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Nov 4, 2011

Asus ROG G53SX Notebook Is a Gaming Powerhouse

Asus continues to expand its range of ROG gaming notebook with new products and the latest to make its arrival is the G53SX which seems to resemble a great deal the older G74SX laptop, but is comes with a smaller 15.6-inch display.

Just as it was the case with its predecessor, the G53SX features the same all-black look and angular design characteristic to the company's ROG-series notebooks.

At the heart of the Asus G53SS notebook stands the Intel Core i7-2670QM processor, that features four computing cores operating at 2.2GHz, which xan be paired together with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory (four DIMM banks are available) and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M dedicated graphics card.

This GPU is based on the GF114 core and packs 384 stream processors, 64 texture units, 32 ROPs, and 3GB of video buffer memory.

The powerful Nvidia graphics card is used for driving a Full HD resolution (1920x1080) ColorShine display which measures 15.6-inch in diagonal.

As far as storage is concerned, the Asus notebook can be configured with various HDD, SSD and hybrid storage solutions, and the base version comes pre-fitted with a specious 1TB hard drive with a spindle speed of 7,200RPM.

Just as its older brother, the notebook also features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, an HDMI 1.4a port (as well as various other video outputs), Altec Lansing THX TruStudio speakers and S/PDIF digital audio out.

The rest of the features list includes a DVD burner, a 2MP webcam with microphone, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Gigabit Ethernet networking (no Bluetooth though), a multi-format card reader, an 8-cell 5200mAh battery and a backlit keyboard great for LAN parties and mid-night gaming sessions.

Pricing for the base version of the Asus G53SX that comes equipped with 4GB of system memory is set at €1,200 according to Laptop Spirit, or about $1,600 US for those of you living across the Atlantic.


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