Amazon Review by ProfessorF
67 people found the following review helpful
Wow. Buy this if you want more gaming power than an XBoxOne or PS4, in a portable laptop.
BACKGROUND: I'm a gamer (and a professor too :-). I wanted a laptop that could play my favorite game (Dark Souls 3) at max settings, 1080p/30fps, and also run R for statistical analyses. Dark Souls 3 is a graphics-intensive game, and my previous laptop could not even muster 10fps, with its AMD A10 APU.
QUICK FEATURE SUMMARY: The ASUS ZX53VW has an Intel i5-6300HQ quad-core processor, and NVidia GTX 960M w/4GB dedicated RAM, 8GB of RAM, and a 512Mb SSD, DVD (yes!), 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 USB C port (smartphone), and SD card reader
CUT TO THE CHASE: If you want the power of an Xbox One or PS4, next-gen console, in a laptop, this is the most inexpensive solutionit is the cheapest laptop that outperforms gaming consoles. This computer is blazingly fast. It played Dark Souls 3 (again a graphics intensive game) at max settings 1080p/30-35fps, and at low settings 1080p/50-60fps. That’s BETTER performance than that you get on an Xbox One or PS4.
Negatives? I don’t see a pop-out for the battery so you might have to pop screws to replace.
Yes, buy this. Especially if you can get it for <$700 like I did during Black Friday!