Asus X53E-SX948V Notebook - Sandybridge Intel Core i5-2430 2.3ghz, 3gb/320gb,15.6" 1366 x 768 LED, HDMI, W7HP - Blue - only £399.99 @ Comet
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Asus X53E-SX948V Notebook - Sandybridge Intel Core i5-2430 2.3ghz, 3gb/320gb,15.6" 1366 x 768 LED, HDMI, W7HP - Blue - only £399.99 @ Comet

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Found 2nd Dec 2011
Dont expect much heat for this, but still a half decent price for an 2nd gen i5 sandybridge.

Brand: ASUS

Screen Size (inch): 15.6 inches

Memory (RAM): 3 GB
Storage (hard drive): 320 GB
Processor: Intel Core i5
Processor Number: I5-2430
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Graphics Device: Shared Graphics
Optical Drive Type: tbc
Bluetooth: tbc
HDMI Port:
Battery Life: Up to 3.5 hours
In The Box: tbc
2.6kg weight
Headphone jack
802.11b/g/n Wireless networking
3 USB 2.0 slots
4-in-1 media card slots
Altec Lansin Built-in speakers
L3-3027MB processor cache
2.3GHz processor clock speed
SATA Storage
Built-in webcam
Plays & records DVD & CD
VGA Port
6 cell battery
Microphone Jack
Dual Core Processor
Intel sandy Chipset
1366 x 768 Screen resolution
LED backlit Screen
Ethernet
Wireless LAN
Chiclet keyboard
Built-in microphone
Blue Outercase
Blue Palm rest
Alum texture Pattern description
100 MPPS Wired Networking Speed
DDR 3


Also available in silver, red and pink.
- Thar

41 Comments

pitiful resolution for a screen this size

Original Poster

striker33

pitiful resolution for a screen this size



Quite surprised you think that as that's the standard res for a 15.6" LED.

martinelsen

Quite surprised you think that as that's the standard res for a 15.6" LED.



Annoying as it seems that all laptops have adopted this terrible resolution, wouldn't settle for anything less than 1920x1080.

Original Poster

Legend101

Annoying as it seems that all laptops have adopted this terrible … Annoying as it seems that all laptops have adopted this terrible resolution, wouldn't settle for anything less than 1920x1080.



Hmm. Don't see many 1920x1080 15.6" laptops really do we?


Original Poster

Available in other colours too by the way.

martinelsen

Quite surprised you think that as that's the standard res for a 15.6" LED.



Its acceptable on my 11.6" MBA. 1680x1050 is the bare minimum for 15" laptops.

Optical Drive Type: tbc????
Is it a blu-ray or DVD?

Original Poster

striker33

Its acceptable on my 11.6" MBA. 1680x1050 is the bare minimum for 15" … Its acceptable on my 11.6" MBA. 1680x1050 is the bare minimum for 15" laptops.



Find me a link to a similarly priced sandybridge i5 with 1680x1050 then.

striker33

Its acceptable on my 11.6" MBA. 1680x1050 is the bare minimum for 15" … Its acceptable on my 11.6" MBA. 1680x1050 is the bare minimum for 15" laptops.



Hardly any laptops use 16:10 screens. For a 15" lappy I like 1600x900 but they seem to be pretty limited these days. For 1080p I think 17" is a better size.

martinelsen

Find me a link to a similarly priced sandybridge i5 with 1680x1050 then.



thats a good idea. and i will buy it. and if if you can find one with a dedicated graphics card for not much more then that would be even better.

but some how i dont think you will find one.

martinelsen

Hmm. Don't see many 1920x1080 15.6" laptops really do we?



Nope. Shame.

My Dell Studio is 15.6 with a 1920x1080 panel, it's nice to have the extra space sometimes, working on something and having reference material open at the same time for example.

Kinda wish I had got it slightly earlier though, and got a 1535 with a 1920x1200 screen instead of a 1555 with 1920x1080.

Sometimes a lower resolution can be better, my Dad's laptop is 17" 1440x900. I probably wouldn't want anything finer when I get to his age.

COLD - Does not have a 105000 x 24555 resolution screen, blue ray, GTX560 graphics card, 10tb hard drive. Plus I dont like blue.

The same deal posted a week ago but didn't get as hot as this, weird!
hotukdeals.com/dea…870

I'm using this laptop now, its great, upgraded it to 6gb of ram, removed all the bloatware and its fantastic!

aircanman

COLD - Does not have a 105000 x 24555 resolution screen, blue ray, GTX560 … COLD - Does not have a 105000 x 24555 resolution screen, blue ray, GTX560 graphics card, 10tb hard drive. Plus I dont like blue.



16:3.74 screen res?

BlueDan

16:3.74 screen res?



Ultra wide for me.

its not a mac

heh, fair dos.

Notebook, netbook... I suppose 16:3.74 would be chequebook

Reading some of the pitiful comments for this deal have reminded me why I left the place the first time around.
Why the fock would anyoe want a 1920x1080 screen on a 15 inch laptop?
I have one of these and as Iphone4guy says (and it really pains me to agree with anyone with a name like that) if you get rid of all the crapware it's a fine laptop.

Bleary123

Why the fock would anyoe want a 1920x1080 screen on a 15 inch laptop?



BlueDan

My Dell Studio is 15.6 with a 1920x1080 panel, it's nice to have the … My Dell Studio is 15.6 with a 1920x1080 panel, it's nice to have the extra space sometimes, working on something and having reference material open at the same time for example.



Dependent on if your eyes can cope I suppose.

the pixel density is actually higher than a 1920x1080 24 inch monitor. 100 DPI vs 90 DPI. 1920x1200 would be 95.

Fair enough, if you are old then the resolution will be fine for you, but it is still terrible.

Original Poster

striker33

Fair enough, if you are old then the resolution will be fine for you, but … Fair enough, if you are old then the resolution will be fine for you, but it is still terrible.



I'd give up man.

FTM by the way.

When are they gonna start to replace SSD with HDD?

Decent laptop, I have one I bought from a deal I saw on here in September. Resolution...smesolution! (_;) Also available in silver, red and pink.

Proper 'meow' all up in this thread!

Same price at Laskys laskys.com/com…tml
but only in blue by the looks of it.

If Anyone who buys this and swops out the ram, Let me know as I want to buy some ram.

IceRaptor

If Anyone who buys this and swops out the ram, Let me know as I want to … If Anyone who buys this and swops out the ram, Let me know as I want to buy some ram.


I swopped out the 1GB stick for a 4GB from 7dayshop, the price has dropped £2 since I got mine! (_;)
Edited by: "Thar" 3rd Dec 2011

How does this Dell compare (if you can get the EPP Discount):
configure.euro.dell.com/del…pp1

£377.34 using the EPP discount code: HWVW?KDVH5TVW5

2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2430M processor (2.40 GHz, 3M cache
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [1x4096]
500GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Primary 6-cell 48 WHr Lithium Ion battery
Intel HD Graphics 3000
8X DVD+/-RW Drive
Dell Wireless 802.11g/n + Bluetooth v3.0+HS Card
15.6in High Definition (1366X768) WLED
1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC

Thar

I swopped out the 1GB stick for a 4GB from 7dayshop, the price has … I swopped out the 1GB stick for a 4GB from 7dayshop, the price has dropped £2 since I got mine! (_;)


Can you please give me some details on swapping the RAM out, including costs and is it easy to do ?

Thanks
Edited by: "chuKKy" 3rd Dec 2011

chuKKy

Can you please give me some details on swapping the RAM out, including … Can you please give me some details on swapping the RAM out, including costs and is it easy to do ?Thanks


Very easy to do. You remove a small panel on the base of the laptop, there is a small screw holding it in place. Depending on whether you are upgrading both or one of the sticks, just unclip the small clips holding the installed RAM. The RAM sticks should then spring up slightly. It comes with a 2GB and a 1GB stick installed. Carefully remove them and replace with the new ones. The link I provided above is to a 4GB stick of compatible Crucial RAM, you may be able to get cheaper but Crucial RAM is good quality. It costs £14.99 per 4GB stick currently from the link I provided, so if you want to max out the RAM it would cost £14.99 x 2 to upgrade. I just replaced the 1Gb with a 4GB so I have 6GB in total which is adequate for my needs.

Hot for the price. This would suit any standard user. In fact dare I say it its still slightly overpriced. I wouldn't buy now though i am speculating on better deals in the christmas and january sales.

Will this run Sims 3 or WoW?

Thar

Very easy to do. You remove a small panel on the base of the laptop, … Very easy to do. You remove a small panel on the base of the laptop, there is a small screw holding it in place. Depending on whether you are upgrading both or one of the sticks, just unclip the small clips holding the installed RAM. The RAM sticks should then spring up slightly. It comes with a 2GB and a 1GB stick installed. Carefully remove them and replace with the new ones. The link I provided above is to a 4GB stick of compatible Crucial RAM, you may be able to get cheaper but Crucial RAM is good quality. It costs £14.99 per 4GB stick currently from the link I provided, so if you want to max out the RAM it would cost £14.99 x 2 to upgrade. I just replaced the 1Gb with a 4GB so I have 6GB in total which is adequate for my needs.



Thanks for the info Thar, its appreciated.

bought one for £340ish , 4.5% quidco on £399 purchase reserve and collect, then 10% comet discount on NATS work reward scheme. Paid £400 by debit card on website but charged £360 - got code sent to mobile which I paid with in store - mad!!

windows user experience socre was 5.4, I checked laptops in the store up to £600 and nothing scored higher so a better set up than you might think. Screen is fantastic in my opinion.

Bleary123

Why the fock would anyoe want a 1920x1080 screen on a 15 inch laptop?



If you're playing games or watching films you won't notice the difference.

However if you are working such as word processing and for some web browsing the screen work area is worth it.

Some say how do you not go blind etc etc etc.

When you've used high resolution screens on laptops for more than a couple of weeks, you understand why you do and usually find it difficult to change back.

I've been using 1920x1200 screens on 15.6" laptops for the last 6 years and going back to a 1366x768 screen is just painful.

posted this in august but it was out of stock through November.
I have had this laptop since late august and its been nothing but brillaint, feels sturdy, good speakers, very crisp keyboard and the aluminium makes the wrist pad feel alot 'freshers' than plastic ones.
It takes anything i throw at it with ease "this includes multiscreen use, gaming and full hd vids.
I love it and reccomend it!

Could anyone who may have bought one of these, or the better specced 6Gb RAM and 750Gb hard drive model please help with some info please?

A friend of mine who's not that technically minded, bought the better one which arrived today after a faux pas with her original order.

However she seems to be in a bit of a bind re: creating recovery discs where it says it could need up to 6 DVDs! WTF?

Also, is there a driver disc supplied? She says no discs [she sent an email]

Thanks for any guidance you might give - I'd say there will be a lot of crap to remove beforehand anyway...

dont have this one or even close but i know on my laptop it took 3 dvds to do a back up from first switch on. (think single layer) 6 seems to be a 'maxiumum' so id not worry.
drivers for mine there is a little program on the laptop which links you to manufacturer site where they can all be downloaded for you like windows update.
otherwise i think there was a section for drivers in the recovery dvds when you put in the first disk.

i expect thats how most of them work.
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