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ASUS ZX53VW-AH58 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop Review

15.6″ ASUS ZX53VW-AH58 Gaming Laptop 

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ASUS ZX53VW-AH58 is a capable mid-range 15.6-inch gaming machine with a sixth generation Intel i5 processor, NVIDIA GTX 960M processor, Full HD display, backlit gaming keyboard and a variety of other features. This is an entry level, affordable gaming machine, that would otherwise be classified as high end in terms of specs and features. The NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics card has a dedicated 4GB of memory and a video card benchmark score of 1936 at the time of this review, so you’ll get some reliable gaming performance- newer titles of 2015-2016 can be played at medium settings and acceptable frame rates per second- you’ll have to make some compromises as you won’t be able to see the maximum settings and fps in some of the new games but it will all be OK with the old titles. There is also the Intel HD 530 built-in GPU that performs better than the older version Intel HD 4600 and the latest games can be played at low to medium settings.

Technical specs include the quad-core Skylake Intel i5 6300HQ processor at 2.3 up to 3.2GHz speeds with turbo boost and a great 5823 benchmark score as of now and no hyperthreading (4 cores and 4 threads), 8GB DDR4 memory at 2133MHz, 512GB ultra fast M.2 Solid State Drive for both generous size for all your files and overall fast performance, faster loading of files and transfer of data and the 64-bit Windows 10 operating system. You have the option to get it with a 16GB memory, a 1TB mechanical drive with 7200rpm rotating speed and the GTX 1060 graphics which is one of the best on the market at the moment with a video card benchmark score of 8992, and the price difference is around 450 dollars at the time of this review. 15.6 inch Full HD LED-backlit non-touch display has 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and wide-view matte panel without the glare and offers crystal clear images with vibrant and accurate colors for your web pages, videos and games. It includes a wide range of connectivity options including the more advanced 802.11ac wireless, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, an HDMI output and an older style D-Sub (VGA) output and an SD Card Reader. 

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ASUS ZX53VW-AH58 has a metallic and slim chassis F-22 stealth fighter-inspired lines that make it look stylish and contemporary with a unique design, weighs 5.5 pounds and measures 10 x 15.1 x 0.8 inches. The Skylake i5 processor can handle almost anything you want to do with it, including heavy multitasking and the most demanding apps, has a Thermal Design Power of 45 watts so you can not expect great battery life and remember this is a high-performance graphics intensive Full HD gaming machine, and you just need to reduce the brightness. Single piece red-backlit keyboard with 1.8mm key travel and WASD keys is built solid and sturdy- strengthened with a hundred solder points and includes smart functions and touchpad is not the best so you can use a wireless mouse instead. You’ll hear very loud and clear high-fidelity sound with the Asus SonicMaster and very good quality stereo speakers. GameFirst III Technology ensures that gaming is smoother and without lagging or delays. There is some junkware pre-installed and you may want to delete those you won’t use and you can experience snappier performance. It is offered with a year of comprehensive warranty that includes Accidental Damage Protection and even a Zero Bright Dot Guarantee for 30 days, two-way free regular shipping when you need repairs and you can contact the customer and technical support 24/7.

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