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This review is from: ASUS G55VW-ES71 15.6-Inch Gaming Notebook (Black) (Personal Computers)
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. I was very impressed with this, as most laptops with the power that this computer has run hot.
+ The ports are in ergonomic locations. The Asus G55 features four USB 3.0 ports, with two on the right near side, and two on the far left side. On the right, this laptop has both an HDMI and VGA, alongside the DC power port.
+ The keyboard, screen, and touchpad are all phenomenal. Featuring a HD display, everything looks crisp and clear... and runs smoothly. I've got no problem playing Skyrim on Ultra, or TOR on the maximum settings.
The above is just from my personal experience with the computer, but if you want to know more, I'd direct you here.
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Initial post: May 26, 2012 8:20:53 PM PDT
D. McDonald says:
Great review? How is the sound quality?
Posted on May 27, 2012 10:46:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 27, 2012 2:17:35 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2012 3:00:49 PM PDT
D. McDonald says:
I don't need any kind of support, I can handle that side of things, but it's good for others to know. My main concern is the sound. I think for my money I would prefer the N56vz, as it has better sound, and the video card is similar.
Posted on May 30, 2012 11:16:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012 12:22:56 PM PDT
does this laptop have intel wireless display? Also does this have a 3d display?
In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:11:13 AM PDT
H. Lam says:
Hopefully Amazon does not remove this link because it is from the manufacturers original website. The specifications say that it has a 3D LED screen. Other sources say differently, but I would go with this one. I may or may not update when I receive mine. =]
In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 9:37:33 AM PDT
Thanks. But the problem is that they have a few variants like ES DS RS.. Not sure if things change with these..
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 1:11:40 AM PDT
H. Lam says:
I received the machine, and the specs do not say anything about Intel Wireless Display. It does however indicate on a few occasions that it supports NVIDIA 3D display. I am not entirely too sure what this means. It may mean that it supports the 3D environment shown in games, or it may mean that 3D is support when you buy the glasses. This is, however, the only type of indication that this laptop's specs and properties contain.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 10:55:35 AM PDT
Thanks for the update... It was really helpful..
Posted on Jun 23, 2012 5:26:44 AM PDT
Is there 4 RAM slots or just 2
I would like to install 32GB RAM on this machine. I have win 7 ultimate 64-bit
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012 9:37:45 AM PDT
The machine has four memory slots. However only two are easily accessible. As Asus does not provide documentation, the only way to know if 32Gb works is to try . . .