Pros

  • Great specs for the price
  • Excellent performance

Cons

  • Poor video playback
  • Huge. Bulky. Heavy.

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

Not Available

Manufacturer’s Website

http://usa.asus.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number G53SX-A1
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Cache size 6.0 KB
Processor count 4
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 750.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 884840896852
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 12000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 16.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 15.4 inches
Depth 11.9 inches
Height 2.2 inches
Weight 8.2 pounds
Weight with Accessories 10.2 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software CyberLink Blu-ray Disc Suite; Stoxio CinePlayer; Syncables Desktop SE
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Mouse
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 140.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:24   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 251.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 181.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 308.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 302.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 230.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 193.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 128.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 180.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 196.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 190.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 142.38   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 119.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 115.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 111.88   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 86.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 70.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 38.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 115.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 104.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 70.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 89.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 73.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 41.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 125.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 128.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 88.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 41.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 34.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 30.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 24.8   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.9   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.2   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 298.0