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Asus G53SX Owners Lounge

Discussion in 'ASUS Reviews and Owners' Lounges' started by Geass, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Geass

    Geass Newbie

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    Didn't notice any other threads about this model, so here's a first one.

    Got mine a week ago.
    So far - so good. No issues yet.

    Anyone else picked it up yet? :)
     
  2. dizzyscure1

    dizzyscure1 Notebook Geek

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    Good idea with the thread, so how is it? have you tired to overclock the
    560m yet? i am really interested in that. also benchmarks if anyone could.
     
  3. jckok888

    jckok888 Newbie

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    Do you have any naked 3d function?
     
  4. S. Ovidiu

    S. Ovidiu Newbie

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    More feedback from this laptop, please?
     
  5. fieldyflea

    fieldyflea Notebook Guru

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    Does anyone know if the issues that plagued the G53SW have been solved with the G53SX? For example, the power button not working, the lid and screen separating a bit, the keyboard flex, the power pin issue, etc. If so, I'd probably take the less powerful graphics card in the G53SX just to have peace of mind.
     
  6. Geass

    Geass Newbie

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    Haven't overclocked it, neither have I done any benchmarks yet.
    One day if I'm really bored I might just do some.

    Don't have any 3D tech, as I have FHD screen. The 3D effect is only for the 1366x768 resolution.

    No issues with the laptop. Power button works fine. Keyboard is solid. No idea what the power-pin issue could be - but for a month that I've had it, there have been zero problems.

    560M GTX runs games better than my old laptop with 460M GTX, at least thus far. Maybe it's because of the drivers, I don't know.
     
  7. raz1337

    raz1337 Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm using a G51VX with a Core 2 Duo @ 2.53 ghz and a GTX 260m. I saw the G53SX on Newegg at a good price, but I wanted to know if an aftermarket blu ray drive upgrade is possible on it. Any possibility of finding this out?
     
  8. deviousracing

    deviousracing Newbie

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    does anyone know the difference in all the versions offered, like the
    g53sx-a1
    g53sx-xn1 and etc...

    I want to buy one in the next week, but i cant find any info on the different versions, I want to put a blu ray writer in it, but I can always just buy a drive separate...
     
  9. long2905

    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Just click on details or specifications and look for differences in ram, hdd and/or optical drive, sometimes even the screen resolution. Those are the most prominent and easiest to tell apart.
     
  10. deviousracing

    deviousracing Newbie

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    does anyone know what connections this notebook, has like digital audio out, I can not find it on their site...?
     
  11. abianari

    abianari Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have this laptop I get it from malaysia
    best laptop I ever used
    I played BBC2 in high........no lag
     
  12. Hutsady@XoticPC

    Hutsady@XoticPC Company Representative

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    Here's the ports:
    * 1 x Microphone-in jack
    * 1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
    * 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
    * 3 x USB 2.0 ports
    * 1 x USB 3.0 port
    * 1 x RJ45 LAN
    * 1 x HDMI
     
  13. s84kam

    s84kam Newbie

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    hey guys, just got this laptop as well! I do casual gaming and a lot of internet surfing and work. So this fit the bill perfectly. Can someone fix a few of my concerns.

    1. I have an issue with the laptop being too bright at night, it doesn't quite get as dim as I'd like to as my wife's macbook and I end up wearing my sunglasses in the dark just to use this laptop. (seriously). Is there any way to dim it further?

    2. I purchased a 90 degree plug from Amazon for about 9$ and the connector is already faulty. Is there one that Asus manufactures? Also, can someone please explain WHY they didn't have the plug on the left hand side...

    3. Does un-installing the power4gear have any downfall in performance? Or can I refer to the battery options located in the bottom right hand corner?

    thanks!
     
  14. chondrosrule

    chondrosrule Newbie

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    hey thanks for starting this thread.
    was starting to wonder if anyone was buying this laptop

    Im going to buy one shortly, and i want to upgrade the processor.
    anyone know where to buy a mobile i7? other than the vendors on this site, they want 400 to upgrade, crazy. i can do it myself if i could find one. tried newegg, i guess they dont sell them. anywhere else?
     
  15. long2905

    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    you can always look for one on ebay
     
  16. chondrosrule

    chondrosrule Newbie

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    yea, i dont buy memory, processors, etc off ebay, good way to buy fake/bad items
     
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    trustmeiamlegit Newbie

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    technoboy Notebook Consultant

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    Hi I was wondering on the g53sx have they improved the keyboard over the g53sw-a1? All the reviews I saw of the g53sw-a1 said the keyboard was cramped, unresponsive and the arrow keys were useless. Thanks!
     
  19. long2905

    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Its the same keyboard
     
  20. trustmeiamlegit

    trustmeiamlegit Newbie

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    i have the g53sx 3D version (exact same model as this >>Asus G53Sx Unboxing Republic Of Gammers - YouTube)

    yes the KB is same as the sw. ive been using my sx for about 2 months now and the KB seems very responsive to me, havent experienced any unresponsiveness. the KB flex is still there but it doesnt bother me.
     
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