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ASUS N53SV-DH51 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i5-2430M (2.40GHz), 6GB DDR3 Memory, 640GB HDD, Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - N53SV-DH51

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Great buy, and worth the money

by Brian on 2/29/2012

Shopping around for a while before i chose thise laptop in particular, I found it to be one of the better all-around laptops you can find at this price. You can find better features in many ofher laptops (perhaps an i7 or 8gb of RAM or 750 gb of Harddrive space), but usually only one of those at a time, and often for a larger price tag. Getting a good gaming laptop, with a 1080p screen, with an i5, 6 gb of RAM and Asus' 2 year warranty? You won't find that many other places, if at all.

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Excellent price/value ratio

on 9/24/2012

I took a lot of time searching for the best laptop I could get and I ended up choosing this Asus and I do not regret my choice at all. I don't think I couldve picked a better one for 630 (mine was refurbished, still came in a perfect condition). I am a college student so I use it to do my homework and stuff but I also play games like (LoL, CS 1.6) and they run so smoothly I am amazed. Screen is beautiful, speakers sound great (thousand times better than my old Toshiba). I only had some minor issues/complains. I had to upgrade the sound card driver because it was really outdated and my microphone didn't work with it but after I installed the new driver it solved the problem. Also, I sometimes touch the touchpad while I'm typing and it can be annoying but I think I just have to get used to it. Last thing, some of the "FN+F# hotkeys are not working and I haven't figured it out why.

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Product Overview

Hear the Power. Feel the Power

Turn up the volume on the 15.6-inch N53SV-DH51 notebook and prepare to be impressed. Featuring ASUS SonicMaster Technology—co-developed by the audio experts at Bang and Olufsen ICEpower—and a unique top-mounted speaker design, this multimedia powerhouse combines hardware and audio for an unsurpassed, ear-pleasing experience. Powered by the 2nd generation Intel® Core i5-2430QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, the N53SV-DH51 delivers the multitasking muscle and smart performance that senses the tasks at hand and dynamically boosts the processor for a stutter-free experience. Boasting powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics with NVIDIA Optimus Technology, the N53SV-DH51 excels in video editing, DirectX 11-enabled gaming, and graphic rendering while conserving battery for less-intensive tasks.

Specially built into the N53SV-DH51, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine extends battery life via the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid utility. The N53SV-DH51 also features a 2.0 megapixel webcam, 640GB 5400RPM hard drive, ASUS Splendid Technology, multi-touch trackpad, Express Gate, and a brushed aluminum design.

Feel the Power. Hear the Power.

Key Features

  • 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display with ASUS Splendid Technology for crisp HD visual quality (Learn more)
  • ASUS SonicMaster Technology co-developed by world-renowned audio experts at Bang & Olufsen ICEpower delivers improved clarity, volume, and resonance, and more detailed sound. (Learn more)
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2430M processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for smart multitasking that automatically senses what you're doing and boosts performance (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with 2GB DDR3 VRAM and NVIDIA Optimus Technology delivers fast performance for Full HD playback and gaming and switches to Intel HD graphics to save battery for less intensive tasks (Learn more)
  • ASUS Super Hybrid Engine and ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid optimizes the system to extend battery life for the task at hand (Learn more)
  • ASUS VideoMagic Software for clearer images and smoother visuals (Learn more)
  • Express Gate mini-operating system grants instant access to internet, music, Skype, and more in seconds

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    Notebook Audio, Redefined

    Notebook Audio, Redefined
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    Built from the ground up with premium audio technology, the N53SV-DH51 features a unique, top-mounted speaker that delivers loud and captivating for all your music, videos, and movies. Co-developed with the audio experts at Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, ASUS SonicMaster Technology combines software and hardware for improved clarity, volume, and more detailed sound. Play media through the built-in speakers or connect to headphones and enjoy a dynamic range of sound in studio-recorded quality.

    SonicMaster Software

  • Adaptive Dynamics Refinement System
  • - Restores clarity and fidelity of compressed audio in movies, music, games, and voice conferencing
  • Voice Clarity PC
  • - Improves clarity of voice communications without adding flat monotones
  • X-Matrix
  • - Virtual surround sound for stereo speakers or headphones
  • Adaptive Volume
  • - Automatically adjusts the music and movie volume to optimum levels
  • Virtual Bass
  • - Amplifies bass for speakers
  • Extrapolator
  • - Enhances surround sound ambience when connected to stereo or multi-channel speakers

    Ingenious Multitasking

    Ingenious Multitasking
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    Featuring the 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2430M processor, the N53SV-DH51 gives you the power you need to accelerate multiple applications simultaneously for exceptional multitasking performance. And with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the processor automatically increases performance as you need it. Switch on the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine and optimize the system for increased battery savings when on the go. ASUS Power4Gear also features selectable power profiles that you can select to seamlessly adjust the N53SV-DH51 for your task at hand via the Power4Gear hot key.

    SuperSpeed USB 3.0 lets you charge your compatible phone and other peripherals quickly, and experience up to 10x faster transfer rates between storage devices—a 25GB HD movie takes only 70 seconds versus 14 minutes.1 And high-speed wireless N (802.11 b/g/n @2.4 GHz) delivers expanded connection ranges and faster Internet speed for instant access to your favorite sites and smoother video streaming.

Mesmerizing Visuals

Mesmerizing Visuals
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Built on next-generation "Fermi" architecture, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics are designed from the ground up for top-notch DirectX 11 gaming and GPU-accelerated tasks like HD video editing. And like a hybrid car seamlessly switches between gas and electric, NVIDIA Optimus Technology intelligently detects and switches between discrete NVIDIA and energy efficient Intel HD graphics based on the task at hand.

Coupled with a brilliant 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display, you can enjoy your favorite pictures, videos, and movies in the quality they deserve. See every detail with sharp, vibrant color, and customize your experience with ASUS Splendid Technology that features six profile modes to choose from. HDMI ready, the N53SV-DH51 doubles as your personal media hub when you connect it to a compatible monitor or HDTV. Plus, ASUS VideoMagic, a 3-in-1 software package enriches visuals with clearer images and upgrades DVDs to 1080p HD quality for smoother playback and increased frame rates.

VideoMagic Software

  • Power DVD 9 with True Theater
    - Boosts DVD/ video quality to Full HD.
  • PowerDirect 7
    - Powerful, simple GPU-accelerated video editing.
  • Media Show Espresso
    - Media converter for multimedia devices (trial version).

  • Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

    Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources,2 readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. ASUS tirelessly strives to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

    This notebook is also backed by the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

    2 Year ASUS Global Warranty3

    Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:
    • 2 year global warranty
    • 30 day Flawless Display Guarantee
    • 2-way free standard shipping
    • 24/7 tech support

    1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty (ADW)3

    Accidents happen. But when they happen to your ASUS notebook purchased in the US or Canada, you have extra protection. Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it during the first year after purchase.3
    • Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
    • 1-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost
    • 24-hour toll-free phone support

    What's in the Box

    • N53SV-DH51 Notebook
    • AC Adapter
    • 6 cell Battery Pack
    • Warranty Information Card


    • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    • Display: 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
    • CPU: 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2430M processor (2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.0GHz)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM and NVIDIA Optimus Technology
    • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz) , Bluetooth v3.0
    • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    • Memory: 6GB DDR3 SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM socket (expandable to 16GB SDRAM)
    • Storage: 640GB 7200RPM hard drive
    • Optical Drive: Blu-ray-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW
    • Camera: 2.0 Megapixel
    • Speakers: Built-in speakers with SonicMaster Technology
    • Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
    • Card Reader: 1 x 5 in 1 card reader SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,MS-Duo
    • Input/ Output: 1x Headphone-out jack, 1x Microphone-in jack, 1x VGA port, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 Port 1x HDMI port
    • Battery Pack: 6 cell
    • Dimensions: 15.6" x 10.6" x 1.2" ~ 1.6" (W x D x H)
    • Weight: 6.4Lbs with 6 Cell battery
    • Color: Silver Aluminum

    © 2011 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications are subject to change without notice and features are only in select models. Products may not be available in all markets. Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.

    1 All figures theoretical values compared to USB 2.0 benchmarks for reference purposes. Actual speed depends on device and system status.

    2 Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in's Service & Reliability Report 2010. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Q2 2010's RESCUECOM report

    3 ASUS reserves the right to exclude certain SKUs; check with your retailer to confirm coverage of specific models. Valid for notebooks purchased in the US and Canada only. Certain retailers do not participate in ADP coverage. For complete details, please visit:


    Manufacturer Asus
    Mfg Part# N53SV-DH51
    SKU 224172208
    UPC 884840945611
    UPC 14 00884840945611
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    Number of Cells 6-cell
    Front Camera/Webcam Yes
    HDMI Yes
    Network (RJ-45) Yes
    Total Number of USB Ports 3
    Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
    Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Screen Size 15.6"
    Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
    Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 540M
    Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
    Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
    Display Screen Type LCD
    Product Type Notebook
    Manufacturer Part Number N53SV-DH51
    Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
    Product Model N53SV-DH51
    Product Name N53SV-DH51 Notebook
    Product Series N53
    Brand Name Asus
    Standard Memory 6 GB
    Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
    Package Contents N53SV-DH51 NotebookStandard BatteryAC Adapter
    Environmentally Friendly Yes
    Environmental Certification RoHS / ENERGY STAR
    Energy Star Yes
    Bluetooth Yes
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Weight (Approximate) 5.95 lb
    Color Silver
    Height 1.6"
    Width 15.4"
    Depth 10.5"
    Input Voltage 110 V AC / 220 V AC
    Hard Drive Capacity 640 GB
    Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
    Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
    Processor Type Core i5
    Processor Model i5-2430M
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Generation 2nd Gen
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Operating System Platform Windows
    Limited Warranty 2 Year
    Product Attributes
    Color Silver
    Color Class Silver
    Graphics Controller Manufacturer Nvidia
    Graphics Memory Technology DDR3
    Hard Drive (GB) 640
    Hard Drive (RPM) 5400
    Hard Drive Range 500 GB - 1 TB
    Memory (GB) 6
    Memory Range 4 GB - 8 GB
    Memory Technology DDR3
    Monitor Screen Size (inches) 15.6
    Monitor Screen Size Range 15" - 15.9"
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Family Windows 7 Home Premium
    Portable Computer Type Notebook
    Portable Computer Weight 5.95
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Model i5-2430M
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