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ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW-DH71 15.6-Inch Laptop

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  • Intel Core i7-3610M 2.4 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB DDR3; Windows 8
  • 500 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Full-HD 1080P LED Screen, Nvidia GTX 660M 2G GDDR5 Graphics
  • Windows 8
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Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1920*1080 pixels
Processor2.4 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM8 GB DDR3
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNvidia GTX 660M 2G GDDR5
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 4
Brand NameAsus
SeriesG55VW
Item model numberG55VW-DH71
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight8.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.80 x 0.90 x 11.80 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA-300
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB009AEW5HI
Shipping Weight17 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 12, 2012
  
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Product Description

(ROG) G55VW-DH71, Black, 15.6-Inch FHD (1920 x 1080), Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.4GHz), 8GB DDR3, Nvidia GTX 660M 2G GDDR5, 500GB 7200RPM, DL DVD±RW/CDRW, W8 Home Premium (64-bit), 802.11BGN, HD Camera, 1YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage/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.

Manufacturer Remedy Information


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 (G53) – 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 (2.4GHz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 8GB DDR3
Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M 2G GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M 2G GDDR5
Storage 500GB 7200RPM 500GB 7200RPM
Optical Drive DL DVD±RW/CD-RW DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
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 http://completewarranty.asus.com

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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
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Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 8 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3610QM Quad-core (2.4GHz)
  • 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-DH71 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • 8-cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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Eduardo Rodriguez
If you want a high end laptop, dont mind the size and have the money, go with alienware or clevo.
Jason Green
Asus did a good job with the G55VW, runs cool and is very quiet.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Ron on December 23, 2012
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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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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By John H on February 1, 2013
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History of the brand and Republic of Gamers series: The name Asus originates from Pegasus, winged horse of Greek mythology. The Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand has been around for more than five years now, and this G55V series notebook, like all the Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) products promise, come with the best components. I originally purchased an Asus due to both word of mouth, and because I had seen the systems in use by my friends. Both my friends are particularly hard on PC hardware, and these previous generation ROG laptops are still working well. I have purchased two Asus. netbooks, and used these almost exclusively for past few years now. I was ready to play games with my friends that I could not with other systems not designed for gaming.

Overview of components in the system: Included in the Asus Republic of Gamers Laptop (G55VW-DH71s) list of impressive components is a quad core Intel CPU, and NVIDIA performance graphics solution. The Core i7-3610QM has a base clock frequency of 2.3 Ghz, with quad-core design. From my understanding of the TurboBoost i7 processor, some combination of drivers and software, in symphony along with the hardware and BIOS, transparently and automatically step up the clock rate as the demand for processing power increases, within the thermal capabilities of the hardware.

What's really good: That being said, the capabilities of the hardware are quite spectacular. The Asus G55V runs nice and cool, and the fans start to kick in noticeable only when the GPU reaches about 68 or 69 Celsius. While this is right at about 150 degrees farenheit, the bottom of the laptop doesn't seem to get uncomfortably warm, while the fan in the back seems to kick out a lot of heat without much noise or effort.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Eugene Shen on December 10, 2012
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Bought it for portable gaming when I'm not at home. In a nutshull, I agree with other, more professional reviews that point out it has excellent cooling and performance at the expense of weight.

Cons:
1) Other reviews point out it's significantly heavier than most 15.6" laptops, but in practice I've found that the sheer size of the thing is actually more a problem for me than weight. I can carry it just fine in my backpack, but only after snugly fitting it in there. The power brick is also huge.
2) The keyboard is a little flimsy. The keys feel like they're precariously balanced such that when you hit a key it goes down at a slight angle - in actual usage I haven't had problems with typing EXCEPT I have to hit the Esc key hard to get it to register. None of the other keys have given me issues.

Pros:
1) I have used it to play Guild Wars 2 for 4 straight hours at relatively high settings in 1920x1200 resolution without a noticeable rise in noise or temperature. I very much agree with Notebookcheck's review that said the cooling solution on this thing is in a class of its own.
2) Full keyboard with num pad.
3) Good viewing angles.

I recommend this laptop to anyone looking for a serious gaming solution on the move. I really really recommend this laptop to some looking for a primary gaming machine that doesn't plan to move it much - I predict that its excellent and unique cooling system will provide stability and longevity that other gaming laptops will not stand up to after a year or two of heavy gaming usage.
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