The Asus G53JW is one of the latest machine's from Asus' Republic of Gamers division. It's packed with features, including Blu-ray and a 3D display, and it features a powerful graphics card and high-end processing options.
From its 3D-capable screen, to a Blu-ray drive, to a cutting-edge graphics card, the Asus G53JW offers everything you'll ever need on a laptop. At 15.6 inches, it's just about small enough to take with you on the move, although it is a bulky machine.
The screen is bright and vibrant, and it features nVidia's 3D technology, bringing compatible games and movies to life. You will need to wear a pair of active specs, although two sets are provided as standard.
The Asus G53JW is absolutely packed with power. It features a fast Intel Core i7 processor, which runs at 1.73GHz during day to day use. When needed, however, it can be overclocked to 2.93GHz, letting you get the best out of the latest games. The nVidia GeForce GTX460M graphics card is also a portable powerhouse, promising to make light work of demanding titles.
The build quality on the Asus G53JW also shines through. With a price tag of around £1500, the Asus has to be good, and it is. This machine can easily take on Alienware when it comes to quality. It offers a comfortable and well made back-lit chicklet keyboard, and soft-touch matt black plastics give it a distinctive yet high quality finish.
Considering its relatively large 15.6-inch screen, the 1366 x 768-pixel resolution is somewhat of a disappointment. It's even more disappointing considering this machine's target audience, with the latest games offering Full HD graphics, and you also won't be able to take full advantage of the integrated Blu-ray drive.
The bottom line
Despite that, the Asus G53JW is still a good laptop. The high quality makes it an easy machine to like, and although you can't watch Blu-ray movies in Full HD on the laptop's screen, you will be able to hook up a TV via the HDMI port. When it comes to gaming, the high-end spec makes light work of the latest games.