  • newegg Witness visual glory Video Magic boosts refresh rates up to 72 frames per second to remove blur and artifacts, while upscaling standard DVDs to an incredible full 1080p resolution with no slowdown. At the same time, color and brightness settings are optimized, so movie viewing becomes even more of a pleasure.
  • newegg Go faster The state-of-the-art USB 3.0 is capable of providing a bandwidth of about 5Gbps - around 10 times the bandwidth of the current USB2.0. This allows for faster transfers of high definition data, such as movies and videos, as well as various other large capacity file formats. It also charges USB-chargable devices with 900mA, faster than the 500mA of current USB 2.0. Finally, the USB 3.0 helps to extend battery life, suspending operations when it is in idle mode.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Tara H.
  • 7/31/2012 11:10:40 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent laptop.

Pros: -Excellent display
-Very fast - the i5-M460 is adequate for pretty much everything
-Solid GPU for the price - pretty much everything runs well at 1366x768, some things are smooth at 1080
-Attractive design - Aluminum lid and keyboard surface are very nice
-Good connectivity - HDMI, LAN, VGA, plenty of USB, eSATA

Cons: -ASUS bloatware is probably the worst thing about this laptop. It's a totally different beast with a fresh install of Windows.
-Relates to my above point, but, the included touchpad software makes this pad unusable. It's awful. The way it assigns regions of the sensor is idiotic, to the point where merely brushing an edge of it might result in selecting a completely different area of the screen. It's hard to describe how bad it is, you just need to use it and see for yourself. Terrible, no-good, very bad.
-Wireless signal can be so-so

Other Thoughts: Why ASUS elected to hamstring this excellent laptop with such terrible software is a mystery to me. It seriously reduces the usability of the computer. That said, a fresh Windows install, and selective installation of ASUS-recommended drivers, yields an excellent machine. I've had this computer for almost 2 years now and it still passes muster against laptops in a similar price range on the market today.

I've just installed a 120gb SSD in it and it's like a completely new computer. The performance gain of a SSD is even more remarkable on laptops than desktops (my last two desktop builds have had SSDs) and this laptop is a monster. It's so, so fast. If you happen to own this bad boy, stick a SSD in it. You'll be glad you did.

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  • Stanley D.
  • 11/16/2011 2:05:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - Design, this a very cool looking PC
- Sound is amazing
- Reads Blu Ray
- Full HD screen
- USB3
- Dedicated volume buttons
- Excellent price for its features

Cons: - Audio ports could be placed better
- Sonic master software is good, but can be a hog
- The pre-installed touch pad driver was horrible, though this is a very minor issue.

Other Thoughts: This is the best laptop I've ever owned. My next laptop purchase will be another Asus N-series.

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  • Jose H.
  • 6/20/2011 3:47:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus N53JF

Pros: Everything about this laptop is great. For what it has it super great for HD movies.

Cons: I have notice some freezing when playing bluray dvd.

Other Thoughts: upgraded power dvd and solved the bluray issue.

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  • Darryl L.
  • 6/1/2011 1:35:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sleek, smooth brushed-metalic finish; feels and looks awesome. Sound is the best I've ever heard on a laptop. Keyboard and pad arrangement is ideal. Quality construction.

Cons: Easily uninstallable bloat-ware.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/16/2011 3:33:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsB/S ASUS Support and Product

Pros: Honestly Everything In this laptop is great except...

Cons: The Charging port wont take a charge after 6 Months

Other Thoughts: Listen, Since Dec 2010, till Just yesterday in May 2011, I couldnt have been happier with my Asus Laptop. The thing is The Charging port stopped taking a charge from the AC what do i do? call ASUS customer support, who tells me its not under WARRANRTY! O/M/G so i tell them..yeah i dropped it (Cause ASUS has a Accidental Warranty program for one year.) BUT OHH NO!! still not covered since I didnt activate that program within 60 Days of getting the lap top. Please just stick with ASUS for Bare Bones, Dont get this laptop, THEY WILL NOT HELP YOU OUT OR WORK WITH YOU!!!!!! Horrible Customer Support.

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  • Andrew K.
  • 5/7/2011 10:07:07 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate and corrections

Pros: - VGA out
- microphone

Cons: - removing rubber feet to access disk/memory

I guess it needs only 6 restore DVDs, still too many IMHO.
There actually was a hidden partition of about 25GB, but looks to be empty...

Other Thoughts: Still think it's a good buy, just need to find a nice case for it...

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  • Andrew K.
  • 5/4/2011 11:18:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood collection of hardware with some downsides

Pros: - gorgeous screen
- nice looking shell (except for glossy bezel around screen)
- great sound (for laptop)
- decent graphics card
- BR/DVD Writer combo
- 64 bit
- price (got it for $900)

Partitioning the drive into at least 2 partitions is a pretty good idea, would have done that myself anyway, as I lost a lot of XP installs when a dll/system file gets lost/corrupted. As long as you consciously move/store user data to the other partition, you can reinstall with relative ease if something like that happens. I used to be able to put W2K in a 4GB partition, with XP you need more like 24GB (software uninstalls), so the 100+GB for W7 is probably just right.

Cons: - dumbed-down BIOS
- weird keyboard layout, varying key sizes, uncomfortable feel
- no OS installation DVD
- small battery (6 cell only), short battery life
- unnecessarily wide (screen has a wide bezel, which could be smaller)
- gobs of trialware/bloatware
- 8! restore DVDs! (why o why do I need to blow several perfectly good DVDs to back up bloatware?)
- gets hot pretty fast

With no installation disk, you can still download/burn an iso of W7 HP (lots of places provide them for download), and reinstall with your key. I have not actually tried that, as I decided to keep the original install and uninstall the bloatware slowly. Good thing at least that there is no hidden partition to worry about (like with Dell), so reinstalling should not be a big deal, and utilities will not need it.

Other Thoughts: After researching the available laptops with Full HD screen, this one had it, and a good amount of other features, for a decent price. My last laptop was a 2005 Dell Inspiron, with 1680x1050 screen resolution, and I was surprised at the poor/mediocre resolutions of most laptops being offered these days. Paired with an nVidia card, I felt I could use it for some light gaming as well. I just upgraded the memory to 8GB of G.Skill 1333 (too bad it cannot go to 16GB), which went smoothly. The factory-installed memory was also 1333, but it runs slower than that rating, and there is no way to change that. This brings me to a complaint about the BIOS - there is very little that can be changed in the BIOS besides boot order - while great for casual user, I would feel more comfortable with a more tweakable BIOS. I kept tabs on battery life, and the longest I've seen was slightly over 3 hours, but a lot of the times when actually doing work, fully charged battery was only indicating under 2 hrs.

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  • 4/22/2011 7:30:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS Laptop

Pros: Display, Sound

Cons: The USB ports didn't support HP, Brother and Canon printers. Only wireless worked. But wireless isn't good for large documents. ASUS assumed the Motherboard was bad. ASUS tech support was very poor... and the computer didn't work... so I will never buy an ASUS again.

Newegg, however, was fantastic. They provided excellent and professional support. Neweggs got my business -- I'm sticking with them.

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  • Fred T.
  • 4/20/2011 4:43:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute total junk

Pros: NONE! Well, the screen looks pretty, and the sound is good; but the negatives don't make it worth paying for. First ASUS for me, last ASUS for me.

Cons: Lasted exactly two days before the WiFi card broke and I had to cable it via LAN cable to my router to even get a trouble report off. ASUS Tech was worthless.

Also has a very weirdly set up C Drive. "C" should be the Primary Hard Drive, and is by Windows default. Instead this drive has "C" as the Programs Drive partition (for loaded programs), and a "D" drive as the "Other Data" drive partition. This resulted in all of my files; whether dragged and dropped, or copied and pasted, from my former computer going ONLY into the "C" Programs partition, and rapidly filling it up (It is only 116 GB of your hard drive) and ignoring the "D" Drive partition of 327 GB. The ASUS "C" partition if fully filled with all the programs I had would leave about 50 GB (Yes, 50GB) of unusable space on the "C" drive. The "D" drive would not accept any data. The user should NOT have to re-format a drive to make it usable, and most do not know how to do that anyway. Unreliable, weirdly formatted, junk.

Other Thoughts: Save your money for a real computer.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2011 3:24:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAddendum

Pros: Forgot to mention...the speakers are pretty decent when compared to run of the mill notebook speakers but don't expect audio nirvana...they have a clearer, more defined sound but lack on the low end...

Cons: no subwoofer...having to remove the rubber feet pads that have pre-applied adhesive to upgrade the memory is, well, an ignorant design decision...

Other Thoughts: I bought Klipsch Image S4 Headphones - the only way to go for on the road when others don't appreciate the movies or music you are playing...

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