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ASUS ROG G55VW 15-Inch Gaming Laptop [OLD VERSION]

by Asus
4.3 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
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  • Intel Core_i7_3610QM/#Core i7 3610QM 2.3 GHz
  • 12 GB SO-DIMM
  • 750 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Nvidia GTX 660M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Product Description

15.6-Inch; Full HD (1920*1080)/Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)/12GB DDR3/Nvidia GTX 660M 2G GDDR5/750GB 7200RPM/DL DVD±RW/CD-RW/Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)/802.11BGN/2.0MP Camera/Bluetooth 4.0/8 Cell Battery/Instant On/HDMI/Minidisplay Port/Bag and Mouse/2YR Global Warranty/1YR Accidental Damage Protection/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support


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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Processor 2.3 GHz Core i7-3610QM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive 750 GB
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA Gefroce GTX 660M
Chipset Brand AMD, Intel
Graphics Card Ram Size 200 MB
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 4
Brand Name Asus
Series G55VW
Item model number G55VW-DS71
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight 8.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 14.8 x 0.9 x 11.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 14.8 x 0.9 x 11.8 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type SODIMM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Type DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #18,732 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#3,861 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 17.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available May 20, 2012

Warranty & Support

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*6/7/12 Original Review*
This is simply my first impression of this notebook, i will update later to make sure no problems have arisen. This beast has everything you need to take on everyday work, photoshop, gaming, AutoCAD, and it does it flawlessly. The matte black rubberized material used throughout the notebook feels nice and gives you some extra grip and is cool to the touch. The dual fan system keeps everything cool even when you're gaming with it on your lap! My previous laptop practically gave me 3rd degree burns when i used it on my lap. The back-lit keyboard is very nice and looks beautiful in a dark room. The notebook does come with a software that limits CPU/GPU clock speeds for when you're simply browsing the internet or using word, which you can switch back to gaming mode for 100% power! I have had no problems with this product and highly recommend it.

*5/6/14 UPDATE*
Well, i definitely intended on updating this review much longer ago, but just never got to it, anyways, here's the update! Its STILL GOING GREAT! I'm actually typing this review, on the same laptop. It's been almost 2 years since i got this laptop and it's still handling the "next gen" games like a champ. It wont do BF4 on ultra, but it definitely plays it smoothly on a mixture of of Medium/High settings, which looks great to me. I'm currently playing Dark Souls 2 on it, and let me tell you, it plays like water flows in a river. I have no complaints with it up to this point. I replaced the original hard drive with a 512 GB SSD (solid state drive) and it boots up to the desktop faster than it takes me to pull out the charger from my back pack. The ONE con i've run into with this laptop is that the black finish on the S and D is fading, which would happen on just about any keyboard. With that being said, if you find/plan to buy this laptop used, it is definitely something you should consider vs shelling out $1,000+ on a brand new gaming laptop.
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For me, the best thing about this laptop is that it stays quiet and cool under heavy load, including while playing games.
I can play Skyrim or Diablo3 on ultra settings without burning my lap. The grills on the exhaust vents on the back can get hot, but never dangerously so in my experience. This is in contrast to my previous laptop, where the exhaust vent was hot enough to cause burns.

Rear exhaust vents are also much nicer than side vents; you can sit next to someone without blowing hot air at them the whole time.

Screen quality is good. It's a matte screen (not glossy). The matte coating is not excessive though; pixels are still clearly defined. The screen is also very bright; I usually keep it towards the dimmest settings at night.

I was originally planning to replace the HDD with an SSD, but honestly the laptop is so snappy that I cannot imagine it going any faster. Having a full 750GB is nice too.

Keyboard feel is nice. Having a numpad is extra nice (especially for games). The keyboard backlight supports 4 levels (off, dim, medium, bright).

Overall the build and materials have a high quality feeling to them. The construction is also solid; no flex when you lift it one-handed from one corner (assuming you have the wrist strength).

As many others reviews have mentioned, this laptop is uncharacteristically heavy for a 15" laptop -- so be prepared.
The other problem that I (and many others) experienced is that the sound level is too high! To keep it in a quiet regime, you must set the global sound volume to somewhere between 1-8 (out of 100) on the speaker volume tray icon.
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But on a more objective perspective, I have had numerous ASUS products and they have proven to be built to live and are of very good quality. Not to forget the great software support that they offer.

To start with, and clear any questions you may have, this version of the notebook does NOT have the 3D transmitter built in and does not have the Blu-Ray drive. That model would have the 3D designation in the model number (G55VW ...... 3D). Not sure how effective 3D gaming would be on a 15" screen, the screen has amazing colors and no noticeable dead/always on pixels on the unit I have (unlike all my previous notebooks Dell and HP, Dell died HP still is ticking. Hence Alienware was not an option when I was looking to get this).

With a 15" the full HD pixel density and LED it makes everything look much nicer than my 23" desktop full HD screen. However, I am not yet sure if the notebook screen supports 3D gaming with an external NVidia Nvision2 transmitter and glasses but the HDMI 1.4 should be able to on an external supporting display.

The NVidia card GT660M has the umph to run WoW on full settings on DX11, and that's mainly what I bought this notebook for. Running WoWish games should be no problem for the i7 3610 and the NVidia card although there is some slowdown where there are more players to render, the more taxing games like BF3, Future Solder, etc. level of games would need to be toned down a bit in the setting department (i.e. antialiasing and anisotropic filtering down or off).

The power management is spot on, Asus did well on that, but you'll miss the switch of graphics between the i7 integrated graphics and the GT660M maybe it is a software feature that will be available later who knows.
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