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Asus G53SX Owners Lounge

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

  1. technoboy

    technoboy Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for your responses on the keyboard. The g53sx definitely is going on my list!
     
  2. technoboy

    technoboy Notebook Consultant

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    Hi, I've got another question. Some of the g53sx's come with a matt screen. How do you guys like it compared to the regular glossy screen? Thanks!
     
  3. Cruxis56

    Cruxis56 Newbie

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    Hey everyone, sorry for the stupid question but I just ordered this laptop today and was wondering what to do with the BIOS and gfx drivers when it arrives. As for the BIOS, should I flash it to the newest version as part of the setup process and if so which version. Secondly, I wanted to use Nvida's driver instead of the stock ASUS ones, should I uninstall Asus's driver first then install Nvida's or can I just install over it?
     
  4. Twe Foju

    Twe Foju Notebook Consultant

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    in case i missed some of the issue of G53series

    is there a huge problem with the power button?

    my cousin got the 2nd unit replacement in a row with the power button not working and cant even turn off the laptop

    seriously mad with Asus right now
     
  5. trustmeiamlegit

    trustmeiamlegit Newbie

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    @Twe Foju
    been using it seen august, i travel around alot wif it .. and so far i havent had any problems wif d power button...

    i dont have to use throttlestop either, since i havent seen any cpu throttling while gaming so far (i used realtemp to check, never drops to 798mhz when gaming)

    @Cruxis56
    im still on d stock bios , so far so good...
     
  6. 7eregrine

    7eregrine Newbie

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    Well I've had mine for 3 weeks now. Totally in love.

    Re: Technoboy's question.
    I LOVE the matte screen. My previous laptop was glossy and I hated it. The matte screen was one of this things I liked about this laptop.
    Screen is gorgeous.

    Re: BIOS. If you get 203 (likely) I wouldn't bother updating to 205. 205 is a tiny minor update that fixes like one tiny thing. Can't even remember what it was. A language thing I think...

    Also agree the screen is very bright. But when I turn is down at night I don't thnk it's TOO bright.
     
  7. 7eregrine

    7eregrine Newbie

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    Accidentally went into the G73 forum. A few guys there claim they can't run BF3 or that it runs poorly. Seriously? SCREAMS on my rig.
    ANyone else?
     
  8. technoboy

    technoboy Notebook Consultant

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    @7eregrine, thanks for the info on the matt screen. I know most reviewers hate the glossy screens but that's all I've ever had. Also, anybody heard any news of Asus coming out with a g54, like they did with the g74? Thanks!
     
  9. ALLurGroceries

    ALLurGroceries   Super Moderator

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    No the G53 has already been refreshed, but received no new chassis like the G74. As of now there is no rumor of a new chassis. I think it will be next year, springtime, until we see another refresh.
     
  10. riku2replica

    riku2replica Notebook Enthusiast

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    Doesn't seem G53SX is as popular compare to G53SW. Still, any Q&A can be refered to G53SW.
     
  11. long2905

    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Well its at least 4 month newer than the G53SW and with the gimped GTX 560M and the price drop of the SW there arent that many people who purchase this laptop.
     
  12. heheyfred

    heheyfred Newbie

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    Hi everyone, I'm not an owner of this laptop but am seriously considering it. Here's the thing, I just got a new desk (a hutch really) and I'm wondering what the height of this laptop is with the screen opened? The dimensions listed online only measure the closed laptop. Can one of ya'll take a measuring tape and measure from the tabletop surface to the peak of the open monitor? Greatly appreciated!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. m1_1x

    m1_1x Notebook Evangelist

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    im just approximating here heheyfred, but say the exhaust vent area is 2inch. The height of the screen id say is 9-10inchs, so around 11-12 inches (+) or (-) 1 inches.

    was just doing some headwork, probably mixed up a few numbers but its an approximation.
     
  14. subliminaltwin

    subliminaltwin Notebook Guru

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    One thing I've been curious about with a lot of the Asus G models is how far back the screen can open. I can't ever find a video that shows it. It looks like the chunk of plastic behind it would prevent it from going back any further than how it looks in heheyfred's picture above. Can you actually open it further than that?
     
  15. long2905

    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    the pic above shows the max angle you can open it.
     
  16. 7eregrine

    7eregrine Newbie

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    Good. I like being in the smaller crowd.
    Still loving mine.
    Don't you dare care my darling a gimp. She rocks my world. She doesn't need that extra 64 pixel shaders or whatever the f... ;)
     
  17. heheyfred

    heheyfred Newbie

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    Thanks for the response m1_1x. Unfortunately the desk I'm dealing with has 11.25 inches of clearance so if this gear is pushing even 11.5 or 12 it's not going to work.
     
  18. 7eregrine

    7eregrine Newbie

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    I measured with a tape measure the other night for you.
    M1 1X hit it right on. It is just a hair or two under 12 inches
     
  19. southpaw218

    southpaw218 Newbie

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    I get an "Invalid Thread" response when I click the link for the G53-SX lounge, so I'm starting this. Just bought a G53SX-DH71 from PowerNotebooks.com and I'm super excited. Donald was really helpful with building it to my specs.
     
  20. ALLurGroceries

    ALLurGroceries   Super Moderator

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    I took care of the problem, thread reopened.
     

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