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ASUS G53SW-XR1 Laptop Review

February 5th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

ASUS is nowadays coming up with various new model notebooks and there is one more new model credited to their list as ASUS G53SW-XR1. This laptop is powered through the latest Intel Core i7 2630QM processor which is of Quad-Core technology. This laptop can support Memory Stick Pro and MultiMedia Card too. This laptop is also credited with one 2-megapixel webcam for video chats over the internet. All these features along with a powerful processor making this laptop a best sought after one in the market.

Intel Core i7 2630 QM Processor Details:

Starredreviews has been informing about Sandy Bridge processors for a long time and the Intel Core i7-2630QM processor that powers the ASUS G53SW-XR1 comes under this the category of Sandy Bridge. This processor is a quad core processor too and clocked at 2.0 GHz. Sandy Bridge processor’s architecture is quite famous for substantial improvement over the well known Arrandale architecture. Integrated graphics is the most improved area with these Sandy Bridge processors. In this processor the mentioned integrated graphics and CPU are built in 32nm technology. Earlier with Arrandale architecture the memory controller and graphics units were built on 45nm die.

The Intel Core i7 2630QM processor supports turbo boosting and it can ramp up the frequency up to 2.8 GHz successfully. This maximum 2.8GHz turbo will be achieved only on one core with this processor.

The Intel Core i7-2630QM processors were already used in some of the famous notebooks such as HP DV6-4002TU, and HP DV6-4007TX. This processor would be an ideal choice when laptop is needed to be moderate graphics performance device.

ASUS G53SW-XR1 Pros:

* Processor of this laptop is ideal for graphics purpose.
* It can support Memory Stick Pro.
* It has 2-megapixels webcam.
* Captivating appearance with powerful features.

ASUS G53SW-XR1 Cons:

* Little expensive.
* No Bluetooth.



This laptop is powered through Intel Core i7 2630QM Quad-Core processor and this is clocked at 2.0GHz.

System memory:

ASUS G53SW-XR1 is arranged with 6GB DDR3 RAM and this SO DIMM 204-pin variety.

Hard Drive:

This laptop comes with 320 GB Serial ATA hard drive which spins at 5400 rpm.


ASUS G53SW-XR1 display is 15.6-inches size with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Its display type is LED Backlit.


This laptop is credited with sound card for audio output and there is one built-in microphone too.


There is one integrated web camera of 2.0-megapixels capacity along with built-in microphone.

Card Reader:

ASUS G53SW-XR1 no special card reader facility but credited with one Memory Stick Pro and MultiMedia Card facilities.

Input Devices:

This laptop got one full size keyboard for easy typing along with multi touch gestured touchpad.


ASUS G53SW-XR1 is credited with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery for power backups.


There is one network adapter and its Data Link Protocols are Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b/g/n.


Currently this laptop is gaining interest from the people that are more into graphics related work interest. This is little expensive but suitable for the people that are interested in powerful features.

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  1. ikkki
    March 20th, 2011 at 14:18 | #1

    This is not a review!!!
    you need to tell us if the screen is good.
    add benchmark etc..^^
    more details please

  2. dragonwolf8504
    July 11th, 2011 at 15:46 | #2

    My XR1 has bluetooth, I got it from Microcenter and it came with bluetooth stock. I don’t know which version you got, but it seems like you got the short end of the stick.