Gaming Laptop ≤ 1300AUD (ASUS Decision)


Sep 15, 2011
Hey guys,

I'm looking for gaming laptop for up to 1300 AUD.

I've found a few ASUS laptops that I'm interested in but I'd like to get your opinion first!

N53SV comes with a 2 years warranty while G53sw is Manufacturer refurbished and doesn't say about the warranty. Both laptops are on an online sale.

I've copied the specs and highlighted some difference between those two laptops:


CPU: Intel Core Processor i7-2670QM 3.1Ghz, 6Mb cache
Screen Size: 15.6" WXGA
Resolution: 1366 X 768
Display Type: LED, HD, Widescreen Display
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT540M 2GB DDR3 VRAM
Memory: 8192 MB (2 x 4096 MB) DDR3 SDRAM (1066MHz)
Hard Drive: 750GB 5400RPM
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray DVD Combo
I/O Ports: 3 USB 2.0 & 1 USB 3.0 ports, VGA, HDMI, RJ45, Mic/headphone, AC adapter
Network: Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000)
Pointing Device: Touchpad
Wireless LAN: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Webcam: 2.0 MP
Battery: 6-Cell Lithium Ion
Dimensions(WxDxH): 39.1 W x 26.6 D x 3.05-4.05 H cm
Weight: 2.9 kg
Operating System: MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Warranty: 2 Year Global
Price: AU$ 1169.00


ASUS G53sw

CPU: 2nd Gen Core i7 2630QM 2.9GHZ 6mb cache 1333mhz
Screen Size: 15.6"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display Type: LED-backlit full HD display
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM Dedicated
Memory: 8GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM, 4 x SODIMM (expandable to 16GB)
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD
I/O Ports: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x Gigabit LAN, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Kensington Lock
Network: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Pointing Device: Touchpad
Wireless LAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v2.1
Webcam: 2.0 MP
Speakers: Altec Lansing speakers with EAX 4.0 sound
Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
Card Reader: 8-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory stick/MS Pro/MS-Duo/MS-Pro Duo)
Battery: 8-Cell Lithium Ion
Dimensions(WxDxH): 15.6 x 11.9 x 0.8 ~ 2.0 –inches
Weight: 3.4kg (with 8 cell battery)
Operating System: MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Warranty: Manufacturer refurbished
Price: AU$ 1299.00

Is there a big difference in graphics and resolution between them two?
GT540M 2GB DDR3 VRAM versus GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM

Also, if there is another model, or a different brand in this price range that you know of, please let me know.

Thanks! :wahoo:

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