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Asus X53SC Laptop Intel Core i7 Sandybridge for £549.97 @ Ebuyer

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Asus X53SC Laptop Product Description

Featuring 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors and an elegant colour scheme based on premium aluminum textures, the new X53 Series offers an expressive combination of technology and style. The highly durable premium aluminium textures retain their looks and quality even during extensive, prolonged use, allowing you to do more with your X53 Series in complete confidence.

IceCool Technololgy makes your PC experience cool and comfortable even during the longest computing sessions. Exclusive dual-sided motherboard design places hot components on the underside and away from users. Combined with heat pipes and vents, palm rests and typing surfaces stay cooler.

Intelligent touchpad distinguishes between palm and finger contact to prevent inadvertent cursor movements during typing.




Processor
Intel Core i7 Sandybridge 2630QM 2GHz
Memory
4GB DDR3 RAM 1066MHz
Configuration 2GB + 2GB
2 x soDIMM
Hard Drive
500GB SATA 5400rpm
Optical Drive
DVD Super Multi Dual Layer
Software
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
ASUSDVD 6-in-1
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0
Trend Micro Internet Security 2010
ASUS SmartLogon
Asus Power4Gear Hybrid
Asus Live Update
Asus Multi-Frame
ASUS Wireless Console
Virtual Camera
ASUS Splendid
Asus Screen Saver
Fancy Start
eManual
AI Recovery
ASUS FastBoot
ControlDeck
Display
15.6" HD, Colour Shine
Resolution: 1366 x 768
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX - 1G DDR3
Audio
Built-in speakers and microphone
Altec Lansing speakers
Input Devices
Keyboard and Touchpad
Networking
LAN: 10/100/1000
WLAN: 802.11 BGN
Power Supply
6 cells Battery
Dimensions
Width 37.8 cm
Depth 25.3 cm
Height 2.83 ~3.49 cm
Weight 2.6 kg
Interfaces
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x USB 3.0
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
Expansion
4 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MS/ MS Pro/ MMC)
Warranty / Miscellaneous
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    Maniek133
    HOTPOT
    hassi94
    Great price from a great reliable brand.


    NB. Not for gamers so don't expect anything in that department.


    Reliable my ***, I bought one at Christmas, the Oberon games cannot be removed without cocking up the registry & mine has now been back for repair twice. The worst most unreliable laptop I have ever owned by far.


    not problem at all with removing all this unwanted soft, on 3 different pcs including one asus.

    Edited By: Maniek133 on May 07, 2012 00:44
    siliconbits
    Been using my trusty old Asus laptop for more than one year now. v. happy. Granted it is from the UL-series but I wouldn't want to swap it for an ultrabook yet.
    drspa44
    Even though I'm typing this using a faulty Asus motherboard, I would still recommend their products. They are recognised as being a better, non-mainstream brand and they rank highly here: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/html/awards-2011/index.php?pageId=1 .

    Graphics are good at this price. If you want more, you are much better off economically and in satisfaction with a desktop gaming PC.
    TehOwnageNoob
    HOTPOT
    hassi94
    Great price from a great reliable brand.


    NB. Not for gamers so don't expect anything in that department.


    Reliable my ***, I bought one at Christmas, the Oberon games cannot be removed without cocking up the registry & mine has now been back for repair twice. The worst most unreliable laptop I have ever owned by far.


    Reinstalling the OS on receiving it could be an idea...
    fishmaster
    callum9999
    fishmaster
    talkshop
    Asus Service

    Negative Comments 451
    Positive Comments 31

    http://www.customerservicescoreboard.com/Asus

    Says it all really. You have been warned!


    I remember a customer coming in to a computer shop I used to work at a few years ago and he told me that he phoned up Asus in Germany to try and get some replacement parts to fix his motherboard where it attaches the heatsink, and the customer service agent told him "don't waste my time" and put the phone down! He probably was wasting their time but it's not usually very good customer service to tell the customer that. I don't know if Asus still have a general disdain for their customers. It seems they make the products then get annoyed when customers ask questions about them or want any service.


    No, it seems like you are unable to recognise the difference between a multi-national company and a person....

    (Plus people invariably embellish events like this anyway!).



    No idea why you have a problem with me. It's absolutely the truth, I don't understand your reply, my comment is valid I thought. Sorry I upset you.
    ReflexReact
    To those saying the gfx card sucks- are you crazy? This is a top end mobile GPU that'll play BF3 in 720p at high to ultra. As already said, if you want better than that from a laptop then buy a PC...
    joolsvern72
    Hartlepool
    Wait a few weeks for ivy bridge. All the sandy bridge prices will tumble.


    IB has been released for desktop computing and the fact it offers very little improvement in peformance means the SB prices have pretty much stayed static, I don't see this being any different for the laptop market especially as Intel have been quoted to say the are delaying/restricting the shipment of IB for this section so SB chips can be used up first for themselves and their partners.
    fxytimi
    why no 1080p?
    hassi94
    People arguing that this is 'great for gaming' are delirious. It's slightly better than HD 3000 and below HD 4000.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) low: 31.3 fps med.: 21.8 fps high: 14 fps

    That's a benchmark for it. So whoever's saying it plays BF3 on high on 720p is speaking out their ass.
    ghd765
    HOTPOT
    ghd765
    HOTPOT
    hassi94
    Great price from a great reliable brand.


    NB. Not for gamers so don't expect anything in that department.


    Reliable my ***, I bought one at Christmas, the Oberon games cannot be removed without cocking up the registry & mine has now been back for repair twice. The worst most unreliable laptop I have ever owned by far.


    Why didn't you just re-install windows, software problems do not constitute unreliability, personally I have had great experience with Asus reliability, but each to his own I guess


    Once I found out it was impossible to remove the Oberon games (after several windows reinstall & removing the games each time, & asus customer service saying they never heard of the problem, in spite of it being ALL OVER THE INTERNET) I installed my own retail copy of windows 7 & no longer had the games on & no longer had any more issues until the screen had a black line creep up on it, this was sent back & 'repaired' but was sent back to me with a different fault on the screen (couldn't even check there own repair work). It is now back at asus for the second repair & I am posting this on my trusty 3 year old, no problems at all, Dell laptop.
    I bought the asus from Comet & they are the worst company I have ever delt with. Never again will I buy from comet, never again will I buy asus.


    Well I certainly agree with you regarding Comet
    Ripperoo
    Maniek133
    not problem at all with removing all this unwanted soft


    Is it just me that can't stand it when software is referred to a 'soft'.

    A bit like the old yank phrase 'Do the math"?

    I'm guessing it'll be just me. ;)

    Edited By: Ripperoo on May 07, 2012 11:36
    Ripperoo
    ghd765
    Well I certainly agree with you regarding Comet

    +1 regarding Comet.

    As for ASUS?oO

    I purchased the TF101 from Staples back in October, but it turned out to have a 'creaking bezel' (both sides).

    As it was past 30 days, Staples wouldn't deal with it and I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with ASUS.

    Sent of first time (without SD card) to Czech Republic and it was returned promply (without SD card), with the creaking fixed on one side, but with the bezel still creaking on the other side.

    Sent it of to the CR again, but accidentally left a new 32GB Sandisk SD card inserted. Took a bit longer to be returned, but the creaking was fixed (albeit temporarily), but my 32GB SD card had been swapped for a measly generic 2GB SD card.

    Got right on to them, but they denied ever receiving the 32GB card with the following statement:

    ASUS SUPPORT
    We will not be able to return the 32GB SD card that you have referred to previously.
    The repair centre has informed that on BOTH occasions they have received a 2GB SD card.
    As the 32GB card was not received in for repair, it cannot be returned back by Asus.


    Utter lies and I ended up giving up trying to get a solution from them.

    They even said a 2GB had been sent on both occasions when I didn't even send one the first time.

    .... and to make matters worse, the screen now moves with light thumb pressure and the bezel still makes a creaking sound.

    I mistakenly assumed ASUS were a decent brand, but I know one thing for sure! It's the first and last time I ever buy ASUS.


    Edited By: Ripperoo on May 07, 2012 12:04: update
    smiler594
    Buy Dell, cheap as chips and good enough if you get the onsite next business day warranty. A chap comes to your address to fix it.
    Problem solved!
    HovisBread
    Not a bad deal but I reckon you'd be better off using the Dell Outlet, you can get higher spec for less money if you don't mind refurbs.
    HOTPOT
    HovisBread
    Not a bad deal but I reckon you'd be better off using the Dell Outlet, you can get higher spec for less money if you don't mind refurbs.


    Well my full priced asus might as well be a refurb. Its got a different operating system that came with it & has been back to asus for repair twice & it's still only 12 weeks old. If only I had paid referb prices. Never asus, never comet again.
    ssjkudos
    newbie1001
    talkshop
    Asus Service

    Negative Comments 451
    Positive Comments 31

    http://www.customerservicescoreboard.com/Asus

    Says it all really. You have been warned!


    When you compare all the products Asus must have sold over 3 years to see only 451 bad reviews is actually quite impressive. i bet they would easily achieve a 99.9%+ on Ebay or the equivalent with those figures. Especially since some of them marks will be marked down across the board when they may have only failed in one area. Very few people give the truth in bad reviews about the overall service. and very rarely point out any positives they may have had.

    Edited By: newbie1001 on May 08, 2012 22:33
    cigbunt
    Any bought one? How goes it run games??
    JediX
    I bought one at the weekend for £500 from comet. (Ex display) Great for most things including Photoshop but not so great for games! My brother wants an I7 but wants it mainly for games. Anyone got any suggestions for roughly the same price?
    Rogers6madhouse
    Don't touch ASUS. Very poor customer service and refusal to fix a LCD screen with leakage, purchased less than a year ago. Very dissappointed - will be complaining to everyone !

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