Asus N53JF Owner's Lounge

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  1. Alonso14

    Alonso14 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm in the same position, trying to find somewhere in the UK that stocks this model. The closest I have found is ASUS N53JF-SX168V:
    Intel Core i5-460M(2.53GHz)
    15.6" 1366x768
    4GB Memory DDR3
    640GB HDD
    Blu-Ray combo drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
    £750 (simplyasus.com)

    But I really want the 1080p screen, which this model doesn't have. Incidentally, neither the XE1 nor SX168V are listed on the Asus UK site.
     
  2. irTim

    irTim Notebook Guru

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    I gave up in the end and purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 from the States - turned out to be a lot cheaper (however still no FHD).

    Sorry to tell you but I do not think you'll have much luck finding a FHD N53JF in UK, I searched for hours on end and nothing came up.
    However if you do manage to find it, please let me know!

    Edit:
    Oh, I also emailed several sites asking whether they were able to get hold of the XE1, the most successful reply was from eBuyer with:

    So if you wait a while they may eventually stock them.
     
  3. Alonso14

    Alonso14 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Cheers for the info. A laptop with a Core i5/i7 processor, 15"-16" FHD screen and blu-ray drive for a reasonable (sub £900) price is proving very tricky to find. I would go with Dell, but I really want it asap, and not have to wait the 3 weeks or so it takes them to build it.
     
  4. irTim

    irTim Notebook Guru

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    I looked at Sony Vaio and found these:

    * Intel® CoreTM i5-460M, 2.53GHz
    * Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    * 320 GB Serial ATA (7200 rpm)
    * 4 GB 1066MHz DDR3-SDRAM
    * Blu-ray Disc(TM) player
    * 39.4 cm LCD, 1920x1080, webcam
    * ATI MobilityRadeon HD5650 1GB
    * Wi-Fi
    * Bluetooth

    For: £769

    But the free blu ray drive offer ends tonight! So that will up the price to £820 or something.
    I think that is a brilliant deal, however in the end I went for:

    Intel ® Core ™ i7 720QM 1.6GHz
    15.6" diagonal high definition LED Display (1366x768)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 graphics with 1GB DDR3 dedicated graphics memory
    4GB DDR3 memory
    500GB Serial ATA hard drive

    For £710.

    If you're interested in the Vaio, go here and customize it to your liking:
    https://shop.sony.co.uk/shop/ipc/di...000000009_EB3&cCharGroupName=$BASE_GROUP)/.do
     
  5. Alonso14

    Alonso14 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah, thats the other one I spotted apart from the Dell, cheers. Problem is the lead time is 2-3 weeks, and apparently Sony dont support Optimus like Asus - I quite like the idea of auto switching to Intel graphics when performing simple tasks. I found a preconfigured Sony VPCF12M0EB for £880, which I may have to settle for, though Id rather pay that sort of money for a "new" laptop rather than a discontinued model (http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Sony_VAIO_F12M0E-B_Core_i7_Laptop_VPCF12M0EB/version.asp?PID=1711). It still doesnt solve the Optimus problem though, and it has the older GT 330M card.
     
  6. irTim

    irTim Notebook Guru

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    Oh, sorry didn't realise you wanted a preconfigured model.

    You may or may not have heard of the make Medion, anyway Sainsbury have a pretty good deal on one of their laptops that you may want to check out:

    Medion Erazer X6811 Gaming Graphics Nvidia GTX460M Core i7-740QM 4GB 640GB 15.6" HD Ready High Performance Laptop - Electrical gifting - Gifts - Home and garden - Sainsbury’s

    But you may want to try and find more information about Medion first of all as they are definitely not one of the top laptop manufacturers.
     
  7. Alonso14

    Alonso14 Notebook Enthusiast

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    The Medion has the lower screen resolution though - if I decide to accept defeat with the 1080p screen, the Asus N53JF-SX168V I linked to earlier seems a reasonable buy
     
  8. irTim

    irTim Notebook Guru

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    Oh, I thought the Medion had a FHD screen, on the Sainsbury specification page it says:
    Maximum screen resolution: 1920 x 1080

    My bad.
    And yeah the Asus does seem like a good buy, and the looks of it are awesome as well.
     
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    hi, does anyone know where is the air "intake" on N53? I can only see one air vent on the left side, is it in or out???
     
  10. SomeGuy135

    SomeGuy135 Newbie

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    Intake is front bottom. The vent on the left spits out hot air. If anyone's interested on screen specs there's a thorough review on anandtech. Its a little glum but its useful. They really had to scrape the bottom of the barrel to come up with anything to complain about.

    I've got the xe1. I never thought I'd care for 1080p on a 15" laptop. After a week of use I'd can't stand looking at anything less. Thx Essence for the links. I got mine off tigerdirect.ca
     
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