The G53J is another winner from Asus’ Republic Of Gamers series of laptops. It’s a mean machine in terms of hardware and looks, but it’s also more expensive than the  G51J. Aesthetics is one of the major distinguishing factors of this mammoth machine. With a rubberized all-black matte body and rugged build, the G53J looks more like a stealth aircraft. The surfaces are absolutely fl at, with no curves whatsoever. Typing on the chiclet keyboard is pretty comfortable, with the well-sized keys, touchpad and buttons.

The one downer was the poor quality of plastic in some places. Built around the Intel HM55 chipset, it is powered by an Intel Core i7 720 QM CPU, and has 8 GB RAM, two 750 GB hard drives, an Nvidia GTX 460 GPU and a 3D-ready 15.6-inch screen (1366x768). Other features are common to high-end machines, such as a Blu-ray combo drive, and standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi N, gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth. It’s got all the necessary ports, such as a memory card reader, four USB ports, and HDMI and VGA ports. The machine also comes with the Nvidia 3D Vision kit, the receiver for which is built in. The benchmark scores and gaming experience lived up to our expectations, with much better 3D gaming performance than the G51J. The G53J ran at 25 fps in Crysis Warhead’s enthusiast mode, which is pretty good.

The overall gameplay on this machine is pretty much like it was in the G51J, with the added 3D performance. The G53J costs more than the G51J, but for the extra money, you get twice the RAM, an upgraded GPU, more space, and a built-in Nvidia 3D Vision receiver. And while the G51J looks pretty much like a gaming/multimedia laptop, the G53J is in a league of its own. So while the G51J costs about a lakh, the G53J gives you all these extras at Rs 1,12,499. If we were to spend around a lakh on a gaming laptop, we’d defi nitely get this one by paying that 10 percent extra.



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