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Asus G53SW-IX097Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Asus G53SW-IX097Z. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and design are generally positive. The price and screen also get good reviews, whereas opinions about the energy efficiency and size are mixed. Some have doubts about the touchpad and sound.

performance, screen, price, design, durability

portability, reliability, battery, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus G53SW-IX097Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Asus G53SX review


Asus's G53SX proves that you don't need to spend a ridiculous amount of money to get a decent gaming laptop - if you don't mind toting around a 4kg monster. The G53SX is the perfect desktop-replacement-size all-purpose machine for gamers: it packs...

The Asus G53SX will please a very specific group of people, and disappoint others. Gamers looking for power in an inexpensive package may overlook the bulkiness and the poor audio quality (which headphones can quickly remedy). But the G53SX's ponderous...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Asus G53SX: Monster Performance in a Monster Machine


Asus's G53SX proves that you don't need to spend a ton of money to get a decent gaming machine--if you don't mind toting around an 8-pound monster. The G53SX is the perfect desktop-replacement-size all-purpose machine for gamers: it packs excellent...

Excellent performance ; Great specs for the price

Poor video playback ; Huge. Bulky. Heavy

The Asus G53SX is built for a very specific person: a gamer who doesn't care about basic multimedia functionality…or portability.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (

ASUS G53SX-A1 Review: Powerful Portable Gaming


This latest addition to the ASUS G-series gaming notebook lineup has fantastic performance, a great 15-inch 1080p screen, and a stealthy design. See why we recommend it.

Good 1080p screen ; Excellent performance ; Runs cool and quiet ; Two-year warranty standard

Average port selection ; So-so keyboard ; GTX 560M graphics not as fast as outgoing GTX 460M ; The ASUS G53SX-A1 offers fantastic performance, a great screen, sharp design, and even has decent battery life

The ASUS G53SX-A1 offers fantastic performance, a great screen, sharp design, and even has decent battery life

Oct, 2011

TECHGAGE - Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Rob Williams (

ASUS G53SX 15.6-inch Gaming Notebook Review


Enthusiast-level gaming notebooks don't need to cost a fortune; something ASUS proves with its $1,249 G53SX 15.4" offering. It features a 1080p display and an NVIDIA GTX 560M that's able to power today's games to it. This, in addition to an Intel...

When I first received the G53SX, I didn't think too much into it before cracking open the box. But I sure didn't expect to fall in love with it either. I've tested a fair number of gaming notebooks in this price-range before, and none felt completely...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Lionell Go Macahilig (

ASUS ROG G53SW â€" Stealth Fighter (Updated)


Hailing from the elite Republic of Gamers lineup, the ASUS G53SW is a powerful 3D gaming notebook packed with an Intel Core i7-2630QM, 15.6-inch display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics, 8GB DDR3 RAM, and 1TB HDD (2x 500GB).

Jun, 2011


Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (

ASUS G53SW 3D Gaming Notebook Review


A stealthy beast.

Stealth design, Rear exhaust vents are quite and effective, Sandy Bridge CPU is powerful, Nvidia GPU runs all games smoothly, Bluray & 3D playback are amazing, Backlit keyboard is nice & bright, 120Hz LCD

LCD resolution only 1366x768, Bloatware pre-installed, Matt finish on cover attracts a lot of dust and fingerprints

On the outer edges we’ll find all the ports on the left and right side, including the power connector. The front bottom houses all the LED indicators. Moving inside, the glossy 15.6” display is surrounded by a thick bezel, thicker than I would like,...

Mar, 2011

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Asus G53SX


The Asus G53SX is one strong performing laptops thanks to its Intel Core i7 CPU, 12GB of RAM and a discrete Nvidia graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory. It has a bulky, heavy design but if you're looking for solid performance and great gaming...

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Pin in DC jack broke 3 days after warranty expired.


Obviously a design flaw given the number of complaints Pin should not taper. Also my ac adapter is now useless as it has a pin stuck in it I can't remove.

Awesome in every other way ; SSD as boot drive 500GB in secondary bay

Pin in DC jack sticks in factory ac adapter and breaks out of jack

Feb, 2013

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A beauty for the Price


Illuminated keyboard, 1920 x 1080 the graphics on this computer is simply amazing, everything in 1080p is fantastic, watching movies in HD will be freaking awesome, gaming with the gtx 560m will be a beaut as well, the design and texture of this laptop...

MAKE SURE YOU CHARGE TO FULL BATTERY ON FIRST BOOT UP! not a con really just making sure whoever else buys this product knows to charge to full battery on first boot up! cant stress it enough ; The only con I can think of is that things load REALLLY...

Dec, 2012

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Huge Disappointment


I have had nothing but excellent service from all the ASUS products I have purchased over more than a decade now. Laptops, motherboards, video cards, all good. 4 laptops ranging from ultra book to G series top end laptops have all functioned...

Very nice case design

Did not work out of the box, and had to be sent back to ASUS

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / AC3, MP3, WMA
Audio system:EAX / EAX Advanced HD / EAX Advanced HD 5.0 / EAX HD / EAX HD 5.0, THX TruStudio / HD / HDA / THX TruStudio
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:5200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):74
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook


3D: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:2K Ultra HD / Full HD / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5 / 2 / 3
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.5 / 2.048
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 3 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2


3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio system:EAX / EAX Advanced HD / EAX Advanced HD 5.0 / EAX HD / EAX HD 5.0, THX TruStudio / HD / HDA / THX TruStudio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):391 x 297 x 60
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V / 100 - 240V, 19.5V / 100 - 240V, 19V / 100 -240 V AC / 100/240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:3.92 / 3.93
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:No / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.3 / 7.7
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:150


Bus type:DMI
Compatible processor series:CORE I7
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470 / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I7-2630QM / I7-2675QM
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:IBM / Kensington


Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Ultimate


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SDXC / MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1024 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1024 / 500 / 640 / 750
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of HDDs installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:8
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 1024 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28 / 29.7 / 39.1 / 42
Depth (imperial):29.7
Height :6
Height (front):2 / 2.09 / 3
Height (front) (imperial):3
Height (rear):5 / 6 / 6.2
Height (rear) (imperial):5.99
Weight:3.78 / 3.92 / 3.93 / 4.28
Width:3.91 / 32.5 / 39.1
Width (imperial):39.1