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To quote MCDONALD'S I'm lovin' it!,
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This review is from: ASUS ROG G750JZ 17-Inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-4700HQ, 2.4Ghz Turbo 3.4 GHz, 1 TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive Windows 8.1) Black (Personal Computers)
OK I had one of the G75s with the geforce 660m gpu and 16gb ram. This was my "upgrade" I am very pleased with the build quality and the slight changes to the design including the metallic keyboard area. The unit is very, very fast. I'm running Tomb Raider on ultra at 60fps. I can finally max out my older games too like Arkham city, which looks fantastic! I don't like that they partition both the ssd and HDD drives. First thing I did was launch the windows partition tool and delete the volumes with no data and extend the rest of the drives so that I just had the C and the D. Just don't delete the 24gb recovery partition, at least I wouldnt. There is minimal bloatware, which is nice. Keyboard is fantastic as is the trackpad. It's easy to disable windows 8 motions like swiping from the right to reveal the charms bar (which you can easily do accidentally). Be forewarned those of you coming from windows 7 that some games may not work right until you figure out the fixes (I'm looking at you Windows live gaming) but that's not an Asus problem. I highly recommend "start is back" as a start menu replacement if you want a more traditional windows experience, but 8 isn't so bad when you figure it out. If you use the Steam Big Picture view you may see annoying flickering, but you can go into the nvidia settings and force the notebook to use the on board gpu instead of the geforce 880m that gets rid of the flickering. As I mentioned the games look and play great! I'm very happy with the system so far and believe it to be a great value given that it plays games that look better than my PS4. I'll be happy to answer any questions I can.
Update: i've had it for about a week now and still love it, no problems. trackpad is awesome, keyboard still great. Honestly I think you probably would only get a faster machine if its custom built with a dual GPU setup which would be VERY expensive and big and hot. Is it worth the money to trade up from a 780 series geforce? probably not, but if you're coming from an older machine like I did then this may just be the ticket. In my opinion it's a 2500 dollar notebook that actually gives you 2500 dollars worth of notebook. If you travel a lot like I do, and spend a lot of time in airports like I do, and like games, it will be your new best friend. Just find somewhere to plug in.
update! One of the SSD's crapped out on me. Support was helpful and I got an RMA number quickly. Let's just hope the problem they had with people complaining of getting their machines back unrepaired has been addressed. I'll certainly post here if I get the unit back and it isn't working properly.
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Initial post: Apr 1, 2014, 7:31:07 PM PDT
Does it come with a blu ray reader?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2014, 9:34:21 PM PDT
Yes but only burns cds and dvds.
Posted on May 3, 2014, 8:13:28 PM PDT
Hecto Flores says:
I want a computer that will play newer games on high setting and does not overheat or get to loud. Is this the right one? Let me know if the fans get loud on this computer.Thanks
In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2014, 2:37:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 4, 2014, 2:38:27 AM PDT
It doesn't overheat but the fans do come on while gaming. I don't find that they are loud unless you use the overclocking software to run the fans at full speed, then they are loud. Normally I don't think the fans are that loud. You'll be able to play some older games on ultra settings but certainly you won't be able to play something like watchdogs on ultra, and some others. Honestly I don't think you'll find a single gpu notebook that will do better. If you get a dual gpu notebook, get ready for more money more heat and more noise. I think that this machine offers an excellent balance of gpu power and heat management
Posted on May 18, 2014, 12:07:56 PM PDT
Arturo Nuno says:
I've mainly been using my galaxy phone and tab I lieu of my old Windows 7 laptop for a while now, so the fact that windows 8 resembles a "mobile OS" (at least to me) is actually kind of cool. There's no learning it. If you're familiar with android you'll pick it up in a flash. The old desktop is there too so I dunno what people seem to gripe about. Also the only time this thing has gotten hot on me was after a little over 2hrs of the newest hitman game on highest settings, also it's like 80-85 Fahrenheit in my room so the fact it stayed as cool as it did is astonishing. I'm pretty sure my xbox 360 and ps3 run hotter and louder than this laptop once my room gets hot and the fans start to kick in. Sure it's expensive but it's like you said it's probably the best value for what you're getting.
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