Asus G75VW-AS71 (Core i7-3610QM)
The ASUS G75VW-AS71 is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a budget-friendly gaming laptop. It is a heavier model with a 17 inch body, but it offers up a lot of power for its size. ASUS should now be considered officially in the running when it comes to gaming laptops, even amongst big names like Alienware or Origin. It has a quad-core, third generation i7 processor, and upgraded Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M graphics which is a big upgrade compared to former ASUS models.
The ASUS G75VW-AS71 is slightly thinner than previous ASUS models and it features many upgrades including a cutting-edge processor, a new Nvidia GPU, tons of USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt, and many other I/O ports. These upgraded features put ASUS presence on the map in the world of gaming laptops.
The ASUS is quite expensive, especially in comparison to the features that are now available in the average laptop. Although it has improved performance for gaming, ASUS still lags behind the competition if you are looking for a powerful gaming laptop. It is also rather bulky and can be difficult to port around.
The body of the ASUS G75VW-AS71 is very similar to its predecessor, remaining a heavy 17.3 inch laptop that is somewhat difficult to handle in terms of portability. It weighs 9.5 pounds and is approximately 2 inches thick. It seems as though ASUS overlooked the fact that many people buy a laptop for its ease and lightweight portability. This is the type of laptop you would keep at your desk, rather than travel with it. ASUS also chose an understated approach in terms of design with many of its features tucked away. It has a large keyboard and touchpad. When you activate Windows, there is a second button that can reduce fan noise. It also has three USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt port with HDMI and VGA. The screen is big at 17.3 inches and delivers bright and beautiful colors. It is 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution display that manages to avoid glare and can be viewed seamlessly from many different angles. It has a soft matte finish which offers good grip without getting smudged up too quickly. The stereo offers big sound, which is really good for gaming. It is not the best in gaming laptops, but does provide a more affordable option. It may still seem pricey and not as powerful as other gaming machines, but it still packs a powerful punch for its price tag.
The Asus G75VW has average battery life which lasted 2 hours and 6 minutes. This is fairly long and is actually better than average for other desktop replacement laptops. This being said, 2 hours can go by rather quickly, especially if you are gaming, so I strongly suggest keeping this computer plugged in when possible.
The graphics on the ASUS G75VW-AS71 are terrific. The newly incorporated Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M GPU is fast and crisp, which is perfect for many of today’s newer games. The ASUS G75 also has many newer ports as mentioned earlier, which make gaming easy and fun. It has 12GB of RAM, a quad-core i7-3610M processor and a 750GB, 7,200 rpm hard drive. Asus offers a standard one-year warranty for parts and service.
The Asus G75VW-AS71 is a great gaming laptop if you are looking for a replacement desktop. It is large and heavy, but offers great specs in the gaming category. It can seem expensive to many, but in comparison to many other gaming models out there it is relatively affordable. It is definitely worth checking out if you are new to gaming and want to get value for your dollar.