Customer Reviews for ASUS A53SV XC1 Laptop Core™ i7-2630QM 2.0GHz

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ASUS A53SV XC1 Laptop Core™ i7-2630QM 2.0GHz

1GB Nvidia GT 540 Graphics Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010
Average Customer Rating:
4.167 out of 5
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5 of 6(83%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ASUS A53SV XC1 Laptop Core™ i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
Review 1 for ASUS A53SV XC1 Laptop Core™ i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:Sacramento, CA
Date:September 16, 2011

Slick machine, silly hard drive

Pros: value, 1 year asus accident insurance
Cons: bloatware, 5400 rpm hard drive
Model Number: ASUS A53SV XC1 Laptop
" I am enjoying the power of this machine. Out of the box, it took me a good two hours to clean off the bloatware that ASUS gives you. I think I will get a lot of mileage from this machine, but I must say that the hard drive is terribly disappointing. 5400 RPM? Are you serious? That would have been nice in 2001, not 2011. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for ASUS A53SV XC1 Laptop Core™ i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:September 13, 2011

Nice set up

Pros: speedy cpu, lots of memory, pretty, graphics are great, good warranty
Cons: have to spend some time weeding out bloatware, power pin looks a bit cheap, brick is big
Model Number: ASUS A53SV
" Well so far this has worked out very well ...lots of computer for a good price... was delivered within the 3 business the new metal front panel hopefully won't show wear of old plastic one...has win 7 & office so ready to go to work.... power plug doesn't seem to insert all the way, feels cheap so didn't force it.... "
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for ASUS A53SV XC1 Laptop Core™ i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:August 22, 2011

Great everyday home/business computer

Pros: memory & cpu, very good performance, price/value, two year warranty
Cons: big heavy ac adapter, no bluray
Model Number: A53VS
" Ordered and received two laptops, both arrived as expected. I have been using for about two weeks and am very satisfied. Battery lasts about 3 to 3.5 hours hours playing DVD's. Asus pre-loaded software is not too excessive, certainlly not bloated as HP - only a few appplications had to be uninstalled. Came with MS Office Home/Student and installed without incident after entering the license key (check the packaging for the MS license card). It has plenty of CPU power, memory, disk space, and battery life. The AC charger is BIG and heavy. The display looks good and it does have the additional nvidia card for gamers - the resolution could be higher (only 720p), though. It's not the very highest performance machine, but it is a excellent computer for most users needing an everyday home/business machine that won't become outdated too soon. Only the highest demanding gamers or entertainment users would find significant issue with this machine. Highly recommended for the balance of price and good performance value. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for ASUS A53SV XC1 Laptop Core™ i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:August 13, 2011

Happy so far

Pros: didn't have to delete useless programs at first us, sturdy construction, costco's double the mfr's warranty policy
Cons: keyboard seems a bit small and crowded
Model Number: A53SV XC1
" We just received the ASUS laptop yesterday, I had my I.T. guy at work give it a once over, fully intending to have him remove tons of useless programs and advertisement that comes on new computers, and also make restore disks in case of hard drive issues in the future. Since this laptop was not at my Costco Store, I purchased it sight unseen online (Not worried because of Costco's great return policy) and I was happy with the design of the computer. Many laptops in this category seem very cheap. They have a flimsy, thin keyboards and too much plastic everywhere else. This laptop has a rigid keyboard that doesn't flex to the touch, and has brushed aluminum surfaces around the keyboard. I was surprised at how little clutter there was on the desktop, it was very easy to set up, comes with an actual printed instruction manual. To comment on the previous reviewers post about MS Office not being the full version, either you threw away the Key Code that comes in the box, or the wrong option was selected when setting up MS Office. This ASUS computer has the full version, and works great. I suggest returning the computer to Costco, or restoring your hard drive to out of the box condition with the restore disks you made when you first received your computer and try again.
Note: I have only owned HP laptops in the past, and so far I am impressed with this laptop. I have only one small complaint, and maybe it applies to all 15.6" laptops, I will check. If you have large hands and expect to use the number pad, it may take a while to adjust to the small size. The keys are very close together and I think the actual width of the keys may not be as wide as my HP which is a 17,3". My fiancé will be using this computer so it is not an issue for her. I suspect that 15.6" laptops that don't have a number pad have larger spacing on the keyboard.
I will post again in a month or two with an update. "
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for ASUS A53SV XC1 Laptop Core™ i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:August 12, 2011

Honored me.

Model Number: A53SV-XC1
" Computer works great. Stays VERY COOL and feels very durable.
While it has a lot of bloatware, that is easily fixed. Just spend about an hour uninstalling programs and surfing the web.
They honored our MIcrosoft Office. It comes in the box as a little card with the product key on it. Don't lose it! You will then need to start up the preinstalled Office software. Cake. "
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for ASUS A53SV XC1 Laptop Core™ i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:pearl river, ny
Date:August 7, 2011

asus bad

Pros: has sd card reader
Cons: asus
Model Number: A53SV-XC1
" Full version of Office 2010 is advertised, but Asus won't honor it. They say it is only trial version. "
3 of 12 people found this review helpful.