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

by Asus
103 customer reviews
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Windows 7
  • Intel Core i7 3610QM / Core i7 3610QM 2.3 GHz
  • 8 GB SO-DIMM (2 x 4 GB, with 2 open slots)
  • 500 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Nvidia GTX 660M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Style: Windows 7

Product Description

15.6-Inch; Full HD (1920*1080)/Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)/8GB DDR3/Nvidia GTX 660M 2G GDDR5/500GB 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/1YR Global Warranty/1YR Accidental Damage Protection/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech supportDon’t forget Office with your PC purchase.  Download Office 2013 instantly with Amazon Digital Software.

From the Manufacturer

The Ultimate Fighting Machine
ASUS G Series Notebooks

Bringing the breathtaking performance of a desktop gaming PC to a compact notebook has been a challenge, but this is exactly what the new ASUS ROG G Series notebook achieves. Pair that up with THX + EAX 5.0 3D gaming audio technology, and together they make the ROG G Series notebook not only a great gaming notebook, but also a hub for multimedia entertainment. Expect full high definition gaming and multimedia packed into a sleek form with the latest technology.

Tried and Tested for Quality

ASUS is a global technology leader who focuses on the mastery of innovation and design perfection. Today, it is the world's #1 manufacturer of motherboards and is one of the world's top PC brands. ASUS embodies the passion to create products that truly enhance the computing experience. ASUS products are also strictly quality tested to surpass industry standards, surviving multiple drop tests, hinge tests cycles and LCD pressure tests, ensuring that every ASUS product you buy will be one of your best investments.

Reliability Matters

ASUS PCs finish near or at the top of the industry's reliability rankings survey after survey.1

Known for their unmatched reliability, ASUS products clearly offer you peace of mind and quality you can trust. Incorporating premium materials like the brushed Aluminum used in the notebook's chassis, ASUS aims to break the industry mold and deliver a product that is truly incredible. ASUS also offers the industry's best-in-class complimentary warranty and free 1-year accidental damage protection so you can sleep worry-free knowing ASUS has your back.

Cool New Features

  • 15% thinner and almost a pound lighter than previous version (G74) – Less weight to carry around, More Portable, More Powerful.
  • Dual venting fans with easy-clean filters that provide consistent cooling
  • Majestic audio courtesy of ASUS SonicMasterTM technology & 2.1 channel audio with a powerful subwoofer for deeper bass
  • Latest powerful Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GPU for that extra oomph on your gaming and multimedia performance
ASUS G55VW-ES71 quality performance multimedia strength

Comparison Chart

  G55VW-ES71 G55VW-DH71
Display Size 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Processor Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz) Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 8GB DDR3
Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M 2G GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M 2G GDDR5
Storage 500GB 7200RPM 500GB 7200RPM
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 8 Home Premium

Relax ASUS has got you covered!

This notebook is backed by the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

1-Year ASUS Global Warranty 1-Year Accidental Damage Protection  
  • 30-Day Flawless Display Guarantee
  • Free 2-way standard shipping
  • 24/7 Technical Support

Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges and fire damage for the first year. For more information, visit


Key Features

  • 15.6" LED-backlit Full HD display for immersive gaming experience with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Intel® CoreTM i7-3610QM with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 that intelligently adjust CPU performance according to your needs
  • NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 660M 2GB GDDR5 for superb DirectX® 11 gaming performance
  • Backlit gaming keyboard with ergonomic tilt-up design for comfortable control in any lighting environment
  • Built-in subwoofer with ASUS SonicMasterTM technology for majestic sound and awesome realism
  • Dual venting fans with easy-clean filters for consistent cooling
ASUS G55VW-ES71 side image


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3610QM Quad-core (2.3GHz)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2G GDDR5
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 16GB SDRAM
  • Storage: 500GB 7200RPM
  • Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixel
  • Speakers: Premium speakers with ASUS SonicMasterTM technology
  • Card Reader: 1 x 3-in-1 card reader : SD+MMC+MS
  • Input/ Output:
    • 1 x Mic-in
    • 1 x Headphone-out
    • 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor
    • 1 x RJ-45 LAN
    • 1 x Bluetooth 4.0
    • 4 x USB 3.0 ports
    • 1 x HDMI port
  • Battery: 8-cell
  • Dimensions: 14.8" x 11.8" x 0.9"-2.0" (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 8.4lbs (with 8-cell battery)
  • Color: Black

What's in the Box

  • ASUS ROG G55VW-ES71 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • 8-cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card

Product Information

Style: Windows 7
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1920x1080 pixels
Processor2.3 GHz Core i7-3610QM
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA Gefroce GTX 660M
Graphics Card Ram Size2000 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 4
Brand NameAsus
Item model numberG55VW-ES71
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight8.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.12 x 11.77 x 2.01 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #24,047 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14 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.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableMay 2, 2012
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Ron on December 23, 2012
Style Name: Windows 8 Verified Purchase
I agree with most other reviews here. It is large and heavy, but overall has a good design. I'll add a few notes about upgrading.

Memory upgrade:
You can get to 16GB by purchasing a 2x 4GB package from Crucial and installing them in the user accessible area under the laptop. Unofficially, it will support 8GB sticks, so you can purchase a 2x 8GB package and get 24GB total (2x 4GB factory installed + 2x 8GB user installed). If you really wanted, you could also replace the two factory installed 4GB sticks with 8GB sticks to get 32GB, but you need to take apart the laptop to get to them (void warranty).

SSD upgrade:
There is only one hard drive bay (occupied by 500GB drive) so you can't easily just drop a 2.5 SSD drive in. Here are your options:
1. Replace the existing 500GB HDD with a 2.5 SSD. With only the SSD drive, you won't have much space for bulk storage.
2. Replace your DVD drive with a hard drive caddy and install a 2.5 SSD in the caddy. This allows for the SSD and 500GB HDD, but you lose your internal DVD. You can always purchase an external USB DVD drive.
3. Get an mSATA SSD. In order to get to the mSATA slot, you have to take apart the entire laptop (void warranty). It is a real pain to do this, but in the end you'll have your SSD, 500GB HDD and your DVD drive.

I ended up taking apart the laptop, replacing the two factory installed 4GB sticks with 8GB sticks and installing a 256GB mSATA SSD. The remaining 2x 4GB sticks were then reinstalled in the user accessible memory slots. So I now have 24GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 500GB HDD. Later, I'll probably replace the 500GB HDD with a higher capacity and higher RPM HDD.

NOTE: Taking apart the laptop was no easy task. Do not do this unless you have experience and are willing to accept the risk of breaking your laptop. I've been told that this voids your warranty.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By H. Lam on June 4, 2012
Style Name: Windows 7 Verified Purchase
I just received my laptop on 6/1 (ordered 5/30) and here is my review after a few days of tinkering. For those of you that do not wish to read through the entire review, here is a summary ~


- Beautifully sleek
- Back-lit keyboard with adjustable brightness settings
- Condensed full-size keyboard
- Soft and comfortable palm rest
- Extremely fast 3rd generation Core i7 quad core processor
- Four USB 3.0 ports instead of just one
- Insanely quiet fans
- Comfortably cool in all situations


- Extremely large power brick
- VIA drivers for sub-woofer
- Cloning


The ASUS G55VW-ES71 far exceeds expectations when it comes to gaming or any other heavy processing activities, and it performs all of its duties while encased in one of the most beautiful laptop shells ever designed. The keyboard is laid out in a Chiclet style with each button as its own "island," and ASUS managed a 10-key number pad on the right hand side. The lighting behind the keyboard is adjustable, making it the perfect the brightness for anyone. The palm rest is layered with a soft mat material resulting in a comfortable gaming and typing experience.

The incorporated processor is blazing fast. Intel's new quad-core processor with eight threads lives up to expectations with a Windows Experience Index of 7.6 (out of a possible 7.9). Memory on this beast of a machine scores at a 7.8, and the graphics chugs up a more than respectable score of 7.3. This machine is only bottlenecked by the hard drive score of 5.9 (the only one out of all the categories that does not score a 7 or higher).
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61 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 26, 2012
Style Name: Windows 7 Verified Purchase
I just received this computer, and I have to say it's beautiful. Before I get into the specs, let me address some things the other reviewer has said.

Firstly, Asus's customer support is about the same as any other computer manufacturer, if not better. There's absolutely no way to have a bad experience with Asus, and the quality of their computers have been exceptional in my experience with them. I've never had a problem before, and I don't expect for there to be one for anyone now.

Secondly, as for the updating the internal components, there are probably guides on Youtube, and the guide is probably not included because most users won't need it.

Thirdly, yes, the power brick is quite large and heavy, but I don't see a problem considering you'll be stationary while playing, and it's a rather long cord. It's not as if you have to lay the power brick on your face while you play.

But as for the Asus G55VW -
+ The Asus G55 is a sleek, gaming-powerhouse laptop engineered specifically for long hours of use while playing the most demanding games. I can throw anything at this laptop, unlike many laptops, and know that it will never run hot. With the left exhaust port, if I remember correctly, being specifically for the CPU, the fan will run independently from the right fan at whatever speed it needs. The right fan, however, being for the GPU, will cool your GPU during long hours of hard gaming.

+ When playing games, the touchpad, keyboard, and palmrest stay at about 70 - 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooling system does an excellent job in capturing the heat and throwing it out of the back of the computer.... quietly. The sound from the fan is measured at approximately 30 decibels, which is not even as loud as a whisper.
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